Institutional Investment & Trading

Institutional Investment & Trading

Funderbeam grabs €2m for startup stock exchange

Blockchain-based trading and investment platform Funderbeam has picked up €2m from Japanese investor and incubator Mistletoe.

Stock investment platform Stockpile bags $30m Series B

Stock investment application Stockpile has bagged a $30m Series B funding round, which was led by Fidelity backed Eight Roads Ventures.

Investment platform Jacobi closes AUD $11m investment

Cloud-based investment platform Jacobi has closed a funding round on AUD $11m ($7.6m) from several US investors.

OurCrowd launches $100m investment vehicle

Crowdfunding platform OurCrowd has launched Cognitiv, which is a $100m investment vehicle.

SALI Fund Management bags growth equity from Long Ridge affiliates

SALI Fund Management, a turn-key solution developer for insurance dedicated funds, has received an undisclosed growth capital investment from Long Ridge Equity Partners affiliates.

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.

Wealth management platform Realized raises $6m in Series A

Wealth management solution provider Realized has raised $6m in its Series A funding round led by Calibrate Ventures.

FNZ Group acquires ebase in €154m deal

FNZ Group has acquired European Bank for Financial Services (ebase) from Comdirect bank in a deal worth €154m.

SEC charges LendingClub and former execs $4m for fraud

Online investing platform LendingClub Asset Management (LCA) and its former president Renaud Laplanche have been charged with fraud by the US SEC.

Quantopian lands $25m from Andreessen for trade algorithms

Andreessen Horowitz is making a move in the robo-investment space backing trading algorithm platform Quantopian in its $25m Series C round.

News Stories

What wealth managers should look for when digitising client relationship management

Digitalisation of client relationship management is now a critical part of wealth management and firms need to automate admin tasks to foster engagement, according to WealthObjects CEO and founder Uday Bhaskar Nimmakayala.

Payments platform PPRO reaches unicorn status after funding round

Local payments platform-as-a-service PPRO has hit the unicorn status, after a $180m funding round puts its valuation to more than $1bn.

Australian FinTech funding set a new record despite deal activity plummeting amid extended lockdowns

Australian FinTech achieved another record year, but medium-sized businesses found it harder to attract investors as Covid-19 swept across the nation.

Accounting platform Trovata collects $20m in its Series A funding round

Open banking platform Trovata has reportedly collected $20m in its Series A funding round, which was led by Wells Fargo Strategic Capital.

Don’t forget to update your permissions warns the FCA

The UK's top financial watchdog has warned firms to not forget to regularly reviewer regulatory permissions or risk having their licence to operate cancelled.
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