Venture News

Newsletter: 3 July 2018

Check out the startups and partners for FinTech Forum’s 5th Anniversary Edition

We are pleased to announce the first set of startups selected to present at #5YFTF,

FinTech Forum’s 5th Anniversary Edition taking place on 22nd Nov. 2018: ForexFix,BITA,CrowdDeskImburse Payments and Neon Banking. We are also proud to welcomeMiles & More to the FinTech Forum partner community. Read more about them and their FinTech initiatives here.

http://www.fintechforum.de/announcing-the-first-set-of-startups-partners-5yftf/

kapilendo baut Kooperationen weiter aus – Vertriebspartnerschaft mit abcfinance

Die kapilendo AG und die abcfinance GmbH haben eine Vertriebspartnerschaft vereinbart. In Zukunft werden beide Partner die Lösungen und Produkte des jeweils anderen Finanzdienstleisters mitanbieten können. Damit haben die Kundenberater immer das passende Finanzinstrument für die individuelle Situation des Unternehmens im Angebot: Von klassischen Krediten und Nachrangfinanzierungen von kapilendo bis zu Leasing und Factoring von abcfinance.

https://www.finanzen.net/nachricht/aktien/kapilendo-baut-kooperationen-weiter-aus-vertriebspartnerschaft-mit-abcfinance-6333408

 

solarisBank launches Blockchain Factory and becomes banking partner for the cryptocurrency and blockchain industry

solarisBank, the first banking platform with a full banking licence, today announced the launch of the “solarisBank Blockchain Factory”. With this move, the Berlin-based technology company is extending its range of services and will form a technological and regulatory bridge between the worlds of banking and blockchain. This will make solarisBank the specialised infrastructure partner of choice for companies in the cryptocurrency and blockchain industry.

https://solarisbank.pr.co/167207-solarisbank-launches-blockchain-factory-and-becomes-banking-partner-for-the-cryptocurrency-and-blockchain-industry

 

7 Questions with Oliver Werneyer, Co-Founder & CEO of Imburse

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

Imburse is a motivated team of 5 from Zurich, Switzerland. Apart from our HQ in Zurich we have our development team out in London doing an amazing job of delivering on our vision and empowering our clients. We are a very close team with some of the co-founders being friends from school days and others getting to know each other through other friends.

http://www.fintechforum.de/7-questions-with-oliver-werneyer-co-founder-ceo-of-imburse/

 

Insurtech Coya receives license from German regulator

Berlin-based start-up Coya has been granted an insurance license by the German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin).

https://www.intelligentinsurer.com/news/insurtech-coya-receives-license-from-german-regulator-15671

 

Im Labor der Bank von morgen: die Forschungs- und Entwicklungsabteilung main incubator

Blockchain, künstliche Intelligenz, Robotics. Das sind Themen, die für die Finanzbranche immer wichtiger werden. Der main incubator, ein Tochterunternehmen der Commerzbank, erforscht diese Technologien und entwickelt Lösungen für das Banking der Zukunft.

https://blog.commerzbank.com/digitalisierung/18q2/main-incubator.html

 

Deutsche Bahn Connect setzt jetzt auf Multichannel-Plattform von Concardis

Die Deutsche Bahn Connect nutzt seit Juni 2018 die neue Multichannel-Plattform des Eschborner Full-Service-Paymentanbieters Concardis. Alle Zahlungen für die Mobilitätsangebote des Flinkster-Carsharing-Netzwerks mit seinen  angeschlossenen Partnern sowie von Call a Bike laufen damit über die neue Concardis Payengine-Plattform.

https://www.concardis.com/artikel/deutsche-bahn-connect-setzt-jetzt-auf-multichannel-plattform-von-concardis

 

Komunolaunch of digital platform for municipal loans

Helaba Digital GmbH, the investment company of Helaba Landesbank Hessen-Thüringen, and Lucht Probst Associates (LPA), are setting up a joint venture called “Komuno”. Together, they have developed a solution that enables local authorities and capital providers to make optimum use of digital technologies in their lending activities. The “Komuno” digital platform, which will allow banks to bid for municipal loan tenders, will be available from 3 September 2018.

https://en.l-p-a.com/news-en/komuno-launch-of-digital-platform-for-municipal-loans/

 

Switzerland Creates Working Group to Help Blockchain Companies Open Bank Accounts

The Financial Director of Zug, Switzerland, Heinz Tännler called on the Swiss Bankers Association (SBA) to create a working group to help blockchain companies open bank accounts, local news outlet cash.ch reported June 26.

Since blockchain and crypto companies face difficulties with opening bank accounts in the country, Tännler together with the Financial Director of Zurich Ernst Stocker brought the issue to the attention of Federal Council Ueli Maurer.

https://cointelegraph-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/cointelegraph.com/news/switzerland-creates-working-group-to-help-blockchain-companies-open-bank-accounts/amp

 

BVR macht den Weg für Digitalisierung frei

ski Frankfurt – Die Volks- und Raiffeisenbanken haben beschlossen, in den nächsten vier Jahren zusätzlich rund 500 Mill. Euro in die Digitalisierung zu investieren. Hinzu kommen entsprechende Aufwendungen des Spitzeninstituts DZ Bank und seiner Tochterunternehmen, die sich allein in diesem Jahr auf 180 Mill. Euro belaufen.

https://www.boersen-zeitung.de/index.php?li=1&artid=2018118009