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US$68m Index Ventures, Intel Capital, Zouk Capital 28 Aug 2015
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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
iZettle Takes Over UK-Based intelligentpos

iZettle, a Swedish mobile payments startup, has taken over UK-based intelligentpos, which offers cloud-based software for businesses in the hospitality sector and other industries. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. 

Read More07 Sep 16
Fintech Firms Need To Offer More Services

Say what you will about banks, but they do offer a huge range of services. However, many in fintech are betting they can beat them by peeling off such a service and offering a better version. Money transfer unicorn TransferWise is one of the more vocal...

Read More08 Jun 16
3 Areas Where Fintech Is Fighting For The Little Guy

TransferWise is back in the news after raising GBP17.7m (USD26m), with a USD1.1bn valuation and a new focus on bringing its cheap currency conversion tool to small businesses. The currency converter unicorn claims small businesses are all too often...

Read More26 May 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
Social Networks Are The Latest Threat To Banks

Forget Apple Pay and Android Pay, what about Facebook Pay? That could be coming soon with code found in Facebook Messenger that includes phrases such as “pay directly in Messenger” and “pay for items in Messenger”. It makes sense, with Facebook...

Read More30 Mar 16
What Nordic VC Creandum’s New Fund Means For European Tech

Amid concerns that valuations are outstripping rising tech stars' real values, Swedish VC Creandum has just closed a EUR180m (USD195m) that illustrates investor confidence in some quarters at least still remains strong when it comes to the European...

Read More01 Feb 16
Banks Have Bigger Threats Than Challengers – Atom Bank

It’s not challenger banks that traditional financial institutions need to be afraid of, according to Atom Bank founder Anthony Thomson. Speaking at a Banking On The Future event, hosted by Tech UK, Innovate Finance and Fiserv, he suggested it’s...

Read More04 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
MONTHLY DEAL BOOK: Investment Falls For First Time In Four Months To USD4.7bn

After a surprisingly active July for investors, the summer slowdown truly hit in August with VC investment down 33% month on month to USD4.7bn. This was the first month-on-month fall since April and the lowest amount tracked by StrategyEye since last...

Read More15 Sep 15