Newsletter: 15th Dec. 2017

Ngdata Raises $19M in Series C Funding
Ngdata, a Gent, Belgium-based customer experience management solutions company, raised over $19m in Series C funding. Led by Luc Burgelman, CEO, and Michel Akkermans, chairman, Ngdata provides data-rich companies in financial services, telecom, utilities, hospitality, etc., with a customer data platform, called Lily™…The round was led by HPE Growth Capital with participation from existing investors Idinvest Partners, Pamica, SmartFin Capital, Capricorn Venture Partners and Nausicaa Ventures.
The company intends to use the funds to further accelerate global growth.

Barcelona-based ForceManager raises $12 million in Series B funding for the international expansion

ForceManager, the first AI conversational sales assistant app for field sales teams, announced today a Series B investment worth $12 million led by AXA Strategic Ventures. Additional support will be provided from existing investors Nauta Capital, Sabadell, SIE and Histemi. The fresh capital will be used by the Barcelona-based company to drive international expansion and continued investment in field sales facing AI technology.

Factoring Startup Billie Raises €10M in Series A Funding

Billie, a Berlin, Germany-based factoring startup, raised €10m in Series A funding.  The round was led by Creandum with participation from existing investors Rocket Internet, Speedinvest, Avala Capital and Picus Capital.
The company intends to use the funds to continue to develop the platform and expand its business reach.

€7 M in Growth financing for Proptech realbest
CommerzVentures, Hevella Capital, der VC Fonds Kreativwirtschaft Berlin der IBB, Ventech und Immotech Venture investieren in digitale Wohnimmobilien-Plattform

realbest ist eine digitale Verkaufsplattform für Wohnimmobilien. Das Berliner Proptech-Start-up digitalisiert den Verkaufsprozess und begleitet Immobilientransaktionen von der Immobilienbewertung für den privaten Immobilienverkäufer bis zur Online-Reservierung durch den Käufer.

zalando invests in Berlin Debt-Collection Startup Pair Finance
zalando investiert in das Inkasso-Startup Pair Finance. Insgesamt investieren Business Angels sowie Investoren wie die HitFox Group, FinLeap, yabeo Capital und Ey Ventures 4,5 Millionen Euro in das junge Unternehmen.

Fintech Lender SolarisBank Inks Partnership with ABN Amro Bank

Banking-as-a-service platform SolarisBank has signed a major integration partnership with a bank.
On Tuesday, the Berlin-based SolarisBank announced that it had integrated with the Dutch bank ABN Amro to provide instant loans through the bank’s online brand Moneyou.

niiio finance group AG: Thomson Reuters and FinTech niiio launch regional partnership
Thomson Reuters and the FinTech company niiio finance group AG enter a partnership as part of regional blue-chip partnership initiative with focus on digital financial services industry software solutions. The aim is to provide banks and asset managers with product and service elements for the digital transformation of their individual business models.