Jonathan Keane

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German fintech startup NDGIT raises €4 million in Series A round

Open banking platform NDGIT has raised €4 million in Series A funding round led by Capnamic Ventures and PROfounders Capital. The Munich-based fintech startup develops APIs for the sharing of financial and customer data in compliance with PSD2 and open banking regulations. Its customers include banks like Hypothekarbank Lenzburg (Switzerland) and Bank für Sozialwirtschaft (Germany). […]

UK fintech firm Revolut raises $250 million at $1.7 billion valuation

Revolut, a digital banking company, has announced a $250 million funding round at a $1.7 billion valuation led by Chinese firm DST Global. Other participants in the Series C round include Index Ventures and Ribbit Capital, bring the fintech company’s total funding to $340 million. The London company develops a mobile-based current account for transferring […]

Fat Lama raises $10 million Series A round for its rental marketplace

Peer-to-peer rental marketplace Fat Lama has raised $10 million led by Blossom Capital, the new VC firm helmed by former LocalGlobe partner Ophelia Brown, with participation from Atomico and Y Combinator. The UK startup’s sharing economy model allows users to rent goods – from cameras to drones to bikes – for a daily fee. It […]

UK startup Pusher raises $8 million for its real time APIs

London-based API startup Pusher has raised $8 million in a Series A round led by Balderton Capital with participation from developer support organisation Heavybit. More than 200,000 developers are using Pusher, according to the company, sending 40 billion messages daily across eight billion devices monthly. The majority of these customers are in the US (including […]