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Month: January 2019

Fintech Contovista broadens its management to make banking a more personal experience

Dominik Wurzer and Olivier Brin will join forces to support the enlarged management team in order to meet the rapid growth of recent years and further expand Contovista’s vision for data-driven banking. The extension of the management team is the result of the continuing great potential of artificial intelligence-based solutions…

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Speedvesting turning into the most appropriate option for startups seeking growth

The venture capital fund Speedinvest, headquartered in Vienna, launches a new investment fund. “Speedinvest 3” aims at 175 million euros by the end of 2019. It invests in European start-ups from the fields of Deeptech, Fintech, Artificial Intelligence and Industry 4.0. “The capital will not only come from Austria but…

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This European Fintech saves merchants millions of dollars

Adyen NV is a fintech that saves millions of dollars to merchants by streamlining card payment transactions. The financial technology firm, which is located thousands of kilometers from Silicon Valley, is making its founders gain much more. The chief executive, Pieter van der Does, the technology director, Arnout Schuijff, and…

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XRP price has increased by ten percent

SWIFT, the global system for handling cross-border payments, announced today that it will integrate R3’s open source blockchain solution into a proof of concept phase. Proof of Concept Blockchain integration The Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT) is a global banking payment network. It works with more than 11,000…

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Blockchain platform that threatening Ripple’s existence

SWIFT, the global bank payment network, plans to start testing its GPI Link payment standard through the Corda platform of R3. SWIFT CEO Gottfried Leibbrandt said that integration is currently a proof of concept. The integration will allow the R3 blockchain software company to link to GPI (Global Payments Innovation)…

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Startup scouting in Berlin: making bridges between startups and the corporative world

What are the technological trends of the future? Which are the most suitable startup solutions for a specific problem? Those are questions to deal with as a startup scout at the Startup Intelligence Center at Daimler Financial Services. The Startup Intelligence Center (SIC) is the entry point for all young…

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This is why 2018 was the best year for Swiss startups

Never before have so-called startups – young start-ups – received as much venture capital as last year. The ITC sector collected the most funds. Specifically, 1.24 billion francs flowed into venture capital in young Swiss companies last year. This corresponds to a handsome increase of almost 32 percent compared to…

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