Fasanara Fintech Weekly

Fasanara backed SellersFunding Raises $166.5M, Fintech Does Freight, JPM Digital Bank & Other News




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In this edition:


  • New Fasanara Fintech Fund anchored by the EIF to Support SMEs across the EU

  • Fintech startup SellersFunding raises $166.5M in equity, credit round to support e-commerce sellers

  • There’s a Lot of VC Money in, Um, Money

  • Fintech does FreightTech: 5 companies you should know

  • JPMorgan Chase Launches New Digital Bank in the UK

  • The Tokenization of Trade Finance: a Backcasting Exercise.




New Fasanara Fintech Fund anchored by the EIF to Support SMEs across the EU.




Fund is targeting to invest in working capital financings to businesses representing more than 100,000 jobs.


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Fintech startup SellersFunding raises $166.5M in equity, credit round to support e-commerce sellers.



SellersFunding secured $166.5 million in a combination of Series A equity funding and a credit facility to continue developing its technology and payments platforms for e-commerce businesses.

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There’s a Lot of VC Money in, Um, Money.



The most in-demand startups among private investors are all, in one form or another, focused on digitizing existing money structures. Whether it’s person-to-person payments, insurance and loan applications handled via an app or bringing small businesses online, the field of financial tech is venture capital’s favourite thing this year.


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Fintech does FreightTech: 5 companies you should know.



Fintech has improved operations in multiple industries — now it’s FreightTech’s turn.

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JPMorgan Chase Launches New Digital Bank in the UK.



Customers can open a current account in minutes via the simple app after signing up on the website. The account offers a range of features to help people budget, manage money, spend and save. A UK-led customer support team will be a key part of the Chase banking experience.

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The Tokenization of Trade Finance: a Backcasting Exercise.



A future where blockchain is an integral part of trade finance has been widely forecasted. New potential applications of blockchain technology through the lifecycle of the trade are in constant development. However, so much input and so much promise are detaching us from the most immediate and practical ways of adopting this technology in trade finance.


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