FINTECH FINALS 2016

Startups exhibit free and compete for big prizes at the largest FinTech startup event in Asia. Plus some of the worlds best thought leaders will be on stage and in break out session. January 2016, Hong Kong

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Upcoming Events

Next Bank FinTech Finals 2016,
Hong Kong
January 25-26, 2015

Asia’s biggest showcase of FinTech startups, thought leadership and expertise. 40 startups exhibit, 24 selected to pitch on stage for big prizes.

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Next Bank USA
Silicon Valley
May 12, 2016

Next Bank USA is coming to Silicon Valley, with a stellar lineup. Get in touch to be a part of it.

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Next Bank Asia
Singapore
May 18-19, 2016

Next Bank Asia returns to Singapore, with a stellar lineup. Get in touch to be a part of it.

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Open a Next Bank chapter in your city, run events, meetups, competitions, workshops and training for your industry peers, and connect globally with your fellow Next Bankers.

What we think

May River Capital Acquires Hunt Valve

By | Hunt Valve, May River Capital | No Comments

Hunt Valve, a Salem, OH-based fluid power engineering company specializing in severe duty valves and components, was acquired by May River Capital. May River Capital partnered on the investment with Bratenahl Capital, a Cleveland-based family office, other family offices as co-investors, and Maranon Capital, who provided mezzanine debt and an equity co-investment. Fifth Third Structured […]

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Revolut Closes £3.2M Seed Funding

By | Balderton Capital, Index Ventures, Point Nine, Revolut, Seedcamp, UK, Venrex Investment Management | No Comments

Revolut, a London, UK-based global money app, closed a £3.2m (approx. $4.8m) seed funding round. Index Ventures invested £1m, joining prior backers Balderton Capital, Seedcamp, Point Nine, Venrex and some angels. The company intends to use the funds to continue growing its presence across Europe with translation and customer support in key languages planned, focus […]

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Petervan’s Delicacies – Week 1 Feb 2016

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Edition-50 of Delicacies: as usual, max 5 articles that i found interesting and worth re-reading. Handpicked, no robots. Minimalism in curation. Enjoy! Much more of this in my weekly Revue summary. Subscribe at bottom of this post. About Amanda Palmer’s great tribute to Bowie and patronage: https://www.brainpickings.org/2016/02/05/amanda-palmer-strung-out-in-heaven/ About the WEF’s old perceptions of “Cyberspace”: https://points.datasociety.net/it-s-not-cyberspace-anymore-55c659025e97#.jpf613oen […]

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Lars Seier Christensen Launches Seier Capital

By | Lars Seier Christensen, Seier Capital, Switzerland | No Comments

Saxo Bank’s co-founder Lars Seier Christensen has launched Seier Capital, a Schwarzenbach, Switzerland-based private seed and venture capital firm. Christensen, has just left Saxo Bank, which he co-founded in 1992 (with Kim Fournais) and co-led since 1995. is the only investor in and fully owner of Seier, whose resources amount to over €350m. The firm aims to […]

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Microsoft Acquires SwiftKey

By | microsoft, SwiftKey, UK | No Comments

Microsoft (MSFT) is to acquire SwiftKey, a London, UK-based developer of personalized keyboard software and SDK. The amount of the deal was reportedly $250m. Co-founded in 2008 by Jon Reynolds and Ben Medlock, SwiftKey has developed a personalized keyboard software for (more than 300 million) Android and iOS devices leveraging Artificial Intelligence technologies that enable […]

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Sine Parole – 6 Feb 2016

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Snapshots from Petervan’s Artwork   Abstract Motiv 384 – Acryl on Paper – A1 Format   Abstract Motiv 385 – Acryl on Paper – A2 Format Abstract Motiv 386 – Acryl on Paper – A2 Format   Abstract Motiv 387 – Acryl on Paper – A2 Format   Abstract Motiv 387 Detail – Acryl on […]

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Petcube Raises $2.6M in Funding

By | Almaz Capital, AVentures Capital, Petcube, Y Combinator | No Comments

Petcube, a San Francisco, CA-based provider of an interactive Wi-Fi Pet camera, raised $2.6m in funding. Backers included Almaz Capital, Y Combinator, and AVentures Capital. The company, which has raised $3.8m to date, will use the funds to accelerate worldwide distribution, advance its product development, scale globally, and ramp up talent acquisition, including the strategic […]

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Chubbies Receives Credit Facility from Square 1 Bank

By | Chubbies, Square 1 Bank | No Comments

Chubbies, Inc., a San Francisco, CA-based e-commerce apparel company, received a credit facility from Square 1 Bank, a division of Pacific Western Bank. The amount of the deal was not disclosed. The proceeds will provide working capital to finance accelerated investments in new growth opportunities. Founded by four Stanford University graduates in 2011, Chubbies is […]

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Hispanicize Media Group Secures Funding

By | Hispanicize Media Group, Nico Chereque, Perkin Industries, Sean Wolfington, Suquet Capital Partners | No Comments

Hispanicize Media Group, a Miami, Fla.-based company resulted by the merger of Hispanicize, a U.S. Hispanic social media and influencer event platform and DiMe Media, a Hispanic-focused influencer network, secured a round of funding of undisclosed amount. The round was led by Perkin Industries and Suquet Capital Partners with participation from Sean Wolfington, serial entrepreneur […]

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Amperity Closes $9M Series A Funding

By | Amperity, Dawn Lepore, Founders Co-Op, Liquid 2 Ventures, Madrona Venture Group, Rajeev Singh, S. Somasegar, Sujal Patel, Tim Kopp | No Comments

Amperity, a Seattle, WA-based marketing technology company, closed a $9M Series A funding. The round was led by Madrona Venture Group, with participation from Founders’ Co-Op, Liquid 2 Ventures, Tim Kopp, Partner at Hyde Park Ventures, and S. Somasegar, Rajeev Singh, Dawn LePore, and Sujal Patel. In conjunction with the funding, Matt McIlwain, Managing Director […]

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General Catalyst Partners Closes Two Venture Capital Funds, at $845M

By | General Catalyst Partners | No Comments

Venture capital firm General Catalyst Partners has announced the closing of two funds, totalling $845m in commitments. These latest vehicles, which include General Catalyst Group VIII, L.P. and General Catalyst Group VIII Supplemental, L.P., bring total capital raised to approximately $3.75 billion. Led by managing directors Adam Valkin, Bill Fitzgerald, David Fialkow, David Orfao, Steve […]

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FunnelWise Completes $7M Series A Funding

By | FunnelWise | No Comments

FunnelWise, a Chicago, IL- and Des Moines, Iowa-based provider of a revenue predictability solution for companies to optimize their sales and marketing efforts, completed a $7m Series A funding round. Backers included private investors. The company, which has raised $10.5m in total funding to date, intends to use the funds for the continued development and […]

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JP Nicols, Bank Innovators Council

Next Bank is where the future of finance is discussed, debated and defined.

Aman Narain

More than just an innovation showcase or trade show, Next Bank brings together the brightest minds in and out of the industry to share ideas and provide a vision for next gen banking.

Jim Marous, The Financial Brand

Next Bank is a great community of thought leaders, startups, industry players and subject experts that are keen to bring productive change to the financial industry.

Markus Grnick, Startup Bootcamp Fintech