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QED Investors Raises $1.05 Billion Fund to Invest in Fintechs

QED Investors, a top VC firm that focuses on Fintechs, has raised a sizeable $1.05 billion new fund in an over-subscribed offering, according to the firm. The capital includes $550 million in QED’s Fund VII for early-stage investing and an initial $500 million for our new… Read More

QED Investors Has Busy Q2: Morris

The recently completed second quarter was a busy one for QED Investors, co-founder and managing partner Nigel Morris said in a recent investor update. So far this year QED has invested in 14 companies, Morris said, while describing the pace of deal-making as “frenetic”. Seven… Read More

Cross River VC Firm Has Fintech Focus

Cross River Bank seeks to extend its reach as a provider of fintech services through its new venture capital firm. Cross River Digital Ventures looks for companies which blend lending, payments, investing and fintech and which can bring further value to Cross River, “Cross River… Read More

CEO of British Patient Capital Wants More UK Institutional Money Going into Venture Funding

Judith Hartley, CEO of British Patient Capital – a subsidiary of the British Business Bank, has commented on the lack of UK institutional capital going into venture capital. British Patient Capital manages a £2.5 billion investment program that seeks to facilitate £5 billion of institutional… Read More

Mouro Capital: UK Venture Capital Concern About Government Dominance Unfounded

Manuel Silva Martinez, General Partner at Mouro Capital, says that concerns about the UK venture capital industry is entirely unfounded. In the UK, venture firms are the most common equity investors in early-stage UK companies. VCs top both investment crowdfunding platforms as well as individual… Read More

Coinbase Investor Andreessen Horowitz Might be Launching New $1 Billion Cryptocurrency focused Fund: Report

Andreessen Horowitz, one of Silicon Valley’s most high-profile VC companies that invests in “software eating the world,” is reportedly planning or looking into establishing a new fund of around $1 billion. According to a report from the FT, this new fund would make strategic investments… Read More

Global Fintech Investment Activity Recovered Strongly in H2 2020 after COVID-related Slowdown, $105B Raised via 2,861 Deals

Pulse of Fintech H2’20, a bi-annual report on international Fintech investment developments released by KPMG, notes that global Fintech funding across mergers-and-acquisitions (M&A), private equity (PE) and venture capital (VC) stood at $105 billion across 2,861 different deals in 2020. This was reportedly the third-highest… 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

Finch Capital’s New Fund to Target Fintech, AI Startups in Europe

Finch Capital, a UK and Netherlands based VC firm, has closed on a new fund – Europe III – raising €150 million to invest in Fintechs and artificial intelligence (AI) startups in the financial services sector. Finch said it will target Series A and B… Read More

Southeast Asia’s Startups are Ripe for Investors Looking for the World’s Next Generation of Tech Stars

Emerging from the pandemic while other regions are still in the midst of crisis is giving the region an advantage.  The venture market in Southeast Asia has grown exponentially in the last five years but it’s not too late for LPs to dive in. While… Read More

Noted Fintech VC QED Investors Expands into Southeast Asia

Prominent Fintech venture capital firm QED Investors has announced an expansion into Southeast Asia. It already invests in early-stage Fintechs in the U.S., U.K. and Latin America. Fintech in Asia has experienced a boom in early-stage ventures and while investments may ebb and rise it… Read More

Forward Thinking Bank Santander Spins Off Fintech VC Segment, Renames Mouro Capital, Dedicated Funds Rise to $400 Million Following Big Returns

Santander Innoventures is going it alone. The venture capital subsidiary of Banco Santander is being spun off and renamed as Mouro Capital. The new entity is also receiving additional capital from the bank as Santander will double the amount of dedicated funds going from $200… Read More

Fintech Investments Surge in 2020 while Venture Capital Investments have More than Doubled Since 2014: Report

Venture capital investments have been increasing steadily in Latin and South America, Southeast Asia, and India. Last year was particularly notable because of considerably more venture investments allocated towards emerging private capital markets, including Southeast Asia, Latin and South America, India, Central Eastern Europe, and… Read More

How The Coronavirus May Cripple Venture Capital But Could be a Boon for Equity Crowdfunding

It’s no secret that there has always been a disconnect between the Venture Capital (VC) industry and the Startups that they fund. VCs are the embodiment of old school funding and their investments have, until recently, been the judge, jury, and executioner for countless innovation… Read More

Alon Goren, Partner at VC Firm Draper Goren Holm , Discusses Blockchain & Digital Securities

Alon Goren is well known in the Fintech space having been an early thought leader and supporter of the investment crowdfunding sector. When the JOBS Act was signed into law, Goren was in the thick of things seeing the opportunity of online capital formation. Over… Read More

London-based Augmentum Fintech Invests £7.5 Million into Online Bookkeeping Solution Provider, Receipt Bank

Augmentum Fintech PLC (LON:AUGM), an investment firm currently focused on the Fintech industry, recently revealed that it had invested £7.5 million (appr. $9.8 million) into UK-based online bookkeeping solution provider, Receipt Bank. Augmentum’s latest investment has come as part of Receipt Bank’s £55 million (appr…. Read More

Fintech Focused VC Luge Capital Reports Fund Now at $85 Million

Luge Capital is reporting that iA Financial Group and BDC Capital have invested in the Fintech-focused VC fund, bringing the total size to $85 million. BDC Capital is the investment arm of BDC, Canada’s only bank devoted exclusively to entrepreneurs. Luge is a Canada based… Read More

Report: US VC Funding Declines in Q3, Fintech Deals Decline Too

US venture capital funding fell in the third quarter of 2019 as both funding levels and the number of deals both declined. As funding dips, the Unicorn herd has hit a new record as there are currently 180 private companies valued at over $1 billion…. Read More

Innovate Finance Releases UK Fintech Report: Very Big Deals

According to Innovate Finance‘s new report 2018 FinTech VC Investment Landscape, investment in UK Fintech rose by 18% to $3.3 billion in 2018. Some additional highlights from the report include: Growth private equity investment rose 57% to $1.6 billion, while venture capital dipped to $1.7 billion… Read More

Dragonfly Capital Announces $100 Million Crypto Fund

Dragonfly Capital Partners has launched a new $100 million crypto fund. The team at Dragonfly is led by Alexander Pack, formerly with Bain Capital Ventures, a partner at AngelList, and a general partner investor in Polychain Capital. Pack is joined by Bo Feng, a VC… Read More

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