- WKN: 121806
- ISIN: DE0001218063
- Land: Deutschland
Nachricht vom 14.06.2018 | 11:00
FinLab AG: Hedge fund manager Alan Howard, Axel Springer and existing investors invest EUR 6m in FinLab's portfolio company nextmarkets; Nextmarkets today is celebrating its 'go-live'
DGAP-News: FinLab AG / Key word(s): Investment/Miscellaneous
Frankfurt am Main, 14/6/2018 - The Cologne-based fintech start-up nextmarkets GmbH (www.nextmarkets.com), which is part of the FinLab AG portfolio (WKN 121806, ISIN DE0001218063, ticker A7A.GR) today announces the closing of its Series A financing round, in which, in addition to existing shareholders FinLab, Peter Thiel and Falk Strascheg, new investors Axel Springer Media for Equity GmbH, Crypto Asset specialist Cryptology Asset Group PLC and British hedge fund manager Alan Howard are investing in total 6 million euros into the FinTech startup. After a seed round of EUR 2.5 million in 2015 and the first part of the Series A round of EUR 3.5 million in 2016, the second part of the Series A round, which totals EUR 9.5 million, has now been completed. Nextmarkets recently announced that its subsidiary nextmarkets Trading Limited has obtained a banking license in Malta. The valuation of the current round is significantly higher than the previous financing round in 2016.
At the same time, the company's real-money offer is launched today. Customers can now open a real money account and participate in stock and soon in crypto markets in a completely new way via the innovative trading platform.
Manuel Heyden, founder and CEO of nextmarkets, emphasizes: "With obtaining the banking license and going live we have taken a major milestone in our success story. From now on we will focus on dynamic growth in Europe and soon globally with our highly scalable, transactional business model.".
"We are very pleased that nextmarkets has gained the trust of such renowned investors and has launched their real-money offerings today." comments FinLab executive Stefan Schuetze.
Alan Howard says: "The nextmarkets team has built an impressive technology with its own banking platform. In combination with coming innovations, nextmarkets is set to have a lasting impact on the retail investment space."
With nextmarkets, private investors no longer trade on their own, but are provided with 14 investment professionals who permanently analyze over 1,000 markets such as stocks, indices, foreign exchange, commodities and soon also ETF and crypto currencies and provide the user with real-time trading ideas on the web or on the smartphone. This results in high-quality market research, which can be followed at the touch of a fingertip. "As an active investor, I always wonder who has the time to analyze the wide range of stocks and cryptos. Now I have my own investment professionals in my pocket and will be backed by them on the markets. If one of my coaches makes a profit in his bitcoin analysis, I do it on my account," says Dominic Heyden, founder and CTO, describing the model that the two called "Curated Investing".
With "ayondo", the Heyden brothers had already founded a leading social trading platform - and thus created a completely new investment category. With nextmarkets they are taking this idea now to the next level.
About nextmarkets GmbH:
|Phone:||+49 (0)69 719 12 80 - 0|
|Fax:||+49 (0)69 719 12 80 - 011|
|Listed:||Regulated Unofficial Market in Berlin, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt (Scale), Stuttgart, Tradegate Exchange|
|End of News||DGAP News Service|
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