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Payments Investment Fails To Grow

The payments space faced a major test last year with Square’s IPO. It saw the mobile card reader and payment processing company list at a valuation of USD3.85bn, shaving more than 30% off the USD6bn it was valued at when it raised USD150m in 2014. The...

Read More16 Sep 16
Klarna Rakes In USD35.2m For Online Payments

Swedish payments firm Klarna has raked in USD35.2m in funding from Sequoia Capital, Atomico, General Atlantic, DST, Wellington Management, and Wellcome. Klarna will use the funds to expand its accelerated growth. 

Read More28 Jun 16
European Fintech Taking On The US

In an important milestone for fintech, Germany’s Raisin just reached EUR1bn (USD1.1bn) in assets on its platform. It’s the first European fintech startup to do so and the third in the world after Wealthfront and Betterment - both of which are from...

Read More26 Apr 16
Startups Are Falling Into The Background Of Payments

The payments space is no longer the fertile land of opportunity that it was once perceived as. In the past startups rushed in, attempting to upend the point-of-sale process and convince users to leave their wallets at home. Investors liked the look of it...

Read More21 Apr 16
What An Even More Crowded Payments Space Means For Fintech

Competition in payments is intense and with Square making a major push into online payments it's only going to get more so. This puts Square firmly into competition with the likes of PayPal’s Braintree and Stripe for the online payments market....

Read More31 Mar 16
INTERVIEW: Catching Up With Klarna - Swedish Payments Firm Talks Expansion And Valuations

Payments is normally a game of small margins. Not for Klarna! The Stockholm-based company handles the entire payments process for merchants to allow one-tap transactions and claims it’s been profitable since year one. Now valued at USD2.3bn the firm is...

Read More09 Dec 15
So Bored With The USA – Does European Tech Still Need The US?

With tales of Silicon Valley coffee shops full of investors with time to hear any startup's pitch and networks of potential partners, clients and acquirers filling fashionable restaurants, heading to the US is often seen as a vital step in the growth of...

Read More08 Dec 15
Money, Money, Money - 3 Key Things About Swedish Tech In 2015

It's a big year for Swedish tech firms. With Spotify, Sweden is now home to Europe's most-valuable private tech startup. It also saw a massive exit when Candy Crush developer King Digital sold to Activision for USD5.6bn. An interesting acquisition to...

Read More02 Dec 15
What 2015's Fintech M&A Deals Tell Us About The Sector

Confused by the sheer amount of options for money to change hands between businesses, services and people? No wonder. There are, today, more options to send and receive money, pay bills, get loans, pay for goods online, settle debts with friends and...

Read More17 Nov 15
Swedish E-Commerce Checkout Klarna Hits USD2.25bn Valuation On Latest Offering

Swedish payments firm Klarna AB has made a second public offering at a company valuation of around USD2.25bn. Klarna allows consumers to make payments just using an email an address and a ZIP code, with a higher grade security features than similar...

Read More19 Aug 15