Institutional Investment & Trading

Institutional Investment & Trading

Vennfi nets $2.3m to support the growth of its charity platform

Vennfi, which supports tax-exempt payments, closed a $2.3m seed round to support the development of its charity account services.

Israel-based OurCrowd scores $60m in capital injection from ORIX

Israel-based Online investment platform OurCrowd has scored $60m through an investment from Japanese financial services group ORIX Corporation.

Investment platform CAIS secures $50m in its Series B round

Alternative investment platform CAIS has closed its Series B round on $50m, to capitalise on a strong year of growth.

Fortu Wealth moves past the target for its crowdfunding campaign

Fortu Wealth, a digital private banking solution, has surpassed its crowdfunding target to raise more than £354,000 from investors.

Spark Change said to close £3.5m in its funding round

Spark Change, which helps institutional and individual investors access carbon instruments, has reportedly bagged £3.5m in its latest funding round.

What will Brexit mean for UK FinTech?

The UK is home to one of the world's most thriving FinTech and RegTech communities, but Brexit has raised concerns about whether the future of the ecosystem is at risk.

Neobanks and InsurTech startups among the 23 FinTechs raising money last week

Challenger banks and InsurTech ventures stood out among the 23 FinTech companies that successfully raised money last week.

CMA blocks FNZ and GBST merger because of antitrust concerns

The UK's markets watchdog has halted the merger between investment platforms FNZ and GBST because of competition concerns.

Cooler Future picks up €1.4m to build out climate change-awareness investment app

Green-focused investment app developer Cooler Future has picked up €1.4m of funding from venture capital house Lifeline Ventures and a string of angel investors.

RealBlocks bags $7m to boost user experiences across the alternative investment space

Alternative investment tech platform RealBlocks has secured $7m in a series A round led by Crosslink Capital.

News Stories

dacadoo launches new health engagement service for insurers

dacadoo, which builds digitalisation services for the healthcare space, has released a new digital health engagement platform to meet changing demands of insurance customers.

“Extortion scheme”: Afterpay and Klarna engage in war of words

Klarna and Afterpay are butting heads as market competition is getting fierce across the globe.

Backbase launches next-generation platform and new enhanced services

Engagement banking technology developer Backbase has launch its next-generation platform and its enhanced Backbase-as-a-service.

Sequoia Capital’s Michael Moritz named new Klarna chairman as company prepares for IPO

Klarna has hinted that it's preparing to go public soon and now the founder is saying the new chairman will be a huge help in that.

TRAXX Payments has enlisted Acuant’s KYC solutions

Payment processing provider TRAXX Payments has tapped identity verification business Acuant to create a seamless digital know your customer (KYC) process for its clients.

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