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Mastercard announces its summer 2017 Start Path class

At Money20/20 Europe, Mastercard announced the latest wave of startups joining Mastercard Start Path – the company’s global effort to support later-stage fintech and tech companies shaping the future of commerce. New wave of startups to focus on the use of beacon technology, contactless solutions and artificial intelligence to drive payments …

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Iris Capital announces the €250M first closing of its new VC fund IrisNext

Paris, June 21st 2017 – Iris Capital, a leading pan-European venture capital firm, announces today the launch of IrisNext, its new fund focusing on digital transformation opportunities, with a first €250M closing. IrisNext will invest in startups from seed to growth stage, from €1m up to €30m, giving Iris Capital …

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Huge Thing has started 4th batch of acceleration program powered by Alior Bank SA

Huge Thing is Warsaw-based acceleration program, focused on seed stage projects with international ambitions. Program was inaugurated in 2012 by SpeedUp Venture Capital Group. To date, 41 teams altogether have attended editions of the program. Their participants have worked under the supervision of mentors from companies and organizations such as …

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The world of Blockchain and Crypto descends on Ukraine

Leading experts from over 20 countries will gather in Odessa (Ukraine) over July 5-6th An international conference for professionals working with Blockchain and Crypto – rejoicing in the name of the Blockchain Incredible Party (BIP 001) – returns to Ukraine this year for a fifth time. The main aim of …

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Scalable Capital Awarded Financial Innovation of the Year at the Online Personal Wealth Awards

Digital wealth manager Scalable Capital announced that it has been awarded Financial Innovation of the Year at the Online Personal Wealth Awards. This reflects its use of technology to improve the investment process itself, not just the user interfaces, truly breaking new ground in wealth management. Since its launch last …

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Agenda and Keynote line up at Money20/20 Europe set to define the future of money

Bringing leaders in payment innovation, financial services and FinTech to Copenhagen from 26-28 June Money 20/20 Europe will welcome more than 380 speakers including Square’s Jack Dorsey and CEO of BBVA Carlos Torres Villa Money20/20 Europe, the leading pan-European FinTech event, today released its complete June 2017 agenda alongside their full keynote …

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London-based female founders join Silicon Valley trade mission

Fifteen of London’s fastest-growing female-led tech companies will head to Silicon Valley next month as part of an international trade mission organised by Silicon Valley Comes to the UK (‘SVC2UK’) and the Mayor’s International Business Programme – both run out of London & Partners, the Mayor of London’s official promotional …

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British insurfintech hires top European talent but Brexit threatens to screw things up

Fast emerging insurance and financial technology company URICA has built its success on securing some of the brightest young European talent – more than 70% of its staff are non-British. However, Managing Director Ian Fitz-Harris fears that Brexit could scupper this strategy: ”I believe Brexit will seriously disrupt our ability …

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The world of Fintech is coming to London. Are you open for business?

With London now the epicentre of a fintech-friendly regulatory framework, and home to forward-thinking VCs and a large and vibrant, digital-first workforce, it’s no wonder that the UK’s capital continues to reign as the Fintech capital of the world. FinTech Connect Live remains the UK’s largest fintech event and with …

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