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Private Debt Fundraising Remains Steady in H1 2021, Private Capital Market in Europe Growing: Report

The researchers and analysts at Pitchbook have released updated reports this month covering the global private debt market and the European private capital market. Following a “resilient” 2020, private debt fundraising has remained on a “steady course” during H1 2021, the update from PitchBook reveals… Read More

Outdated Process for Setting up Venture Capital Funds has been Entry Barrier for “New Voices” in the Business, Carta Explains

San Francisco-based Carta, a firm that helps private and public companies, investors, and employees manage equity and ownership, notes that VC investors have underwritten “massive transformations in technology, society and culture.” However, there have been certain changes to the actual investment process, Carta explains. Although… Read More

Thailand’s Siam Commercial Bank’s SCB 10X Unit Launches $50M VC Fund for DeFi, Blockchain, Digital Assets Startups

SCB 10X, a subsidiary of Thailand’s Siam Commercial Bank or SCB (BKK: SCB), has launched a $50 million VC fund that will make strategic investments in early and growth stage startups globally. SCB is looking for initiatives that are focused on blockchain, decentralized finance (DeFi),… Read More

Astia Introduces $100M Early-Stage Venture Fund to Address Gender Disparities in Funding Space

Astia has introduced a $100 million early-stage venture fund in order to address gender disparities in the funding space.  The Astia Fund is supported by a major investment from payments giant Mastercard. Astia is an organization that’s focused on “redefining” or transforming the current venture… Read More

Fintech, Digital Commerce, Healthtech in Saudi Arabia are Expected to Attract Substantial VC Funding in 2021, Local Sources Reveal

Saudi Arabia’s venture capital funds are increasingly looking to tap into Fintech, digital commerce, and healthcare segments this year. VC activity has increased considerably in the MENA region including Saudi Arabia during the past few years, with local startups recording a 55% year-over-year growth in… Read More

European VC Markets Performed Reasonably Well as they Secured $40B Last Year, Supported by Steady Fintech Sector Growth: Report

The European venture capital markets managed to perform reasonably well last year, even though there was a significant slowdown in funding or financing following the COVID-19 outbreak (during Q1 2020 and also leading into Q2 2020), Crunchbase data confirms. Funding provided to European startups during… Read More

Fintech Sector in China was Unable to Secure Major Venture Capital Deals during Q3 2020: Report

The Fintech sector in China didn’t close any major venture capital investment deals for the third consecutive quarter, according to a report from Forrester. This suggests that investors may not be confident about allocating capital towards Chinese Fintech projects because of the socioeconomic uncertainty due… Read More

Qatar Development Bank CEO Reveals that SMEs and Fintech Startups in the Middle East Don’t have Access to Many VC Investment Opportunities

Abdulaziz Bin Nasser Al Khalifa, the CEO at Qatar Development Bank (QDB), which offers financial services, banking, and loans to support the development of the nation’s economy, has said that changing mindsets regarding entrepreneurship is “critical to growth.” QDB plans to help both government employees… Read More

Australian Fintech Zeller Acquires $6.3 Million in Seed Funding via Round led by VC Square Peg Capital

Financial services firm Zeller has acquired $6.3 million in capital through a seed funding round led by Australian VC Square Peg Capital. Zeller says that it’s planning to use the funds raised to offer services that plug the existing gaps or shortcomings of the business… Read More

£1.4 Billion May Have Been Lost by UK Fintech Firms Due to COVID-19: Report

Around £1.4 billion (appr. $1.7 billion) of total UK Fintech-related investments might potentially be lost due to the deadly COVID-19 outbreak. This, according to a recent survey of Fintech industry professionals carried out by techUK and blockchain company Qadre. About 68% of the 59 Fintech… Read More

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