Archive for May 2016

Voici le premier fonds d’investissement décentralisé et sans patron

Voici le premier fonds d’investissement décentralisé et sans patron

Basé sur la blockchain, le DAO est le plus grand succès de l’histoire du financement participatif.

Au début du mois de mai, la société allemande Slock.it a lancé un projet de crowdfunding : la DAO (Decentralized Autonomous Organization). En moins d’un mois, le projet a explosé les records de participation. Avec 150 millions de dollars réunis (environ 135 millions d’euros), il s’agit [...]

Itway, sbarco in Iran da 200 milioni Il presidente: «Merito anche di Renzi»

Itway, sbarco in Iran da 200 milioni Il presidente: «Merito anche di Renzi»

Farina è il fondatore del gruppo di Ict: «Non ho ancora deciso
per chi votare a Ravenna ma di sicuro non andrò al mare»

di Andrea Alberizia

Andrea Farina a Teheran per la firma dell’accordo che porterà 200 milioni di euro in cinque anni nelle casse del gruppo ravennate Itway

Alla parete della sala riunioni della sede di Itway [...]

Former Macquarie boss Allan Moss an investor in fintech ChimpChange

Former Macquarie boss Allan Moss an investor in fintech ChimpChange

Former Macquarie Group chief and Reserve Bank of Australia board member Allan Moss has emerged as a backer of IPO hopeful ChimpChange, sources told Street Talk.
Australian “digital bank” start-up ChimpChange has chosen to disrupt US banks, given their high fees for transferring money, but the company is back at home and seeking to raise circa $15 million with a planned listing on the [...]

Economie verte: Les banques se disent prêtes à financer les projets innovants

Economie verte: Les banques se disent prêtes à financer les projets innovants

© Yohan Freddy

Economie verte: Les banques se disent prêtes à financer les projets innovants
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BY URSULA GOMA ON 19 MAY 2016ENVIRONNEMENT, TECHNO

Le Congo a besoin d’investir dans le domaine de la technologie pour résoudre certains problèmes liés au réchauffement climatique. Et c’est cet objectif qui a réuni des experts et des entrepreneurs en ce deuxième jour du Forum [...]

Retour sur le 26ème Forum Mondial Économique au Rwanda

Retour sur le 26ème Forum Mondial Économique au Rwanda

Le 26ème forum économique mondial, après Davos, se tenait à Kigali au Rwanda avec un axe majeur de développement orienté sur les nouvelles technologies pour compenser la baisse du cours des matières premières
Un forum important dans un contexte de ralentissement de l’économie Africaine, le Rwanda se place sur les nouvelles technologies ? Des prévision à [...]

The Alternative Fintech Lexicon

The Alternative Fintech Lexicon

- Accelerators: Where startups go to learn. What they learn is anybody’s guess. See Decelerators.
- Alternative Lending: An alternative way to make the same mistakes in lending, over and over again. See Crowdfunding.
- Anonymity: Required when discussing either financial services executives bonuses or the use of offshore centers when optimizing taxes and ownership structures. Not required [...]

Top 10 hotel companies investing in Africa

Top 10 hotel companies investing in Africa

Ibis Styles is the front-runner for the number of planned hotels in Africa, emerging ahead of Hilton and Radisson Blu.
The Annual Hotel Chain Development Pipeline Survey, from W Hospitality Group, compiled a top 10 brands list, of which Ibis Styles came top. It has 28 planned hotels, followed by Radisson Blu with 25, Mercure with [...]

THESE TOP 15 QUOTES FROM THE RENCAP CONFERENCE WILL GIVE YOU MORE INSIGHT ON THE INVESTMENT MARKET IN NIGERIA AND AFRICA

THESE TOP 15 QUOTES FROM THE RENCAP CONFERENCE WILL GIVE YOU MORE INSIGHT ON THE INVESTMENT MARKET IN NIGERIA AND AFRICA

Renaissance Capital recently held the seventh installment of its Annual Pan-Africa 1:1 Investor Conference in Lagos, Nigeria, and the event witnessed the attendance of some of the most outspoken economists in the globe, as well as notable Nigerian government representatives, both past and present. For anyone interested in the African investment market in any capacity, [...]

Bencis said to close fifth Benelux fund soon

Bencis said to close fifth Benelux fund soon

Dutch private equity firm Bencis Capital Partners is reportedly nearing a final close for its fifth buyout fund focused on investments in the Benelux region.
The firm will be the next in a series of fund managers from the region to close a new vehicle in the past year and a half, several media reports have said, [...]

Euro FinTech funding levels rise to new heights, with one investment per day in Q1 2016

Euro FinTech funding levels rise to new heights, with one investment per day in Q1 2016

Far from cooling off, investments in European and Israeli FinTech startups continue to be on the rise.
By our count, 95 financial technology companies raised capital in the first quarter of 2016, three times as many as in the same quarter a year ago, and almost double the amount from Q4 2015.
That means there was a European FinTech company [...]