Mangopay, the European payments provider for a number of fintech companies and P2P lenders, has been acquired by private equity software and fintech investor, Advent International.
Ecommerce lender Clearco (formerly Clearbanc) is launching in Ireland today with plans to lend over €100m to support Irish businesses.
A Berlin-based VC fund focused on the "next generation" of fintech founders has raised over €100m to invest in startups "embedding" financial services in their business models.
In recent years, the number of fintech unicorns – start-ups valued at $1bn or more – has grown dramatically. In fact, 15 of the 24 active unicorns on this list reached their $1bn valuation in 2021, suggesting a real surge in fintech startups following covid lockdowns.