The first set of startups and investors at FinTech Forum 2021 on 18th Nov. at the Airport Club, Frankfurt) have been announced! European FinTech deals this week include Ace Capital Partners (JScrambler), Hearst Ventures (Vyne), Re-Pie Asset Management (Colendi) etc.

The first set of startups and investors at FinTech Forum 2021 on 18th Nov. at the Airport Club, Frankfurt) have been announced- check them out here. We feature Q&As with our new event partner, Daragh Hanratty of IDA Irelandand with Korbinian Spann of, one of the startups selected to present at the event.

Early stage European FinTech deals this week include Ace Capital Partners (JScrambler), Hearst Ventures (Vyne), Re-Pie Asset Management (Colendi) etc.

If you are an early stage startup in Europe building the next big thing in FinTech, reach out to Frank Schwab or Samarth Shekhar.
7 Questions with Daragh Hanratty of IDA Ireland

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

I am VP for financial Services with IDA Ireland, the state agency responsible for FDI into Ireland. I am based in Frankfurt, have a keen interest in fitness and travel. During lockdown I took up running. I am currently working to improve my times for 5km and 10km park runs

We are proud to welcome Daragh and IDA Ireland as a partner of FinTech Forum 2021, taking place on 18th Nov. 2021 at the Airport Club, Frankfurt Airport / digital (depending on COVID restrictions).

7 Questions with Korbinian Spann of

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

My name is Korbinian, I’m the founder and managing director of Our company and I are based in Munich, Germany. I have one son, live in the countryside and love sports like cycling, sailing, running and hiking. As is a remote-first team, I´m used to working with my team every day via Zoom, Slack and Google. I love being an entrepreneur and work in a team on difficult problems. The understanding and processing of languages is my favorite topic since my studies (Arabic, Hebrew). I enjoy digital marketing and communication, as an expert and as a lecturer at Steinbeis SMI. I’m open minded, curious, and full of positive energy.

7-questions-with-korbinian-spann-of-insaas-ai is among the startups selected to present at the FinTech Forum 2021 – 18th Nov. 2021 at the Airport Club, Frankfurt Airport/ hybrid. Check out the agenda and apply / register here: 

Launching the 2nd edition of Scaling Enterprise FinTech | The Handbook (available from 8th Oct.)

We are excited to launch the 2nd edition of Scaling Enterprise FinTech | The Handbook in partnership with Money20/20 and SixThirty Ventures. The Handbook will be available to download on 8th Oct. Meantime, check out the Q&As with Oliver Werneyer (IMburse – Advanced Payments Integrator), David Putts (BillonViktor Stensson (BokioMay Wang (Fin Venture Capital) and Semih Kaçan (Swisscom Ventures) that will be part of the Handbook:

Ace Capital Partners invests $15M in Jscrambler 

Led by Rui Ribeiro, CEO, and Pedro Fortuna, CTO, Jscrambler provides client-side web security solutions. With Jscrambler, JavaScript applications become self-defensive and resilient to tampering and reverse-engineering, while also capable of detecting and blocking client-side attacks like Magecart and data exfiltration.

The round was led by Ace Capital Partners, with participation from existing investors including Portugal Ventures.

Ace Capital partners is a private portfolio investment management company whose recent investments include Figeac Aero and GLIMPS.


Hearst Ventures and others invest $15.5M in Vyne

Vyne’s service is designed to enable direct, secure, and faster payments for merchants and consumers alike. By transforming the checkout experience payments can be “completed by consumers in three clicks and merchants can engage customers through more digital channels such as QR codes and pay-by-link, which can be sent by email, SMS or in person.” Vyne uses open banking to power account-to-account payments for online businesses.

Hearst Ventures, a corporate venture fund, invests in early-stage information, software and technologycompanies whose recent investments include Truepic and Insurify.


Re-Pie Asset Management Company invests $30M in Colendi

Colendi’s management noted that they aim to offer decentralized credit scoring and microcredit solutions. Colendi serves as an end-to-end or comprehensive white-label financial and microcredit platform. The firm’s flagship product is its blockchain or distributed ledger tech (DLT)-enabled intelligent credit scoring and fraud detection solution.

Colendi’s investment round has been led by Re-Pie Asset Management Company, a Turkey-based alternative asset management company.

Re-Pie is an asset management company whose recent investments include Arvis Games and Musixen.
Meet us at:

South Summit, 5-7 Oct. 2021, Madrid
Web Summit, 1-4 Nov. 2021, Lisbon
SuperReturn International, 9-12 Nov. 2021, Berlin
FinTech Forum, 18 Nov. 2021, Frankfurt

Meet Our Partners: 

IDA Ireland
Opportunity Network
Money2020 Europe
InsurTech Insights
Finovate Europe
FN FinTech 40

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