There’s more funding for Blockchain related startups this week as Stratumn scores €600,000 for its development platform, designed to provide the infrastructure to help ideas take flight. The company says it wants to remove barriers to building, deploying and running blockchain apps. The backing will help the company more than double its team from five to 12 as it aims to boost its prominence in the European blockchain space.
Funding comes from Optium Venture, also French, as well as blockchain angel Eric Larcheêque, the CEO of Ledger and founder of Maison du Bitcoin. The team is headed up by CEO Richard Caetano from California who is behind iPhone app btcReport with Stephan Florquin as CTO, who was lead developer for French bitcoin exchange Paymium.
Metromile has just landed nearly $200m in Series D funding for its auto insurance payments platform.
London fintech startup Curve has picked up another $3m in funding to replace all the different payment cards in your wallet with just one.
Signifyd, the company that provides fraud protection for e-commerce businesses, has raised $19m in a funding round with investors including American Express Ventures, Menlo Ventures and Triple Point Capital.
Fintech will be a key focus for Spotify and iZettle-backer Northzone as it announces a brand new €300m venture capital fund to invest in early-stage European startups.