Newsletter: 12th March. 2018

Banking platform SolarisBank closes €56.6M Series B from BBVA, Visa, Lakestar, and others

SolarisBank, the Berlin-based “banking platform” co-founded by fintech company builder Finleap, appears to be on quite a roll. The company, which now claims nearly 60 corporate clients who offer various financial services powered by solarisBank,  has closed €56.6 million in Series B funding in a round that includes a number of new strategic and financial investors. Notably, they include Spanish banking giant BBVA — which only yesterday upped its investment in the U.K. challenger bank Atom — Visa, Lakestar, and ABN AMRO’s Digital Impact Fund (DIF).


Blockchain Startup Centrifuge gets $3.8M in funding

The young startup Centrifuge as part of an early financing received $ 3.8 million for it’s crypto-project. The money comes from lead investors Mosaic Ventures and Blue Yard Capital. The startup plans to build an open, decentralized blockchain operating system for retailers and business transactions.


Berlin Robo platform Liqid hits 200 million Euro mark

The digital asset manager Liqid claims to manage more than 200 million euros. This milestone was reached less than 18 months after market entry, reports the Berlin Fintech. Liqid should now belong to the largest independent Robo consultants in Europe – but with some distance to the German market leader Scalable from Munich.


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Payslip has secured €1M in investment

Co Mayo-based fintech startup Payslip, which is led by former Taxback chief executive Fidelma McGuirk, has secured €1 million in investment. Payslip provides software that simplifies and reduces the costs of managing a global payroll for businesses with employees in multiple jurisdictions. Its cloud-based software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform includes functions that enable clients to meet General Data Protection Regulations


Collaboration between Smava and

The loan comparison portal allows customers of the online portal for vehicles, to compare loans from 25 banks.


IDnow launches KYC system for crypto providers

Crypto platforms and token sales (ICOs) increasingly have to conform to AML-legislation. Therefore, IDnow launches the world’s first KYC solution for crypto providers which conforms to the most strict regulations around the world.