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Techstars Ventures to Raise £400M Venture Capital Fund

By FinSME

Techstars Ventures, the Boulder, Colorado-based venture capital arm of the global accelerator, has launched its new fund. (more…)

Accelerators/Incubators/Labs, Fintech news

November 24, 2017

118

Ten years on: Seedcamp outs new £41M seed fund and says it’s ready to invest in tokens

By Steve O’Hear for TechCrunch

“The maturity of founders is just exponentially better and different from when we started in ‘07,” says Seedcamp co-founder and Managing Partner Reshma Sohoni. “[They are] so much more knowledgeable, so much more practiced in the art of starting up”. (more…)

Accelerators/Incubators/Labs, Fintech news, Global trends

November 22, 2017

269

ING invites aspiring entrepreneurs to ‘Test Your Idea’

ING in Poland has launched a new online tool which enables entrepreneurs to test out their business ideas with a target group of prospective users. (more…)

Accelerators/Incubators/Labs, Banks, Fintech news, Global trends, Hotnews

October 9, 2017

221

HSBC backs Startupbootcamp FinTech Mexico

HSBC and VC fund IGNIA have become the latest big names to back Startupbootcamp FinTech Mexico, the accelerator bidding to boost financial technology innovation in Latin America. (more…)

Accelerators/Incubators/Labs, Banks

September 15, 2017

Norwegian banks and startups form fintech cluster

More than 20 banks and tech companies in Bergen have aligned to create a fintech hub to push a global innovation agenda amid growing collaboration between banks and startups in Norway. (more…)

Accelerators/Incubators/Labs, Banks, Global trends

August 17, 2017

831

Thomson Reuters Launches Blockchain Startup Incubator

In a recent press releaseThomson Reuters, the behemoth news and information company, announced the formation of a new startup tech incubator designed to help facilitate up and coming technological innovation including Blockchain. (more…)

Accelerators/Incubators/Labs, Blockchain, Fintech news, Global trends

July 10, 2017

406

RBC Global Assetment Management pumps $20 million into innovation lab

RBC Global Asset Management is to invest $20 million to establish an in-house innovation lab, snapping up Toronto-based digital advisory firm Wiser Investments as part of the package. (more…)

Accelerators/Incubators/Labs, Banks

July 3, 2017

305

InvestCloud Set to Launch London Fintech Incubator

By Smantha Hurst

InvestCloud Inc., a global fintech firm, announced on Wednesday that it is set to launch a financial technology incubator and accelerator at its European headquarters in Soho, London. The firm reported that its InvestCloud Innovation Center London will offer both new startups and established financial firms with the ability to quickly deliver digital wealth management solutions supported by its platform. (more…)

Accelerators/Incubators/Labs, Deals

June 29, 2017

Deutsche Börse Launches Fintech Hub

Deutsche Börse‘s Venture Network is seeking to help German startups by making the financing stage easier for both founders and investors. Their focus is on companies in the pre-IPO phase. This allows Deutsche Börse to support new companies with a true potential for a substantial impact on growth in both Germany and Europe. By focusing on companies in this stage rather than earlier, they can assure that the money invested is more likely to have a significant impact on the German market. (more…)

Accelerators/Incubators/Labs, Fintech news, Global trends, Government activities

June 29, 2017

443

OurCrowd Sets Up Tech Incubator in Israel with the Backing of Motorola, Reliance Industries & Yissum

OurCrowd, a leading equity crowdfunding platform, has partnered with Motorola Solutions (NYSE: MSI), Reliance Industries (NSE: Reliance) and Yissum Technology Transfer Company of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, to operate an “innovation technology incubator” that will support the growth of early stage startups in Jerusalem. (more…)

Accelerators/Incubators/Labs, Crowdfunding/investing, Global trends, Hotnews, InspirAsia

June 9, 2017

581

Zopa Establishes Development Center in Barcelona

Peer to peer lender Zopa has established a development center in Barcelona, Spain. The new tech hub is said to initially focus on building the platform that will launch the next generation digital bank. (more…)

Accelerators/Incubators/Labs, p2p/online lending

June 7, 2017

465

Plug and Play partners with Japan’s biggest bank to launch Tokyo accelerator

By Jack Ellis For Tech in Asia

Silicon Valley-based Plug and Play has partnered with Mitsubishi UFJ Financial (MUFG), the financial services group that includes Japan’s biggest bank, to bring its combined startup accelerator and corporate innovation platform to the country. (more…)

Accelerators/Incubators/Labs, Banks

June 6, 2017

390

Indian banks to work with five Startupbootcamp Mumbai graduates

Five of the eleven startups graduating from Startupbootcamp’s 2017 Indian accelerator programme have secured pilots with bank sponsors RBL and Icici. (more…)

Accelerators/Incubators/Labs, Banks, Fintech news, Global trends, Hotnews

June 5, 2017

412

Eight startups Rise up with Barclays

By Barclays

Barclays Bank is entering formal engagements with eight of the 11 startups to pass through its latest fifteen-week accelerator programme and spinning out an internal team as a separate company. (more…)

Accelerators/Incubators/Labs, Banks, Global trends

May 4, 2017

480

Barclays opens Europe’s largest fintech site

Barclays has opened an innovation centre in London’s hipster capital Shoreditch housing internal banking and technology teams alongside more than 40 fintech startups. (more…)

Accelerators/Incubators/Labs, Banks, Global trends, Hotnews

May 3, 2017

401

WeChat maker Tencent opens AI lab in US

By Steven Millward for Tech in Asia

Tencent, China’s US$300 billion tech giant and maker of the popular messaging app WeChat, today confirmed it has opened a lab in Seattle devoted to AI tech. The social media and gaming company also confirmed it has poached Dong Yu, a former principal researcher at Microsoft Research, to head its AI lab. (more…)

Accelerators/Incubators/Labs, AI / Machine Learning / Big Data, Hotnews, InspirAsia

May 2, 2017

427

Monzo opens doors to community collaboration

Digital challenger bank Monzo has earmarked a dedicated space in its East London headquarters building as a collaborative community room, to host events and test out new ideas with its growing membership base. (more…)

Accelerators/Incubators/Labs, Banks, Hotnews, Mobile-first banks

May 1, 2017

354

Japan’s answer to Y Combinator just graduated its next 3 companies

By Peter Rothenberg for Tech in Asia

Code Republic graduated its second batch of three startups last night. They say ,“threes a crowd,” and the crowd definitely showed up Friday. (more…)

Accelerators/Incubators/Labs, Deals, Global trends, InspirAsia

May 1, 2017

483

Barclays Bank goes in search of the next Paypal at African accelerator

Barclays Bank says it wants to find the next Paypal after selecting the second cohort of 10 companies to participate in its African accelerator programme. (more…)

Accelerators/Incubators/Labs, Banks, Fintech news, Global trends, Hotnews, InspirAsia

April 24, 2017

488

Startupbootcamp opens African accelerator

Startupbootcamp announced today the launch of their new accelerator program opening in Cape Town. (more…)

Accelerators/Incubators/Labs, Global trends, Hotnews

April 21, 2017

515

Procter & Gamble to spend $100m for Singapore innovation center

By Judith Balea for Tech in Asia

Procter & Gamble today announced it would invest US$100 million over the next five years in a digital innovation center in Singapore, its first outside of the US. The project is being done in partnership with the Singapore Economic Development Board. (more…)

Accelerators/Incubators/Labs, Fintech news, Global trends, Hotnews, InspirAsia

April 18, 2017

581

Wells Fargo & Company Announces $20M Expansion of CleanTech Innovation Incubator

Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE:WFC) announced a $20m expansion of the Wells Fargo Innovation Incubator (IN2), a program that advances emerging clean technologies and startup companies. (more…)

Accelerators/Incubators/Labs, Banks, Global trends, Hotnews

April 12, 2017

537

Techstars partners Echelon, set to connect SEA startups across a 600-city network

By Chee Hui Ming for e27.com

 Curious about how to build your business wherever you choose to live? You don’t have to be in SV to benefit from APAC’s strongest startup community. Join Techstars and e27 on a journey from Penang, to Bangkok, to Singapore and Jakarta. (more…)

Accelerators/Incubators/Labs, Fintech news, Global trends, Hotnews, InspirAsia

April 11, 2017

416

How US-based accelerator Plug and Play is tackling the Southeast Asia ecosystem through partnerships

By Yon Heong Tung for e27.com

Silicon Valley-based startup accelerator Plug and Play is renowned for having an eagle-eye for promising companies, having made investments in big name players such as Dropbox, PayPal, LendingClub, and Soundhound during their infancies. (more…)

Accelerators/Incubators/Labs, Global trends, Hotnews, InspirAsia

April 5, 2017

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More than 750 startups apply to join YES Bank’s inaugural accelerator programme

By Finextra

The first cohort of YES FINTECH has received phenomenal response from the global community of Fintechs, with 753 applicants around the world.  (more…)

Accelerators/Incubators/Labs, Banks, Fintech news, India

February 18, 2017

870

Fintech Accelerators and Incubators in Singapore, Hong Kong and Southeast Asia

By 

Accelerators and incubators play an important role within a startup ecosystem, as they provide a platform for young teams and startups to connect with successful entrepreneurs, allowing them to learn from the bests while securing funding and connecting with potential investors and partners. (more…)

Accelerators/Incubators/Labs, Fintech news, InspirAsia

February 18, 2017

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Everything You Need to Know About Hong Kong’s FinTech Ecosystem: Startups, Regulators, Investors and Accelerator Programs

By LTP

Why Hong Kong?

Charles d’Haussy, the Head of FinTech at Invest Hong Kong (InvestHK), gave a perfect answer to our question, saying, Hong Kong has all the ingredients to be the global and regional FinTech hub. (more…)

About, Accelerators/Incubators/Labs, Fintech news, Government activities, Hong Kong

February 16, 2017

840

Thailand’s Largest Bank to Launch New FinTech Platform

By CryptoCoins News

Thailand’s largest bank by revenue, Kasikornbank Pcl, has unveiled that it is planning to introduce a new FinTech platform by the end of the year as it attempts to prevent fee income from its rival banks. (more…)

Accelerators/Incubators/Labs, Banks, Fintech news, Thailand

February 14, 2017

BNP Paribas and Plug and Play Launches Fintech /Insurtech Accelerator in Paris

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By FinSMEs

Banking group BNP Paribas and global innovation platform Plug and Play have launched a Fintech and Insurtech acceleration program in Paris, France. (more…)

Accelerators/Incubators/Labs, Banks, Fintech news

February 12, 2017

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The VC FinTech Accelerator – Empowered by FIS: A One-of-a-Kind Accelerator Backed by the World’s Largest FinTech Provider

By LTP

Founders building companies that enable financial institutions, or require partnership from them, face a number of barriers. From building the right solution that fits client pain points to making the sale, building a viable business model is crucial and that process is anything but easy. In the years to come, success in FinTech will be increasingly determined by the supporting ecosystem, which includes venture fundsaccelerators and incubatorsregulatory sandboxes and forward-thinking financial institutions. (more…)

About, Accelerators/Incubators/Labs, Fintech news

February 3, 2017