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Nordic Fintech Snippets – September 2021

Nordic Fintech Snippets – September

In recent months we have been writing about money flowing into Nordic fintechs, especially to Sweden and Denmark in the massive funding rounds of Klarna, Pleo and Lunar. Now we are happy to tell about the first monster round in Finland, which was just yesterday reported by AlphaSense, when they secured $180 million. If you are not familiar with the company, we wrote an article about them earlier this year.

Besides many investments, September brought the Nordics two new global innovation labs, several new partnerships and transactions. In response to Visa’s Tink acquisition, Mastercard acquired Danish Aiia, and yes, IKEA acquired a stake in a BNPL firm. We predict IKEA to be one of the most interesting players in finance in the coming years.


This is Nordic Fintech Snippets, the combined effort of all the Nordic Fintech Hubs, sharing the most important and latest news in fintech and digital finance from each country.


Country specific news



Bankify launches Smart Savings app on Finastra’s FusionFabric.cloud

Zevoy announced raising €3.8 million from Maki VC and Brightly Ventures

Index Helsinki taps FA Solutions as technology partner

ReceiptHero to partner with Mastercard and Visa to provide an alternative to the paper receipts in Europe

Huawei Launches Innovation Lab for Digital Finance and Security in Helsinki

Enfuce joins The Climate Pledge and commits to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2040

AlphaSense, An AI Search Engine For Corporations, Raises $180 Million In Series C Round Led By Goldman Sachs



Mastercard expands open banking reach through Aiia acquisition

Subaio steps into ‘death tech’ space with ABN Amro

Ageras Group Buys Finnish Invoicing Software Zervant in Acquisition Spree



Founders of Wise and Teleport lead $4M investment in Monerium to bring the first billion euros to blockchains




Mastercard launches global Sustainability Innovation Lab

Anyfin in a $10 million series B extension backed by Augmentum.

Swedish payments platform Billogram lands $45m investment

SaveLend Group acquires Finnish P2P pioneer Fixura

IKEA parent company Ingka Group invests $22.5m in BNPL fintech Jifiti

Carbon calculator Doconomy raises $17 million

Hedvig banks $45M to expand its millennial-focused insurance service in Europe



DNB and Aprila Bank to offer Aprila Credit Line to SMEs through DNB channels

AI accounting platform Vic.ai lands $50m in Series B funding round

Signicat acquires e-signature firm Dokobit


Future events

12.10. Nordic Fintech Trends 2021 – #Sweden

18.11. Nordic Fintech Trends 2021 – #Iceland

1.-2.12. Slush

24.3. Nordic Fintech Summit


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