BlackFin Tech weekly | May 17th,2019

Julien Creuzé
May 17 · 2 min read

Hello Fintech activists,

It’s official, we can say it loud: Fintech’s spring has arrived!

Deals are popping like cherry tree buds with more than 10 rounds this week in Europe. The UK leads as usual but we can count Germany and Sweden to show some diversity in the European Fintech landscape.

Rounds are muscling with some deals on steroids like Greensill raising £630m with Softbank Vision Fund or with the solid £44m Pleo Series B.

But let’s tease anymore, taratatata [drumming rolls], here is our weekly list:

This week on show:

Greenshill: this British supply finance solution hits loud with this late stage mega round of £630m. Soft Bank Vision breaks again records with this deal, #top 1 in the Fintech European ecosystem since 2019 started. Beating its own fundraising record of £350m with the OarkNorth’s Series C.

Minna Technologies: interesting value proposition for this Swedish Fintech, a subscription management platform that plugs in your bank account to reveal all your hidden subscription costs. They raised €5.6m in a Series A supported by Zenith Group, Visa and SoftBank.

Applause for this week announcements!

BlackFin Tech team, where have you been the past week?
Vivatech in Paris, London for the Regtech Summit

…and where will you be this one?
Madrid, London

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Thoughts and ideas on all things fintech, insurtech & regtech. Managed by BlackFin Tech, a € 180m independent European Fintech VC and its team