As alternative lending platforms grow, regulation will be needed says new report

The growth of alternative lending options in Europe, such as peer-to-peer (P2P) lending, will require new regulation and oversight, according to a report. The Alternative Lending Index (ALI) report, authored by P2P lending platform TWINO with KPMG, examined the lending landscape in Europe between 2010 and 2016. The report pulled data from the European Central […]

ARM co-founder Hermann Hauser makes significant investment in Austria’s Kompany

Kompany, a regulation tech startup, has secured a “seven-digit investment” led by Hermann Hauser Investment’s I.E.C.T. Capital Partners and Floor13. Kompany, based in Vienna, provides real-time access to commercial registry data globally such as company filings, to assist companies, mostly in the finance sector, in staying in line with regulations like Know Your Customer (KYC) […]

Huddlestock acquires IP of investment analysis platform Islero

UK fintech company Huddlestock has acquired the intellectual property of Norway’s Islero, an investment analysis platform. Islero, based in Trondheim, is described as a Spotify for investment analysis, providing a subscription service for investors. “We have built a marketplace where investment analysts can share their ideas, and get compensated for it, while users can easily […]

Spend management software company Ivalua raises $70 million from KKR

French spend and procurement management software company Ivalua has raised $70 million from private equity firm KKR. Ivalua’s cloud-based software, like its Source-to-Pay (S2P) platform, is used by companies to manage spending and procurement in one platform. Its customer base includes large clients such as Honeywell, the City of New York, and Deutsche Telekom. “The […]