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BlackFin Tech Weekly — November 18th

It’s been a busy week for European startups, with a lot of significant rounds announced among the 13 and more than €80m raised.

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BlackFin Tech Weekly — November 11th

Light week for the fintech ecosystem: almost only Seed rounds have been raised. All in all, these 8 great deals represent almost €34m, and…

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BlackFin Tech Weekly — November 4th

More than €48m+ were raised and the UK was largely represented with 6 deals out of 11. Spanish, German and Swedish startups also got funded…

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BlackFin Tech Weekly — October 28th

Your weekly curation of fintech and insurtech deals is almost totally driven by banktech and B2B services this week. With €66m raised, we…

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BlackFin Tech Weekly — October 21st, 2019

Guess who’s the winner in terms of number of Fintech & InsurTech funding rounds among European countries this week?

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BlackFin Tech Weekly — October 14th, 2019

Perhaps this week has been the backlash of the rainy days coming back. As a matter of fact, even if the atmosphere has not been as hot as…

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BlackFin Tech Weekly — October 7th, 2019

It seems that rain & cold are now back in our offices back in Paris, and that’s winter is sadly coming. It didn’t freeze at all the…

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BlackFin Tech weekly | September 30th, 2019

Hi everyone! It is already Friday and here we go again, for a new and fresh list of hot startups, from seeds to late stage venture rounds…

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BlackFin Tech weekly | September 22nd, 2019

¡Holà fintech friends! Spain has taken over the European Fintech scene last week so we are using their colors this time around

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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,

Portfolio

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…

Portfolio

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.

Thoughts

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…

Thoughts

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…

Portfolio

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…

Thoughts

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)…

Portfolio

Welcome, Ravelin!

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

Thoughts

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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BlackFin Tech weekly

A review of the European Fintech deals, week by week

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BlackFin Tech weekly

A review of the European Fintech deals, week by week