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BlackFin Tech weekly | September 16th 2019

Hi Fintech enthusiasts! It seems we’re now back to normal with a total of €60m raised by European fintechs and insurtechs this past week…

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BlackFin Tech weekly | September 9th 2019

Hi Fintech enthusiasts,

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With Agicap, let’s make sure SMEs, the heart of our modern economies, don’t fail because of a lack…

More than happy to announce our 7th investment : Agicap, a Lyon-based cash forecasting solution for SMEs in France and already working…

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BlackFin Tech weekly | September 2nd 2019

Hello everybody! It’s nice to see you again, we hope your holidays were as awesome as you imagined!

Thoughts

Let’s celebrate neobanks!

It’s no secret: over the past decade, neobanks have flourished all over Europe. Starling, Revolut, Monzo, Qonto, N26, LunarWay, Shine…

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Reinventing employee savings and retirement plans with Epsor!

The French startup just raised a 6 million euros Series A led by BlackFin Tech, along with its seed investor Partech.

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Did you know that only 0.14% of cyber-risks are covered in France?

“US launched a cyber-attack on Iran weapons systems” BBC revealed on Monday. What a vibrant topic! As a coincidence, the same evening, the…

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Our top events list (1/2) : Fintech focus

All year long, our team travels across Europe to find new investment opportunities and deepen our relationships with local partners. There…

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Guess who is among the most active VCs in the European Fintech sector?

Open innovation consultancy Finnovating just released its report on FinTech Investment for Q1 2019 in Europe. And guess who is among the…

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Velkommen Viabill! A new rising star in our portfolio!

Today, we are delighted to announce our first investment in Denmark: the Aarhus-based fintech Viabill. Created by Jan Lytje-Hansen…

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Joining Descartes Underwriting in the tech-driven insurance journey!

Today, we are glad to announce our investment in Descartes Underwriting.

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Thrilled to welcome Pretto!

Cocorico! We are delighted to announce our investment in Pretto, a fully digital mortgage broker, created by Pierre Chapon and Renaud…

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The 2019 French Fintechs Panorama

The French Fintech ecosystem is thriving and boasts today of 530+ startups and even as a sector-specialist VC, we keep discovering new…

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2019: what to expect from the fintech and insurtech sectors?

An opinionated guess on the hottest topics we think will characterize 2019 fintech and insurtech landscapes

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Will the next Fintech unicorn come from Portugal?

Web Summit in Lisbon put the local ecosystem under the spotlights… Like the Netherlands (home of Adyen) or Sweden (home of Klarma)…

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Welcome, Ravelin!

2 months ago, we proudly announced our investment in Ravelin, a UK-based fintech company, focused on fraud and risk prediction solutions…

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Watch out for the second wave of innovation in Insurtech!

The US and China have already produced some InsurTech « unicorns » : OscarHealth and Zenefits, in the West, ZhongAn and Ping An Good…

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We did it! Final closing of BlackFin Tech 1 at € 180m!

BlackFin Capital Partners positions itself as the largest independent Fintech fund in Europe after completing a € 180-million final…

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A Song of Value Chain and Capital Requirements: mapping out the European fintech & insurtech…

A growing number of fintechs and insurtechs are going fullstack. What does that mean? It means that they want to be risk carriers and…

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Hi! My name is (what?)(3) : how to avoid a fashion faux-pas while naming your startup

10 best practices to get the best brand name for your startup

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Hi! My name is (what?) (2) : Fintech & Insurtech branding use cases

Brand naming analysis of 100+ startups, over 20y in Europe

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Hi! My name is (what?) (1) : is your startup name fashionable?

Brand naming analysis over 100+ startups & 100 years in Europe

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BlackFin Tech weekly

A review of the European Fintech deals, week by week

BFT Weekly

BlackFin Tech weekly

A review of the European Fintech deals, week by week

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An overview of the French Fintech landscape in 2018

Last year, we published a mapping of the French ecosystem together with our partner, France Fintech. This year, as the French Fintech…

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You hate KYC and they know it

Uploading documents is remarkably boring for the end-user (and so does KYC seem to be as an investment space for most VCs 😉).

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Announcing our first investment, please meet FRISS, the leading European provider of fraud…

Today, we’re happy to announce BlackFin Tech’s first deal. A first is always special so we took a little time to carefully select an…