Tagged: romania

Loan Marketplace INCOME Looks to Raise Growth Capital on SeedBlink

INCOME, self-described as “the safest marketplace for investing in loans” is crowdfunding on SeedBlink, a Romanian platform. INCOME is an Estonian investment platform that allows smaller investors to invest in loans. The company was founded in 2020 by Kimmo Rytkönen, Mikk Läänemets, and Meliina Räty,… Read More

SeedBlink Receives Investment from Catalyst Romania II, Seeks to Expand Across Europe

SeedBlink,  an investing platform specialized in sourcing, vetting, financing, and scaling European tech start-ups, has received a €1.2 million investment from Catalyst Romania Fund II as the lead in a Series A €3 million funding round, according to a note from the company. SeedBlink reports… Read More

Securities Crowdfunding Platform SeedBlink Seeks € 3 million in Series A Funding to Expand Across Europe

SeedBlink, an online capital formation platform that claims to be the “fastest-growing investment platform in technology startups in Europe,” is seeking €3 million in a Series A round to expand services across Europe. SeedBlink said that €500,000 will be offered through equity crowding on their… Read More

London based Fintech Tide Reveals that UK Remains Popular Destination for EU Company Founders

The United Kingdom remains a popular destination for EU-based company founders, according to a blog post recently published by UK-based challenger bank Tide. Brexit might have “severed” the UK’s political ties to the continent, however, it does not appear to have negatively impacted the UK’s… Read More

Revolut Expands into Ten More European Markets with Digital Banking Services

Digital bank Revolut is expanding its banking services in 10 new European markets. According to a release, customers in the following countries may now utilize the Revolut banking app: Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Estonia, Greece, Latvia, Malta, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia. Revolut, which currently claims over… Read More

Overfunding: Hybrid B2B Marketplace For Alternative SME Liquidity iFactor Quickly Surpasses €625,000 Funding Target Through Seedrs campaign

iFactor, a Romania-based hybrid B2B marketplace for alternative SME liquidity, has successfully secured its initial €625,000 funding target and is now nearing €715,000 through its equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs. Founded in 2016, iFactor describes itself as a fintech startup that is on a mission… Read More

DOJ: Cryptocurrency Exchange Owner Sentenced to Prison for Money Laundering

The US Department of Justice has announced that Rossen G. Iossifov, 53, formerly of Bulgaria, has been sentenced to 121 months in prison for money laundering via RG Coins, a cryptocurrency exchange headquartered in Sofia, Bulgaria. Under federal law, Iossifov must serve 85 percent of… Read More

Fintech Sector can Expect Apps with Better Customer Experience, Improved UI and UX for Online Payments, Wolfpack Digital Predicts

Wolfpack Digital from Transylvania notes that we’re halfway through 2020 and the economic impact of the COVID-19 outbreak has been felt and observed across different businesses and industries. The pandemic has also led to significant changes in consumer behavior, as more people are using digital… Read More

Romanian Fiscal Council President: Facebook’s Libra Cryptocurrency “Very Dangerous”

Daniel Daianu, president of Romania’s Fiscal Council, told members of the Romanian Academy Tuesday that Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency could destroy the current global monetary balance and so disrupt the work of central banks that they become ineffective at managing money supplies, Agerpres reports. Facebook hopes… Read More

National Bank of Romania Announces Fintech Innovation Hub Project, Aimed at Providing Guidance to Financial Services Firms

The National Bank of Romania (BNR) has introduced the Fintech Innovation Hub project, which the institution describes as “a platform for dialogue with companies developing innovative public interest solutions in the area of payment and financial services (FinTech)”. The Fintech-focused project has been launched at… Read More

Nova Scotia Issues Investor Alert Against “aGifttoken” ICO Sale

The Securities Commission in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia has issued an alert warning local investors to be wary of a crypto project/ICO sale called aGiftoken, which is not licensed to sell securities in the region. aGifttoken is now selling a 10-20 million AGT tokens… Read More

Wirecard Partners With Romanian E-Retailer eMAG on Payment Solution

German payments platform Wirecard announced on Friday it was partnered with Romanian e-retailer eMAG for a new payment solution. While sharing more details about the solution, Utku Ogrendil, Managing Director at Wirecard in Romania, stated: “Online shopping is growing fast in Romania and this is… Read More

Tech Accelerator FintechOS Raises €1.1 Million Post Seed, Plans A Round Before End of Year

FintechOS, an early stage company that seeks to accelerate the digital transformation of financial institutions, has raised €1.1 million in a post-seed round. The funding was led by GapMinder VC, with the participation of LAUNCHub Ventures, Gecad Ventures, and other private investors. Total funding to… Read More

Romanian Central Banker: Cryptocurrencies Cannot Replace State Currencies, Europe Must Strengthen Capital Markets

Daniel Daianu, a member of the Romanian National Bank (BNR)’s Administration Council, told attendees at a conference this week that cryptocurrencies are in fact, “financial assets” that cannot be used as central bank currencies, Business Review reports: “In my opinion, these are financial assets, not… Read More

Prolific Romanian Cryptojackers, ID Thieves and Fraudsters Convicted in Ohio

Two of three Romanian cybercriminals who targeted American citizens and businesses from abroad in elaborate cybercrime schemes initiated in 2007 have been convicted in Ohio. Bogdan Nicolescu, 36, and Radu Miclaus, 37, will be sentenced August 14th after being found guilty of 21 counts of… Read More

Wirecard Partners With Oney to Implement Biometric Payment System in Romania

Germany-based global provider of digital payments and commerce solutions Wirecard announced last week it has teamed up with Oney, the banking and financial arm of Auchan Retail Romania, to implement Well.com, a mobile app in Romania, which allows biometric authentication payment by fingerprint. According to Wirecard, Well.com allows users to… Read More

European Crowdfunding Service Provider Regime Eagerly Awaited in Europe

The European Parliament Elections are looming in May – and so far, there is no progress in sight regarding the European Crowdfunding Service Provider Regime. It remains unclear whether the Romanian Finance Minister TEODOROVICI will make the conclusion of the negotiation process a priority. The… Read More

More Details Surface on the Extradition of Romanian Crypto Exchange Operator to US

A Romanian citizen arrested last week by local cyber police and American Secret Service agents has been released on bail in the city of Cluj where he runs one of the region’s largest crypto exchanges. The agents flew to Romania to seek the arrest and… Read More

Finastra Opens New Office in Romania

UK-based fintech Finastra announced last week it has opened a new office in Bucharest, Romania. According to Finastra, the new site hosts more than 550 employees and contractors. It is located in the brand new Orhideea Towers in the business district of Bucharest. The move offers… Read More

Crowdfunding Mailbox: Bike Cabs for Melbourne, Nomadix Towell & CyberGhost VPN

There is a growing amount of overlap between rewards based and investment based crowdfunding. A growing number of small companies are using crowdfunding to promote and boost their business.  Or to simply test a new product.  Of course there is an increasing amount of startups… Read More

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