Institutional Investment & Trading

Institutional Investment & Trading

Wirex raises £1m in 90 minutes on Crowdcube

Payments startup Wirex has secured £1m in just 90 minutes via its Crowdcube campaign and smashed its crowdfunding target by 370%.

Spark Systems pulls in $5m for faster forex platform

Singapore-based foreign exchange startup Spark Systems has raised $5m in a new round of funding.

Blackfin Capital pulls in over €100m at first closing of third fund

FinTech investment firm Blackfin Capital has pulled in more than €100m at the first close of its second fundraise in two years.

Hong Kong’s SFC launches RegTech Sandbox

Hong Kong’s Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) has launched a RegTech sandbox to enabled qualified firms to test their regulated activities. The SFC said the...

NAGA Group launches ICO with $30m goal

German FinTech start-up NAGA Group, which provides social trading app SwipeStox, is looking to raise $30m through its ICO

Indonesian angel investor network ANGIN reels in seed funding

Indonesian angel investor network ANGIN today announced that it has raised an undisclosed seed funding round from Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm 500 Startups.

ESMA unveils Q3 bond liquidity data from MiFID II requirements

The European Securities and Markets Authority has published new liquidity data on bonds subject to requirements in the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive. The data...

Finitive secures debt round from Silicon Valley Bank

Finitive, which provides institutional investors with direct access to alternative lending investments, has collected $2m in a venture debt round.

Cadence Group closes $4m funding round alongside new service launch

Cadence Group, a FinTech securitization platform, has closed a $4m round in conjunction with the launch of a new Dutch auction for new investments.

Robinhood pulls the plug on its UK expansion to focus on the US market

Just days after announcing a massive expansion of its Series F round, stocktrading platform Robinhood has scrapped its expansion in the UK.

News Stories

User info leaked as e-commerce site tretti.se owner hacked

Swedish e-commerce company tretti.se's owner Whiteaway Group has seen confidential customer information being compromised in a ransomware attack.

British Patient Capital commits to adding $35m to Evolution Equity Partners’ new $250m cybersecurity...

British Patient Capital has committed to adding $35m to The Evolution Technology Fund II, which is aiming for a final $250m close to support cybersecurity and enterprise software startups.

MAP FinTech appoints Mark Ellis to lead business development

European RegTech leader MAP FinTech has named Mark Ellis as its new senior business development manager.

Total Network Services already plans second token sale after Series A one

San Diego-based blockchain business Total Network Services has closed of a Series A round of security tokens structured by city native venture Deal Box, a capital advisory and financial technology firm.

Lunar raises €40m Series C round as it plans to take a slice of...

Danish challenger bank Lunar has raised a €40m Series C round and is planning to go into the buy now, pay later market.

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