Tagged: portugal

P2P Lender Bondora Says Fintech Sector in European Countries like Portugal, UK, Germany Is Growing Rapidly

The team at Bondora, a European peer to peer lending platform, states that the first month of 2021 is “setting the tone” for the year to come. Bondora notes that the Fintech sector is still growing steadily. including Portugal’s financial technology industry as the country… Read More

Fintech Startup Ecosystem in Portugal Is Growing Steadily with 42% of Fintechs being Launched in 2018 or Later: Report

Portugal’s Fintech sector continues to experience steady growth and development. It has matured considerably this year with several key developments such as the formation of a Fintech hub (or Fintech House) along with the introduction of a framework for a financial technology regulatory sandbox program…. Read More

OurCrowd Partners with Portuguese VC Firm UnderRock Investments

OurCrowd, the world’s largest global investment crowdfunding platform, has partnered with Portuguese venture capital firm UnderRock Investments. This most recent partnership is part of a growing number of global alliances established by OurCrowd including: Stifel brokerage and investment banking firm, United Overseas Bank Limited (UOB)… Read More

German Digital Only Bank N26 Makes Google Pay Services Available For Austria, Estonia, Greece, Lithuania, Latvia, the Netherlands and Portugal

  Digital-only bank platform N26 recently announced it is bringing Google Pay to customers in Austria, Estonia, Greece, Lithuania, Latvia, the Netherlands, and Portugal. The company made Google Pay available to customers starting in 2018, with the first launches in Belgium, Ireland, Slovakia, and Spain…. Read More

Portugal based VC Firm Faber Closes €20.5 Million Round for its AI and Machine Learning focused Fund for European Startups

Portugal-based VC firm Faber has revealed that it has closed a €20.5 million round for Faber Tech II, which is a fund that will primarily focus on supporting early-stage initiatives. Faber plans to commit €30 million to the fund that will offer assistance to startups… Read More

Railsbank Announces New Partnership With Portugal’s The Fintech House

Open banking platform Railsbank recently announced it has formed a partnership with Portugal-based The Fintech House. According to Railsbank, The Fintech House started in 2019 and is an initiative of Portugal Fintech. “[The Fintech House] was a natural step to keep developing this ecosystem after… Read More

Open Banking: European Countries Need to “Harmonize” their Approach to Open Finance, Andréa Toucinho from Partelya Consulting Suggests

Andréa Toucinho, the Director of Studies, Prospective and Training of Partelya Consulting and Country Ambassador for France of European Women Payments Network (EWPN), notes that it’s necessary to develop a European vision or roadmap for adopting Open Banking and Open Finance platforms. She suggests that… Read More

Transferwise for Banks Now Up and Running on Activo Bank

Most banks suck when it comes to moving money around internationally. Bogus rates and nosebleed fees = screw the customer. Transferwise has generously provided a solution for this problem with its bank-friendly API. Today, Transferwise has announced a new partnership with Activo Bank in Portugal…. Read More

Tink Announces Launch in Italy & Portugal

Tink, a Sweden-based fintech that provides APIs to create next-generation banking services, announced on Thursday it has launched its service in both Italy and Portugal. As previously reported, Tink provides partners ranging from big banks to individual developers with the technology to securely access financial… Read More

Revolut Expands into Portugal with New Customer Operations Center in Porto

Digital bank Revolut is expanding into Portugal with a new customer operations center in Porto. The company reports that it will hire up to 400 new employees at the new location. Ricardo Macieira, an ex-Airbnb executive, and Rebeca Venancio, formerly at Microsoft, have been appointed… Read More

EstateGuru, a Marketplace for Short-Term, Property Backed Loans, Launches in Portugal

EstateGuru, an online marketplace for secured, short term loans, has launched in Portugal, according to a note from the company. EstateGuru is now providing crowdfunding services in six different countries including Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Finland, and Spain. EstateGuru said by opening in the Portuguese market… Read More

European Telco & Electronics Retailer Partners with UTrust to Accept Cryptocurrencies as Payments

Phone House, a European electronics retailers and telecommunications providers, has formed a partnership with UTtrust, a cryptocurrency payment solution. UTrust, based in Switzerland, went live earlier this year when football club Benifica enlisted its services to accept cryptocurrency payments. Beginning next month, Phone House customers… Read More

Digital Finance Platform Uphold Announces Double Presence in Portugal By Acquiring Digital Agency Scytale

Uphold, a U.S.-based digital finance platform, announced on Thursday it has doubled its presence in the country of Portugal by acquiring Scytale, a digital agency based in Braga, Portugal. As previously reported, Uphold is on a  mission to create trusted access to digital money and… Read More

Overfunding: Agroop Surpasses €500,000 Funding Target on Seedrs

Portugal-based agriculture tech company, Agroop, has successfully secured its initial €500,000 funding target through its latest equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs. The funding round was launched in March, less than two years after Agroop obtained €514,000 on the funding platform.  As previously reported, Agroop was… Read More

Corkbrick Europe Returns to Seedrs: Now Seeking €250,000 in Funding

Just a little over a year after securing nearly €200,000 through its first Seedrs funding round, Corkbrick Europe has returned to the equity crowdfunding platform to raise €250,000. As previously reported, Corkbrick was founded in 2012 by father-daughter duo Miguel Reynolds Brandão and Catarina Reynolds… Read More

AgTech Startup Agroop Returns to Seedrs; Now Seeking €500,000 in Funding

Portugal-based agriculture tech company, Agroop, is now seeking €500,000 through its new equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs. As previously reported, Agroop was founded in 2014 with a mission to democratize the access to technology in the farming sector by building a big data analytics platform… Read More

New VC Fund from Indico Capital Partners to Target Fintech and More

Indico Capital Partners has launched a new venture capital fund. According to a release from the group, the Lisbon based fund has raised €41 million from global LPs calling it the first major Lisbon based fund. The fund aims to identify and invest in the “most… Read More

Portuguese Custom-Made Shoe Brand Undandy Completes Crowdcube Round With Nearly £1.1 Million Secured

Undandy, a Portugal-based custom-made shoe company, has closed its equity crowdfunding round on Crowdcube. The campaign was launched last month and raised nearly £1.1 million from more than 275 investors. As previously reported, Undandy, which was founded in 2015, offers fully customizable, handcrafted shoes through its 3D online design… Read More

Banco BNI Europa & EDEBEX Celebrate First Anniversary of the Duo’s Partnership to Support Portuguese SMEs; Announces New Partner Moloni

Banco BNI Europa and Edebex announced on Tuesday they celebrated the first anniversary of their partnership that makes available an online platform for the purchase and sale of invoices to Portuguese companies with working capital needs, offering an innovative alternative to financial credit and traditional… Read More

Overfunding: Portuguese Custom-Made Shoe Brand Undandy Surpasses £1 Million Funding Target on Crowdcube

Undandy, a Portugal-based custom-made shoe company, has successfully secured its initial 1 million funding target through equity crowdfunding platform, Crowdcube. The funding round was launched earlier this month and has attracted nearly 150 investors. As previously reported, Undandy, which was founded in 2015, offers fully customizable, handcrafted shoes… Read More

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