The Reverse Pitch: MiddleGame Ventures

“Simply put, it’s a good time to be an entrepreneur (as well as a venture investor looking to back the best teams with the best ideas).” — MiddleGame’s Pascal Bouvier, Michael Meyer and Patrick Pinschmidt The above passage reads from a blog post by the founders of MiddleGame Ventures and adequately captures the firm’s optimism […]


Swiss fintech AlgoTrader secures over €3 million for quantitative trading platform

AlgoTrader, the Swiss platform services provider for quantitative trading and trade execution, has raised a Series A round of 3.7 million CHF (€3.4 million), led by an undisclosed global Tier 1 bank. Other investors include investiere, BlockChain Valley Ventures and a seed-round investor, NeueCapital. Founded by Andy Flury in 2014, AlgoTrader consists of two business […]


Dublin’s Aylien lands €5 million for AI risk management platform that analyses world news

Aylien, a Dublin-based provider of AI-powered risk intelligence and financial analytics, has raised a €5 million Series A round led by Finch Capital, with support from existing investors: Atlantic Bridge University Fund, SOSV, and Enterprise Ireland. Finch Capital’s Hans De Back is joining Aylien’s board of directors. The Irish fintech has developed an AI platform […]

The Reverse Pitch: Sure Valley Ventures

“We see it as our responsibility to encourage female founders, and founders from other minority groups, to feel confident enough to reach out to us, and other investors, to access the tools they need to level the playing field and build a more equitable tomorrow.” — Isabelle O’Keeffe, Principal at Sure Valley Ventures Sure Valley […]