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UAE’s Authorities Request Financial Service Providers to Use Latest Fintech and Regtech to Help Follow AML Guidelines During COVID-19 Outbreak

The United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) top regulatory authorities have asked local businesses to leverage the latest Fintech solutions to counter anti-money laundering (AML) and other types of illicit financial activities. The advisory was issued by the nation’s reserve bank, Ministry of Economy, Ministry of Justice,… Read More

COVID-19 Prevention: The International Chamber of Commerce Requests World Governments and Reserve Banks to be Careful Not to Prevent Paperless Trading Activities

The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), which is considered the world’s largest and “most representative” business organization, has requested governments and reserve banks across the globe to nullify any rules or laws that prevent the use of paperless trading. The ICC said that authorities must… Read More

Legaltech: Paris-based Jus Mundi, a Developer of the Search Engine for International Law, Secures €1 Million via Seed Round

Paris-headquartered Jus Mundi, a Legaltech firm that aims to serve as the search engine for international law and arbitration, has secured €1 million in capital through its recent seed funding round. Jus Mundi’s management says the firm aims to become a leading resource for international… Read More

France-based NeoXam, a Financial Data Management Firm, Integrates ICE Data Services’ Pricing and Reference Data

Paris-headquartered NeoXam, a financial data management and transaction software provider, has added ICE Data Services’ pricing and reference data to its “NeoXam DataHub,” an enterprise data management platform. ICE Data Services is part of the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), the parent company of the New York… Read More

Insurtech: France-based Akur8, an AI-enhanced Insurance Platform, Secures €8 Million via Series A Round from BlackFin Capital and MTech Capital

Paris-headquartered Akur8, a company that’s developing an artificial intelligence (AI)-enhanced insurance pricing platform, has secured €8 million via a Series A round from BlackFin Capital and MTech Capital. The funds raised will be used to expand the firm’s business operations across North and South America… Read More

Insurtech: France’s Third-Largest Bank, Société Générale, Invests €1.1 Million in Mutumutu, a Czech Online Life Assurance Firm

Paris-headquartered Societe Generale, the third-largest bank in France and multinational financial services company, has invested €1.1 million in Mutumutu, a Czech online life assurance company that provides special discounts on premiums for people who maintain a healthy lifestyle. Founded in 2018, Mutumutu was established as… Read More

Pixpay Aims to Allow Anyone At Least 10 Years Old to Open an Account, Use Debit Cards, and Manage Money

Paris-based Pixpay, a company (launched in January 2019) that aims to replace cash when parents give pocket money to their children, allows anyone at least 10 years old to open a Pixpay account, acquire a debit card, and start managing their allowance money. Although challenger… Read More

French Fintech Firm Particeep Finalizes $1.3 Million Venture Loan Funding with La Banque Wormser Frères

France-based Fintech firm Particeep, an established editor of whitelabel internet-based distribution solutions and editor for financial products and services, has finalized a €1.2 million ($1.3 million) venture loan funding deal with La Banque Wormser Frères. Particeep’s latest funding brings the total capital raised by the… Read More

Stock Exchange of Art: Monart Seeks to Tokenize Art, Provide Secondary Trading in Tokens

Paris based but regulated in Malta, Monart has launched a blockchain-based marketplace to tokenize art. Monart recently held an opening event in Paris at the offices of Beaux-Arts Magazine. According to a company release, Monart is targeting a market estimated at $67 billion annually. After… Read More

Wirecard Extends Collaboration With Paris’ Printemps By Boosting WeChat Pay Acceptance

Germany-based global provider of digital payments and commerce solutions Wirecard announced this week it has extended its collaboration with Paris department stores Printemps by boosting WeChat Pay acceptance. According to Wirecard, the Wirecard WeChat Pay solution has been implemented at multiple Printemps locations throughout France. While… Read More

Blockchain Program “Chain Accelerator” Launches in Europe

Chain Accelerator, a European accelerator that’s dedicated to supporting blockchain startups, opened its doors at Paris’ Station F. Founded earlier this year, Chain Accelerator describes itself s a global blockchain technology accelerator that focuses on companies that are trying to make the world a more… Read More

French Fintech Payfit Raises €14 million Through Series B Funding Round

PayFit, a fintech startup based in Paris, secured €14 million through its Series B Funding Round, which saw participation from Otium Capital, Xavier Niel, and Accel Partners. The company, which was founded in 2015, describes itself as an ultra-intuitive SaaS solution that allows users to easily and automatically manage… Read More

Deloitte Partners With Personetics to Host AI & Chatbot Boot Camps for Financial Services in Paris & Warsaw

Deloitte announced on Tuesday it is teaming up with Personetics to host AI and Chatbot boot camps for financial services in Warsaw and Paris. Both events will be taking place in next week, with the Warsaw event on May 16th and the Paris event on May… Read More

France Fintech Announces Second Annual Fintech Revolution Event in Paris

France Fintech, the French Fintech association, announced it is set to host its second annual Fintech Revolution on March 28th. The event will be held at the la Gaîté Lyrique in Paris and will reportedly have over 1,000 participants. The organization revealed: “Having shown in 2016 the… Read More

Creators of Family Companion Robot “Buddy” Extend Indiegogo Campaign

Hoping to gain more funding momentum,  French startup Blue Frog Robotics announced it has extended the Indiegogo campaign for the family companion robot, Buddy. Blue Frog Robotics shared: “We beat our crowdfunding goal in a day, have been filmed and written about across the world… Read More

Update: Family Companion Robot “Buddy” Nears $400,000 During the Final Days on Indiegogo; Announces Tour Dates and Air Freshener Stretch Goal

With less than 48 hours until its crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo comes to an end, Blue Frog Robotics‘ family companion robot, Buddy, has successfully secured close to $388,000 thanks to over 625 backers. Buddy is a social robot that connects, protects, and interacts with each member… Read More

French Startup Blue Frog Robotics Hits Indiegogo Campaign to Raise $100,000 for New Family Companion Robot “Buddy”

Blue Frog Robotics, a French tech startup based out of Paris, launched a crowdfunding campaign on  Indiegogo this week with a mission to raise $100,000 for its new family companion robot, Buddy. Much like the recently Indiegogo-success family robot, Jibo, Buddy is a social robot that connects, protects,… Read More

Connected Bike Pedal Launches Indiegogo Campaign and Secures $50,000 Within First Day

French startup Connected Cycle announced its Indiegogo campaign for the world’s first connected bike pedal has launched and hit its $50,000 funding goal within the first day. The autonomous pedal that garnered rave reviews at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show is slated to ship holiday 2015 to… Read More

Lightweight Scooter ElectricMood Zooms Past $100,000 in Five Days on Indiegogo

Last Wednesday (February 11th), Paris-based ElectricMood hit Indiegogo to raise $50,000 for its self-titled scooter. The project quickly soaked up the spotlight and surpassed its initial goal within 24 hours of its debut. The ElectricMood is described as not only the “greatest scooter ever,” it has… Read More

Friend of Porte de Vincennes Hostage Crisis Victim Launches Crowdfunding Campaign For Widow & Children

Two days after the devastating shooting at Charlie Hebdo’s headquarters, a man known as Amedy Coulibaly walked into a Hypercacher Kosher supermarket in Porte de Vincennes (20th arrondissement of Paris) with a Škorpion vz. 61 submachine gun, an AKS-74U assault rifle and two Russian-made Tokarev pistols… Read More

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