Barcelona’s TravelPerk buys Albatross, an API for virus-related travel restrictions, to expand risk management offering

Barcelona-based travel management platform Travelperk has acquired Albatross, a startup that offers an API for structured information on travel restrictions and local guidelines in the coronavirus era. This is the Spanish company’s first acquisition. Albatross’ technology and data will be incorporated into TravelCare, the platform’s travel risk management offering, but also remain a standalone product […]


TrueLayer to become Europe’s first open banking fintech in Asia-Pacific

TrueLayer, the London-based provider of financial APIs, announced that it is expanding to Australia, making it the first European open banking specialist to establish a presence in the APAC region. The company already plans to expand further to Hong Kong and Singapore. Two fortuitous events in 2019 have laid the foundation for this move across […]


London-based Fidel raises $18 million Series A to power its fintech API

Fidel has announced an $18 million Series A round, its first major funding to make card payment data both more secure and more accessible, so that the fintech ecosystem can develop faster. The round was led by US-based fintech funds Nyca Partners and QED Investors, along with support from many others, including: Citi Ventures, Commerce […]

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 […]

Amsterdam-based Stream, a news feed API, raises $3 million

Stream, an API for creating personalised news feeds, has raised $3 million in a round led by North Dakota-based VC firm Arthur Ventures. Other participants in the round include Techstars Ventures, Galvanize, Algolia CEO Nicolas Dessaigne, Social Starts, V1VC, and Tahoma Ventures. The Dutch company will invest the new funds in product development and growing […]

BBVA launches an open API marketplace for developers and startups

Spanish bank BBVA has launched an open banking platform by making its APIs publicly available. The BBVA API Market will release eight of the bank’s APIs to companies, startups, and developers to access and integrate customer data into their services, such as customer acquisition and loan origination. The open banking platform will comply with the […]