Alpaca grabs $1.7m for AI-driven trading tech

FinTech AI startup Alpaca has raised $1.7m in a new venture funding round. The investment comes from D4V, Monex Ventures of Monex Group and MUCAP. Read more:

London’s Babel Systems acquired by InvestCloud for $20m

London-based online trading technology company Babel Systems is being acquired by US FinTech firm InvestCloud in a $20m deal. Read more:

New York seed investors stayed strong in 2016

Top seed investors in the New York startup community showed their muscle in the final quarter of 2016 and are likely to continue doing so in the coming year. Read more:

€2bn has been invested over Raisin

German FinTech Raisin has passed €2 billion of investment over its platform three years after launching. Read more:

Will online investing be the next big thing in FinTech?

The sad truth is that most people don't really know how to manage their money. Read more:

Tiger Brokers snaps up $29m for online trading platform

Tiger Brokers has picked up $29m in a Series B round from Citic GoldStone Fund Management and Huagai Capital. Read more:

Stash scoops up $25m Series B for investment app

New York-based investment app Stash has raised $25m in its Series B round. Valar Ventures led the round. Read more:

Spark Systems pulls in $5m for faster forex platform

Singapore-based foreign exchange startup Spark Systems has raised $5m in a new round of funding. Read more:

SpotOption launches new CFDs platform and MT4 plug-in

CFDs have become one of the most popular forms of trading online, and SpotOption's CFD platform has captured a user-friendly and simplified approach. Read more:

Information Venture Partners closes FinTech fund at $106m

Early-stage FinTech venture firm Information Venture Partners has raised $106m in for its second fund, exceeding its $100m target. Read more: