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Cash is King : that’s why we’re investing (again) in Agicap

Today, we are more than happy to support Agicap again. Seven months after the announcement of Agicap’s first round of funding (2,4 million…

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With Akur8, let’s give superpowers to insurance actuaries!

Akur8 is our first (disclosed) investment of 2020. We are glad to lead this €8m Series A and be joined by US insurtech-focused fund MTech…

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US. vs. Europe: two visions of Open Banking and their impact on the market structure

Data aggregation has never been that hot in the financial services market… The increasing number of transactions and the constant launch…

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Presenting the 2020 French Fintech Landscape

For the third year in a row, we are very proud to share with you the French Fintech Landscape. We mustered all our energy together with…

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2020 Fintech and Insurtech predictions

The BlackFin Tech team view on what to expect from insurtech in 2020

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InsurTech for SMEs — A new era of customization & flexibility?

In the general opinion, there is the feeling that SMEs are not that well served by insurers — traditionally because they have small basket…

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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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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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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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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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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…