Tagged: digital commerce

E-Commerce Fraud Prevention Solution Provider Forter Secures $125 Million via Series E Round at $1.3 Billion Valuation

Forter, an established e-commerce fraud prevention solution provider, has secured $125 million in capital through a Series E investment round. Forter’s latest round was led by Bessemer Venture Partners, Felix Capital and Itai Tsiddon. Sequoia Capital, NewView Capital, Scale Venture Partners, March Capital Partners and… Read More

Checkout.com Data Reveals Digital Payments in MENA Region and Pakistan have Nearly Doubled after COVID

A report released earlier this week by Checkout.com reveals that digital commerce and online payments are on track for major growth next year. Internal Checkout.com data indicates that digital payment transfers have almost doubled in the MENA region since the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak…. Read More

Indonesia’s Social Security Program Provider, KMSB, Partners Logiq to Offer Microlending Services to Local Residents

Logiq, Inc., a multinational provider of digital commerce and Fintech solutions, has been chosen to offer mobile micro-lending services to 48 million Indonesian residents. The loan services will be provided through a partnership between Logiq and Koperasi Mona Santoso Berjaya (KMSB), which is Indonesia’s social… Read More

Blockchain based Digital Commerce Services Are More Affordable and Accessible than Centralized Solutions, According to Daniel Dabek from Safex

We recently connected with Daniel Dabek, the Executive Director and Chief Software Architect at the Safex Foundation, an organization supporting blockchain-focused e-commerce solutions. Dabek explained how Safex aims to “democratize” the digital commerce engine by leveraging blockchain technology. He believes that distributed ledger technology (DLT)… Read More

Money Transfers via Fintech Platforms have Surged due to Increased Adoption of Digital Banking in the US: Report

The transactional value of the US Fintech market is expected to increase at a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8.6% over the forecast period of 2019-2024, according to a new report. The report from Industry Research states that Fintech is beginning to transform the… Read More

Alliance Data Agrees to Acquire Buy Now Pay Later Firm Bread in a $450 Million Stock and Cash Deal

Alliance Data (NYSE: ADS), an established payments, marketing, and loyalty company, has reportedly agreed to a $450 million stock and cash acquisition of Bread, a popular Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL) firm. According to a release, the transaction is valued at around $450 million, of… Read More

Digital Commerce and Fintech Platforms with Experience-Centric Models Enable “Long-Term Value Creation”: Report

Digital commerce platforms with experience-centric models are attractive to investors because of their focus on “long-term value creation,” according to a report from KPMG. Other businesses are also taking advantage of the benefits of experience-centric models, including ridesharing apps, media channels, Edtech companies, healthcare service… Read More

Indian Consumer Lending Fintech ZestMoney to Offer Affordable Payment Options to Consumers Buying Apple Products

Lizzie Chapman, CEO and Co-Founder at ZestMoney, which claims to be one of India’s fastest-growing Fintech businesses, has confirmed that the company has teamed up with Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL)  to “drive affordability” in India. Chapman noted: “Until now Apple products were relatively unaffordable for the mass… Read More

Bengaluru based Fintech Startup Walrus Is Launching Personalized Debit Card for Teenagers to Encourage Better Money Management

Bengaluru based Fintech startup Walrus is launching a personalized debit card for teenagers. The company says it wants to help teens become financially “smart” from a young age so that they are able to effectively manage their finances as they get older and have more… Read More

Indian Pay Later Solutions Experience 50% YoY Increase in Equated Monthly Transactions during Checkout on Amazon, Flipkart

Lizzie Chapman, CEO and Co-Founder at ZestMoney, which claims to be one of the largest and fastest-growing Fintech firms in India, notes that as the festive season begins in India, the company has seen a significant increase in demand for online “affordability” solutions from its… Read More

Nash, a Fast and User-Friendly Decentralized Financial Services Platform, Introduces Easy Way to Accept Digital Asset Payments

The digital commerce sector is on track to surpass $4.6 trillion globally within the next two years, according to an update shared with Crowdfund Insider. Amazon, Walmart, and Costco alone are expected to generate sales and revenue valued at around $1 trillion during 2020. As… Read More

India’s FamPay, a Neobank for Teenagers, Reveals that Most Tech-Savvy Young People are Still Making Cash Payments

Younger people in India including Millennials and Gen Z consumers are usually quite tech-savvy because most of them have grown up using the latest smartphones. They regularly use the internet to take care of everyday tasks – which may include conducting digital transactions for online… Read More

India’s Infibeam Avenues to License its Digital Commerce and Payment Software to Jio Platforms, a Subsidiary of Reliance Industries

India-based Infibeam Avenues, an established online payment solutions and enterprise software developer, has agreed to a new deal that involves licensing its digital commerce and payment software to Jio Platforms, a local digital services firm and a subsidiary of Reliance Industries Ltd. (according to a… Read More

Bengaluru based Fintech Simpl to Support 1,500 New Digital Commerce Merchants via RazorPay

Bengaluru based Simpl, a company that aims to make money simple, so that people can “live well and do amazing things,” has reportedly added 1,500 new merchants through digital banking platform Razorpay during the lockdown period (following the COVID outbreak). Simpl‘s partnership with Razorpay will… Read More

DeFi Platform MANTRA DAO Partners with Bondly, a Crypto-Enabled Digital Commerce Platform

MANTRA DAO (distributed autonomous organization), a community-governed decentralized finance (DeFi) platform that aims to make staking, lending, and governance more accessible to traders and investors, has teamed up with Bondly in order to bring cryptocurrency to the “new generation” digital economy. The MANTRA DAO team… Read More

Alibaba Cloud Computing Now Ranked Third-Largest Infrastucture as a Service Provider, Right Behind Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group’s (NYSE:BABA) cloud services business may now be on track to generate profits as it continues to receive support from China’s evolving digital economy. Last year, Alibaba Cloud had been ranked as the third-largest infrastructure-as-a-service provider, which is right behind Amazon… Read More

Checkout.com Executives in the UAE Expect Digital Payments to Overtake Cash Usage due to Rise of E-Commerce

Mo Ali Yusuf, the VP at Checkout.com for the MENA and Asia Pacific region, notes that for anyone who has been living in the UAE for over 4 years, it’s clear to see that the digital payments are increasingly being adopted, instead of using cash… Read More

Amazon Introduces Technology Allowing Customers to Pay at Physical Stores by Scanning Palm of their Hands

Digital commerce giant Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) has introduced special technology that allows customers to pay for products at physical store locations by simply scanning the palm of their hands. Amazon has been quite active when it comes to offering certain services at brick-and-mortar stores. The e-commerce… Read More

Vietnam based Digital Bank Timo Plus Set to Relaunch Due to Increased E-Commerce Activity

Vietnam based Timo Plus, a digital banking platform, is reportedly planning to “relaunch” its services as e-commerce activity in the country has really picked up (due to COVID). Timo Plus is Vietnam’s very first digital bank. The company’s management stated on September 28, 2020, that… Read More

Checkout.com, Pakistan’s National E-Commerce Council, and National Institutional Facilitation Technologies to Support Digital Payments in Country

Mo Ali Yusuf, the VP at Checkout.com for the MENA and Asia Pacific Region, says he’s looking forward to teaming up with NiFT and the Fintech ecosystem in Pakistan in order to support the growth of digital commerce and virtual payments in the country. Pakistan’s… Read More

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