Funding

F10 Investment Selects 6 Fintech and Insurtech Startups for 2021

F10 Investment has chosen six fintech and insurtech startups from the latest F10 Incubation Programme cohort in Zurich for its second investment round. Through the F10 Investment, the corporate partners of the F10 Fintech Incubator and Accelerator, such as SIX

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European Trading-App Freetrade Secures $69 Million in Series B Funding

Freetrade, a London-based investment platform, announced that it has raised $ 69 million during a Series B funding round. The company said that the funds will be used to accelerate its growth in international markets and allow the team to

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Digital Banking Solution Provider Meniga Closes €10 Million Investment Round

Meniga, a provider of digital banking solutions, announced that it has closed a €10 million strategic investment round. The round was led by institutional investors, Velocity Capital Fintech Ventures, and Frumtak Ventures. Other participants in the round include Industrifonden, the

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Fintech Platform Feedzai Raises $200 Million at a Unicorn Valuation

Feedzai, an American cloud-based financial risk management platform, announced that it has secured $200 million during a Series D investment round, valuing the startup at more than $1 billion. The funding round was led by leading global investment firm KKR,

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Kontist: 25 Millionen Euro für Expansion von Echtzeit-Steuerservice für Selbständige

Kontist, Deutschlands erste Neo-Bank mit Fokus auf Freelancern und Selbstständigen, gibt eine weitere Finanzierungsrunde bekannt. Im Rahmen einer Series-B-Runde erhält Kontist von seinen Investoren insgesamt 25 Millionen Euro, mit denen der neue Geschäftsbereich Steuerservice weiter ausgebaut werden soll. Angeführt wird

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Austrian Crypto Broker Bitpanda Secures Unicorn Status With $170 Million Funding

Bitpanda, an Austrian digital investment platform dealing with cryptocurrency, announced that it has closed it Series B funding round with an investment of $170 million and attained unicorn status with a valuation of $1.2 billion. The funding round was led

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Payments Provider SumUp Raises €750 Million in Debt Facility

London-based global payments service provider SumUp announced that it has raised a €750 million facility from Goldman Sachs, Temasek, Bain Capital Credit, Crestline, and funds managed by Oaktree Capital Management. The current round was oversubscribed due to high demand from

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Stripe Raises $600 Million in Funding, Pushing Its Valuation To $95 Billion

Stripe, an Irish-American payment processing platform, has raised $600 million (€500 million) during a funding round, pushing its valuation to $95 billion (€80 billion). Primary investors include Allianz X, Axa, Baillie Gifford, Fidelity Management & Research Company, Sequoia Capital, and

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Is a SPAC Approach Plausible for Swiss Companies?

Well, it’s already happening. In the past week, I have heard of 4 Swiss private companies approached by US-listed SPACs interested to acquire them. There may be more such cases in Switzerland by now, but there will definitely be more

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UK Digital Bank Starling Raises £272 Million Funding, Secures Valuation of £1.1 Billion

UK digital bank Starling announced a £272 million (US$ 376 million) Series D funding round led by Fidelity Management & Research Company. The new investment values the company at £1.1 billion (US$ 1.5 billion) pre-money. The funding will be deployed

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