Fasanara Fintech Weekly

A$AP ROCKY Investor, Capgemini's Stages, Euronext Partnership, Most Successful Crowdfunding & More



Happy Wednesday!



In this edition:


  • A$AP Rocky Becomes the Latest Investor In $31 Billion Fintech Platform Klarna

  • Capgemini Defines Four Stages for Fintech Start-Up Growth

  • Fintech Star Primarybid Launches in France With Euronext After Bumper Year

  • Britain Fintech Curve Raises Most Successful Crowdfunding: £10m in 54 Hours

  • Technology Firms UP Fintech, Sea, Huobi, Razer Added to MSCI Global Index.





A$AP Rocky Becomes the Latest Investor In $31 Billion Fintech Platform Klarna.



Sweden-based Klarna is Europe’s biggest privately held fintech company with 4,000 employees and a $31 billion valuation, pumped up by investors like Softbank, General Atlantic and BlackRock.


The company has become elephantine in such a short time by offering customers the ability to make purchases and pay later, making money by charging merchants to utilize Klarna’s payment technology. Today Klarna names a new investor: rapper, designer and producer A$AP Rocky.


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Capgemini Defines Four Stages for Fintech Start-Up Growth.



Consulting firm Capgemini and international banking association Efma have released a new World FinTech Report 2021. The authors note that over the last 13 years - since the crisis of 2008 - neobanks and fintech startups have turned from novices into experienced players, who must now focus on generating profits.

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Fintech Star Primarybid Launches in France With Euronext After Bumper Year.



Fintech PrimaryBid has launched in France in partnership with Europe-wide exchange Euronext after a bumper year.


The retail investor platform, founded in 2016 by former Goldman Sachs banker Anand Sambasivan, already has a deal with the London Stock Exchange allowing the app to put its details on announcements.


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Britain Fintech Curve Raises Most Successful Crowdfunding: £10m in 54 Hours.



Britain’s one of the fastest growing fintech – Curve has recently announced to have closed the fastest ever equity raise on Crowdcube, breaking many records during the campaign.


The company raised nearly £10m at its closing in 54 hours from 11,795 investors.

In just 2 hours 49 minutes after it went live on 25th May, Curve raised £6m which is considered the fastest ever raise on Crowdcube.

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Financial Technology Firms UP Fintech, Sea, Huobi, Razer Added to MSCI Global Index.



Financial technology companies UP Fintech (NASDAQ:TIGR), an Asian online brokerage firm focusing on global investors; Sea, a digital commerce business; Huobi Technology, a blockchain-focused company; and Razer, a multinational gaming and financial services provider, were among the firms that have been added to the MSCI global indexes on Thursday (May 27, 2021).


MSCI indexes aims to provide a measurement of stock market performance in a certain area or industry, offering investors important insights on different market segments.

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