Hamburg-based Receeve raises €4 million seed to digitally transform the debt collections industry

Hamburg-based Receeve raised €4 million in seed funding from Mangrove Capital Partners and Speedinvest to digitally transform Europe’s debt industry. This round comes within a year of a pre-seed fundraise, €1 million from Seedcamp and other angel investors. Founded in 2019 by two American former VCs, Receeve offers a digital debt servicing platform that replaces […]


UK startup Rimilia raises $15 million to expand its “CRM for finance teams” across Europe and North America

UK fintech startup Rimilia has raised $15 million in funding, with participation from Eight Roads Ventures, Kennet Partners and Silicon Valley Bank, to fuel expansion across Europe and North America. Rimilia has developed a SaaS platform for finance folk, tools that automate cash and credit management, reduce bad debt provision, and produce AI-driven insights. A […]

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Upgrade Pack raises £5 million to provide travel perks through financial customer loyalty programs

UK startup Upgrade Pack, an app providing discounted flight and hotel upgrades, has surpassed £5 million in seed funding after finalising a new £1.5m private investment, from mostly unnamed private investors. The London-based company sits at the intersection of finance and travel. The startup’s service is exclusively distributed through banks and credit card issuers as […] Opera

Norway’s Opera acquires Estonian startup PocoSys to expand its fintech operations

Opera, a global browser provider with headquarters in Norway, has acquired the Estonian startup PocoSys, which has developed a banking-as-a-service software. Opera, as a consumer technology company with over 50 million monthly active users in Europe, sees a lot of potential in the fintech space. By acquiring PocoSys, the company seeks to foster future collaboration […]

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 […]