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Franklin Templeton Selects First Startup to Join Inaugural Singapore Fintech Incubator

Franklin Templeton, one of the world’s largest independent asset managers, officially opened its first Asian Fintech incubator in the heart of Singapore. The Franklin Templeton Singapore Fintech Incubator is “a joint incubation program for early-stage Fintech startups in partnership with F10 Global Innovation Network Singapore… Read More

Wise Co-founder Taavet Hinrikus Partners on €250M Technology Fund

Taavet Hinrikus, the Co-founder of Fintech firm Wise, has launched Plural, a €250 million (appr. £216 million) investment platform aimed at supporting a new generation of technology startups and digital entrepreneurs. Other founders of the Group reportedly include Songkick businessman Ian Hogarth, tech investor Khaled… Read More

European VC Breega Establishes €250M Fund

Breega, the European VC built “by founders for founders,” has closed a €250 million venture fund and now celebrates the launch of a Barcelona office along with its London and Paris locations. The fund should enable Breega to finance founders at Series A stage and… Read More

Italy: Banking Group Sella Introduces Metaverse Accelerator Program

Italian banking group Sella has reportedly introduced an acceleration program focused on helping startups who are working on finance solutions for the Metaverse. Managed by Sella’s venture incubator dpixel with the OGR Torino hub, the Metaverse 4 Finance Accelerator is focused on identifying and supporting… Read More

Fintech Weavr Signals Further Expansion in Europe with Portugal Launch

With summer firmly upon us, Lisbon’s technology scene is beginning to heat up as it welcomes the launch of “plug-and-play” finance provider, Weavr, to Portugal. In recent times, Portugal has become “a noted hub for startups,” according to an update shared with CI. In fact,… Read More

Mastercard Introduces Start Path Initiative for Ukrainian Fintech Firms

Mastercard (NYSE: MA) announced a new Start Path initiative that has been designed for Ukrainian Fintech firms and entrepreneurs “to enable Ukrainian startups to accelerate growth and contribute to the rebuilding of the country’s economy.” The initiative – announced at Money 20/20 Europe in Amsterdam… Read More

Fintech Fund in Egypt Receives Investment from AXIAN Group

The AXIAN Group recently revealed that it has joined Disruptech Egypt Fund I, which is a venture capital fund focused on supporting technology-enabled firms and Fintech startups in Egypt. Disruptech Egypt Fund I is a VC fund dedicated to further developing Egypt’s financial-technologies sector by… Read More

Digital Commerce Investor Clearco Remains Committed to Democratizing Access to Capital, Enters German Markets

As a startup ecosystem builder and veteran, Andrea Li, the VP, Head of International at Clearco, says she’s particularly excited about bringing Clearco, one of the largest digital commerce funders, to Germany, which is one of the world’s largest e-commerce economies. Clearco provides equity-free capital “to… Read More

Built for Indian Startups: RazorpayX, Razorpay Now Integrate with Slack

Indian Fintech firm Razorpay notes that Slack has become one of the “most popular” communication apps used in businesses today. As mentioned in a blog post by Razorpay, Slack is a digital workplace communication tool that “connects you to people and tools you work with.”… Read More

Financing Platform Debite Launches to Support UK Startups

Debite, the “dynamic” financing platform for early-stage companies, has announced its UK launch with a mission “to help businesses more effectively manage their cashflow and maximize their growth potential.” Tackling one of the primary reasons why most start-ups fail, Debite’s Buy Now Pay Later model… Read More

Percent’s Corporate Loans to Provide Access to Venture Debt for Early-Stage VC-Backed Startups

Percent, the platform powering the “future” of private markets, recently announced the launch of Corporate Loans, which offers VC-backed startups “a fast and seamless way to tap minimally-dilutive venture debt financing options – amid a slowing pace in growth-stage VC equity rounds.” Via its proprietary… Read More

Venture Capital Funding to Irish Technology Firms Increased by 52% to Nearly €380M in Q1: Report

Venture capital funding into Irish tech companies increased by 52% to €379.7 million in the first quarter of 2022, when compared to €249.4 million in same period last year, according to the Irish Venture Capital Association VenturePulse survey published recently in association with William Fry…. Read More

Investor Platform Equito Introduces Crowdfunding Solution to Unlock Financing for SMEs

Cryptix, the Fintech Web 3.0 venture builder, recently announced that it has received regulatory approval to launch Equito – which is described as “a fully regulated, all-in-one investor platform designed to unlock new financing channels for European start-ups and SMEs (small to medium sized enterprises).”… Read More

CoinDCX Reinforces its Goal to Expand the Web3 Ecosystem in India, with CoinDCX Ventures

CoinDCX, which claims to be one of India’s largest and “most valuable” crypto companies, recently announced the launch of CoinDCX Ventures, which is described as an investment initiative funding early-stage crypto and blockchain startups, “bolstering India’s digital asset ecosystem and accelerating the transformation of India’s… Read More

UK’s Metro Bank Looks for High-Potential Startups for its Innovation Lab

Metro Bank has introduced its second startup collab program, Metro Bank Magic Makers. Drawing on the success of the first program carried out in partnership with L Marks, Metro Bank is now looking for innovative solutions that will further enhance customer experience. Last year, Metro… Read More

Synpulse Teams Up with Fintech Incubator F10 to Support Startups

Synpulse, the international management consultancy to global financial service providers, is pleased to confirm its partnership with Fintech incubator F10. Synpulse will reportedly be investing  the equivalent of 1% of its yearly revenue into the startup accelerator F10, as part of the investment round in… Read More

Baker McKenzie Introduces Fintech Counsel Fund

Baker McKenzie is introducing the Fintech Counsel Fund in order to offer practical support to three selected financial technology firms as they focus on making a meaningful impact on the Fintech sector. Via the program, Baker McKenzie will be offering their three finalists with a… Read More

UK Fintech Paysend Opens Americas Head Offices in Miami

Paysend, the UK-based fintech with over 6.5 million customers, recently announced that it has opened its Americas headquarters in Miami. As mentioned in an update shared with CI, the move embraces Miami’s reputation “as America’s new Fintech capital, with a growing community of venture capital… Read More

Societe Generale Introduces Accelerator for Startups Focused on Trade Finance, Cash Management

Societe Generale (GLE.PA) recently introduced its first acceleration program that’s dedicated to startups linked to Trade Finance, Cash Management, Factoring, and Cash Clearing & Correspondent Banking activities. The Group, a partner of many startups, is launching “a new call for projects to improve the customer… Read More

Legaltech: Clara, the Legal OS for Startups, Acquires Investment from The LegalTech Fund

London-based Clara, a legal OS offering an integrated set of self-service tools to help founders digitally form, manage and scale their startups, has announced that it has secured investment from The LegalTech Fund as the platform “emerges from its beta phase, taking its total seed… Read More

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