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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

SXSW Announces Finalists for 2019 Pitch Competition

South by Southwest (SXSW) Conference & Festivals has announced the finalists for the 11th annual SXSW Pitch event (formerly SXSW Accelerator), to take place March 9th-10th during the Entrepreneurship & Startup Track at the Downtown Hilton Austin. SXSW reported that 50 startup finalists will compete in each of the 10 technology… Read More

MassChallenge FinTech Announces 2019 Inaugural Cohorts

MassChallenge, a global network of zero-equity startup accelerators, announced on Monday the 21 startups that will join the 2019 MassChallenge FinTech inaugural program. MassChallenge reported that the fintech accelerator program is supported by a public-private partnership that includes founding partners Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual),… Read More

Startupbootcamp Scale FinTech Opens Applications For Second Cohort

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Startupbootcamp Scale FinTech Mexico City announced on Wednesday the opening of applications for its second cohort and invites the best growth stage fintech startups. The accelerator claims to be the only fintech scaling program in Latin America and is designed for growth stages companies specialized… Read More

Danske Bank Launches 10-Week Sustainable Business Training Program for Nordic Startups

Danske Bank announced on Thursday it kickstarted a 10-week training program for 10 specifically selected Nordic start-ups. According to Danske, the program aims to help them fine-tune their business plan and increase their growth opportunities. Danske reported that from October 2018 to January 2019, all… Read More

Plug and Play’s Fintech Europe Selects 10 Startups for its Second Batch

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Fintech Europe, Plug and Play’s fintech-focused innovation platform based out of Frankfurt, Germany, announced on Monday it has selected 10 startups for its second batch. This platform, which is in partnership with Deutsche Bank, TechQuartier, BNP Paribas, Nets Group, Aareal Bank, DZ Bank, and Danske Bank,… Read More

BBVA Launches New Match-Making Services For Fintech Startups

BBVA announced last week the launch of its new match-making platform that’s specifically for fintech startups. Through the network, startups are now able to get in touch indirectly with the bank’s business units and offer technical solutions. “In an increasing competitive market, both the startup… Read More

Plug and Play Announcement: Nearly 160 Startups Selected into Final Accelerator Batch of the Year

Global accelerator program Plug and Play announced last week it has selected 158 startups to participate in its Winter 2018 batches. According to Plug and Play, the selected startups will take part in one of the following programs: Energy & Sustainability, Enterprise 2.0, Health, Insurtech,… Read More

Blockchain Application Developer Aave Launches New Venture Program to Supper Technology Startups

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Aave, a Switzerland-based tech company which specializes in the development of decentralized and hybrid blockchain applications, today announced the launch of Aave Venture. According to Aave, the new venture will invest in projects to help startups implement innovative ideas in their respective industries. The company… Read More

Plug and Play China Celebrates Third Anniversary

Global innovation platform Plug and Play announced on Monday it recently celebrated the third anniversary of its Plug and Play China program. The organization reported that the program has invested in over 200 startups and accelerated more than 500 startups across a total of eight… Read More

U.S. Insurtech Embroker Launches Fully Digital Directors & Officers Insurance Policy

Embroker, a modern business insurance platform designed to improve how companies of all sizes buy and manage insurance coverage, announced on Wednesday the launch of its fully digital directors and officers (D&O) insurance policy, specifically designed for venture capital (VC) backed tech startups. Embroker reported that the… Read More

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