Tagged: education

AvidXchange Announces New “Tech Rising” Initiative to Remove Barriers to Technology Education

  AvidXchange, a U.S. fintech that provides accounts payable and automated payment solutions to midsize businesses, announced on Friday it has launched Tech Rising, an initiative spearheaded by the AvidXchange Foundation that aims to remove barriers to technology education and resources for youth and young… Read More

Tel Aviv’s Liquidity Capital and Japanese Financial Giant MUFG Establish $80 Million Initiative for Asian Digital Commerce Startups

An Israel-based AI technology firm is planning to help MUFG Bank, which is Japan’s largest financial institution, with assessing the operations of Asian startups in order to determine the feasibility of issuing loans to them. The $80 million 50-50 joint initiative between Tel Aviv based… Read More

OKEx Completes Beacon Program to Further Education in the Blockchain Space

Digital assets exchange OKEx announced on Monday it has has finished its Beacon Program — European Edition. According to OKEx, the program provided three masterclasses by prominent players in the cryptocurrency space and individual mentoring from top OKEx executives, including CEO Jay Hao and Director… Read More

Mumbai based Online Lender InCred Acquires Fintech Platform Qbera

Mumbai based online lender InCred has reportedly acquired Fintech platform Qbera. The acquisition has come as India struggles to cope with the COVID-19 outbreak and associated challenges. InCred and Qbera haven’t disclosed the amount paid for the transaction, however, sources claim the deal may be… Read More

U.S. Fintech MPOWER Financing Secures $9 Million Through Investment Round For Educational Loans Program

MPOWER Financing, a U.S.-based fintech platform for educational loans to international and DACA students, announced on Tuesday it secured $9 million through its latest investment round. Founded in 2014, MPOWER Financing uses cross-border digital lending platform, big data, and global infrastructure to finance the millions… Read More

Update: Tech Will Save Us’ Equity Crowdfunding Campaign Nears £850,000 During the Final Days on Seedrs

Tech Will Save Us, an edtech startup that provides hybrid online and offline learning experiences for kids, is set to close its equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs with nearly £850,000 in funding. The campaign, which has attracted 285 Seedrs investors, launched last month with a… Read More

Student Loan Refinance Marketplace Splash Financial Raises $12.3 Million Through Series A Funding Round Led By CMFG Ventures & Northwestern Mutual Future Ventures

Splash Financial, a U.S.-based student loan refinance marketplace, announced earlier this week it secured $12.3 million through its Series A investment round, which was co-led by CMFG Ventures, LLC, the venture capital entity of CUNA Mutual Group, and Northwestern Mutual Future Ventures. Founded in 2015,… Read More

Overfunding: Edtech Tech Will Save Us Raises More Than £440,000 on Seedrs

Tech Will Save Us, an edtech startup that provides hybrid online and offline learning experiences for kids, has raised more than £440,000 through its equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs. The funding round, which has attracted over 200 Seedrs investors, was launched last month originally seeking… Read More

China: Zhejiang University International Business School Announces Fintech Masters Program

Zhejiang University International Business School (ZIBS) has announced a new English taught Masters program. The Masters of Fintech will be taught in the Zhejiang Province – a leading center of Fintech innovation and home to Ant Financial (part of Alibaba) one of the largest Fintech companies… Read More

University of Malta Students who are Enrolled in Masters in Blockchain Program are Now Voting for Student Representatives Using a Decentralized Application (dApp)

A decentralized application (dApp) created at the University of Malta is helping Master students in Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies to cast their votes for student representatives, for the very first time, using blockchain or distributed ledger tech (DLT). Dr. Joshua Ellul, director at the… Read More

U.S. Online Education Lender Boro Secures $12 Million Through Series A Funding Round Led By LexinFintech

Boro, a U.S.-based provider of loans and financial education to students, announced on Wednesday it secured $12 million through its Series A funding round, which was led by Chinese fintech group, LexinFintech. Founded in 2015, Boro claims to be a leading consumer financing platform for… Read More

American Council on Education Acquires Funding from US Department of Education to Explore Use of Blockchain or DLT in US Education Sector

​The ​​US Department of Education is backing the nation’s higher education association’s research efforts into and tests of emerging blockchain or distributed ledger technologies (DLT). The American Council on Education confirmed on February 6 that it has acquired funding from the US Department of Education,… Read More

Dublin City University Partner With FutureLearn to Launch Online Fintech Course

Dublin City University announced on Tuesday it is teaming up with online learning platform FutureLearn to launch a new online accredit short course on fintech. The University revealed that the online course was developed by its business school and it is aimed at professionals who… Read More

ING Is Teaming Up with United Nations Children’s Fund Office of Innovation to Test Economic Development Program in the Philippines

ING is teaming up with the United Nations Children’s Fund Office of Innovation, in order to test a global program in the Philippines, which aims to identify and invest in various Fintech firms that are developing solutions that could help disadvantaged youth and families in… Read More

Northwestern University Teams Up With Trilogy Education to Launch Fintech Boot Camp in Chicago

Northwestern University’s School of Professional Studies announced on Thursday it is teaming up with Trilogy Education, a leading workforce accelerator, for a new fintech boot camp that will take place in Chicago. According to Northwest, the Northwestern FinTech Boot Camp offers professionals the opportunity to acquire… Read More

Update: Mrs Wordsmith’s Equity Crowdfunding Campaign Nears £1.2 Million in Funding During the Final Days on Crowdcube

Mrs Wordsmith, a UK-based educational publishing and gaming company, is now nearing £1.2 million in funding through its equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube. The round, which is set to close next week, originally sought to raise £1 million. The company is offering 3.16% in equity… Read More

Overfunding: Educational Publishing & Gaming Company Mrs Wordsmith Quickly Surpasses £1 Million Funding Target on Crowdcube

Mrs Wordsmith, a UK-based educational publishing and gaming company, quickly secured its initial £1 million equity crowdfunding target through its Crowdcube campaign. The funding round, which already raised £750,000 in September (prior to public launch) has attracted more than 500 investors. The company is offering… Read More

Dr. Joshua Ellul: Chairman of Malta Digital Innovation Authority Reveals Motivations Behind Launching a Masters in DLT Program at University of Malta

We recently caught up with Dr. Joshua Ellul, chairman of Malta Digital Innovation Authority and director of centre for DLTs at the University of Malta. Last month, the island country of Malta introduced a Masters in Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology program. The crypto-friendly jurisdiction… Read More

Zilliqa and Oxford Women in Computer Science Society Launch Blockchain-focused Education Workshops 

Singapore-headquartered Zilliqa, a high-throughput public blockchain network for building decentralized applications (dApps), is preparing to launch the return of Blockchain A-Z, a series of educational workshops on distributed ledger technology (DLT).  According to a press release shared with CrowdFund Insider, Zilliqa is teaming up with… Read More

PumaPay Teams Up With Cointelligence For Cryptocurrency & Blockchain Education Accessibility

PumaPay, a blockchain payments system that provides an open-source “free-of-charge blockchain-based protocol” that decentralizes the transaction process, announced on Thursday it has teamed up with cryptocurrency data resource platform Cointelligence to make cryptocurrency and blockchain education accessible for everyone. According to the duo, the education… Read More

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