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Former Wealthfront CEO Adam Nash Is Reportedly Planning to Launch Consumer Fintech Startup

Adam Nash, the former CEO at Wealthfront, a software-based financial advisor, is in the process of launching a new Fintech firm that has acquired an investment from Ribbit Capital, a few angel investors, and Nash’s friends as well. Other investors that took part in the… Read More

Commonwealth Bank of Australia’s Fintech Incubator’s Xccelerate2020 Awards $150,000 to OwnHome, which Makes it Easier to Own Property

OwnHome, the recent winner of Xccelerate2020, the startup competition that’s managed by the Commonwealth Bank of Australia’s Fintech incubation division X15ventures, has reportedly received $150,000 in capital after grabbing the number one spot in the contest. Over 80 different startups had applied to take part… Read More

Legaltech: Auctus Legal Accelerator to Help Australian Entrepreneurs Work on Risk Assessment, Compliance Solutions

Allens is reportedly seeking applications for its legal accelerator program, called Auctus, which was introduced on November 2, 2020. The program is being offered through a partnership with Collective Campus, a corporate innovation consultancy, and startup accelerator. The Auctus Legal Accelerator program provides innovators and… Read More

Japanese Asset Manager Aristagora Advisors Launches $60 Million VC Fund for Early-Stage Israeli Firms Including Deep Tech Startups

Aristagora Advisors, a Japanese asset management company, recently launched a $60 million VC fund, called Aristagora VC, which is focused on early-stage Israeli startups. Aristagora VC aims to focus on deep tech firms and will be investing anywhere between $500,000 to $1.5 million as an… Read More

Cap Table Platform For Hyper-Growth Startups Pulley Raises $10 Million Through Series A Investment Round Led By Stripe

Pulley, a U.S.-based cap table platform for hyper-growth startups, announced on Wednesday it raised $10 million through its Series A investment round, which was led by Stripe, with participation from General Catalyst, Caffeinated Capital, 8VC, Combine and Hustle Fund. Founded in 2019, Pulley’s mission is… Read More

ING Bank and UNICEF to Support Fintechs in the Philippines that Aim to Improve Financial Lives of Underprivileged Children and Local Residents

ING Bank, which is part of the ING Group (AMS: INGA), a Dutch multinational banking and financial services corporation headquartered in Amsterdam, has confirmed that it will continue supporting startups focused on Fintech solutions. ING and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) will be working… Read More

Plug and Play Japan Hosts 2020 Fall Summit

Japanese fintech accelerator Plug and Play Japan held its six-day Fall Summit 2020 (Demo Day) for its accelerator program on September 28th. The program revealed that 161 international and domestic startups pitched to a total of 4,391 viewers during the event. According to Plug and… Read More

Fintech Businesses and Startups in Israel, the UAE, and Bahrain Form Strategic Partnerships Following Signing of Abraham Accords

The Abraham Accords were recently signed between Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the Kingdom of Bahrain.  The agreement is officially called the Abraham Accords Peace Agreement: Treaty of Peace. It establishes diplomatic relations and “full normalization” between Israel and several Middle Eastern… Read More

Ocean Protocol Team Introduces Program for Web 3.0 Startups that Will “Unlock” AI and Innovative Data Management Apps

The team at Ocean Protocol, which allows software engineers to build marketplaces and other apps to privately and securely publish, exchange, and consume data, have introduced an initiative, called Ocean Shipyard, which is an early-stage program for Web 3.0 focused startups and projects that aim… Read More

Dana Farrugia from Tech.mt in Malta Says Company Is Focused on Establishing a Global Financial Hub for Integrating Digital Technologies

Dana Farrugia, CEO at Tech.mt, a Żejtun, Malta-based IT company that was established last year by the Southern European island nation’s government, notes that her organization aims to help Malta with attracting foreign direct investment (FDI). It also aims to support international business development projects. Farrugia… Read More

Plug and Play Announces 147 Startups Selected for Winter Batches

Silicon Valley accelerator, Plug and Play, announced on Thursday it selected 147 new startups into its winter 2020 batches. According to Plug and Play, the startups were selected to join one of the following programs that will run through November 2020: Energy, Fintech, Health, Insurtech, Internet of Things, Mobility, Real Estate &… Read More

Fintech Firms Active.ai, Cardup, Funding Societies, PolicyPal, Transwap Receive New Investments from Singapore’s AMTD

AMTD recently revealed that it has invested in several Fintech firms, as a part of its Singapore Solidarity Fund, under the purview of the ASEAN Solidarity Fund Group. AMTD has reportedly invested in the operations of Active.ai, Cardup, Funding Societies, PolicyPal, and Transwap. AMTD maintains… Read More

Mastercard Partners with Qatar Development Bank to Support Development of Nation’s Fintech Sector

Payments giant Mastercard has teamed up with the Qatar Development Bank (QDB) in order to support the ongoing development of the nation’s Fintech sector. Through the partnership, Mastercard and QDB will support the Qatar Fintech Hub (QFTH), which is a technology ecosystem that aims to… Read More

Brazil’s Fuse Capital to Allocate Funds to Startups Focused on Big Data, AI, Machine Learning, Credit Card Firm to Assist Wealthy Investors

Fuse Capital, a company established by experienced VCs and business owners based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, recently revealed that it’s raising its first overseas fund for investors looking for long-term, but high-risk investment opportunities. Launched in November 2019, Fuse Capital aims to assist Brazilian… Read More

Uruguay’s Kona, which Enhances Customers’ Banking Experience with AI, Machine Learning, Chatbots, Signs Contract with Canadian Bank

Uruguay’s Kona, a company focused on enhancing customer experience with machine learning (ML) enabled solutions for businesses, which includes chatbots and various cognitive solutions for call centers, has reportedly landed a deal with a major Canadian bank. Established in Montevideo, and now headquartered in Toronto,… Read More

U.S. Insurtech CoverWallet Launches Digital Insurance Package For Venture-Backed Startups

Digital insurance platform for businesses CoverWallet announced on Monday the launch of its new digital insurance product specifically for venture capital (VC) backed startups. According to CoverWallet, VC-backed startups may instantly buy and manage Directors & Officers insurance (D&O), Employment Practices Liability (EPL), and Fiduciary… Read More

Billionaire Tech Entrepreneur Sachin Bansal Claims his Indian Startup Navi Technologies has become a Leading Fintech Lender

Indian startup Navi Technologies, a company that aims to make financial services simple, affordable, and more accessible, has become one of the leading Fintech lending applications in the country in just a few months after its launch, according to Sachin Bansal, the company’s co-founder. Bansal,… Read More

Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation and REDmoney Group Aim to Promote Financial Inclusion while Supporting Islamic Fintech Initiatives

The stakeholders and other ecosystem participants of the Islamic Fintech sector have outlined key priority areas that they believe will help with reinforcing and promoting financial inclusion in Malaysia. The REDmoney Group, an Islamic Finance News publisher, and the Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) have… Read More

One in Five Latvian Startups are Fintech Firms, Nearly 90% of Startups to Hire More Staff, Despite COVID-19 Challenges: Report

  One in five or 20% of startups in Latvia are part of the nation’s Fintech sector, according to a report released on July 24, 2020. Swedbank Latvia, a large retail bank, teamed up with the Latvian Startup Association in order to publish a Fintech… Read More

Fintech Hub Established by Bolsas y Mercados Españoles, a Company that Addresses Organizational Aspects of Spain’s Stock Exchanges

Bolsas y Mercados Españoles (BME), a Spanish company that addresses the organizational aspects of Spain’s stock exchanges and financial markets (including stock exchanges in Madrid, Barcelona, Bilbao, and Valencia), has reportedly teamed up with Barcelona Tech City in order to establish a new Fintech hub…. Read More

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