Tag "venture capital"

Swiss Investors Still Too Risk Averse Toward Fintech Startup Investment

Swiss VCs and institutional investors are largely still shy about investing huge sums into fintechs, a fact that is hardly a secret to those who are familiar with the scene. This fact is made clearer when you contrast the recent

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10 Most Active VCs in the European Fintech Sector

2018 witnessed an explosion of high-profile venture capital (VC) deals in the European fintech space, surpassing the US by nearly EUR 100 million, according to PitchBook. Just a few weeks ago, UK banking startup OakNorth raised US$440 million from SoftBank’s

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10 Most Well-Funded Fintech Companies in Germany

Germany is quickly emerging as a fintech powerhouse, with Berlin and Hamburg in particular witnessing thriving fintech communities. According to EY, Germany hosts over 300 fintech companies which raised a record of US$655.4 million in 2017. The followings are ten

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Swiss Fintech Startups Increasingly Turn to ICOs

Swiss fintech startups raised a total of CHF 288 million through nine initial coin offerings (ICOs) in the first half of 2018, surpassing venture capital (VC) investments, according to a new report by e-foresight, the IFZ and Swisscom. The rise

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The Swiss Fintech Startups PostFinance Is Backing

PostFinance, the financial services unit of Swiss Post and one of the leading financial institutions in Switzerland, has been an active investor in the fintech space as it seeks to become a digital powerhouse in the country. In an interview

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Switzerland Welcomes New Startup Fund To Support Entrepreneurship

The newly launched Swiss Entrepreneurs Foundation aims to raise a fund worth CHF 500 million to support young Swiss startups. So far, around CHF 300 million has been committed, according to a report by NZZ am Sonntag. The fund is

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Switzerland’s Top Fintech Investors

The fintech sector continues to attract the attention of investors. In 2016, global venture investment in fintech grew by 11% to US$17.4 billion with a large portion of this amount going towards Chinese (US$7.7 billion) and American (US$6.2 billion) ventures.

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New Report Highlights Germany’s Fintech Industry’s ‘Impressive Growth’

The Germany’s burgeoning fintech industry is quickly emerging as a regional leader with a number of startup gaining international recognition and Berlin becoming a “strong contender for London’s fintech crown,” according to a new report by UK payments startup GoCardless

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Top 13 Fintech Investors in London

With significant support from the government, the UK is poised to become the fintech capital of the world, generating already £6.6 billion (US$8.7 billion) in revenues as of 2015 and employing over 60,000 people, second only to California with 74,000,

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The 10 Most Active VC Investors in FinTech Worldwide

When it comes to FinTech, investors are competing to catch their own eggs in their portfolio basket with shining and curious eyes. The total of deals, the number of investors and the amount of money increasingly run into this field.

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