Tagged: Fintech Investments

Fintech Firms in Indonesia Attracted Substantial Funding throughout 2020 Along with Digital Commerce and SaaS Platforms: Report

Indonesia-based Fintech platforms and services have continued to receive substantial investments despite the COVID outbreak. These Fintechs have acquired a significant portion of the total funds invested in Indonesian startups throughout 2020. According to reports, Fintechs in the country have acquired more capital than software-as-a-service… Read More

Checkout.com Is Again Most Valuable European Fintech After Securing $450 Million in Capital via Series C Round

Checkout.com, an established payments company, has again managed to become the highest-valued Fintech business in Europe after finalizing a huge $450 million Series C investment round. The Fintech firm has been able to triple or 3x its valuation for the second time and is currently… Read More

Digital Payments Provider i2c Granted Approval by State Bank of Pakistan to Serve as Electronic Money Institution

i2c, a digital payments and banking technology provider, has revealed that it was selected to develop Pakistan’s TAG, which is described as a “digital-native” financial app. TAG is the latest Fintech solution in the country to be granted approval by the State Bank of Pakistan… Read More

Cambridge based Fintech Investor Vestigo Ventures has Reportedy Secured $83.5 Million in Capital for its Second Fund

Cambridge-headquartered Vestigo Ventures, which mainly invests in Fintech firms or other financial services businesses, has reportedly secured a total of $83.5 million (to date) for its second fund, according to a securities filing. Vestigo had been planning to acquire $100 million in capital for its… Read More

Singapore’s iSTOX, a Blockchain enabled Digitized Securities Platform, Lists New Unicorn Fund

Singapore-based iSTOX, a blockchain-powered digitized securities platform, has revealed that it has listed a unicorn fund in digitized securities form, enabling the issuance of security tokens where manual processes may be automated and minimum investment ticket sizes to be reduced to $20,000. This move should… Read More

North American and European Fintech Firms Attracted Substantial Funding in 2020 but Number of Deals Declined: Report

North American and European Fintech firms experienced a 17% year-over-year (YoY) growth during Q3 2020, which brings the total to $8.9 billion raised in venture capital investments, compared to $7.6 billion secured in Q2 2020. Although these are solid gains, there were just 414 deals… Read More

Fintech Deals and Dollars Could See Decline this Year from 2019 Despite Q4 2020 Recovery: Report

Fintech-focused venture capital mega-rounds ($100 million+) reached a record high this year, according to a report from research firm CBInsights. With just a couple of weeks left in Q4 2020, the CBInsights team took an early look at the global Fintech investment trends taking place… 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

UK based Payment Technology Firm Icon Solutions Receives Strategic Investment from JPMorgan

UK-based Icon Solutions, a payments tech firm, has reportedly received an equity investment from JPMorgan, the world’s sixth-largest bank in terms of total assets. The value of the investment has not been shared publicly. Icon Solutions notably counts major institutions including BNP Paribas, HSBC and… Read More

VC Funding for Fintechs Is Down, but Large Banks are “Quietly” Investing in Financial Tech Startups: Report

Venture capital funding for Fintech firms is down, however, large banks are “quietly” investing in startups, according to a report published by S&P Global Market Intelligence. VC funding available for Fintech companies may have declined due to the COVID-19 pandemic, however, established European banks are… Read More

Fintech Firms are Now a “Critical Constituent” of Indian Financial Services Sector: Report

India is now home to more than 2,000 Fintech companies and has become one of the world’s largest financial technology markets (after the US, China and UK), according to a report from McKinsey & Company that was released earlier this month. The report notes that… Read More

Small Business B2B Search Engine Developer, Grata, Is Using Machine Learning, NLP to Implement its SaaS Platform

Grata, a company developing the “first-of-its-kind” small business B2B search engine, has secured $3.2 million in seed funding. As mentioned in a release shared with CI, Grata’s investment round was led by Bling Capital along with participation from Accomplice and Alumni Ventures Group. Former executives… 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

Germany has Over 800 Fintech Firms with $2.2 Billion in Funding Secured since January 2019: Report

Germany has one of the world’s most active Fintech sectors. It has become increasingly competitive with many new ventures being launched. There are more than 800 Fintech firms in Germany and $2.2 billion has been invested into the sector between January 2019 and August 2020,… Read More

Fintech Firms Active.ai, Cardup, Funding Societies, PolicyPal, Transwap Receive New Investments from Singapore’s AMTD

AMTD recently revealed that it has invested in several Fintech firms, as a part of its Singapore Solidarity Fund, under the purview of the ASEAN Solidarity Fund Group. AMTD has reportedly invested in the operations of Active.ai, Cardup, Funding Societies, PolicyPal, and Transwap. AMTD maintains… Read More

Fintech Investments in Australia Down to $548 Million in H1 2020 from $1.3 Billion from Last Year: Report

Fintech investments in Australia reached $376.5 million during H1 2020, which represents a 150% increase when compared to the same period from last year when $149.05 million for raised by Fintechs in the country. But there was a significant drop in mergers and acquisitions (M&A)… Read More

Fintech focused VCs Must Be Aware of Opportunities in DeFi, Blockchain Professional Argues, but Sector Not Ready for Mainstream Adoption

Linda Xie, co-founder at Scalar Capital, advisor at the 0x Project, and former product manager at Coinbase, says that if you’re a VC focused on investing in Fintech projects, then you really need to know what’s going in the so-called “decentralized” finance (DeFi) space, which… Read More

Fintech Investments in Asia Pacific Surged 9.1% to $1.4 Billion during Q2 2020, as Investors Shift Focus from India to Australia, Other Regions: Report

Investments in private Fintech firms based in the Asia-Pacific increased by 9.1% to $1.4 billion during Q2 2020, when compared to Q1 2020, according to a report from S&P Global Market Intelligence. The Q2 APAC Fintech Funding Report (released on August 25, 2020) notes that… Read More

ARK Fintech Innovation ETF has Surged Over 60% in 2020, Other Similar Digital Tech Investments Performing Well during Pandemic

The COVID-19 outbreak has created various socio-economic challenges and has also accelerated the shift towards all-digital platforms and services. Fintech adoption is one the rise, globally, due to what many consider permanent changes in consumer behavior. Individuals and businesses are conducting more online transactions instead… Read More

Investors’ Continued Interest in Digital Banks “Offers Optimism” as APAC Region to Open Banking Sector to Technology Firms: Report

Asia’s Fintech industry has been negatively affected due to socio-economic challenges resulting from the COVID-19 outbreak. There’s reportedly been a significant decline in the number of financial technology deals closed. The amount of venture capital acquired by Fintechs in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region dropped 58.5%… Read More

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