Daily Archive: April 20, 2021

Mastercard bets on safety and digital id with $850M Ekata deal

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(Reuters) — Mastercard stated on Monday it had agreed to purchase digital id verification firm Ekata in a deal valued at $850 million, as the worldwide funds processor bets on a increase in demand for corporations within the digital safety area.

Ekata’s merchandise enable companies to separate fraudsters from reputable prospects throughout digital interactions like opening a web based account or making digital funds. It operates in three industries: e-commerce, funds and monetary providers, in line with its web site.

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Cusp Capital launches with a $361M fund for early stage startups in Germany and Europe – TechCrunch

Up to now ten years, an funding workforce led by Christian Winter, Jan Sessenhausen, Helmut Klawitter and Wilken Engelbracht labored principally with German household workplaces, investing in startups similar to Klarna, Zalando and Supply Hero that went on to be price round €80 billion in whole. Immediately they’re launching a VC agency of their very own, Cusp Capital, with €300 million ($361m) beneath their belt. 

Cusp Capital will again early-stage younger tech corporations throughout Europe. Its LPs embrace institutional traders such because the European Funding Fund, KfW Capital, RAG Stiftung, and NRW.BANK, alongside household workplaces and entrepreneurs.

In an announcement

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