Germany

Hawk AI Accelerates Global Expansion With $17 Million Series B

Hawk AI, a Munich-based provider of anti-money laundering (AML) and fraud prevention technology for banks and payment companies, announced $17M in Series B financing to accelerate product development and global expansion. The funding round was led by Sands Capital from

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Bedeutung der Bonität und Einfluss der SCHUFA auf Bewertungen

Die private Finanzlage strahlt, der Neukauf steht an – doch ein Ratenkauf wird abgelehnt. Häufig begründen Anbieter die Ablehnung mit einem schlechten Schufa-Score. Dieses Score-Ranking, also eine Punktevergabe für das Finanzverhalten, wirkt sich auf viele Lebensbereiche langfristig aus. Punktevergabe von

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17 Rising Fintech DACH Stars that Went Live in 2022

Fintech Innovators has released its annual report featuring the most exciting and fastest-growing fintech and insurtech companies across Germany, Austria and Switzerland (DACH). Produced in collaboration with robo-advisory platform Inno Invest, startup acceleration program German Accelerator, consulting firm KPMG and

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The State of the German Blockchain Ecosystem

Despite a global venture capital (VC) pullback, shrinking valuations and public market turmoil, Germany’s blockchain VC funding market remained stable this year, with companies in the space securing a total of US$218 million across 20 deals year-to-date (YTD), just US$37

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wefox Appoints Zalando’s Laura Eschricht as Chief Marketing Officer

German insurtech platform wefox has appointed Laura Eschricht as its new Chief Marketing Officer, effective immediately. She joins wefox from German ecommerce retailer Zalando. Eschricht is a seasoned marketing professional with over 15 years of global experience. Prior to Zalando,

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Bitpanda Receives Full Crypto Custody and Trading License in Germany

Austrian crypto platform Bitpanda has received a full operating license from the German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority or BaFin for the custody and proprietary trading of crypto assets. Bitpanda claims to be the first European retail investment platform to obtain

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Taktile Raises US$20M Series A From Index Ventures and Tiger Global

German automated decisions platform Taktile has closed a US$20 million Series A funding round with investments from Index Ventures and Tiger Global. Taktile allows companies to build automated flows for decisions — like which customer to lend to or what

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German Regtech Firm Regnology Acquires Belgian Counterpart b.fine

German regtech startup Regnology has acquired b.fine, a Belgian regtech firm which helps financial institutions enhance their reporting supply chain. b.fine’s platform helps financial institutions digitise, automate and manage their regulatory reporting processes, providing them better oversight of their different

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N26 Launches New Cryptocurrency Trading Feature With Bitpanda

German neobank N26 has launched its cryptocurrency product in Austria to enable customers to buy and sell 194 cryptocurrencies in their app. The N26 Crypto feature will be made available progressively to eligible customers in Austria over the coming weeks,

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Deutsche Börse’s D7 Platform Performs Its First Digital Securities Issuances

Deutsche Börse’s digital post-trade platform D7, facilitated by service provider Clearstream’s infrastructure, has executed the first digital securities issuance in Germany. The first automated issuances on the D7 platform were performed by universal bank LBBW and asset management group Vontobel.

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