St. Louis VC Cultivation Capital takes $20m for FinTech fund

Cultivation Capital has raised $20.5m for its new FinTech-dedicated fund, according to an SEC filing.

Eos Venture Partners launches dedicated InsurTech fund

As hype continues to build around the potential for startups to disrupt the insurance space Eos Venture Partners is launching as specialised fund dedicated to finding opportunities in InsurTech.

Northzone closes new $335m fund for European FinTech

Northzone, a Scandinavian VC firm that’s backed FinTech startups including iZettle, MarketInvoice and Klarna, has raised €300m ($335m) for its new fund.

BlackFin makes first hires for FinTech venture fund

French private equity firm BlackFin is beefing up its FinTech talent and hiring two new team members to head up its dedicated venture fund.

FinTech accelerator H2 Ventures looks for $41m in IPO

H2 Ventures, an Australian FinTech accelerator, has filed a prospectus for its new venture H2Ocean to IPO on the Australian stock exchange.

Impression Ventures closed second FinTech fund at $15.5m

Canadian VC firm Impression Ventures has reached a close for its second FinTech fund at C$20m ($15.5m).

Octopus Investments launches FinTech accelerator

London-based investment management firm Octopus Investments is launching a new FinTech-dedicated accelerator out of its Octopus Labs division.

TTV Capital passes halfway point new $100m fund

FinTech-dedicated investment firm TTV Capital has now raised more than half of the targeted $100m for its fourth fund.

Touzhijia.com pulls in $12m for peer-to-peer lending

Touzhijia.com, a Chinese peer-to-peer lending platform, has raised $12m in a Series A round from US VC-firm CDF Capital.

ING brings four startups and two internal ideas to accelerator

Dutch multinational bank ING is taking on four new external startups and two internal projects for its latest accelerator programme.

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POS lending solution Affirm closes $500m Series G

Affirm, a buy now and pay later solution, has closed its Series G round on $500m.
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Solving the challenge of creating a customer-centric business model – Kidbrooke demo

A recent survey from PWC found that 61% of bankers believe customer-centric business models are very important, and yet only 17% of them are “very prepared” for it. Kidbrooke has released a new demo highlighting the problem in the market.

Over 60% of InsurTechs and insurers are keen to work with BigTech companies

Over 60% of InsurTechs and insurers are looking to collaborate with BigTechs, as they look to keep up with changing customer demands, a new report claims.

Good services is more important to policyholders than pricing

New research claims the key to driving long-term relationships in home insurance is less about pricing and more about great services and reputation.

TCARE closes $3m in round led by SixThirty Ventures

TCARE, which claims to be the only evidence-based, CMS 1115 approved and accredited family caregiver support platform, has netted $3m in funding.

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