London-based fintech Chip raises £7.3 million through angel and crowdfunding

Chip, the London-based fintech that created an automatic savings account, has raised £7.3 million, with £3.8 million crowdfunded by customers and the remainder from unnamed angel investors. The campaign ran for three weeks in September and is currently Crowdcube’s most participated-in crowdfund, with 7,182 investors. The startup provides a free app “to make saving as […]

Lemon Way

Lemon Way banks €25 million to grow payment platform across Europe

Lemon Way, a Paris-based payment processor for marketplaces and crowdfunding platforms, has raised €25 million from Toscafund Asset Management. Bootstrapped for twelve years, this is the company’s second investment round to strengthen and expand its presence across Europe. Lemon Way offers payment processing, wallet management, and third-party payments. The platform serves 1,400 marketplaces and partners […] Podcast #129: Babylon Health and Saudi funding, Rockstar taxes kerfuffle, e-scooters and climate risks, Cloudflare and 8chan, and more

This week, Andrii Degeler and Natalie Novick discuss the mega-round of Babylon Health where the controversial fund PIF was among the investors, the tax relief claimed by Rockstar North that hasn’t paid corporation taxes in years, new research on e-scooters and climate risks, Cloudflare dropping 8chan, and much more. In addition to that, listen to an interview with Conny Weber, senior research analyst at the European Crowdfunding Network.

The benefits of crowdfunding and corporate venture funds: Interview with Gary Dushnitsky

Editor’s note: This interview has been recorded and published as part of a content project in collaboration with the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO). Gary Dushnitsky is an associate professor at London Business School who researches and teaches entrepreneurship, with a focus on early-stage startup funding models. He described his job as trying “to bring in […]

Ethical smartphone company Fairphone raises €20 million in debt, crowdfunding, and VC financing

Dutch ethical smartphone manufacturer Fairphone has raised a total of €20 million in funding and debt over the past few months. Back in August, the company closed a €2.5 million equity crowdfunding campaign, which was followed by a €4.5 million funding round from social impact investors DOEN Participaties, PYMWYMIC, PDENH, and Quadia. In addition to that, […]