Tagged: startups

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

Chainlink Teams Up with UNICEF Innovation Fund to Support Blockchain Apps in Emerging Markets

Chainlink (LINK), a provider of decentralized Oracle networks, has teamed up with the UNICEF Innovation Fund in order to support blockchain-powered applications in emerging markets. The Chainlink Community Grant Program offers financial resources to development teams and researchers that are creating a “more functional, accessible,… Read More

Bhavik Vasa: CEO at Asian Revenue-based Financing Fintech GetVantage Says Startups Should Focus on Sustainable Growth

We recently caught up with Bhavik Vasa, founder and CEO at GetVantage, which is India and Southeast Asia’s first revenue-based financing Fintech platform. Vasa talked about the different challenges entrepreneurs face as they work on developing new products and services. Vasa explained how GetVantage‘s unique… Read More

€250 Million Fund Established by European Growth Capital Firm Endeit Capital, a Digital Sovereignty, Internet Startups Supporter

Endeit Capital, a European growth capital company, which is considered to be a leading European tech startup investor, has reportedly committed to investing €250 million into Europe’s digital sovereignty ecosystem. Endeit Capital has acquired this amount of capital within a record time so it can… Read More

Global Enterprise Software Firm R3’s Development Fund Reaches $10M in Capital Deployed to Blockchain Startups

Global enterprise software company R3’s Development Fund has reportedy reached the milestone of $10 million in capital deployed “across over 30 investments in more than 20 of the most promising early-stage blockchain and confidential computing companies,” according to a release shared with CI. As noted… Read More

Insurtech: Lloyd’s Lab Announces 6th Cohort of Insurance Tech Startups with Focus on Climate, Product Simplification

Lloyd’s Lab has announced its sixth cohort with a special focus on “product simplification” and climate. Lloyd’s revealed on April 15, 2021 that the next eleven insurance technology (Insurtech) startups joining the sixth cohort of the Lloyd’s Lab innovation accelerator program will aim to develop… Read More

Visa Announces 5 High-Potential Fintech Startups to Participate in its Accelerator Program for APAC Region

Payments giant Visa (NYSE:V) has announced that it has chosen five high-potential startups to participate in its very first Accelerator Program for the Asia Pacific (APAC) region. During the next 4-6 months, the startups will be focused on developing various commercial initiatives such as new… Read More

Astorya, Search Engine for Insurance and Banking Tech, Reviews 10 Years of Insurtech in Europe

Astorya.io, which aims to serve as the search engine for Insurance and Banking technologies, has published a blog post, titled InsurTech Europe: 10 Years Of InsurTech In Europe Analyzed Through 800+ Startups (based on data from astorya.io). While discussing how InsurTech startups are gaining considerable… Read More

Global Accelerator Program Plug and Play Selects 154 Startups For Summer 2021 Batches

Plug and Play announced on Thursday it has selected 154 startups into their Summer 2021 Batches. The accelerator program reported that each company has been accepted into one of the following programs that run through June: Energy, Enterprise Tech, Fintech, Health, Insurtech, Internet of Things, Mobility, Real Estate & Construction, or Travel &… Read More

Egyptian Fintech Association Partners International Finance Corporation to Support Local Businesses

The International Finance Corporation (IFC), which is a member of the World Bank Group, and the Egyptian Fintech Association recently teamed up in order to support entrepreneurship in the financial technology sector. Both organizations intend to offer support to the MENA region naton’s private sector… Read More

Qatar Development Bank and Creative Startup Hub M7 Launch Incubator to Support Tech Firms and other Businesses

The Qatar Development Bank (QDB) and M7, a creative start-up hub that’s operated under Qatar Museums, are introducing Scale7, which is a business incubator for MENA region entrepreneurs. Scale 7 aims to support a creative and artistic ecosystem. The initiative will help Qatari entrepreneurs, local… Read More

Circular Economy Fintech Diem Secures $5.5M via Seed Round led by Fasanara Capital

UK-based Diem, a startup that aims to combine traditional banking with a service that allows users to sell their unwanted items to the company, has secured $5.5 million in capital via a seed round that was led by Fasanara Capital. Diem provides a user account,… Read More

Regtech, Financial Wellness, Debt Investments Startups Among 11 Initiatives to Graduate from StartupBootCamp Fintech Dubai

The third edition of Startupbootcamp Fintech Dubai’s accelerator program has now concluded. During the Demo Day, there were 11 startups that pitched their ideas to potential investors, corporate partners, industry experts, mentors, and the general public. Startupbootcamp Fintech Dubai was introduced in 2018 through a… Read More

Fintech Industry Professionals from Qatar and Bangladesh Comment on Latest Initiatives to Support SMEs, Diversify Economies

Fintech industry experts from Qatar and Bangladesh recently talked about potential opportunities in the financial services sector during a webinar.  Bangladesh Forum Qatar (BFQ) had organized the webinar on “An Exploration of the Qatar – Bangladesh Startup and Fintech Opportunities” along with assistance from the… Read More

Blockchain Nation Switzerland Initiative Launched with Support from Innosuisse and Swiss Innovation Agency

The Swiss Blockchain Federation has introduced the NTN Innovation Booster, called the Blockchain Nation Switzerland program, which is a 4-year initiative that has been co-funded by the Swiss Innovation Agency and Innosuisse. The Blockchain Nation initiative will be focused on promoting and supporting blockchain or… Read More

More than $140M in Equity Capital and $210M in Debt Capital Raised by PitchIt Startup Competition at LendIt Fintech USA

The team at LendIt Fintech USA notes that if the last year has taught us anything, it’s that “innovation” in Fintech has only just started. LendIt Fintech is now challenging early-stage company founders to “”take a chance and compete in PitchIt.” PitchIt at LendIt Fintech… Read More

Fintech Unicorn Brex Explains how Digital Commerce Startups can Scale Operations by Selling Wholesale

Silicon Valley-based Fintech Unicorn Brex recently explained how selling wholesale can help your business expand its operations. Brex notes that many digital commerce business owners start out quite small: an online shop or retail location, a “handful of new products” and perhaps a couple of… Read More

Venture Capital Funding Secured by UK Firms Reached Highest Level During Q4 2020: Report

The total value of venture capital secured by UK-based firms surged to the highest level in Q4 2020 according to estimates from Refinitiv Deals Intelligence. UK firms secured £2.4 billion in capital from 137 different deals during the last three months of 2020, which is… Read More

Startups Raised Record Dollar Amounts in Q4 2020 with Most Growth in Rounds Valued at $25 Million+, Carta Report Reveals

San Francisco-based Carta, a firm that helps private and public companies, investors, and employees manage equity and ownership, has published its private markets report for Q4 2020. Carta’s report, which was posted on February 17, 2021, notes that venture capital managed to close out 2020… Read More

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