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Bank Hapoalim and Abu Dhabi Global Market to Work on Digital Transformation of Financial Services in UAE and Israel

Israel’s Bank Hapoalim and Abu Dhabi Global Market will be collaborating on various Fintech projects. Both organizations have agreed to support the digital transformation of financial services in the UAE and Israel. Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), a major international financial centre located in the… Read More

ORIX Corporation Invests $60 Million into OurCrowd, Will Collaborate on Financial Products

Leading global online investing marketplace OurCrowd has received a $60 million investment from ORIX Corporation (NYSE:IX). Orix is a Japan based financial services firm that offers lending, investment, life insurance, banking, asset management, real estate, and more. ORIX operates globally with offices in 37 countries… Read More

Israel-based Venture Fund Maniv Mobility Leads First Seed Investment in UAE Based Firm Fenix

An Israel based venture fund, Maniv Mobility LP, has led a $3.8 million seed round investment in Fenix, a micro-mobility venture focused on the Middle East. According to Maniv Mobility, this is the first investment by an Israeli venture capital fund in a UAE-based tech… Read More

Tel Aviv based Fintech Fuse.io Partners with Ramp to Make it Easier to Buy Cryptocurrencies using Fiat Directly Via Fuse Wallet

The development team at Fuse.io, a Tel Aviv based Fintech firm that aims to leverage (decentralized finance) DeFi infrastructure to create a platform for entrepreneurs that allows them to turn “communities into economies,” recently partnered with Ramp in order to “ease the onboarding process” of… Read More

Fuse.io, a Platform Leveraging DeFi Infrastructure to Help Turn Communities into Economies, Introduces Decentralized Exchange FuseSwap

The development team at Fuse.io, a Tel Aviv based Fintech firm that aims to leverage (decentralized finance) DeFi infrastructure to create a platform for entrepreneurs that allows them to turn “communities into economies,” claims that there’s been “truly game-changing” progress and innovation in decentralized or… 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

CEO of INX Shy Datika Predicts that Volumes in Security Tokens Will Far Eclipse Those in Crypto Trading

This past Tuesday, INX Limited announced that it has agreed to acquire Openfinance, a FINRA regulated broker-dealer and alternative trading system (ATS) in the digital security market. INX Limited is a Fintech with a vision of redefining the world of regulated security tokens and crypto… Read More

OurCrowd Partners with SALT on Pandemic Venture Investment Series

  OurCrowd, a leading online investment marketplace, has partnered with SALT on a series of discussions called the Pandemic Venture Investment Series starting October 29. SALT is a global thought leadership forum and networking platform encompassing finance, technology, and geopolitics. According to  OurCrowd, each episode… Read More

Fuse.io, a Platform Leveraging DeFi Instructure to Help Turn Communities into Economies, Achieves #2 Spot on Product Hunt

Fuse.io, a Tel Aviv based Fintech firm that aims to leverage (decentralized finance) DeFi infrastructure to create a platform for entrepreneurs that allows them to turn “communities into economies,” notes that they’re proud to confirm that after Fuse Studio was shared on Product Hunt this… Read More

Mark Smargon: CEO at Israeli Fintech Fuse.io Wants to Offer Non-Custodial, Open-Source Payments Services with WeChat level User Experience

We recently caught up with Mark Smargon, CEO of Fuse.io, a Fintech company that aims to connect everyday payments to the blockchain without compromising on user experience. Fuse.io is focused on leveraging the latest decentralized finance (DeFi) infrastructure to offer a unique platform to businesses… Read More

Tel Aviv’s Fuse.io, a Platform Leveraging DeFi Instructure to Help Turn Communities into Economies, has Launched on Product Hunt

Mark Smargon, CEO at Fuse.io, a Tel Aviv based Fintech firm that aims to leverage (decentralized finance) DeFi infrastructure to create a platform for entrepreneurs that allows them to turn “communities into economies,” has confirmed that the Fuse.io project has now been launched on ProductHunt… Read More

Eran Noam From Shield Explains How Natural Language Processing and Financial Context Recognition Help with Business Compliance Processes

Israel based Regtech firm Shield was recently chosen to join the IBM Cloud for Financial Services ecosystem. Many financial institutions have been migrating or deploying new applications on Cloud-powered platforms that streamline routine banking and related business processes. We recently caught up with Eran Noam,… Read More

OurCrowd Hosts Event with Emirates Angels Investors Association as Diplomatic Thaw Opens Up Opportunity

OurCrowd, the leading global investment crowdfunding platform, and the Emirates Angels Investors Association, an Emirati angel investment network, held an online event today allowing Israeli investors and entrepreneurs a first glimpse of the tech opportunities available in the United Arab Emirates following the historic diplomatic… Read More

AccessFintech Raises $20 Million Through Series B Funding Round Led By Dawn Capital

UK-based fintech AccessFintech recently announced it secured $20 million through its Series B investment round, which was led by Dawn Capital, with participation from J.P. Morgan, Citi, Goldman Sachs, and Deutsche Bank. The round brings AccessFintech’s total capital raised to date to $37 million since… Read More

Fintech Businesses and Startups in Israel, the UAE, and Bahrain Form Strategic Partnerships Following Signing of Abraham Accords

The Abraham Accords were recently signed between Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the Kingdom of Bahrain.  The agreement is officially called the Abraham Accords Peace Agreement: Treaty of Peace. It establishes diplomatic relations and “full normalization” between Israel and several Middle Eastern… Read More

Draper Goren Holm Announces Investment in Israeli Digital Securities Exchange Simetria

Draper Goren Holm, a blockchain and Fintech venture firm, announced on Tuesday it has invested in Simetria, an Israeli digital securities exchange. Along with the investment, Simetria will become part of the Ownera digital securities network (also a Draper Goren Holm portfolio company).  Draper Goren… Read More

BNP Paribas Works with Curv to Test Digital Securities

  BNP Paribas Securities Services has partnered with Curv to complete a proof of concept on the transfer of security tokens (digital securities) securely between market participants. BNP Paribas Securities Services and Curv used the ERC1400 token standard. According to BNP Paribas, the test saw… Read More

HUB Security Joins with Marsh to Offer Digital Asset Custody

HUB Security is an OurCrowd Portfolio Company Cybersecurity provider HUB Security has formed a partnership with Marsh to provide custody services for digital assets to financial services firms. Marsh, part of Marsh & McLennan (NYSE:MMC) is a top insurance broker and risk advisor that operates… Read More

BioCatch Receives $20 Million Investment from Four Big Banks in C Round Extension

Four big banks have committed $20 million to BioCatch, a fraud detection and consumer protection service, in an extension to a recent Series C funding round. Barclays, Citi, HSBC and National Australia Bank (NAB) have joined American Express in investing in the firm. Of note,… Read More

Fintech Firms are Being Denied Entry into Israeli Markets by Banks, the Competition Authority Claims

The Israel Competition Authority, which is tasked with maintaining and promoting competition in the nation’s economy, has released a report in which it notes that traditional banks think Fintech firms are their rivals and are attempting to block or prevent their entry into the Israeli… Read More

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