ottonova raises 15 Million Euro
Tengelmann Ventures, b-to-v und STS Ventures, also Onvista-Gründer Stephan Schubert, investieren neben Holtzbrinck Ventures und Vorwerk Ventures weitere 15 Millionen Euro in ottonova, Deutschlands ersten Online-Krankenvollversicherer – berichtet die “Süddeutsche Zeitung”.
Bitcoin exchange ShapeShift Raises $10.4 Million in Series A
ShapeShift is the world’s leading instant exchange for Bitcoin digital currency and other blockchain assets with an exchange volume of more than 50,000 Bitcoins (CHF50 million) per Month. The Zug-based start-up today announced the completion of its $10.4 million Series A funding round led by Earlybird and joined by Lakestar.
Swipestox raises 12,5 Millionen Euro for Tinder-style Stock Trading
Es gibt einen Newsfeed, kurze Selfie-Videos und Kommentare: Das Hamburger Fintech Swipestox will sich als soziales Netzwerk für Trader etablieren. Bei der Plattform dreht sich alles um den Handel von Börsenindizes, Rohstoffen und Devisen, es lassen sich beispielsweise die Trades von erfolgreichen Händlern kopieren.
Leading China-based investment group FOSUN invests EUR12.5 million in Hamburg based FinTech firm THE NAGA GROUP AG.
Today THE NAGA GROUP AG (NAGA) reported one of Europe’s largest FinTech Series A investments in 2017 by FOSUN, a global leading Chinese investment group. NAGA specializes in disruptive financial trading technologies and is the brain behind SwipeStox, the social network for stock traders, of which globally distributed users traded more than EUR20 billion within 9 months after launch.
Lending platform Bitbond and payments outfit BitPesa partner to boost financing for African SMEs
Global SME lending platform Bitbond and African payment services provider BitPesa announced today that they are joining forces to improve access to financing for SMEs in Africa.
Scalable Capital doubles assets under management in three months
Scalable Capital has doubled its assets under management in the past three months and now manages €200 million on behalf of its clients.
Debitos opens debt market for transaction advisors
Debitos has tapped into a lucrative market: the Frankfurt-based FinTech company is opening its successful secondary debt market platform to third parties.
Paydirekt Sets Ambitious Goals for 2017
The online payment service run by Germany’s banks aims to boost its user base to 7 million by the end of 2017. It badly needs to catch up with Paypal, the runaway market leader.
Ayondo to list in Singapore at a valuation of $158 million
Stefan Willebrand is founder and owner of a public investment company named Willebrand Invest. One of its holdings, ayondo is currently working on a Reverse Takeover transaction with the aim to become a listed company at Singapore Stock Exchange.
Wirecard AG acquires South African payment service provider
MyGate is a leading payment service provider (PSP) in Africa. The company operates one of Africa’s largest and fastest growing online payment gateways and was recently voted the best online payment gateway in Africa in 2016.
FinTech Germany Award 2017
FinTech Germany Award 2017 in Frankfurt on 26th of April – Startups apply by latest 13th of April: Categories: Seed-/Early Stage, Late Stage, Growth Stage, Best Foreign Startup in Germany, Blockchain, Insurtech. Partners: ebase, EY, Oliver Wyman, Börsen-Zeitung, Frankfurt Main Finance, IHK Frankfurt, Rhein Main Business Angels, TechFluence.
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Webinar: A view in the Future – Financial Data Science
The Society of Investment Professionals in Germany (DVFA) on 7th of April 2017 holds a webinar »Data Scientist: The Sexiest Job of the 21st Century« run by Dr Andreas Hoepner from Henley Business School. More details and registration:
Zwei Startups bringen Lösung für Währungsschwankungen
Die Crowdlending-Plattform Swisspeers und der Devisenmarktplatz Amnis spannen zusammen. Swisspeers bietet KMU erstmals die Möglichkeit, in Schweizer Franken gewährte und finanzierte Kredite zu einem fix definierten Wechselkurs entweder in Euro zu erhalten oder in Euro zurückzubezahlen.