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Newsletter April 2021

Read this months newsletter from NCE Finance Innovation. You will find an overview of Norwegian Fintech in the media and interviews with Balder Betaling and Horde, as well as a bunch of really cool events.

Members Spotlight /

Sebastian Cypek

Meet Sebastian Cypek, Head of Technology and Innovation at Balder Betaling. Sebastian has broad experience with fintech and customer oriented products and services working with brands like Sbanken and Vipps. We have asked him to tell us about innovation, collaboration, thoughts about digital transformation and more.
Read the full interview here /

Alf Gunnar: The Road To Crowdfunding Success

The Road To Crowdfunding Success /

In light of Horde's recent crowdfunding success, we've had a chat with their founder, Alf Gunnar Andersen, about their road to crowdfunding success, the importance of building a good organizational culture and future plans.
Read the full interview here /

Norwegian Fintech in March & April 2021 /

Note: Most articles are in Norwegian and some are behind payment wall.

Oslo Philanthropic Exchange aims to make donations more efficient and transparent through their platform which will go live this Spring. Read

Renteradar faces resistance and takes up a difficult but important battle with the banking industry. Read

Vipps passes PayPal and invoicing as payment solutions within e-commerce in the Norwegian market. Read

Quantik launches smart contracts to automate entire order-to-cash processes. Read

Zwipe enters new agreement and partnership in India. Read

Horde breaks the Norwegian crowdfunding record and raises 25 MNOK. Read

Crypto exchange MiraiEx raises 12 MNOK in a round led by Skyfall Ventures. Read

MiraiEx raises an undisclosed amount from investor Øystein Stray Spetalen. Read

AI startup Strise enters partnership with Danske Bank. Read

The payment solutions company Dintero raises 10 MNOK from Schibsted Growth. Read

Sbanken takes first place in Cicero Consulting's test of Norway’s best mobile bank. Read

The Norwegian Financial Supervisory Authorities chooses blockchain project, Abendum, in their second regulatory sandbox intake. Read

Digital payment company MeaWallet raised 26MNOK to expand abroad, in a round led by Idekapital and is now valued to150 MNOK. Read

MeaWallet increases customer base since the technology was acquired. Read

Axeptia Credit Intelligence has ambitious growth plans and raises 10MNOK. Read

Read full article /

Upcoming Events /

08. Apr
Short&Sweet: Work Together, Catch Fraudsters
Time: 12:00 - 12:20
Organizer: NCE Finance Innovation

08. Apr
Hvordan lykkes med datadrevet kundeutvikling?
Time: 14:00 - 15:00
Organizer: Norwegian Cognitive Center

14. Apr
Nordic Fintech Trends 2021 - #Denmark
Time: 11:00 - 13:00
Organizer: CPH Fintech, NCE Finance Innovation, Helsinki Fintech Farm, TheFactory, The Fintech Cluster

15. Apr
Short&Sweet: A Crowdfunding Love Story (Horde+Dealflow)
Time: 12:00 - 12:20
Organizer: NCE Finance Innovation

Mind The Gap: Fintech Edition
Time: 09:30 - 10:30
Organizer: TheHUB@Norwegian School of Economics & NCE Finance Innovation

New Members /

House of Guarantees

House of Guarantees is an insurance agency in the Scandinavian market with a main presence in Norway. They offer guarantee insurance services for various companies, both big and small, within several industries. They are a small team with a vision to innovate and digitize the guarantee market. House of Guarantees aims to build more transparent and simple solutions for a huge market, and their main goal is to make the guarantee process streamlined and automatic for their customers.

Learn more /