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'
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: nextmarkets GmbH is a German FinTech company that wants to help private investors to operate more successfully and better trained on the stock exchange. Users can be coached in real time by more than a dozen successful stock market professionals and follow their analyses. For this purpose, a technology unique worldwide in this form was developed under the name "Curated Investing". Nextmarkets, with offices in Cologne and Malta, is supported by leading venture capitalists such as Peter Thiel, Falk Strascheg and the listed FinLab AG. Press Contact: nextmarkets GmbHpress@nextmarkets.com Telephone: +49 (0) 221 99 96 95 - 50
About FinLab AG: Stock market listed company FinLab AG (WKN 121806 / ISIN DE0001218063 / ticker symbol: A7A.GR) is one of the first and largest company builders and investors focused on the Financial Services Technologies ("FinTech") sector. FinLab focuses on developing German FinTech startups and providing venture capital for their financial needs, whereby in each case the aim is a long-term participation and ongoing support of the investment. FinLab also invests globally, as part of venture rounds, in FinTech companies, primarily in the USA and Asia. Press contact: FinLab AG: email@example.com://www.finlab.de Phone: +49 69 719 12 80 0
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