Tagged: venture capital

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

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

Israeli Venture Capital Investment Firm FinTLV Closes $120 Million Global Insurtech-Fintech Fund

    Israel-based venture capital investment firm FinTLV recently announced it has closed its second $120 million global insurtech-fintech fund. According to FinTLV, the fund will focus primarily on global growth-stage insurtech and fintech companies “The Fund has recently made several substantial investments in leading… 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

Crypto VC Is Going through An “Explosive Phase” According to Meltem Demirors, CSO At Digital Asset Manager CoinShares

Meltem Demirors, the Chief Strategy Officer at CoinShares, Europe’s largest digital asset manager, notes that cryptocurrency-related venture capital is experiencing an “explosive” phase. 1/ crypto VC is going through an explosive 🧨 phase there are big funds (>$500M AUM), a lot of small funds (<$50M… Read More

Blockchain or DLT based Tokenization Is Inevitable, as Global Rivalry in Digital Currencies Continues, Industry Exec Explains

Tal Elyashiv, Founder and Managing Partner at SPiCE VC, which claims to be the first fully compliant (regulation wise) tokenized venture capital fund, notes that today, we’re at the beginning of what might be the greatest transformational period in modern history. Elyashiv writes in an… Read More

Innovate Finance: The UK Retains European Fintech Investment Crown in 2020

Innovate Finance has published a note regarding Fintech investment in the UK. According to their numbers, the UK retains its title as the top investment destination in Europe for Fintech firms at with $4.1 billion in venture capital and growth private equity invested across a… Read More

SNGLR, a Digital Advisory and Tech-focused VCs Specializing in Longevity and Smart Mobility, Launch Global Platform

SNGLR Holding AG has confirmed the official launch of its business operations and is now fully operational with its headquarters based in Zug, Switzerland. SNGLR Holding also maintains  business offices in Boston (USA), Berlin, (Germany), Rome (Italy), and Dubai (UAE). The SNGLR Holding team includes… 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

Fintech Firm Stripe Is Investing like An Early-Stage VC Company with 22 Investments in Startups, Industry Professional Confirms

Blockchain and Fintech advisor Efi Pylarinou notes that Stripe has been actively investing in many different startups — 22 and growing. Pylarinou writes in a blog post that Stripe is currently in the spotlight as the Fintech firm is ranked quite high based on several… 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

Fintech M&A Market Appears to be Recovering After Struggling in H1 2020 due to COVID

  The Fintech mergers and acquisitions (M&As) market appears to be rebounding from the COVID-19 pandemic. As reported by Financial Planning, the Wealthtech sector seems to be recovering after the Coronavirus crisis had put many deals on pause. RightSize Solutions, a company offering cybersecurity and… Read More

Portugal based VC Firm Faber Closes €20.5 Million Round for its AI and Machine Learning focused Fund for European Startups

Portugal-based VC firm Faber has revealed that it has closed a €20.5 million round for Faber Tech II, which is a fund that will primarily focus on supporting early-stage initiatives. Faber plans to commit €30 million to the fund that will offer assistance to startups… 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

PayPal Announces $50 Million Investment in Black & Latinx-Led Venture Capital Funds

PayPal (NASDAQ: PYPL) recently announced it will invest $50 million in eight early-stage, Black and Latinx-led venture capital funds, which are Chingona Ventures; Fearless Fund; Harlem Capital; Precursor Ventures; Slauson & Co.; VamosVentures; Zeal Capital Partners; and one additional fund. According to PayPal, the investments are part of the payment platform’s mission to… 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

Publicly Traded VC Draper Esprit Posts Half Year Update

Draper Esprit (LSE: GROW, Euronext Growth: GRW), a venture capital firm that invests in a variety of digital businesses including Fintechs, has posted a mid-year update regarding its portfolio ahead of results scheduled for release on November 30, 2020. According to Draper Esprit, it has… 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

Partner at Canapi Ventures Says Company to Invest in Identity, Governance Risk & Compliance Solutions, and Digitizing Loans, Payments

Canapi Ventures, a company that aims to invest in early to growth-stage Fintech firms offering “disruptive” alternatives to outdated business models and technologies, has been making substantial investments in the financial tech sector, especially since August of this year. Headquartered in Wilmington, North Carolina and… Read More

AngelList India Launches New Fund, iSeed Southeast Asia, the First Regional Fund Backed by Naval Ravikant and Other Top Investors

Utsav Somani, partner at AngelList India, has revealed that they’re launching a new fund, called iSeed Southeast Asia. Somani notes that the project is being led by Wing Vasiksiri and it’s reportedly backed by Naval Ravikant, the co-founder, chairman and former CEO of AngelList, and… Read More

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