Newsletter 3 June 2019

Industry transformation and meaningful innovation at the heart of this year’s Money20/20 Europe as it returns to Amsterdam.

Over 350 speakers to take the stage at Europe’s leading FinTech event, with 70+ hours of fresh content themed around 5 must-know trends for companies. Networking opportunities include workshops, innovation labs and a Money20/20 Street Takeover. Rise Up programme comes to Europe to empower the next generation of women in financial services.


Meet FinTech Forum at Money20/20 Europe! We will be at the event from 2nd-4th June. Contact Samarth to setup a meeting.


Dawex Raises €5M in Funding

Dawex, a Paris, France-based data exchange technology company and the operator of a large data marketplace, raised €5m in funding.

Backers included Amadeus (AMS.MC), Itochu Corporation (ITOCY), Bouygues Construction (BOUY.PA), a French web entrepreneur, and historical investor Caisse des Dépôts (via its Banque des Territoires).


7 Questions with Lucie Haß, Helaba Digital

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

My name is Lucie Haß and I am the Managing Director of Helaba Digital. We founded Helaba Digital in 2018 as corporate venture capital vehicle for Helaba. Before I was working as Senior Project Manager at Commerzbank and was responsible for various projects focusing on innovation and digitization.


Paris-based fintech PIXPAY raises €3.1 million to launch its banking solution for teens

Founded just four months ago, the Paris-based fintech startup PIXPAY has raised €3.1 million in a round led by Global Founders Capital. With the funding, PIXPAY intends to reinvent the way teenagers manage their budgets and spend their money in an economy where cash is disappearing, and build a European banking solution specifically for 10 to 18-year-olds.


Stockholm-based fintech startup Open Payments raises €1.2 million for its PSD2 compliant platform

Stockholm-based fintech startup Open Payments is an open banking platform that’s PSD2 compliant.

The startup has now raised a seed round investment of €1.2 million from Brightly Ventures, Luminar Ventures, and angel investors. Vidici Ventures has previously invested in the company.


Lakestar startup Argo sold to Bavarian logistics company

Seit Mitte Mai hat das Startup Argo Trade Solutions einen neuen Besitzer: 100 Prozent der Anteile gehören jetzt der Logistikfirma Deutsche Warenlager, wie der Analyse-Dienst Startupdetector entdeckt hat. Details zur Übernahme sind nicht bekannt.


Upcoming Events:

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

Money2020 Europe: 3-5 Jun. 2019, Amsterdam

Digital Insurance Agenda: 25-27 Jun. 2019, Amsterdam


FinTech Forum partners: