Tagged: startups

Hong Kong’s Digital Tech Park Cyberport Confirms HKD 14.87M Investment into Four High-Potential Startups

Hong Kong’s digital technology park Cyberport confirms that it has invested HKD 14.87 million (appr. $1.92 million) into the operations of four of the startups in its network. The companies include Lynk, Rice Robotics, Dash Living and Hex Trust. These investments have been made during… Read More

India based Neobanking Fintech Razorpay Explains how RazorpayX Payroll Automates All Things Payroll

Indian neobank Razorpay recently shared payroll compliance mistakes that businesses should try to avoid. The RazorPay team explains that payroll compliance is one of the “most important” processes a business performs so that it can maintain operations. All businesses in India and globally have to… Read More

Toronto’s Clearco, Previously Clearbanc, Secures $215M in Growth Equity via Round led by SoftBank Vision Fund 2

Toronto-headquartered Clearco — which was previously doing business as Clearbanc — has secured $215 million in growth equity through a round that was recently led by the SoftBank Vision Fund 2. The firm is now focused on its global expansion efforts. Established in 2015, the… Read More

Bahrain Fintech Bay, US State Dept’s MEPI Supported Build for Bahrain Acceleration Program, Winners Announced

The Build for Bahrain Acceleration Program, held in partnership with Bahrain Fintech Bay and the US State Department’s MEPI, has now ended with the three winning teams successfully completing the acceleration program and 3-month incubation period (held at Bahrain FinTech Bay). The program (in Bahrain)… Read More

Swiss Innovation Agency Innosuisse to Help Startups with Expanding Businesses to Japan, South Korea

Startups currently being supported by the Swiss Innovation agency Innosuisse will soon have the option to visit Japan or South Korea in order to expand their businesses globally. These initiatives will be supported and facilitated by setting up two new camps this year to address… Read More

Switzerland based Wealthtech Kaspar& Secures Seat in Second Stage of Swiss Startup Accelerator, Venture Kick

The St.Gallen-headquartered wealthtech company Kaspar& reveals that it has managed to secure a seat in the second stage of Switzerland’s startup accelerator program, Venture Kick. The company’s management states: “We want to take care of your financial life. That’s why Kaspar& is designed to provide… Read More

UK Cross-Border Payments Fintech Currencycloud Introduces Knowledge-Sharing Initiative for Series A Startups

Currencycloud, the Fintech firm that aims to simply and streamline business in a multi-currency environment, has introduced its Bold Academy – which is described as a knowledge-sharing program for Series A-funded startups or early-stage ventures. The Bold Academy has been launched along with an update… Read More

Commonwealth Bank’s Venture Scaling Unit, x15ventures, Selects Stone and Chalk, to Scout Founders to Help Reimagine Retail Experience

x15ventures, which is Commonwealth Bank‘s venture-scaling unit, has chosen Stone & Chalk, Australia’s Impact Network for emerging tech startups and scale-ups, in order to assist with recruiting seasoned founders to take part in Xccelerate21, which focuses on reimagining the retail experience. Xccelerate21 is described as… Read More

Founder-First VC Meron Capital to Invest $50 Million in Israeli Deep-Tech Startups Including Fintechs

Founder-first VC Meron Capital on Monday announced the close of its $50 million second fund Meron II.  The second fund will invest in 18-20 early-stage deep-technology software startups led by Israeli entrepreneurs. According to a note from the company, the fund will focus on startups… Read More

Fintech Adoption in Pakistan on the Rise with Record Levels of Funding Secured by Startups: Report

Pakistan has managed to attract a considerable amount of new capital to support its evolving Fintech sector and emerging startups. The significant increase in new funding actually began following the COVID-19 outbreak which led to many more consumers transacting online instead of visiting physical business… Read More

Massachusetts Fintech Working Group Launches Hub to Make Commonwealth a Financial Tech Leader

Building on over a year of “unprecedented” collaboration among Massachusetts’ financial professionals, Fintech entrepreneurs, investors, government executives, elected officials, and members of the academic community, the Massachusetts Fintech Working Group, a network of 27 leaders representing key industries, have introduced the Mass Fintech Hub, a… Read More

Securities Commission Malaysia and UN Capital Dev Fund to Support Islamic Fintech Innovation with Accelerator

Earlier this week, the Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) and the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF), through its Center for Financial Health program, introduced an accelerator to support the Islamic Fintech innovation ecosystem in the Southeast Asian country. The program, known as the FIKRA Islamic… Read More

Plug and Play Japan Announces Startups For Summer/Fall 2021 Batch

‘   Plug and Play Japan announced on Monday it has selected a total of 91 Japanese and international startups for its Summer/Fall 2021 program batch. The startups, which were notably selected by 44 corporate partners, will be joining the following programs, IoT, Fintech, Insurtech,… Read More

Fintech Accelerator F10 and Seoul Fintech Lab to Expand their Startup Incubation Program to South Korea

F10, a leading Fintech startup incubator and accelerator program, has teamed up with Seoul Fintech Lab which is supported by the Seoul Metropolitan Government and K accelerator, a Fintech support center headquartered in Seoul. Through the partnership, both organizations will aim to expand their incubation… Read More

Dubai Next, a New Digital Platform, to Allow SMEs in UAE to Raise Capital via Crowdfunding

A new digital platform called Dubai Next has been introduced in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in order to allow innovators and business entrepreneurs of any nationality to acquire capital to launch their initiatives. The Dubai Next platform went live earlier this month (on Wednesday,… Read More

Swiss Insurance Holding Firm Baloise Introduces Mobility Accelerator for Early-Stage Startups

Baloise, a Swiss insurance holding firm, has introduced its mobility accelerator with the goal of supporting innovative projects launched by early-stage startups under the new tagline [email protected] This latest initiative from Baloise (in Switzerland) has come as the company launches its information platform, which has… Read More

x15ventures, a Venture Scaling Initiative by Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Launches Platform for Helping Digital Businesses

x15ventures (x15), which is Commonwealth Bank of Australia‘s venture-scaling division, has introduced a stand-alone or independent platform for helping new digital initiatives and business owners with fulfilling regulatory, risk and compliance requirements – which are part of scaling operations. The “xStack” platform is based on… Read More

Fintech Innovation Lab Asia Pacific Returns in 2021, Aims to Help Early-Stage, High-Potential Startups

The Fintech Innovation Lab Asia Pacific program has now returned for its eighth edition this year with additional opportunities for early-stage and high-potential startups. Cyberport, a founding partner, will be giving finalists from the 2021 cohort the chance to take part in the 2-year (or… Read More

Fintech and Insurtech Startups Accelerator F10 Switzerland to Support Sustainable Finance Initiatives

F10 Switzerland has reportedly graduated its second acceleration batch during an online startup event with several well-known attendees from the investor and corporate sector. F10 Switzerland is now accepting applications for its third accelerator – which aims to support sustainable finance and various services for… Read More

Fintech VC QED Investors Unveils $12 Million Fund For Seed & Pre-Seed Startups in Latin America

    Prominent Fintech venture capital firm QED Investors announced on Thursday it has closed a $12 million network-driven fund to support both seed and pre-seed fintech startups in Latin America. QED reported that the fund will expand its reach across geographies, business models, and teams…. Read More

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