Newsletter 2 July 2019

Meet the investors on stage at 11th FinTech Forum, 21st Nov. in Frankfurt

With our flagship annual event just over five months away, we are pleased to welcome Giesecke+Devrient Ventures, SeedX Lichtenstein and Capnamic Ventures as guest speakers covering European FinTech investments and trends at The Airport Club, Frankfurt on 21st Nov. 2019. Calling for early stage European FinTech & InsurTechs: apply via Investors/ corporates may register directly:


Exporo Closes $48.7m Financing Round

Exporo, a Hamburg, Germany-based fintech company, completed a financing round of $48.7m.

The round was led by Partech with participation from previous investors, Heartcore and HV Holtzbrinck Ventures.


Bitrise Raises $20M in Series B Funding

Bitrise, a Budapest, Hungary-based mobile continuous integration and delivery platform, raised $20m in series B funding.

The round was led by Partech with participation from new investor Zobito and existing investors OpenOcean, Y Combinator, and Fiedler Capital. In conjunction with the funding, Partech’s Reza Malekzadeh and OpenOcean’s Ekaterina Almasque will join the company’s board.


Deepki Raises €8M in Funding

Deepki, a Paris, France-based SaaS data management company, raised €8m in funding.

The round was led by Statkraft Ventures with participation from existing investors Demeter, Hi Inov, and Citizen Capital.


Aazzur launches funding round

The Berlin-based fintech is soft-launching its inclusive current account, which comes with a financial services marketplace. Information for potential investors can be found on the online investment platform, Angels Den Funding. Aazzur claims to be reinventing how banks are built, by connecting banks and their users to the fintech ecosystem through one integration. The platform acts as a layer above existing banking and fintech solutions to facilitate transactions, messages and exchange of data.


Treefin now with BaFin license

Die treefin GmbH, Entwicklerin der Multibanking- und Finanzassistenz-Apps „treefin“ und „FinanzGuide“, kann als einer der ersten Anbieter ihrer Branche ein weiteres, besonderes Qualitäts- und Sicherheitsmerkmal für ihre Nutzer vorweisen: Seit Juni verfügt die Tochter der W&W brandpool GmbH über die Lizenz der Bundesanstalt für Finanzdienstleistungsaufsicht (BaFin), Zahlungsauslöse- und Kontoinformationsdienste für ihre Kunden zu erbringen.


Nürnberger Fintech takes over tax startup Taxbutler

The Nuremberg fintech company Billomat , provider of a web-based accounting program, takes over the tax-startup Taxbutler founded by Matthias Raisch in Baden-Württemberg . “With the purchase of the Taxbutler tax software, which we will be launching under the name STEUER2GO at the end of the year, we have now laid the foundation stone”, says Paul-Alexander Thies (CEO Billomat). Users should then be able to complete their tax return with a few clicks via smartphone.


Wirecard launches banking and payment ecosystem boon Planet

According to the supplier, boon is the first-of-its-kind app to create an integrated payment and banking experience for end consumers. All existing boon payment users can add banking to their existing boon account, while new customers will also be able to register directly for both services, which are available separately as well.


Apple Pay Launches in 13 More European Countries, Sparkassen and Volksbanken in Germany Later This Year

Apple Pay is officially going live in 13 additional countries today, including Greece, Portugal, Romania, and Slovakia, bringing Apple’s mobile payment system to millions more users across Europe.  Apple Pay has been gradually expanding across Europe and the Middle East, launching in Poland, Norway, Kazakhstan, Belgium, Germany, Czech Republic, Saudi Arabia, Austria, and Iceland over the last year.


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