Newsletter: 13 Aug 2018

advinda, Börsen Zeitung and Innogy Innovation Hub  join FinTech Forum’s partner community

We are proud to welcome Börsen Zeitung (media partner), advinda Investor Cloud and Innogy Innovation Hub to the FinTech Forum partner community! Congratulations to five new startups selected to present at the 10th FinTech Forum on 22nd Nov. 2018: XTECH, Fractal, RYSKEX, finbc and a startup in stealth mode. Learn more about them / register here:


Decentralized Payment Network Logos Raises $3 Million in Seed Funding

In-development decentralized payments platform Logos Network has successfully raised $3 million in seed funding, the startup announced Thursday. Participants in the round included ZhenFund, Digital Currency Group, INBlockchain, Blockwater Capital, Global Blockchain Innovative Capital, AlphaBlock Capital and AlphaCoin Fund, according to a press release.

Logos is working to build a payments network inspired by the bitcoin blockchain, with a focus on a scalable, rapid network that still maintains high levels of security.


Credit marketplace auxmoney surpasses the billion mark

Der Kreditmarktplatz auxmoney bleibt weiter auf Expansionskurs und durchbricht die Milliardenmarke: Seit seiner Gründung hat auxmoney mittlerweile Kredite mit einem Volumen von über einer Milliarde Euro ausgezahlt. Damit festigt das Fintech-Unternehmen seine Position als führender Kreditmarktplatz in Kontinentaleuropa.


Spanish WiZink acquires fintech startup Aplazame

Spanish WiZink Bank has acquired 100% of the Madrid-based fintech startup Aplazame, which specialises in instant consumer credit solutions for online purchases.


VCXO Briefing with Hans de Back, Finch Capital

1.  Tell us a bit about yourself and your focus area(s) within FinTech?

Thematic early stage VC investor: focus on earls stage. Two main themes:

  • Replace players active in the financial services
  • Sell to financial services and other industries


7 Questions with Tatjana Winter, RYSKEX

1.  Please tell us a bit about yourself, both at work and leisure.

Tatjana is Chief Marketing Officer at RYSKEX, where she is responsible for the worldwide B2B marketing, further development of the blockchain-based ecosystem and the continuous company building of RYSKEX. After her MBA in Innovation and Leadership she is now a PhD student and conducting research on how AI might improve the corporate risk management. In this context she founded the BLOCKART Institute, which research activities are supporting the RYSKEX ecosystem.

Before starting at RYSKEX she worked in the FMCG industry and gained experiences as a management consultant with focus on innovation, business models and information security.

Tatjana loves to travel, to discover new, hidden places and to push herself to the limit doing sports.


wefox Continues to Expand and Launches in Italy

Only three years after launching in Switzerland and Germany, and one year after starting operations in Austria, insurtech business wefox has announced its entry to the Italian market, continuing its focus on European expansion.

Insurtech combines personal consulting with state-of-the-art app technology, providing solutions to meet the changing needs of customers, brokers and insurance companies. wefox has gained around a quarter of a million customers, over 1000 insurance brokers and over 300 insurance companies to date.


HypoVereinsbank, first in Germany to support trading transaction via the blockchain-based platform

Die HypoVereinsbank hat heute (nach eigenen Angaben als erste Bank in Deutschland) eine internationale Handelstransaktion über die Blockchain-basierte Plattform (Website) begleitet. Dabei nutzte ein Kunde der HVB, die navabi, ein international tätiges Handelsunternehmen für Damenbekleidung, die, für eine Bestellung bei einem spanischen Lieferanten. Auf spanischer Seite ermöglichte die Banco Santander SA die Abwicklung der Transaktion.


N26 introduces Spaces, a new feature that gives users maximum flexibility to organize their money

N26 today announced the launch of Spaces, a new feature that provides a fast and easy way to set aside money based on users’ personal preferences and needs. By enabling users to instantly move funds to their personalized Spaces and back to the main account, N26 gives customers total flexibility and control over how they organize their money and keep track of multiple financial goals.

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