Newsletter 28 Oct 2019

Time for “backstage banking”? Find out at the 11th FinTech Forum, 21st Nov. 

As FinTechs make it easy to embed financial services into the customer workflow of other sectors, are incumbents prepared for an era of „backstage banking” (or insurance) a la Goldman Sachs / Apple Card? That is the topic for the panel discussion at the 11th FinTech Forum on 21st Nov. 2019 in Frankfurt. Check out the agenda, presenting startups, investors and industry leaders participating at our flagship event, and register here:


Apiax Raises $6.6M in Series A Funding

Apiax, a Zurich, Switzerland-based RegTech startup empowering enterprises with digital compliance solutions, completed a $6.6m Series A funding round.

The round was co-led by and XAnge with participation from prior investors Peter Kurer, DIVentures, Swiss ICT Investor Club (SICTIC), Zürcher Kantonalbank and Tugboat.


French FinTech Lemon Way Gets $28M For API Expansion

The French payment processor Lemon Way has announced a near-$28 million (€25 million) investment round by the multi-asset fund management firm Toscafund, Aithority reported on Thursday (Oct. 17).


7 Questions with Michael Lachner, Coinmat

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

I am currently an initiator, co-founder and business developer of the fintech startup Coinmat with a great team and more great business idea. With Coinmat we are in the seed phase with a MVP+. Since 2011 I am self employed and founder of different companies in different business spaces.

Personally I am an open mindested person, who want to learn and to have fun every day with my family and friends. I am a big visionary with a big intrinsic motivation to create something valuable. I am a doer and not only a speaker.


7 Questions with Emrah Basic of Seed X Liechtenstein AG

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

  1. Originally Swiss, banking background, spent the last 2.5 yrs in Berlin doing early-stage investments at Axel Springer
  2. Passionate basketball player and biker

Emrah is among the leading early-stage investors covering European FinTech innovation areas and investment trends at the 11th FinTech Forum, 21st Nov. 2019 in Frankfurt:


Belgian SME Lender Look & Fin Raises €6 Million to Fuel Growth

Look & Fin, a European crowdlending pioneer, announced that it has raised €6 million from local investment fund finance & and private investors.


Belgian fintech Cashforce raises €5 million in Series A funding to scale its cash forecasting platform globally

Antwerp-based fintech Cashforce has raised €5 million in a Series A funding round led by INKEF Capital and Citi Ventures.


BBVA Announces Investment in Spanish Fintech Startup PrivacyCloud

BBVA announced on Tuesday it led the first funding round of PrivacyCloud, a Spanish startup developing a series of tools to allow users to control how their data are used by businesses to create commercial or marketing offers. La Sexta Opción, an investment vehicle promoted and coordinated by ILP Abogados and Fundación Villacellino, also participated in PrivacyCloud’s funding round.


CRIFBÜRGEL and BankenScore conclude strategic partnership for SME credit platform

Der Informationsdienstleister CRIFBÜRGEL und BankenScore schließen eine strategische Partnerschaft für die Bereitstellung von Bonitätsdaten für Unternehmen. Beide Unternehmen nutzen ihre existierende Infrastruktur, um KMUs europaweit erstmalig kostenlosen Zugriff auf ihre Bonität zu geben. CRIF Bürgel stellt die notwendigen Daten ihrer über 4,5 Millionen erfassten Unternehmen sowie die weitere Infrastruktur zum Ausbau der Plattform bereit.


CryptoTax’s Bitwala & API facilitate tax filing for crypto investors

Bei den täglichen Schwankungen von Kryptowährungen ist die spätere Versteuerung der Preisschwankungen für viele Anleger noch in weiter Ferne. Rückt die Abgabefrist für die Steuererklärung jedoch näher, liefern viele Krypto-Handelsplattformen nicht einmal simple Aufstellungen zur Verarbeitung – sehr zum Leidwesen ihrer Kunden. Bitwala und CryptoTax wollen nun den Steuerbericht für Kryptowährungen vereinfachen.


N26 plans stronger focus on business accounts

Die „mobile Bank“ N26 hat heute ein neues Technologiezentrum in Österreich eröffnet. Wien wird zukünftig der globale Hub für N26 Business.

N26 plant, die bereits bestehenden Freelancer-Produkte „stark“ auszuweiten. Unter anderem sind Integrationen geplant, um das Management von Transaktionen und Steuerzahlungen zu vereinfachen.


FinTech Junction is coming to Europe!

And so is the popular startup competition. Grab the opportunity to pitch live in front of European corporates and investors and take your startup on the next level. Apply today and enjoy immediate benefits! One complementary ticket upon application to Fintech Junction Europe and 50% discount on additional tickets bought: 


Meet us at: 

Connected Insurance Days, Berlin, 6th Nov. 2019

11th FinTech Forum, Frankfurt, 21st Nov. 2019

FinTech Junction Europe, Berlin, 10-12 Dec. 2019


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