FILED UNDER: FinTech, Venture Capital

A Look at the Largest Independent FinTech Venture Fund in Europe

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BlackFin Capital Partners is a venture capital and private equity firm specializing in financial services investments across Europe, with offices in Paris, Brussels, and Frankfurt. The firm manages two buyout funds and recently closed its first FinTech venture fund, BlackFin … READ MORE

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FILED UNDER: Accelerators, FinTech

The BNP Paribas Plug and Play Acceleration Program

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BNP Paribas is one of the ten largest banks in the world with a presence in roughly 75 countries. It offers banking, finance, investment, savings, and insurance solutions and serves individuals, entrepreneurs, SMEs, corporations, and other institutional clients. BNP Paribas … READ MORE

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FILED UNDER: Innovation, Regulation

Q&A with Thierry Bedoin, Chief Digital Officer, Banque de France

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An independent institution, the Banque de France – the central bank of France – was founded in 1800 and is based in Paris. It has three main tasks: monetary strategy, financial stability, and services to the economy. It contributes to … READ MORE

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FILED UNDER: FinTech

On the 2017 Paris FinTech Forum and the French FinTech Scene

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Last January, I attended the inaugural Paris Fintech Forum, a one-day affair that brought together more than 600 attendees. Despite the name, this is really an international FinTech event. Sessions were held in a combination of French and English (depending … READ MORE

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FILED UNDER: FinTech, Startups

L’Union des Plus Belles Fintech Françaises

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Formed in June of last year, France Fintech is an association of FinTech startups founded to raise the visibility of the sector and to speak in a coordinated manner to key audiences: regulators, established firms, and the international community. The … READ MORE

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FILED UNDER: FinTech, Insurance, Startups

InsPeer: The First French P2P Insurance Platform

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InsPeer is an innovative web-based service enabling users to reduce their auto, motorcycle, and homeowners insurance premiums by raising their deductibles and laying off their increased risk on people they know. Generally, the higher the deductible, the lower the premium … READ MORE

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