Don’s Blog: Policy for the digital economy

As I referred to in my last blog, September/October is policy season in the Netherlands, a time when different policymakers present holistic policy agendas for the coming year to the public via His Majesty King Willem-Alexander’s annual speech to members of the government and legislature. Even though this years’ agenda is quite balanced and addresses […]

Accesserator opens investment opportunity for sustainable financially minded

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Operating with a unique vision for sustainable finance, Accesserator helps develop Malawian SMEs by bringing a more traditional angel investment mentality to a landscape often funded by charities and similar initiatives. The Accesserator founders use their combined experience in entrepreneurship and business processes to partner promising Malawian SMEs as they provide knowledge, advice and capital to […]

Blanco Services secures EUR 2 million

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Blanco Services, which develops an all-in-one tech platform for asset managers, raised EUR 2 million in a second financing round. The round was led by the Dutch Founders Fund and saw participation from Volta Ventures, KBC Start IT Fund, and strategic investors. The Netherlands-based start-up plans to use the funds to roll out its Digital […]

Rundit, rounding up investors

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The investor reporting tool provider Rundit, has announced an investment round to help expand their offering to encompass a holistic investor relations and connections platform. They are aiming to facilitate reporting and communication services for the entire investment management cycle, from pre-investment to exit. Rundit currently boasts a user base of over 1000 angel investors […]

Member Spotlight: Maven 11 Capital

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After noticing blockchain was largely being funded by idealistic or technically-oriented investors, Jochem Wieringa and Joost van der Plas saw an opportunity for serial entrepreneurs to disrupt the landscape. Since finalising the legal framework and welcoming their first cornerstone investors in 2017 as Cryptocrunch, they were joined by experienced investment banker and trader Balder Bomans, […]

Research At A Glance: Week 46

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The Role of Fintech in Unlocking Green Finance: Policy Insights for Developing Countries  by The ADB Institute  This working paper explores the technologies that disrupted the financial services industry and proposes three key re-applications to provide ‘greener’ finance. Firstly blockchain is highlighted as having potential to encourage sustainable production, in part by providing supply chain […]

NIBC adds an inaugural GBP 250 million bonds

NIBC  has announced in its news release on 9 November 2018 that is has placed GBP 250 million bonds, mainly with UK investors. The maturity of the transaction is 5 years and its rate is fixed at 3.125%. The deal is reported to have added further diversification to the funding and investors base of NIBC. […]

Investsuite raises €2 million

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Investsuite is reported to have raised  €2 million in funding during a round led by PMV and joined by the founders and business angels. Bart Vanhaeren, CEO of Investsuite said: “We strongly believe in cooperation with traditional financial institutions. The time to bring innovative wealthtech products to the market can be significantly reduced and value […]

NIBC to team up with ACORN OakNorth

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Dutch merchant and entrepreneurial bank NIBC has announced its minority investment in the equity of fast growing fintech company ACORN OakNorth. Through the partnership, NIBC aims to consolidate its tech-based approach for the future. CEO of NIBC Bank Paulus de Wilt is vocal about their enthusiasm for growth, stating that the company is always looking to […]