FinTech Europe | 2023 #13
Weekly news up to Tuesday, 28th of March 2023
Last week, a total amount of €269.4m was raised across 18 European FinTech deals 👇
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👀 NEWS HIGHLIGHT
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Checkout.com is known for its payment processing service, but it is now launching a new product: its customers can now create payment cards for their own customers.
German FinTech sector with nearly 1,000 fintech startups, among which 13 unicorns, continued to grow and mature in 2022.
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NOW, ON TO THE SUMMARY OF LAST WEEK'S NEWS
🌎 FINTECH HIGHLIGHTS
⭐️ eToro secured $250 million in funding at a $3.5 billion valuation, after calling off its plans to go public via a SPAC at a $10.4 billion valuation in 2022.
⭐️ Raisin announces €60 million in a series E funding round.
⭐️ Mollie and Billie launch a pan-European partnership to bring BNPL closer to B2B.
⭐️ Mondu launched in the UK, opening an office in London.
⭐️ Snoop is working with bankers at Rothschild on a fundraising or sale after receiving a series of unsolicited takeover approaches.
Two raises €18 million Series A. The round was led by Shine Capital and Antler, with participation from Sequoia Capital, Day One Ventures, Alumni Ventures, and others.
Acquired.com selects MultiPay as a hardware provider for its payment terminals.
Turan received seed funding of $1 million to help enable its digital money transfer initiative for the Turkic States.
Curve is to bring large-scale wearable payment technology to the UK customers.
Payer launches open banking payments for B2B.
Centi launches its Swiss Franc pegged stablecoin, backed 1:1 by a Swiss bank.
Enfuce and Science Card launch a revolutionary card to fund life-changing science.
Finaro, Mastercard, Northmill, and NMI bring Cloud Commerce to Nordic markets.
Focalpay secured 15M SEK in investment from Icelandic investor SKEL.
Klarna plugs ChatGPT into its platform for faster product recommendations.
Sibstar launches app to help people with dementia manage their spending.
Unzer is entering the BNPL market with the launch of its new product ‘upaylater’.
Coinmama partners with Volt to enable open banking payments for its customers.
Former Penta founder Jessica Holzbach has resurfaced with Pile.
ID Finance closed a €30M equity round led by Kingsway Capital.
FinTech Scotland secures UK Government funding.
Suffolk Building Society partners ieDigital for new digital savings platform.
NPEX secures €2M for its stock exchange platform for small & medium enterprises.
Nationwide Building Society, Wells Fargo, and Intesa Sanpaolo invest $9m in Hazy.
SAP Fioneer unveils B2B embedded finance platform.
Circle will locate its European headquarters in Paris, citing the crypto-friendly climate created by President Macron's government as instrumental to the decision.
Ziglu bids to raise £2 million to stay afloat at a discounted £10 million valuation.
Bitpanda joins Visa’s Partner Connect programme to access its investment solutions.
HeavyFinance raised €3 million during its seed funding round.
Connect Earth scores over €5.1 million to decarbonize the financial sector.
Verto launched USD accounts that see customer funds deposited held in protected accounts in accordance with Electronic Money Regulations 2011.
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