Newsletter, 28 Februar – 06 März 2015

Lendstar wins funding from DVH Ventures / Lendstar gewinnt DvH Ventures als neuen Investor

DvH Ventures, die Beteiligungsgesellschaft der DvH Medien (Verlagsgruppe Handelsblatt, Tagesspiegel Gruppe und Die ZEIT Verlagsgruppe), investiert zusammen mit bestehenden Investoren in das Münchner Start-up Lendstar. Gemeinsam stellen sie dem jungen Unternehmen aus dem Bereich digitaler Finanzdienstleistungen Mittel in siebenstelliger Höhe zur Verfügung.

[Congratulations and best of luck to Lendstar, who presented at the inaugural FinTech Forum event in Nov. 2013]

Simplesurance raises $8 million Series B / simplesurance schließt erfolgreich Series-B-Finanzierung

Simplesurance raises $8 million from former investors and two new ones: the U.S. VC Route 66 Ventures and a New York-based Fortune500 insurance company who’s name Simplesurance decided not to share.

7 Questions with Lauri and Margo Karp of TreasuryView

Who are you? We are Lauri and Margo Karp, founders of TreasuryView…2009 we startet with cloud-based risk analytics for public sector loan and hedges portfolios. We were pioneers in moving rather mature financial abstainers to cloud and offer new type of user experience in dealing with complex bank products.

Call 4 Innovation – present your fintech at finance 2.0 (5th May, Zürich)

Finance 2.0, the leading conference (in Switzerland) about innovation and digitization in the area of finance and banking is looking for smart heads and smart fintechs, who are offering impressing and revolutionary digitization products and services for the finance industry.

meetinvest founders reveal £1 million personal investment portfolio on platform homepage

meetinvest, a new and free financial social media platform that replicates the successful formula of investment legends such as Buffett, Templeton, Slater, etc. for retail investors, today announces its key investment strategies in a portfolio reveal of £1 million, accessible on its homepage.

In the future, BBVA will be a software company – Francisco Gonzalez

Fresh from his forecasts last month that half of the world’s banks would get left behind by the digital revolution in financial services, BBVA chairman Francisco González has mapped out a new future for his organisation, not as a bank, but as a software company.

Temenos acquiring Multifonds – the rapidly changing world of asset management

Temenos has announced that it is acquiring Multifonds. Multifonds, out of Luxembourg, is known for its IBOR portfolio and fund accounting system and its transfer agency application.

Trillion-Dollar Alternative Lending Industry Is A VC Gold Mine

In a recovering economy where big banks are restricted by complex regulations, startups and venture investors are gearing up for the next gold rush in the trillion-dollar marketplace lending industry. That’s trillion. With a T. In the first two months of 2015, VCs committed $340 million in venture capital for lending tech startups, according to CrunchBase data.

Go Beyond: Three investments and a new Fintech group

Go Beyond Investing had a good start in 2015. GBI participated in three investment rounds recently. Portfolio companies achieved significant milestones. In 2015 Go Beyond will make Fintech deals a priority.

Wirecard To Buy Acquiring Customer Portfolio From Lufthansa AirPlus

Wirecard AG (WRCDF.PK), a Germany-based provider of electronic payment and risk management applications, Tuesday reported execution of an agreement with Lufthansa AirPlus Servicekarten GmbH on the acquisition of core acquiring customer contracts of credit card acceptance as well as further other chosen assets from Lufthansa.

Wirecard Presents Innovative Solution for Card Payments at POS Terminals

Wirecard is to expand the range of functions for point of sale (POS) terminals with an intelligent payment interface.

Ripple Labs Heads to Fidor Developer Day

This week, Ripple Labs heads to Munich, Germany for the Fidor Development Conference, hosted by Fidor Bank.

Since Fidor Bank got its banking license in 2009, the online-only financial services provider has taken a bold approach toward banking and innovation. Rather than being a bank with a focus on technology, in many ways, Fidor is a technology company that happens to offer banking services.

RapidMiner Positioned in the Leaders Quadrant of Gartner Magic Quadrant for Advanced Analytics Platforms

RapidMiner, the industry’s easiest-to-use Modern Analytics platform, announced today it has been positioned by Gartner in the Leaders Quadrant of the Magic Quadrant for Advanced Analytics Platforms1 published February 19, 2015.

Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute positions EXASOL in Magic Quadrant for Data Warehouse and Data Management Solutions for Analytics

EXASOL, independent vendor of in-memory analytic database technology, has been placed in the new 2015 Gartner, Inc. Magic Quadrant for Data Warehouse and Data Management Solutions for Analytics*, authored by analysts Mark A. Beyer and Roxane Edjlali.