Venture Capital

Apr
07

Standard Chartered turbocharges digital payments proposition with investment and the merger of CurrencyFair with Assembly Payments

CurrencyFair, a global cross-border payments platform and Assembly Payments, whose platform automates complex payment workflows, today announce their merger as a result of a strategic investment by Standard Chartered, subject to regulatory approval. SC Ventures, the innovation, ventures and fintech investments unit of Standard Chartered is doubling down on its commitment to the rapidly growing payments industry, following its earlier investment in Assembly Payments in 2020. Bill Winters, Group Chief Executive of Standard Chartered said, “Digital payments is a core strategic area for Standard Chartered and our 2020 investment in Assembly Payments greatly enhanced our presence in the domestic payments business. By bringing together the complementary strengths of CurrencyFair and […]

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Mar
26

Airwallex’s latest US$100 million capital raising puts valuation at US$2.6 billion

Airwallex announced that the company’s valuation has increased to US$2.6 billion with a capital raising of US$100 million in a further Series D extension.

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Mar
16

Zeller raises A$25m in one of Australia’s largest pre-launch Series A funding rounds

Zeller, the integrated payments and financial services solution, discreetly raised A$25 million in Series A funding last year.

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Mar
04

CarClarity raises $1m from EVP to disrupt Australia’s $37 billion car buying market

CarClarity provides a hassle free, safe and smarter car buying experience, saving you time and money.

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Mar
04

Australian fintech investment in 2020 remains strong through COVID at US$1.4 billion

Investment in Australia’s fintech sector was strong at US$1.4 billion in 2020, despite a fall from a record $2.09 billion in 2019.

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Feb
25

Bill now, pay later business Deferit raises $15m in oversubscribed Series B funding round

Bill now pay later platform Deferit announces a AU$15m funding round led by existing investor Carthona Capital and new investor Alceon Group.

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Feb
13

Trade Ledger scores $24 million from US and UK VCs

Fintech Trade Ledger has raised $24 million in a round led by billionaire investor and US hedge fund manager Steve Cohen’s Point72Ventures.

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Feb
11

InfiniGold raises $6.25m and rebrands as Trovio ahead of wider expansion into the commodities industry

The VC funding from leading Family Offices and VC Funds will be used by Trovio for the continued build-out of its commodities digitization platform.

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