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Plug and Play Accepts 167 Startups For Summer 2020 Batches

Silicon Valley accelerator, Plug and Play, announced on Thursday the 167 startups chosen for their Summer 2020 Batches. Plug and Play reported the startups were selected by its corporate partner network and will enter one of the accelerator’s programs for the next three months, which… Read More

South Korean Government Sets Up Help Desk in Singapore to Assist Korean Fintech Firms in Expanding Operations into Southeast Asia

The South Korean government reportedly set up a help desk in Singapore in January 2020, in order to support Korean Fintech firms, as they continue to expand their business operations into Southeast Asia. This, according to Korea’s financial regulator, the Financial Services Commission (FSC). The… Read More

Spanish Retail Bank CaixaBank Announces New Collaboration With Plug and Play

CaixaBank, a retail banking group based in Spain, announced on Monday it has formed a new partnership with global startup platform Plug and Play to help the continuous growth in the Spanish fintech sector. According to CaixaBank, the duo will promote new services for the… Read More

Canapi Ventures Launches Inaugural $545 Million Fintech Venture Funds

U.S. venture capital firm Canapi Ventures announced on Wednesday the launch of its inaugural venture capital funds. The funds, which are centered around early to growth-stage financial technology investment opportunities, have received $545 million in commitments from a “robust” institutional investor base.  “Canapi focuses on… Read More

Global Investments into China’s Fintech Startup Ecosystem Decline by Over 7 Times: Report

The global investments into China’s Fintech startup ecosystem have declined significantly by more than seven times at roughly $4.9 billion last year, after reaching an all-time high of $34 billion in 2018. The investments have dropped considerably for business-to-business (B2B) and business-to-consumer (B2C) Fintech firms… Read More

BMW Group Financial Services UK Partners With L Marks to Launch Third Startup Collaboration Program

BMW Group Financial Services UK announced on Thursday it has launched the third installment of its Innovation Lab, run in collaboration with corporate innovation specialists, L Marks. The financial services reported that this year’s lab has developed into a new “Relay format,” which enables focus… Read More

Tel Aviv-headquartered Axell, a Fintech and Insurtech Innovation Hub, has Officially Launched

Tel Aviv-headquartered Axell, a Fintech and insurance technology (Insurtech) innovation hub, revealed that it officially launched on January 6, 2020. The Israeli tech innovation hub will reportedly be led by Moshe Tamir, former deputy CEO at Tel Aviv-listed insurance firm Migdal Insurance and Financial Holdings,… Read More

Legaltech: Deloitte’s Law Division Introduces New Program Aimed at “Propelling” Early Stage Legal Technology Firms

Big Four professional services firm Deloitte’s law division has introduced a program aimed at “propelling” early-stage Legaltech firms while using their products. Via Deloitte Legal Ventures, the Legaltech startups will allow the Deloitte Legal team to use their line of products and services from their… Read More

Plug and Play Japan Picks Nearly 100 Domestic/Overseas Startups For Winter/Spring 2020 Batch

Plug and Play Japan KK announced on Wednesday it has selected 94 startups in six verticals (IoT, Fintech, Insurtech, Mobility, Brand & Retail and Hardtech & Health ) with 36 large domestic corporate companies for the Winter/Spring 2020 Batch acceleration program, which will be carried out… Read More

American Express Reimagines Corporate Program; Announces Custom Offering For Startups

American Express (NYSE:AXP) announced on Thursday it has reimaged its American Express Corporate Program with new offerings to meet the needs of both companies and their employees. The new suite of products includes  American Express Corporate Green, Gold, and Platinum Card. Each of the cards will… Read More

Accion Venture Lab Announces New Fund For Inclusive Fintech Startups

Accion Venture Lab, a seed-stage investment initiative of global nonprofit Accion, announced on Wednesday the launch of its new fund that is for inclusive fintech startups.  The organization reported that it is adding $33 million to its initial capital pool, with the launch of the… Read More

Plug and Play Announces the 11 Startups Joining ADGM’s Fall 2019 Accelerator Program

Global innovation platform Plug and Play announced on Tuesday 11 startups have joined Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) Fall 2019 Accelerator program, which is the third fintech and Travel & Hospitality accelerator program. Plug and Play reported that Plug and Play ADGM kicked off its… Read More

U.S. Fintech Salaryo Secures $5.5 Million Through Latest Funding round Led By Ruby Ventures

Salaryo, a U.S.-based fintech platform for freelancers and startups, announced on Wednesday it raised $5.5 million in new funding from Ruby Ventures and Michael Ullmann’s investment group, bringing the total funding to $6.3 million.  Founded in 2017, the company provides security deposit financing for new coworking office members and… Read More

Plug and Play Welcomes 123 Startups Selected For Fall 2019 Batches

Global innovation platform Plug and Play announced on Thursday it has selected 123 startups to participate in their Fall 2019 accelerator batches. The selected companies will take part in a three month program revolving around the Brand & Retail, Cybersecurity, Energy & Sustainability, Fintech, Food & Beverage, New Materials & Packaging,… Read More

Techstars Announces Korea Expansion to Support Startup Sector

Techstars and Hillstone Partners, a boutique capital consultancy firm specializing in startup business, announced on Wednesday the launch of the Techstars Korea Accelerator in partnership with Hillstone Partners. According to the duo, this new three-month mentorship-driven accelerator program, Techstars’ first in Korea, will source 10… Read More

Silicon Valley Bank & First Data Announces Class 9 of Commerce.Innovated. Accelerator

Silicon Valley Bank and First Data (NYSE: FDC) announced on Wednesday they have selected five startups to participate in Class 9 of Commerce.Innovated., which is described as an accelerator program designed to help commerce, payments, and fintech companies grow their businesses. Commerce.Innovated. was launched in 2014, and… Read More

Equifax Announces New Partnership With Fintech Sandbox to Provide Access to Consumer & Commercial Data to Startups

Equifax announced on Thursday it has joined forces with FinTech Sandbox to help startups access consumer and commercial data from the Equifax platform. Participating startups pay no fees and no equity is taken. Equifax reported: “In addition to data, Equifax will give analytical support to… Read More

OurCrowd Partners With NOAH Advisors to Promote Startup Investments in Europe

Global crowdfunding platform OurCrowd announced on Monday it has joined forces with NOAH Advisors, a European corporate finance boutique and organizer of the NOAH Conferences, to jointly promote startup investments in Europe. Through the partnership, NOAH Advisors will support OurCrowd in expanding its European deal… Read More

CV Labs Launches New Incubation Program With 12 Blockchain Startups In Switzerland

CV VC (Crypto Valley Venture Capital) announced this week the launch of its new Incubation Program with 12 blockchain startups in Zug, Switzerland. The organization reported that out of 500 applications, 12 startups were selected and have relocated to Zug for the ten-week program. According… Read More

Plug and Play Announces 135 Startups Accepted Into Spring Batches

Plug and Play announced on Thursday it has selected 135 startups to participate in their Spring 2019 accelerator batches. Entrepreneurs from each startup will take part in one of the following programs  Brand & Retail, Cybersecurity, Energy & Sustainability, Fintech, Food & Beverage, New Materials… Read More

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