Funding

Interest in Media for Equity on the Rise

Media for equity, a financing option that provides advertising in return for equity in a company, is proliferating at an increasing rate, recognized by startups as a powerful engine for sustainable growth. Also known as media for growth or airtime

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Spain’s Cobee Raises €40M Series B for Employee Benefits Platform

Madrid employee benefits platform Cobee has closed a €40 million Series B funding round with investments from London-based Octopus Ventures and Notion Capital. The company says that it tripled its business since it last raised a €14 million Series A

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Fintech Startup Failures Pile Up

After experiencing record investment volumes in 2021, venture funding is dropping significantly this year amid hiking inflation rates, political instability and tanking stock prices. Investors are scaling back their investment pace significantly, and though many startups are still holding strong

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45 Millionen für Startup Fund von EquityPitcher

Die Venture Capital Firma EquityPitcher AG schliesst erfolgreich ihren zweiten Fonds. Dieser investiert gezielt in Startups aus der DACH-Region und zählt bereits 20 Portfolio-Unternehmen aus 12 verschiedenen Industrien. EquityPitcher setzt bei all ihren Investments auf eine persönliche Begleitung der Startups

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France’s Karmen Raises €50M Credit Line From Fasanara to Finance Digital SMEs

Paris-based business financing platform Karmen has raised an additional €50 million in debt financing from London-based alternative asset management company Fasanara Capital. Karmen first raised €22 million comprising €3 million in equity and €19 million in debt financing in a

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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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Prediction Capital Launches Early Stage Fund for DACH Fintech Startups

Swiss family office Infinitas Capital has launched Prediction Capital, a new venture capital firm focusing on early stage consumer tech and fintech investments in the DACH region. Infinitas Capital’s Robin Lauber is one of three of Prediction Capital’s founding partners,

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Total Funding to Portuguese Fintech Companies Surpasses EUR 1B Mark

In 2022, the Portuguese fintech ecosystem entered a new stage of development, marked by greater maturity of the sector, continued innovation through partnerships and a dynamic venture capital (VC) market, a new report by industry trade group Portugal Fintech, in

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UK’s Banked Gets US$15M Series A Extension to Fuel US Expansion

London-based payments company Banked has raised over US$15 million in a Series A extension round, led by global software investor Insight Partners, following a Series A earlier this year led by Bank of America. Citi, National Australia Bank Ventures, and

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BlackRock’s Fintech Bets Span Lending, Wealthtech, Crypto and More

BlackRock, one of the world’s largest asset managers, has been actively investing in the fintech industry over the past decade, participating in large rounds of financing across a broad range of segments, from payments and lending, to wealthtech and cryptocurrency,

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