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Overfunding: Diabetes Research Company Gendius Quickly Secures £400,000 Funding Target on Crowdcube

Gendius, a UK-based diabetes research company, has quickly secured its initial £400,000 funding target on equity crowdfunding platform Crowdcube. The company launched the campaign to raise the funds for to develop intellin, which is described as an app that takes an individual’s clinical history and… Read More

Report Says STOs in Europe Have Experienced a 17% Success Rate, Led by Switzerland

According to a report by Fintelum, a tokenization platform for primary issuance and secondary trading, 17% of security token offerings have been successful in Europe (EU + Switzerland and the UK). Granted, it is still very early in the digital asset realm so while the… Read More

Outlier Ventures Study: $23.7 Billion Has Been Raised by Blockchain Startups Since 2013

Outlier Ventures, a venture platform that funds seed and growth stage blockchain firms, has published a report on blockchain investment. According to Outlier, since 2013 approximately 3,738 blockchain companies have raised $23.7 billion. Funding for blockchain firms in 2019 appears to be on track to… Read More

CypherTrace Crypto Report: Scammers Stole $4.26 Billion in First 6 Months of 2019

Cryptocurrency sleuth CypherTrace is out with their H1 Crypto report covering scams, rule changes, and major trends. The document claims that crooks stole $4.26 billion during the first 6 months as fraudsters continued to fleece good money from the unsuspecting. According to CypherTrace, insider thefts… Read More

Accenture Fintech Report: Huge Jump in Funding in UK & US While China Declines Following Big 2018

Global Fintech funding declined during the first half of 2019, driven by a drop in China. But while China dipped, Fintech investment jumped in other countries led by the US and the UK, according to a report from Accenture (NYSE: ACN). Yesterday, Crowdfund Insider reported… Read More

What’s Going On? VC Fintech Deals Fall to 10 Quarter Low But Sector Still Hot as Fintech Unicorn Herd Now Numbers 48 at $187 Billion Valuation

Digital Banks are the New Shiny Global Fintech deals tallied 838 rounds worth $15.1 billion in the first six months of 2019 but the number VC backed Fintech deals dropped to the lowest number since Q4 of 2016, according to CBInsights quarterly Fintech report. While… Read More

Research: Since 2014 $32.3 Billion Has Gone Into Blockchain Investments with Record Amount in 2018. During First Half of 2019, Blockchain Deals Have Dropped

A recent research report has quantified blockchain investment activity during the past five years. According to TeqAtlas, from 2014 to the first half of 2019 approximately $32.3 billion has been invested into blockchain startups. In 2018, that number hit a record amount of $15 billion… Read More

Crypto Valley Venture Capital: Blockchain Startup Valuations Now Over $40 Billion

Blockchain focused investor Crypto Valley Venture Capital (CV VC), in partnership with PwC’s Strategy& and IT partner inacta, has published a report claiming that the 50 largest companies in Crypto Valley, located in Switzerland, have risen in valuation from $20 billion at the end of… Read More

ZhongAn and KPMG Partner on Insurtech Report: “New Insurance” is the Future

ZhongAn Fintech Institute and KPMG China have joined together to publish a report, Insurtech: Infrastructure for New Insurance, on the fast emerging Insurtech marketplace. ZhongAn is an online-only Insurtech firm backed by some of the biggest names in China tech. ZhongAn trades on the Hong… Read More

Oh Canada: First 6 Months Saw Canadian Fintech Firms Raise Nearly Double Year Prior, Cannabis and AI Investment Cools

In Canada, venture funding for early-stage firms cooled during the first six months of the year. Total amount raised by Canadian firms dipped by 13% in comparison to the same period year prior. The total number of deals declined from 280 in 2018 to 240… Read More

Report: Global Fintech Investment in Q2 Hits $10.9 Billion, M&A at All Time Highs

The global Fintech build-out continues as investment continues at an accelerating pace and M&A is on track for all time highs. According to the quarterly Fintech report from FT Partners, Q2 2019 Fintech financing hit $10.9 billion – the second best quarter ever. M&As for… Read More

Report: In the UK, Only VCs/PE Back more Early Stage Firms than Investment Crowdfunding

The United Kingdom is host to the most robust securities crowdfunding market in the world. Issuers may raise as much money as they want online. Mostly, all types of investors may participate. There is a prospectus requirement kicks in at €8 million creating a significant… Read More

H1 2019 Report: Cryptocurrencies and IEOs Up, ICOs and Venture Funding for Blockchain Down

InWara, a firm specializing in the analysis of cryptocurrency/token offerings and “blockchain” startups has issued its “Half-Yearly report — H1 2019: Deciphering Token Offerings-IEOs, STOs and ICOs.” The firm is seeing interest in new types of tokens (IEOs and STOs) but significant drops for ICOs (many projects… Read More

Report: Blockchain Related Jobs Continue to Surge, 2019 on Track to Easily Top Year Prior

Blockchain-related jobs continue to surge, according to a report from teQatlas. Over the past five years the compound annual growth rate (CAGR) stands at 139%. During 2018, blockchain jobs more than doubled versus 2017 with 2019 easily on track to top year prior. Software engineers… Read More

Netherlands: Alternative Finance Topped €1 Billion in 2018 as Strong Growth Continues

Alternative finance surpassed € 1 billion in 2018 in the Netherlands as sector growth continues, according to a report from Stichting MKB Financiering. Ronald Kleverlaan, a representative from Stichting and note alternative finance expert, commented on the report: “The Dutch Alternative Finance market has reached… Read More

Report: UK Fintech Continues to Perform. $2.9 Billion in Deals in 2019 on Track to Top Year Prior

Innovate Finance has just published its Q2 UK Fintech investment report tallying activity for the first half of 2019. Innovate Finance is a five-year-old private-public partnership group that claims over 250 global members. Supported by the City of London and Broadgate, it is a not-for-profit… Read More

Crypto Valley – PwC Report: $3.3 Billion Raised via Token Offerings in 2019

PwC and the Crypto Valley Association have recently published an “ICO/STO Report” covering the first five months of 2019. According to the report, since the beginning of the year 250 token offerings have raised $3.3 billion. The largest funding rounds came from Bitfinex at $1… Read More

IMF Report: Countries are Broadly Embracing the Opportunities of Fintech to Boost Economic Growth and Inclusion

In a paper entitled “Fintech: the Experience So Far,” the International Monetary Fund (IMF) stated that, while there are regional differences, “countries were broadly embracing the opportunities of Fintech to boost economic growth and inclusion.” The pursuit of Fintech innovation is being balanced with the… Read More

Coinbase Says Interest in Crypto “Growing” in America

San Francisco-based crypto exchange Coinbase is tooting it’s sector’s horn in a recent blog post regarding “awareness and adoption trends related to crypto in America, such as which US States have the highest rates of participation and where enthusiasm is highest.” The results are gleaned from,… Read More

Study Using Crowdcube Data Says Investment Crowdfunding Has Been Good for Young Entrepreneurs but Not Minorities

A study published in the Small Business Economics: An Entrepreneurship Journal by faculty at Florida Atlantic University College of Business and the University of Bergamo in Italy, says that investment crowdfunding has been good for young entrepreneurs but not so much for minority founders. While… Read More

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