Venture News

Newsletter 22 April 2019

Startup Moonfare Raises $28 Million to Help Wealthy Invest in Private Equity Funds

Moonfare GmbH, the Berlin-based startup that allows wealthy clients to invest in private equity funds, has raised 25 million euros ($28 million) to fuel growth in Europe and Asia.


Klarna launches its own credit card

Mit der Klarna-Card können die Kunden künftig auf Raten bezahlen oder Google Pay verwenden. Das schwedische Unternehmen will so auch bei Endkunden bekannter werden.


Commerzbank taps Raisin to offer corporate deposits

Raisin’s German savings platform WeltSparen ( is collaborating with Commerzbank to reach the bank’s corporate clients in Germany. In the segment of corporate clients Commerzbank is Germany’s market leader. The partnership enables Commerzbank to provide its corporate clients exclusive access to special conditions on fixed-term deposits. In addition to Commerzbank’s own products, corporate clients can now benefit from 3-month to 4-year term deposit offers from select German partner banks.


7 Questions with Jens Siebert, wevest

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

I was born and raised in Berlin and I am currently the CEO of wevest Digital AG. I have spent my entire career in the banking and financial services industry – first at a large consultancy firm and afterwards as project manager for the group of German cooperative banks. Privately, I enjoy going to the theatre and cycling. Once I made a trip cycling from Berlin to Barcelona in 30 days. That required good planning and endurance. The same holds true for starting your own business.


BCA cooperates with Capinside

Capinside hat einen ersten Maklerpool als Partner gewonnen. Die Tools und Inhalte des Fondsportals, das das Hamburger Start-up betreibt, sollen künftig die Investmentplattform der BCA aufpeppen. Perspektivisch dürfen die BCA-Vermittler zudem darauf hoffen, über Capinside Kunden zu gewinnen.


Upcoming Events:

Looking to connect to the European FinTech & InsurTech ecosystem? Here is a selection of events we are speaking at or attending:

InsurTech Week Cologne: 20-24 May 2019, Cologne

Money2020 Europe: 3-5 Jun. 2019, Amsterdam

Digital Insurance Agenda: 25-27 Jun. 2019


The most powerful elements combine at Money2020 Europe this June!

This June the most powerful and proactive elements across the global Financial Services community will combine at #M2020Eu, and we will be there! Join us to discover the elixir set to futureproof your business using the FinTech Forum discount code M19FIFOR  to save €200 on your pass


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