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. […]
“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 […]
Niko Woischnik should have been in Berlin this summer overseeing Tech Open Air, the tech and startup conference he founded but like everyone else in 2020, his plans were turned upside down by the coronavirus pandemic. Tech Open Air, or TOA, is usually one of the biggest stops on the European tech conference calendar. Like […]
A new survey conducted by Digital Finance Forum (DFF), a network and lobbying group for fintech founders in the UK, has found that two out of three British fintech founders don’t think the views of their sector are properly considered in policy and regulatory circles. The survey also reveals that nine out of ten founders […]
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 […]
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 […]
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