Weekly News Highlights – 1 April 2021

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  Stay up to date with the latest news from fintech! This week, we bring you updates and developments on SEC’s fresh inquiries on SPACs, mergers and acquisitions of insurtech companies, partnerships and supports, Visa’s acceptance of crypto purchases, new legislative proposition for Open Banking, potential losses for banking, and the opportunity that arise with […]

Weekly Research Highlights – 23 March 2021

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  What are the latest tech findings worth being discovered this week? Read the research piece below to get a check on the latest edition of the Fintech Ireland Map, find out how data sharing will change in the future, explore policy options for big techs in finance, and get an update on the corporate […]

Replay: Flash Friday – Staying Ahead of the Fintech News with Paul Scholten

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Flash Friday is a weekly live show that brings the latest fintech news and developments to the audience Today, Don Ginsel – CEO and Founder of Holland Fintech was joined by Paul Scholten, CEO at Buckaroo to share insights on the development and opportunities for the payment sector within fintech space. Buckaroo started as a […]

Weekly News Highlights – 18 March 2021

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  In terms of fintech news, the highlighted topics for this week are: merged fintech startups and trading platform from Meal Temple Group and Fintech Acquisition Corp, the valuation of China’s Ant group, the crash for Tencent Holding stocks, Stripe reaching a $95bn valuation, and the latest policy updates from India and China regarding digital […]

Throwback: German Digital Matchmaking 2020


Yesterday, we facilitated almost 40 online meetings and showcased some of Holland FinTech’s most ambitious FinTechs and InsurTechs to experienced corporates and individuals active in the German market, through an online elevator pitching session! Germany drew in a total of $1.3bn of venture funding in 2019, and is Europe’s second largest fintech hub after the […]

Investment opportunity Ohpen ‘s for NPM Capital

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The deal brokered will allow long term (and initial) investors Amerborgh to free up capital required to finance ongoing projects such as the Zaandam arts and culture centre, while NPM Capital have secured a 35% stake in Ohpen (from Amerborgh) who they have earmarked as “one of the most promising technology companies [they] have seen […]

ING wins Green Bond of the Year, leads EUR 19 million round in Spanish fintech

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ING Group’s dual-tranche green bond was awarded ‘Green bond of the year’, and their Ventures fund led an investment round in Spanish personal finance platform Fintonic. The bonds, which raised a total of USD 2.9 billion, have also seen ING secure top spot as the largest Europe-based financial institutional issuer of green bonds. Early estimates […]

Angels descend to boost Finturi with EUR 2 million

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Finturi wield an arsenal of blockchain and artificial intelligence to bring a new way of invoice financing to the market. Connecting businesses and financiers through their platform, they will use smart contracts to ensure reduced speed and cost of transactions and the security of blockchain to build a simplified user experience.  With the release pegged […]

Member Spotlight: Startup Banking

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Combining an analytical approach to early stage startup financing backed by Jaap Dekter’s investment banking background, and a robust network of investors and corporate partners maintained by Marije Lutgendorff’s community management focus, the term ‘Startup Banking’ was coined. Add a carefully curated selection of start-ups powered by Amsterdam Venture Partners (AvP), and the company ‘Startup […]

Student-run VC fund ASIF have announced their first investment: Dyme

The fund, which is run by students, for students, invests exclusively in startups founded by local students and graduates and currently manages EUR 1 million. They made their very first investment last week in fintech startup Dyme. ASIF’s former board member, Gijs Schot, described the investment as a culmination of “a year of preparation and months […]