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Blockchain.com, the exchange operator and wallet provider headquartered in London, has closed on a $120m strategic financing round from investors including Moore Strategic Ventures (Louis Bacon), Kyle Bass, Access Industries, Rovida Advisors, Lightspeed Venture Partners, GV (aka Google Ventures), Lakestar, Eldridge, and more.
Synthetix, a decentralized trading platform, has raised $12 million from Coinbase Ventures, Paradigm and IOSG.
Labelbox, , the San Francisco-based training data platform for enterprise machine learning applications, today announced the close of a $40 million Series C funding led by B Capital Group. Previous investors Andreessen Horowitz, First Round Capital, Gradient Ventures (Google’s AI venture fund) and Kleiner Perkins also participated in addition to Catherine Wood, CEO and founder of ARK Invest.
WealthArc, a Swiss FinTech platform organizing investment information for wealth managers and their HNW clients, has secured over $4 million in new funding.
Crush Capital, the Los Angeles-based fintech company behind upcoming interactive streaming series "Going Public," has raised a $3.25-million Seed round, to accelerate the show's development and advance its goal of bringing IPO investing to everyday Americans. More than 30 investors participated in the oversubscribed round.
Casa, the Bitcoin self-storage startup, has raised $4 million in a seed round led by Fidelity Investments’ blockchain-focused Avon Ventures, with participation from Tioga Capital, Castle Island, Cadenza, Champion Hill, Compound VC, Precursor, Lerer Hippeau and Coinbase Ventures.
BukuWarung, a fintech startup that helps Indonesia’s micro-SMEs digitize their business, has secured a strategic investment from Rocketship, the Silicon Valley-based VC firm.
Qapita, a Singapore-based digital equity management platform, has secured an undisclosed amount in a strategic investment from East Ventures.
AQUAOSO Technologies, a Folsom, California-based public benefit water tech company that reduces financial risk for lenders and investors by providing insight into the impact of water stress (when demand outpaces supply), has completed a $2 million capital raise with the family office of Alex Smith and Jessica Haywood of Otter Creek Investments.
OAREX, the Cleveland, Ohio-based company that operates a digital revenue exchange where online businesses can exchange future revenue events for capital, closed a $50M line of credit with East West Bank.
Axoni, the New York-based provider of financial market infrastructure, has closed a $31 million equity financing with participation from new strategic investors including Deutsche Bank, Intel Capital, and UBS, with existing investors including Citi, Goldman Sachs, HSBC, J.P. Morgan, Nyca Partners, and Wells Fargo also participating in the funding round.
dYdX, the decentralized derivatives exchange, has raised $10 million in a Series B round, led by Three Arrows Capital and DeFiance Capital, with participation from Wintermute, Hashed, GSR, SCP, Scalar Capital, Spartan Group, and RockTree Capital as well as some of the company’s existing investors
OVEX, the South Africa-based cryptocurrency exchange platform which specializes in over-the-counter (OTC) trading, has secured a strategic investment from quantitative cryptocurrency trading firm Alameda Research.
TapSimple, a London, UK-based startup which provides cashless fundraising tools, has raised £900,000 in an investment round which includes Ecclesiastical, Lord Michael Spencer, Lord Mervyn Davies, Dominic Burke, and Anthony Bolton who join previous round investors including NCVO chairman Sir Martyn Lewis.
Tradeteq, a London, UK-based provider of an electronic trading platform for trade finance assets, has raised $9.5 million in a Series A funding round from a group of US technology investors.
iSTOX, the Singapore-based digital securities platform, has raised US$50 million in Series A funding from the venture capital arm of Japan's state-backed fund Japan Investment Corporation (JIC), as well as the Development Bank of Japan, a financial institution owned by the Japanese government, who joined existing investors SGX, Japan's Tokai Tokyo Financial Holdings and Korea's Hanwha Asset Management.
Mercado Bitcoin, a crypto-currency exchange in Latin America, has received an investment led by fund management company GP Investimentos and Parallax Ventures, with participation from Fundo Evora, of Ze Bonchristiano, HS Investimentos FIP, Banco Plural and Gear Ventures.
Quantifind, a Menlo Park-based provider of solutions that use data science to help automate financial crimes investigations, has secured a strategic growth funding round of $22 million from investors including S&P Global, In-Q-Tel, and Snowflake Ventures
Saddle, the Silicon Valley-based automated market maker optimized for trading between pegged value crypto assets, has raised $4.3 million in seed funding from Framework Ventures, Polychain Capital and Electric Capital.
Rain Financial, the Bahrain-based cryptocurrency exchange, raised $6m in a Series A round led by MEVP Capital, with participation from Coinbase, Vision Ventures, CMT Digital, Abdul Latif Jameel Fintech Ventures and DIFC.
Maps.me has raised $50 million in a funding round led by Alameda Research, with participation from Genesis Capital and CMS Holdings, as plans to add a DeFi ecosystem to its platform.
Zipmex, a digital assets exchange headquartered in Singapore, has raised $6 million in funding led by Jump Capital. – TechCrunch
Coinrule, the UK-based automated trading platform, has raised about €570K via Seedrs crowdfunding platform, valuing the company around €1.6 million. – IBS Intelligence
Tradefeedr, a London-based startup that allows clients to query and analyze their FX trading data from participating liquidity providers and ECNs via a standardised API, has raised $3 million in early-stage financing, with the majority of the new funds coming from IPGL, the private investment company owned by Lord Michael Spencer, and subsequently financial technology business, NEX plc. – PR Newswire
Paxos, the New York-based regulated blockchain infrastructure platform, has closed a $142 million Series C round of funding, led by Declaration Partners, the investment firm backed by the family office of David M. Rubenstein, with participation from Mithril Capital, PayPal Ventures, RIT Capital Partners plc, Ken Moelis, Alua Capital, Senator Investment Group, among others, as well as existing investors RRE Ventures and Liberty City Ventures. – PR Newswire
FalconX, a San Francisco-based all-in-one platform for institutions trading cryptocurrency, received an investment from American Express Ventures. – Business Wire
Public.com, the New York-based social investing network company that enables users to buy any stock with any amount of money as well as participate in social communities, has secured $65 million in a Series C round, led by Accel and with participation from Lakestar and previous investors Greycroft and Advancit Capital, as well as individual investors including Tony Hawk (the professional skateboarder), Dick Parsons and The Chainsmokers’ MANTIS VC. – Crunchbase News (Christine Hall)
Bonfida, a decentralized, non-custodial exchange, has raised $4.5 million in a seed round, led by CMS Holdings with participation from Sino Global, Three Arrows Capital, Spartan Group and Genesis Block Ventures, among others. – The Block (Saniya More)
Vestrata, a new London-based wealth management platform, has launched with a $4 Million funding round led by “industry veterans.” – Business Wire
Lukka, the New York-based crypto asset software and data provider, has completed its Series C funding led by State Street Corporation (NYSE:STT) with participation from S&P Global (NYSE: SPGI), and CPA.com, the business and technology subsidiary of the AICPA. – Business Wire
NYDIG, the NY-based provider of institutional investment and technology solutions for Bitcoin, received a $5 million equity investment from Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual), who took a minority stake in the company and also purchased $100 million in Bitcoin for its general investment account in a transaction facilitated by NYDIG. – PR Newswire
Solactive, a Frankfurt, Germany-based technology-enabled provider of indices and index solutions to the global financial services industry, has secured a €50 million minority investment from Summit Partners, the global growth equity firm. – Solactive
BestEx Research Group, a Stamford, Connecticut-based provider of high-performance algorithmic execution and measurement solutions for equity, futures and foreign exchange (FX), has raised $5 million in a Series A investment round from QC Ventures Ltd., a private investment firm affiliated with Quadrature, a quantitative investment manager. – PR Newswire
Pico, the NYC-based company which builds technology services for financial markets around the world, has scored $135m in its Series C round from Intel Capital, EDBI and CreditEase Fintech Investment Fund. – FinTech Global
Beijing Snowball Finance Information Technology Co., Ltd, a Chinese internet financial information provider that focuses on cross-border investments, has completed its Series E round funding raising $120 million exclusively from Orchid Asia. UBS Group facilitated the transaction. – Caixin
Interactive Brokers (Nasdaq: IBKR) has agreed to buy Folio Investments Retail Brokerage Business from Goldman Sachs. – Business Wire
Floww — a London-based data-driven marketplace designed to allow founders to pitch investors, with the whole investment relationship managed online — has reportedly raised $6.7 million (£5 million) to date in seed funding from angels and family offices. – TechCrunch (Mike Butcher
Tazapay, a Singapore-based fintech company that allows SMBs to safely conduct cross-border commerce via its trade management platform, has raised US$3.2 million in financing led by Sequoia Capital India’s Surge and Saison Capital. – e27 (Tun Yong Yap)
S&P Global Inc (NYSE: SPGI) has agreed to buy IHS Markit Ltd (NYSE: INFO) for about $39 billion in stock, a deal that accelerates the wave of consolidation among the finance industry’s biggest data providers. – Bloomberg (Matthew Monks, Ishika Mookerjee, and Viren Vaghela)
Globe, a crypto derivatives exchange that is launching in the coming weeks, has raised $3m in a seed round backed by Y Combinator, Pantera Capital, Tim Draper's Draper Dragon Fund, and Wavemaker Partners, among others. – The Block (Yogita Khatri)
Nasdaq has agreed to buy anti-financial crime software firm Verafin (based in St. John's - Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada) for $2.75 bn in cash, significantly expanding its reach in the regulatory technology market. – Reuters (Anna Irrera, Noor Zainab Hussain)
DEX.AG, a decentralized exchange (DEX) aggregator that is rebranding to Slingshot, has raised $3.1m in a round led by Framework Ventures, with additional participation from Electric Capital, IDEO CoLab, Coinbase Ventures, Winklevoss Capital, Digital Currency Group, Robot Ventures, among others. – CoinDesk (Brady Dale)
Fireblocks, the New York-based digital asset custody, transfer and settlement platform, has closed a $30 million Series B funding round led by Paradigm and joined by existing investors including Cyberstarts, Tenaya Capital and Galaxy Digital. – CoinDesk (Doreen Wang)
Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS), the Rockville, Maryland-based corporate governance and investment solutions provider, has agreed to sell an 80% stake to Deutsche Boerse, the German stock exchange operator, for about $1.8bn. – Reuters
3Commas.io, the Tallinn, Estonia-based provider of a non-custodial, order management system (OMS) and crypto-asset management platform, has raised $3m in a Series A round led by Alameda Research. – Blockchain Wire
NIFTEX, the Singapore-based startup offering a platform that allows for the fractional trading of non-fungible tokens (NFTs), announced a $500,000 funding round led by 1kx and joined by CoinFund, MetaCartel Ventures, Sparq and Digital Currency Group. – CoinDesk (Doreen Wang)
Sugar, a London-based financing platform created to provide capital to games and app studios with exciting growth ambitions, recently secured £1.5m in pre-seed funding, led by Passion Capital and included participation from Velo Partners as well as strategic angel investors, including Victoria van Lennep of Lendable. – UKTN (Staff)
Keyrock, a Brussels-based startup developing a universal liquidity solution for digital asset markets, has raised EUR 4.3m in a Series A round co-led by SIX Fintech Ventures and MiddleGame Ventures, with continued participation from existing investors Volta Ventures, Seeder Fund and TNN Patrimony. – Keyrock
Giact Systems, a Allen, Texas-based company specializing in digital identity, payments verification and fraud prevention, has been acquired by UK-based Refinitiv. The purchase is expected to enhance Refinitiv’s existing risk and compliance business.
Opium, the Amsterdam-based crypto derivatives exchange, has closed a $3.25 million funding round involving investors including QCP Soteria, Kenetic Capital and Sam Bankman-Fried’s Alameda Research. – CoinDesk (Doreen Wang)
Figment, a Toronto-based crypto staking infrastructure provider, has secured $2.5m in Series A funding, led by Bonfire Ventures, with participation from FJ Labs, XDL Capital Group, Leminiscap, BKCM, and angel investor Stephan Patnernot. – The Block (Yogita Khatri)
Stablehouse, a Bermuda-based payment and FX exchange platform provider for stablecoins, completed a $2.18m seed funding round. The investment was backed by Dragonfly Capital and Liberty City Ventures. – Finance Magnates (Aziz Abdel-Qader)
Polymarket, a New York-based decentralized information marketplace that lets speculators place crypto bets on hot button topics such as those related to politics, health, business and science, has secured $4m in a funding round led by Polychain Capital.
Pulley, a San Francisco-based company offering a platform that helps startups manage their cap table, bagged $10m in a Series A round led by Stripe.
Transmute, an Austin, Texas startup creating a global trade data exchange, bagged $2m in seed funding led by Moonshots Capital.
Chicago-based CBOE Global Markets has agreed to acquire BIDS Trading, an NYC-based block-trading ATS.
Alpaca, the San Francisco-based creator of a trading platform for traders, snagged $10 million in Series A funding led by Portag3.
WealthVP, a Phoenix-based startup that connects companies with investors, raised a $500k seed round from private investors.
Persistence, the India-based developer of back-end tech for a trade finance platform, raised $3.7m via a token sale led by Arrington XRP, with participation from Alameda Research and Terra, among others
Grata, a NYC-based provider of a private company search engine used by deal makers.
New York Digital Investment Group (NYDIG), the digital asset services provider, raked in an additional $50m in a growth financing round led by Fintech Collective, with participation from Bessemer Ventures, and Ribbit Capital, as reported by Forbes
Aave, an open source protocol that enables money markets creation, secured funding of $25m from Standard Crypto, Blockchain.com ventures, and Blockchain Capital.
Evolve Credit, a Nigeria-based operator of a loan marketplace, secured an undisclosed amount of pre-seed funding from Ingressive Capital, Future Africa, Samurai Incubate, and two angel investors, as reported by Disrupt Africa.
Liquidnet, the electronic trading network based in New York, is to be acquired by TP ICAP, the London-based market infrastructure provider, for $575m to $700m.
Borsa Italiana, the Milan-based stock exchange, is to be acquired by French operator Euronext from London Stock Exchange for EUR 4.3bn ($5.1bn).
Eaton Vance, the listed Boston-based investing and wealth management firm, is to be acquired by listed New York investment bank Morgan Stanley for $7bn.
Trality, a Vienna, Austria-based startup offering a platform that lets crypto investors create their own trading bots, has secured €1.5m in new capital, which included investments from Austria-based angels, Germany-based Blockrocket and tokentus, as well as capital from a Austrian COVID-19 fund and a grant.
Covalent, the Ethereum-focused data analytics firm based in a Vancouver, Canada, secured $3.1m in an “oversubscribed” funding round co-led by Woodstock Fund, 1kx Capital, and Mechanism Capital, with participation from CoinGecko and Alameda Research, among others, as reported by The Block.
Origin, a London-based startup that automates bond issuance processes, has raised a Series A round of an undisclosed amount led by Clearstream and the Luxembourg Stock Exchange.
Simetria, an Israel-based digital securities exchange, received an investment from Draper Goren Holm (DGH), the Santa Monica-based blockchain and fintech VC. Additionally, Simetria will become part of the digital securities network of Ownera, which is also a portfolio company of DGH.
Rally, the New York-based startup offering a platform for buying and selling equity shares in collectibles, scored $17m from its existing investor Upfront Ventures, who was joined by new investors including Porsche Ventures, Jim Pallotta’s Raptor Group, Global Brain, Relay Ventures and Alexis Ohanian. The company also appointed George Leimer, a former Disney, eBay, Apple and ESPN executive, as Rally’s new CEO.
Ideal, a Brazil-based technology-focused broker-dealer, netted $17.7m (BRL 100m) in Series A funding led by Kaszeck Ventures.
TMX Group, the Toronto-based exchange group has agreed to acquire AST Trust Company (Canada) from Armor Holdco, a portfolio company of Pacific Equity Partners for $165m in total cash and stock.
MarketAxess (Nasdaq:MKTX), the New York-based operator of a fixed-income securities trading platform that also provides post-trade reporting and pre- and post-trade data services, has agreed to acquire the Regulatory Reporting Hub, the regulatory reporting business of Deutsche Börse Group.
Eventus Systems, the trade surveillance and market risk software platform provider based in Austin, Texas, snagged $5m in growth financing from CIBC Innovation Banking.
EasySend, a Tel Aviv-based company with a no-code platform to help insurance carriers, banks, and financial services providers digitize paper-based processes, raised an $11m round of Series A funding helmed by Hanaco with support from Intel Capital. The firm also disclosed a prior $5m seed round from Vertex Ventures and Menora Insurance.
Quanto, a Sao Paulo-based open banking startup, snared $15m in funding led by Itaú Bank and Bradesco .
Doxim(R), a Herndon, Virginia-based provider of communication management technology for financial and regulated markets, acquired New York-based Striata, a company specializing in securing digital documents. Striata sought financial advice from Novitas Capital Advisors on the sale.
iugu, the São Paulo-based payments infrastructure company, bagged a R$120m (~$22.5m) investment led by Goldman Sachs.
Funding Xchange, a London-based developer of an intelligent decisioning platform for SME lending, completed a $10m Series A funding round with Downing Ventures and Gresham House Ventures at the helm, with participation from Hambledon Capital.
Capitolis, a SaaS platform driving financial resource optimization for capital markets, received a strategic investment from Citi, J.P. Morgan and State Street. The company has offices in New York, London and Tel Aviv.
Diginex, the Hong Kong-based parent company of crypto exchange Equos, raised $20m via convertible notes, ahead of its planned listing on the Nasdaq later this month, Bloomberg reported. Diginex investors include family offices in both London and Hong Kong as well as a hedge fund, the company’s CEO said.
Zero Hash, the Chicago-based creator of a crypto settlement platform, bagged $5m in Series C financing led by tastyworks, the owner of the tastytrade app. The round also saw participation from Dough (a broker app) and the Small Exchange and from existing investors including Bain Capital, TradeStation, CMT Digital and Monday Capital, CoinDesk reported.
Billon Group, a London-based startup, whose technology helps governments tokenize their national currencies, landed £1m in new funding from VCs which was matched by £1m from the UK’s Future Fund via the British Business Bank. The company, which also has offices in Poland, also raised $6m from a Series A raise in March
1inch, a liquidity aggregator connecting decentralized exchanges (DEXs), raised $2.8m in funding led by Binance Labs, Galaxy Digital, Greenfield One, Libertus Capital, Dragonfly Capital, FTX, IOSG, LAUNCHub Ventures and Divergence Ventures. Loi Luu, founder of Kyber Network, and Illia Polosukhin, co-founder of NEAR Protocol, also participated.
Omaze, the Los Angeles, California-based fundraising platform focused on charities, completed a Series B round of $30m with FirstMark Capital at the helm and supported by Causeway Media Partners, BDMI, Tusk Ventures, Inherent Group, Gaingels, Penni Thow's Copper and Guy Oseary.
Trumid, a New York-based bond trading platform, has raised $200m in a round that now values the company at more than $1bn, according to a Bloomberg report. Dragoneer Investment Group led the round which also included TPG as well as funds and accounts managed by T. Rowe Price Associates and BlackRock. FT Partners advised Trumid on the financing.
SMBX, a San Francisco-based creator of a marketplace for issuing and buying small business bonds, raised $2.5m in seed funding in a round led by Better Ventures with participation from Impact America Fund (IAF), Unpopular Ventures and others.
IDEX, a decentralized cryptocurrency exchange (DEX), raised a seed investment of $2.5m led by G1 Ventures and Borderless Capital with participation from Collider Ventures and Gnosis.
Volante Technologies, a Jersey City, New Jersey-based provider of cloud payments and financial messaging, secured $35m of growth equity led by Wavecrest Growth Partners with strategic support from BNY Mellon, Citi Ventures, PostePay and Visa.
KeeperDao, an on-chain liquidity underwriter for DeFi (decentralized finance), raised a seven-figure seed funding round with Polychain Capital and Three Arrows Capital, according to a Coindesk report that cited Tiantian Kullander, a founding member of the organization.
altFINS, a Slovak platform for coin trading, screening and analytics, netted €1m in a seed round helmed by CB Investment Management
TiiCKER, a Detroit-based startup that seeks to bring together listed entities and retail investors, has raised $750,000 of a targeted $1.25m round of capital, and intends to seek an additional $2m later in the year, according to a report in MiBiz that cited Jeff Lambert, co-founder.
Shengli Financial Software, a trading technology services provider based in Hangzhou, raised RMB 100m ($14m) in a round of Series B+ financing with Sequoia Capital China at the helm, according to a report by China Money Network that cited Sequoia Capital China vice president Wang Hao. The round was joined by Zhejiang Paradise Silicon Valley Asset Management Group, Fortune Capital, Eastmoney.com and Zhejiang United Investment Group and Eastmoney.com.
Injective Protocol, the NYC based decentralized derivatives exchange protocol incubated with Binance Labs, secured $2.6m in seed round funding, led by Pantera Capital, with participation from QCP Soteria, Axia8 Ventures and Boxone Ventures, Bitlink Capital and others.
Mediant, a New York-based provider of investor communications technology to banks, brokers, corporations and funds, is to receive an $18.5m equity infusion from lead investor Argentum, along with Breakwater Mediant, Compo Seven Capital, Mathers Associates and First Analysis Corporation.
AwanTunai, an Indonesia-based fintech that provides financing to suppliers and micro-merchants, has raised up to $20m in debt funding, led by Accial Capital.
Quantexa, a UK-based financial data analytics firm helping to mitigate risk and detect crime, has raised $64.7m in funding a funding round led by Evolution Equity Partners.
Bitcoin Suisse, the Zug-based crypto financial services provider, completed a Series A financing round of CHF 45m ($48m), which valued the firm at CHF 302.5m. Roger Studer led the round, which was joined by private investors, strategic business partners and clients.
Orion Protocol, the decentralized finance (DeFi) organization, has drawn $3.45m in a dynamic coin offering (DYCO), according to a report in Crowdfund Insider that cited company CMO Timothea Horwell.
Meemo, the San Francisco-based creator of a social finance app, came out of a year-long stealth period with a $10m seed investment led by Saama Capital, Greycroft, Monashees and Sierra Ventures with participation from Amit Singhal, Hans Tung and several former colleagues from Google and Snap, as reported by Crunchbase News.
VALR, the Johannesburg-based crypto exchange, raised a $3.4m Series A led by 100x Group which is the parent company of derivatives exchange BitMEX.
METACO, a Swiss crypto infrastructure provider, has secured $17m in Series A funding led by Giesecke+Devrient, SC Ventures, Zurcher Kantonalbank and Investiere, with participation from existing investors Swisscom, SICPA, Avaloq, and Swiss Post.
Warren, a Brazilian digital brokerage firm, received an investment of about $22.5m (R$120m) led by QED Investors with participation from return investors Kaszek Ventures, Chromo Invest and Ribbit and new investors MeLi, WPA and Quartz.
Wintermute, a London-based startup specializing in providing liquidity for digital assets, snagged $2.8 million in Series A financing led by LightSpeed Ventures.
Sayatari Labs, a Washington-DC-based developer of tools for fighting financial crime, inked a $2.25m extension to its $9 million Series B round with investors that included In-Q-Tel, MissionOG, TFX Capital, Arsenal Growth, Lavrock Ventures, and NS2 Ventures
B2C2, a London-based institutional cryptocurrency trading platform, has sold a $30m minority stake to Japan-based SBI Holdings. B2C2 will become SBI’s main liquidity provider as SBI expands its crypto offering to millions of existing customers, according to a press release.
WEX, a listed Portland, Maine-based financial technology service provider, is to receive a capital infusion of $400m from Warburg Pincus.
Akoni, a London-based cash management fintech, received an investment of undisclosed size from HearstLab UK.
Capital Markets Gateway, a New York-based equity capital markets (ECM) fintech firm that connects investors and underwriters through its platform, received a strategic investment of $25m from several financial firms including Barclays, Citi, Fidelity Investments, Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan, and Morgan Stanley as well as existing investors including Canaccord Genuity, Franklin Templeton, StageDotO, and Shea Ventures.
Derivative Path, a San Francisco-based provider of financial technology for capital markets, bagged equity funding of $35m from FTV Capital.
Elucidate, a financial crime risk quantification firm based in Germany, secured €2.5m of investment helmed by 11.2 Capital and supported by Seed X Liechtenstein, Apex Ventures, Big Start Ventures and SixThirty Ventures.
Velox, a New York-based front office trading technology company, raised $2.5m from ETFS Capital.
Sparrow Exchange, a Singapore-headquartered platform for trading Ethereum and Bitcoin options, raised a Series A funding round of $3.5m led by HDR Group and supported by Signum Capital, Du Capital and FinLab EOS VC.
CrossTower, a Jersey City-based crypto trading platform, bagged $6m in a seed funding round led by European tech investor Gerard Lopez.
MayStreet, a NYC-based fintech company, closed a $21m Series A led by Credit Suisse Asset Management’s NEXT Investors
Jai Kisan, a Mumbai-based agricultural lending platform, raised about $4m in a pre-Series A round led by Arkam Ventures, with participation from NABVENTURES Fund I . Existing investors. Including Blume, Prophetic Ventures and Better Capital also participated in the round.
Ziglu, a UK-headquartered crypto platform, has launched and raised a seed funding round of GBP 5.25m.
Neptune Networks, the London-based firm that delivers fixed income market data from banks on the sell-side to clients on the buy-side, secured a capital raise of $15m across two tranches. Most of its existing backers participated, including Barclays, Bank of America, BBVA, Citi, BNP Paribas, Crédit Agricole CIB, JP Morgan, Credit Suisse, Morgan Stanley, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, UBS and ING.
H4, a London-based startup which creates legal and compliant documents for capital markets transactions, received $27m in funding from a consortium including JPMorgan, Goldman Sachs, Barclays and Linklaters.
Cloud9 Technologies, a communications platform for financial markets, raised a Series B funding round of $17.5m led by UBS with participation from prior backers such as JP Morgan and Barclays
Powerlytics, the Doylestown, Pennsylvania-based financial data provider to banks, asset managers and insurance companies, received a Series B investment led by Brewer Lane Ventures, which contributed $4m.
Stenn, a UK-based online trade finance provider, raised more funding from Barclays, Coface, and Crayhill Capital Management bringing total investment in its Assets Funding platform to $500m, according to Finextra.
The Small Exchange, a Chicago-based new future exchange platform aimed at retail investors, snagged $4m in funding from backers that include Interactive Brokers and Phillip Capital Group.
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