Examining the impact of COVID-19 on the European fintech industry

Below, you can find the slightly updated section on the impact of the coronavirus impact on the (European) fintech scene that I wrote as a prologue to our recent report on the State of Fintech in Europe launched in close collaboration with Oleg Boyko’s international investment group Finstar, which you can download for free here. […]

slush tech.eu

Founders see light at the end of the coronavirus tunnel, according to new Slush study

“The worst might be over” — that’s the cautiously optimistic sentiment among tech founders, revealed in a new report published today by Slush and the City of Helsinki, in collaboration with NGP Capital. The report, heartily titled “QUARANTINED GROWTH – Founders’ perspectives on the COVID-19 crisis & a Helsinki startup ecosystem deep dive”, surveyed over […]

TravelPerk tech.eu

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 […]

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Israeli investing platform OurCrowd announces $100 million Pandemic Innovation Fund

OurCrowd, a Jerusalem-based investment platform, has launched the Pandemic Innovation Fund, with the plan to raise $100 million for investment in “urgent technological solutions” for the medical, business, educational and social needs resulting from global pandemics and other global emergencies.  “The rapid spread of the coronavirus has validated our vision of a connected digital world […]