Tagged: startups

Nextfin Launches “Free Our Startups” Campaign to Protect UK Startups Using Private Equity; Pens Letter to HM Treasury Calling for Signifiant Short Term Changes to the EIS & SEIS

Nextfin, a UK-based investment aggregation platform, announced on Thursday it has launched its “Free Our Startups” campaign to help entrepreneurs and startups that are impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Along with the “Free Our Starups” campaign, Nextfin also revealed it penned an open letter to… Read More

Fintech Company Nth Round A Viable Option for Startups and SMEs During Covid-19

Nth Round, founded in 2018 and based in Philadelphia, is a “comprehensive equity management platform for companies of all stages and sizes” and can enable startups and SMEs to “manage equity, engage shareholders, and facilitate liquidity in an all-in-one secure environment” according to its website…. Read More

Manila in the Philippines Ranked Among Top Global Startup Ecosystems, with Fintech and Digital Commerce Leading the Way: Report

Manila has been ranked among the top 40 emerging startup ecosystems in the world, according to a new report. While neighboring Southeast Asian countries such as Malaysia and Indonesia are higher up on the list, the Philippines has seen steady growth and development in its… Read More

Fintech Startup Ecosystem in Bahrain Ranked Among the Fastest-Growing Sectors in the Middle East: Report

The Fintech startup ecosystem in Bahrain has been ranked among the highest in the Middle East region. The sector is also ranked near the top in terms of Islamic finance regulation, according to Startup Genome’s Global Startup Ecosystem Report (GSER) 2020. The Central Bank of… Read More

Indian Financial Services Group IIFL Introduces #IIFLDisrupt Initiative to Fund Fintech Firms Struggling Due to COVID-19

Indian financial services group IIFL (India Infoline) recently introduced an initiative that aims to support local Fintech firms that might be experiencing challenges due to COVID-19. IIFL’s initiative, #IIFLDisrupt, aims to assist Indian Fintechs by providing funding, and potentially becoming their first client. IIFL also… Read More

London Stock Exchange Group Partner, Global Accelerated Ventures’ CEO Christopher Malters Explains what his Organization is Doing to Help Fintechs After COVID-19 has Passed

  The London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) and Global Accelerated Ventures (GAV) recently introduced a post-COVID-19 fundraising program that aims to assist Fintech and Healthtech firms that might need additional capital to support their growth and development after the pandemic has passed. The 24-month program… Read More

Indian Fintech Zaggle Teams Up With Visa to Develop Payments Solutions for Local Startups and SMEs

Indian Fintech firm Zaggle has teamed up with Visa in order to support various payments solutions for SMEs. Both companies will work cooperatively to develop solutions for startups and SMEs that will help them improve their overall productivity and efficiency. Businesses will be able to… Read More

Mastercard and UAE’s Hub71 Sign MoU to Work Cooperatively on Global Fintech Projects

Payments giant Mastercard (NYSE:MA) has committed to a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Hub71, a technology ecosystem based in Abu Dhabi Global Market Square that supports global Fintech initiatives and leading tech firms. As mentioned in the announcement, Hub71 is a flagship project of the… Read More

Qatar Central Bank Is “Actively Working” on Fintech Initiatives, and Exploring Blockchain Use Cases

Qatar’s central bank (QCB) has proposed a second strategic plan which involves establishing clear policies that aim to support venture capital funding and the development of SMEs, according to Sheikh Abdulla bin Saoud al-Thani, the governor at QCB. The Qatar Development Bank (QDB), a local… Read More

Open-source Blockchain Platform Nervos Establishes $5 Million “Equity-Free” Incubator for Early-Stage DLT Initiatives

Nervos, an open-source public blockchain platform, revealed on May 6, 2020, that it has established CKLabs, a virtual incubator for startups and teams working on distributed ledger technology (DLT)-focused initiatives. Nervos’ program will offer equity-free funding to early-stage blockchain projects. It will also provide dedicated… Read More

Fintech Solution Provider FIS’ VC Division to Invest $150 Million in High-Potential Financial Tech Companies

FIS (NYSE:FIS), a financial services technology provider, revealed on April 28, 2020 that its newly formed corporate venture investment division, FIS Ventures, has introduced an initiative that will aim to invest $150 million in high-potential Fintech firms in the coming years. FIS is a publicly-traded… Read More

Plug and Play’s Fintech Europe Platform Selects Ten Startups For Fifth Batch

Fintech Europe, Plug and Play’s fintech-focused innovation platform based out of Frankfurt, Germany, announced on Tuesday the ten startups selected for its fifth batch. The platform revealed that after screening applications from all over the world and intensive weeks of reviewing preselected startups with the partners,… Read More

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

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