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Marketplace Lender auxmoney Receives €250 Million From Citigroup and Chenavari Investment Managers

auxmoney, a marketplace lender based in Germany, has received €250 million for loans from Citigroup and Chenavari Investment Managers. Chenavari is a credit-focussed asset manager with core expertise in European markets. auxmoney reports that it is now co-investing for the first time alongside partners as… Read More

IDNow Says Germany’s Recent Decision to Allow Video ID Validates Strategy

On April 1, 2021, the German Federal Network Agency (Bundesnetzagentur) posted an update on “electronic trust services” in regards to video identification. Pointing to this update, IDNow said the decision to allow AI (artificial intelligence) based identification methods for new use cases in Germany is… Read More

Astorya, Search Engine for Insurance and Banking Tech, Reviews 10 Years of Insurtech in Europe

Astorya.io, which aims to serve as the search engine for Insurance and Banking technologies, has published a blog post, titled InsurTech Europe: 10 Years Of InsurTech In Europe Analyzed Through 800+ Startups (based on data from astorya.io). While discussing how InsurTech startups are gaining considerable… Read More

Germany: Investment Crowdfunding Declines to €400 Million in 2020, €100 Million Reported in Q1 2021

In 2020, over €400 million was invested into securities offerings in Germany via crowd investing or investment crowdfunding platforms according to research by Crowdinvest.de augmented by data from Bundesverband Crowdfunding (the German crowdfunding association). The first quarter of 2021 saw approximately €100 million. According to… Read More

CEO Christin Friedrich CEO Discusses Pivot at Innovestment, Pan-European Crowdfunding Changes & Challenges in Germany

Christin Friedrich is CEO and majority shareholder of Innovestment, an alternative financing platform founded in 2012 that is focused on the long-term sustainable impact for SMEs based in Germany. She is also chairwoman of the board of the European Crowdfunding Network (ECN), the association that… Read More

Germany Tests Securities Settlement Using Blockchain: Deutsche Börse, Deutsche Bundesbank and Germany’s Finance Agency Take Step Towards Digital Securities

Several German financial institutions announced a successful step in the direction of enabling digital securities or tokenization of securities. According to a public statement, Deutsche Börse, Deutsche Bundesbank and Germany’s Finance Agency have developed and successfully tested a settlement process for securities. using distributed ledger… Read More

creditshelf’s Co-Founders Dr. Tim Thabe and Dr. Daniel Bartsch See Management Contract Extended through 2023

creditshelf Aktiengesellschaf has announced that its management board has renewed contracts with the Fintech’s c0-founders Dr. Tim Thabe and Dr. Daniel Bartsch. Thabe and Bartsch will continue to run the company until at least the end of 2023. Simultaneously, Dr. Mark Währisch is said to… Read More

German Stock Exchange Operator Deutsche Börse Says Quantum Computing in Risk Management May be Introduced in a Few Years

Deutsche Börse, the German stock exchange company, has reportedly completed the pilot or testing of various quantum computing algorithms which are used to evaluate or create risk models. The pilots found that quantum tech may bring down the time needed for certain simulations from years… Read More

SPACs and Real Estate Crowdfunding: Berlin’s iFunded, Klickown are Partnering Investunity AG so they Can Soon be Listed

Crowdinvesting or crowdfunding for real estate has long been considered a major potential market. However, there are a number of platforms that have downsized during the past year, even some established players like Exporo. Notably, the first Germany-based firm that’s set to go public through… Read More

Creditshelf and Commerzbank Extend Partnership

Creditshelf Aktiengesellschaft and Commerzbank AG have announced the extension of a partnership that has been in place since 2019. Creditshelf is an online lending platform for German SMEs. Creditshefl, which was founded in 2014 and is based in Frankfurt am Main, arranges bank-independent, flexible financing… Read More

Digital ID Verification Service IDnow Acquires identity Trust Management AG, a Global Provider of ID Software from Germany

IDnow, a provider of identity verification-as-a-service solutions, will be acquiring identity Trust Management, a global provider of digital and offline ID verification software from Germany. IDnow confirmed that it would continue to maintain identity Trust Management’s Düsseldorf location and will retain its employees as well…. Read More

Monite Launches Finance Management Platform, Raises €1.1 Million

Berlin-based Monite has raised €1.1 million in pre-seed funding in advance of the launch of a finance management platform. Investors in the round include Tomahawk VC, signals Venture Capital, InVentures, and Runa Capital. Ex-Deutsche Bank board Ralph Müller, Postbank Board Member Lars Stoy, ex-Global Head… Read More

Germany-Based Online Broker nextmarkets Scores $30 million Through Series B Investment Round to Further Accelerate European Expansion

nextmarkets, a Germany-based commission-free online broker, announced on Thursday it raised $30 million through its Series B financing round, which was existing investors Alan Howard and Christian Angermayer with his Cryptology Asset Group. DEWB also participated.  Founded in 2014, nextmarkets describes itself as a German fintech… Read More

Nuapay Launches Open Banking Payment Services in Germany, Italy as Part of “Major Expansion”

Payments Fintech Nuapay is expanding its platform across Germany and Italy leveraging open banking. According to a statement by the company, Nuapay has connected with 308 banks in Italy and 435 banks in Germany, covering approximately 98% of Italian payers and 70% of German payers…. Read More

Fintech Unicorn Deposit Solutions Partners Crédit Agricole Consumer Finance to Offer Savings Products in Germany

Deposit Solutions has teamed up with Crédit Agricole Consumer Finance in order to enable the French bank with providing various savings products in Germany, beginning with fixed-term deposits provided via the ZINSPILOT portal. Through the partnership, Crédit Agricole Consumer Finance will be able to use… Read More

Digital Banking Group Penta Tops Series B+ Investment; Now Amounts to €30 Million

    Digital banking group Penta announced on Tuesday it has topped up its Series B+ investment round. The company reported the total investment now amounts to €30 million. As previously reported, Penta describes itself as a digital platform for business banking that is aimed… Read More

Karsten Wenzlaff of the German Crowdfunding Association Provides Insight into Harmonization of Pan-European Crowdfunding Rules

Last year, the European Union approved pan-European crowdfunding rules that will apply to all member states thus finally offering a harmonized approach to online capital formation. Crowdfunding advocates and European platforms had long recognized the unnecessary friction intrinsic to raising capital based on national regulations… Read More

Venture Capital Funding Secured by UK Firms Reached Highest Level During Q4 2020: Report

The total value of venture capital secured by UK-based firms surged to the highest level in Q4 2020 according to estimates from Refinitiv Deals Intelligence. UK firms secured £2.4 billion in capital from 137 different deals during the last three months of 2020, which is… Read More

European Marketplace Lending Platform Auxmoney Appoints Several Senior Management Professionals

Auxmoney, a marketplace lending platform that serves both private and institutional investors, recently hired Carsten Höltkemeyer, the former CEO of Barclaycard Germany, in order to serve as the lender’s board chairperson. This move has come as part of a shake-up of Auxmoney’s senior management. Auxmoney,… Read More

Data Economy Focused Ocean Protocol Devs Announce their OceanDAO – Round Two Developer Grant Results

The team at Ocean Protocol (OCEAN), which allows software engineers to build marketplaces and other apps to privately and securely publish, exchange, and consume data, has announced the second round of OceanDAO (distributed autonomous organization or DAO) grant results. The developers at Ocean Protocol, who… Read More

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