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BetaKit

League partners with Dialogue to launch personalized consumer health concierge

“One of the things we saw is just how complex and fragmented this is from a consumer standpoint.”


STACK

STACK RECOMMENDS: Ottawa unveils ‘supercluster’ innovation plan

“A Federal backed plan shows Canada’s commitment to driving and leading global innovation.”
– Miro Pavletic, CEO and co-founder of STACK


PYMNTS.com

Santander buys stakes in three startups as Botin pushes into FinTech

Santander InnoVentures is investing in Pixoneye and Curve, both based in the U.K., and Gridspace, located in the U.S.


BusinessInsider

FinTech CurrencyCloud tapped up investors months before Google raise

CurrencyCloud, founded in 2012, has raised around £45 million to date from investors including Google Ventures, Sapphire Ventures, Japan’s Rakuten, and Notion Capital.


BetaKit

CIBC partners with National Australia Bank to launch feature that provides financial advice while travelling

The feature takes advantage of a smartphone’s GPS to display, in real-time, the local exchange rate.


Finextra

Fixed income algo provider Quantitative Brokers scores $24M investment from Centana

The capital infusion enables Quantitative Brokers to build on its established foundation as a provider of advanced algorithms and data-driven analytics to clients in the futures and US cash treasury markets.


TechCrunch

Confirmed: London FinTech Curve raises $10M Series A

Curve, which offers a platform that lets you consolidate all your bank cards into a single Curvey card and manage your money, raised the round from Connect Ventures, with participation from Santander Ventures.


Financial Post

The repackaging of U.S. FinTech loans comes to Canada

News that Kilgour Williams has launched a fund that will buy high-interest consumer loans from U.S. fintech companies funded with Canadian capital is significant for several reasons.


BetaKit

League, Mogo among regional finalists for Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year awards

The finalists are split into the regions of Québec, Ontario, Prairies, Pacific, and Atlantic.


Finextra

Revolut scores bumper $66 million investment round

Index Ventures, Balderton Capital and Ribbit Capital led the $66 million round which values the fast-growing but loss-making startup at over $300 million.


LTP

FinTechs offer fast and cheap credit to entrepreneurs & SMEs in Brazil

Today, in Brazil, we have over 30 FinTech startups offering credit products, according to 2017’s FinTechLab Radar survey.


VCCircle

FinTech firm Innoviti raises Series B round from SBI-FMO Fund, others

Innoviti plans to use the funding to expand the market for uniPAY Next and smelending.com to target payments and lending to facilitate working capital loans to kirana stores, small merchants, and brand franchises across the supply chain.


VentureBeat

Why Bitcoin’s value could get even more volatile

Bitcoin’s price could be in for a big drop, and that’s because the cryptocurrency is facing a potentially contentious upgrade to its core software in August. If you haven’t heard about the impending deadline for a “user-activated soft fork,” here’s the story.



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Amira Zubairi

Amira Zubairi

Amira Zubairi is a staff writer at BetaKit. As a fourth-year journalism student who has written primarily about entrepreneurship, Amira has developed a growing interest in Canadian startup, business, and tech news. In her free time, Amira enjoys reading, baking and watching legal shows.