Newsletter 4 Dec 2019

“Be wary of technologies that are looking for use cases”

This week we posted our 7 Questions to Ben Shaw, Director of Programs at the InsurTech Hub Munich. 1. Please tell us a bit about yourself, both at work and leisure. Difficult to separate the two: For work my team and I connect all dots needed to accelerate the insurance industry …

ImaurTech Hub Munich is currently accepting applications for its 2020 program (deadline 13th Dec. 2019). More information here:


The Era of Backstage Banking- 11th FinTech Forum in Tweets

With 12 startups pitches, a “journey to exit” by our alumnus, insights from leading investors and a panel discussing if finance will become an add-on- here is the 11th FinTech Forum in tweets.


InsurTech ottonova receives a further 60 million

In den vergangenen Jahren wanderten bereits beachtliche 40 Millionen in ottonova, eine digitale private Krankenversicherung aus München. Das InsurTech, das am 21. Juni 2017 an den Start ging, war die erste Neugründung einer Krankenversicherung in Deutschland seit fast zwei Jahrzehnten.

Debeka, Holtzbrinck Ventures, Vorwerk Ventures und btov sowie SevenVentures investieren nun bemerkenswerte 60 Millionen Euro in das Insurtech.


DN Capital Invests in KI Startup Cognigy

Der britische Geldgeber DN Capital, der dänische Venture Capatalist Nordic Makers und Inventures aus München investieren einen unbekannten Betrag – sicherlich aber eine siebenstellige Summe – in das KI-Startup Cognigy.


Ireland’s HBAN hits €100m investment milestone

the Irish Halo Business Angel Network (HBAN) announced that it has passed the €100m milestone for angel investment across the island of Ireland.


Finland’s biggest fintech startup Enfuce secured €10M funding, launches new service

Enfuce, a Finland-based company providing cloud-based financial services, has secured €10M in funding led by the early-stage VC firm, including venture debt from Nordea, LähiTapiola, and Finnvera.


Why Silicon Valley Investors Are Bonkers For European Startups

Index Ventures partner Danny Rimer always planned to move back to London from Silicon Valley. But when Rimer returned to England a year ago after seven years establishing Index’s U.S. foothold with stakes in companies like Dropbox, Etsy and Slack, he had company: Investors from U.S. venture capital firms Benchmark, NEA and Sequoia were also appearing at startup dinners, leading deals and even looking to open offices.


FinTech Junction is coming to Europe!

Our previous edition attracted 1,650 fintech leaders and decision makers from the world’s most successful and innovative companies: banks, financial institutions, tech giants, startups, investors, regulators and global influencers. Join us for the 3 most significant days of business in the year, in the Capital of Europe’s largest economy. Use code FJ20FFDE to save 20% on your ticket:


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