JPMorgan steps up the game, snaps up longtime fintech stalwart Nutmeg

Subject to regulatory approval, JPMorgan Chase, the fourth-largest bank on the planet (in total assets) has confirmed its intent to acquire London’s longtime fintech player, Nutmeg. The purchase is slated to “compliment” the UK launch of JPMorgan Chase’s digital bank planned for later this year. Financials and terms of the deal remain undisclosed. Founded in […]

London-based positive-impact-on-climate-change fintech Clim8 secures up to £2 million in “media for equity” deal with Channel 4 Ventures

London’s investment platform for consumers wishing to have a positive impact on climate change, Clim8 has secured up to £2 million from Channel 4 Ventures, the UK’s largest “media for equity” fund. As you might have already guessed, Clim8 is trading equity in the company for the high-profile brand awareness that UK broadcaster Channel 4 […]

Zurich-based digital promissory note fintech FQX raises $4.7 million in seed funding

Zurich’s short-term financing and payment tool FQX has raised $4.7 million in seed funding in a round led by Earlybird Venture Capital. The raise also saw participation from SIX Fintech Ventures and unicorn hybris co-founder Carsten Thoma. The funding is expected to help scale the company’s transaction volume. “Short-term financing markets are widely fragmented and […]

London’s one-card-to-rule them all fintech Curve sees 21,000 interested investors in 24 hours, goes live with crowdfunding next week

Since announcing their crowdfunding campaign on the 11th of May, London’s fintech Curve saw 21,000 sign-ups within the first 24 hours, clearly reflecting a massive interest from customers. As of the timing of this release, the company is reporting approximately 35,000 interested investors. This isn’t the first time Curve has turned to the crowd to […]

UK-headquartered fintech StudentFinance books €4.5 million in seed round, looks to reshape global education financing

UK-headquartered fintech StudentFinance has raised €4.5 million in a seed round co-led by Giant Ventures and Armilar Venture Partners. Existing investors Mustard Seed Maze, Seedcamp, and Sabadell Venture Capital also participated. Additionally, the round saw participation from a number of notable Angel Investors including Victoria van Lennep (founder of Lendable), Martin Villig (founder of Bolt), […]