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10 High-Potential Fintech Firms Chosen for 11th Annual Fintech Innovation Lab New York

Ten high-potential technology firms have reportedly been chosen for 11th Annual Fintech Innovation Lab New York. As noted in the announcement (published on April 7, 2021), Fintech solutions aim to leverage AI and advanced data analytics to “address key industry challenges including sustainability.” As mentioned… Read More

ZA Tech Global, the Technology Initiative Backed by Softbank Vision Fund I, Launches Asia Fintech Center

ZA Tech Global Limited, the technology venture established by ZA International and supported by Softbank’s Vision Fund 1, revealed on Friday (April 9, 2021) that it’s launching its Asia Fintech Center (AFC) in Singapore. The new center will focus on financial services innovation projects and… Read More

Global Fintech Funding Remains Steady with Many Asian Fintechs Raising Massive Mega-Rounds: Report

Fintech funding has really picked up in 2021. It’s estimated to have already reached $15 billion during the first quarter, according to CB Insights data. In Asia, Fintech-related investments are on track to exceed $2.6 billion, which is notably the continent’s highest quarterly total since… Read More

iSTOX Tokenizes Another Fund: Mapletree MERIT Fund

Digital security platform iSTOX has acquired a stake in the Mapletree MERIT Fund and turned them into digital securities that provide individual accredited investors partial access to the fund or Mapletree Europe Income Trust. Last month, iSTOX announced it had tokenized Astrea VI private equity… Read More

Digital Asset Custody Provider Hex Trust Finalizes $6M Round led by QBN Capital

Hong Kong-headquartered crypto-asset custody service provider Hex Trust reveals that it has secured $6 million in capital via a Series A round that was led by QBN Capital. As part of its latest investment round, Hex Trust also received contributions from Cell Rising, Radiant Tech… Read More

Asian Fintech BizBank Launches Corporate Expense Card in Singapore

  BizBank, an Asian fintech, has reportedly launched its corporate expense card in Singapore. Founded in 2020, BizBank revealed that it is building a ‘Bank-in-a-Box’ for SMBs.  “Using our end-to-end platform, small businesses can digitize operations and spend more time on their core activities — revenue… Read More

Regtech: Compliance Firm Uppsala Security to Create Virtual Asset AML Solution for South Korean Crypto Exchange

Uppsala Security, a provider of tools for Crypto AML, Risk Management, Regulatory Compliance, and Cybersecurity, has revealed they’ve entered into a contract to create a ‘Virtual Asset AML’ solution for the Coin&Coin exchange that “complies with the amendment of the Special Money Act in South… Read More

Fintech focused Graduate Level Programs will be Offered by National University of Singapore

The National University of Singapore (NUS), a leading research university and the oldest higher education institution in the city-state, will reportedly be providing two new graduate-level programs focused on Fintech during the upcoming academic year. The program aims to assist with creating a comprehensive ecosystem… Read More

Waiting for Crowdfunding Boom 3.0

It seems hard to believe, especially after a decade where it dominated new finance, but equity crowdfunding is still just in its infancy. Originally coined by entrepreneur Michael Sullivan in 2006, the true modern crowdfunding boom kicked off at the start of the previous decade… Read More

Uppsala Security Receives Financial Sector Development Grant from the Monetary Authority of Singapore

Uppsala Security has revealed that it received a Financial Sector Development Grant from the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS). Uppsala Security, an established provider of tools for Crypto AML, Risk Management, Regulatory Compliance, and Cybersecurity confirmed on April 2, 2021, that they were chosen by… Read More

Singapore Wealthtech Endowus Secures $23 Million Through Series A Investment Round Led By Lightspeed Venture Partners

  Endowus, a Singapore-based wealthtech, announced on Thursday it raised $23 million through its Series A funding round, which was led by Lightspeed Venture Partners with participation from SoftBank Ventures Asia. Founded in 2017, Endowus stated it is seeking to empower people to “take control” of… Read More

Monetary Authority of Singapore to Help International Monetary Fund in Providing Assistance to Low-Income Nations

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) revealed on March 31, 2021, that Singapore plans to take part in global efforts to improve the overall capacity of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to provide assistance to “vulnerable” low-income nations in “dealing with the economic fallout from… Read More

Singapore Blockchain Tech Company imToken Scores $30 Million Through Series B Financing Round Led By Qiming Venture Partners

  imToken, a Singapore-based blockchain technology company, announced on Tuesday it raised $30 million through its Series B financing round, which was led by Qiming Venture Partners, with participation from its lead Series A investor IDG Capital and new investors including Breyer Capital, HashKey, Signum… Read More

Singapore’s #dltledgers, a Blockchain or DLT Platform for Cross-Border Trade, Secures $7M via Series A

Singapore-based #dltledgers, a blockchain or distributed ledger technology (DLT) platform for conducting cross-border trade, trade finance, and handling supply chain digitization, has secured $7 million in capital through a Series A round. The firm’s investment round was led by Regis and Savoy Capital, Vittal, Walden… Read More

Fintech Firms in Pakistan Continue to Receive In-Principle Approval from State Bank to Offer Digital Financial Services

Supported by an upcoming generation of talented tech professionals, the Fintech industry is evolving rapidly in Pakistan. Fintechs could begin to make major contributions to the Asian country’s nearly $400 billion GDP. Professionals leading the country’s finance ministry and its reserve bank (the State Bank… Read More

iSTOX Tokenizes Astrea VI Private Equity Bonds

iSTOX, a tokenization platform regulated by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), says it has tokenized Astrea VI private equity bonds which were issued earlier this month by Astrea VI Pte. Ltd. iSTOX claims this is the first time digital tokens with exposure to bonds… Read More

Zilliqa Announces Investment Fund of up to US $5 million for 15 Companies Building on the Zilliqa Platform

Zilliqa, a blockchain ecosystem that seeks to offer services to enterprises, has announced an annual investment fund of up to USD$ 5 million for 15 companies building on the Zilliqa blockchain. Zilliqa strives to address the shortcomings of some established blockchains by providing a robust… Read More

DBS Becomes First Major Asian Bank to Finalize Trade Financing Transaction via AntChain’s Trusple Platform

After the rollout of Trusple, which is AntChain’s global trade and financial services platform, DBS (SGX:D05) has confirmed that it’s the first major Asian banking institution to finalize a trade financing transaction via the platform. The digital transaction was valued at more than $40,000. The… Read More

Regtech, Financial Wellness, Debt Investments Startups Among 11 Initiatives to Graduate from StartupBootCamp Fintech Dubai

The third edition of Startupbootcamp Fintech Dubai’s accelerator program has now concluded. During the Demo Day, there were 11 startups that pitched their ideas to potential investors, corporate partners, industry experts, mentors, and the general public. Startupbootcamp Fintech Dubai was introduced in 2018 through a… Read More

Singapore based Insurtech Symbo Secures $9.4M to Expand Coverage Across India and Southeast Asia

  Singapore-based Symbo Platform Holdings, an Insurtech platform, has finalized a $9.4 million funding round that was led by the CreditEase Fintech Investment Fund. Symbo’s investment round included contributions from San Francisco’s investment company Think Investments along with investments from existing investors AJ Capital, Insignia… Read More

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