A new unicorn in the FinLeap stable….

We are pleased to report that Solarisbank AG, Europe’s leading Banking-as-a-Service platform, has raised EUR 190 million in an oversubscribed Series D funding round, valuing the company at EUR 1.4 billion.  Shackleton portfolio company FinLeap is a major shareholder in Solarisbank.  This funding event marks FinLeap's first unicorn. The round was led by Decisive Capital Management, with support from growth investors, including Pathway Capital Management, [...]

2021-07-26T23:07:28+00:00July 26th, 2021|Categories: Funding, News|Tags: , , , |

Return Fund #5

Shackleton Ventures, the specialist direct secondaries venture investor, has launched its fifth fund, the Shackleton Ruffena Return #5 Limited Partnership,  “Return Fund #5”, and will continue its proven strategy of investing in secondaries-led transactions that has resulted in each of its first four funds achieving top quartile performance. The fund is a collaboration between Shackleton and Ruffena Capital – a tie-up that substantially strengthens the [...]

2021-03-15T11:00:15+00:00March 7th, 2021|Categories: Funding, News, Press Release|Tags: , , , |

Investment Hat Trick

We are delighted to share this recent news from FinLeap's CEO Ramin Niroumand. The fintech sphere has been quite dynamic in recent weeks. The developments in the Wirecard case continue to dominate international news as the story gradually unfolds. However, there is also positive fintech news to share. Despite the summer break, many companies are working on their comebacks following the Corona crisis. The finleap [...]

2020-07-09T15:53:57+00:00July 8th, 2020|Categories: Funding, News|Tags: , , , , |

Shackleton Team Invests in Hibergene

We are pleased to announce that the Shackleton team has invested in Hibergene Diagnostics.   The company develops, manufactures and markets molecular diagnostic tests for human infectious diseases, using LAMP (Loop Mediated Isothermal Amplification) technology. HiberGene is developing its next generation devices to disrupt the established time-consuming and high skilled testing market.  Its devices offer: Testing at front line medical centres; Real-time, accurate results within [...]

2021-07-26T23:09:31+00:00April 16th, 2020|Categories: Funding, News|Tags: , , |

PanIntelligence Funded for further Growth

We are delighted to announce that Shackleton investee, PanInsight (trading as Panintelligence) has secured fresh investment from YFM Equity Partners and Cohmar Capital.  The £4.5 million transaction will allow the company to pursue its next phase of growth and allows a partial cash exit for Shackleton and other founder investors.  This also represents Shackleton's 22nd profitable realisation. PanIntelligence is a rapidly scaling data visualisation, reporting [...]

2019-11-26T16:22:07+00:00November 26th, 2019|Categories: Exit, Funding, News, Press Release|Tags: , , , |

Shackleton team backs cleantech Adgero

The Shackleton team is very pleased to have backed Adgero, the cleantech business that uses ultra-capacitors to recover kinetic energy from commercial vehicles. Adgero's immediate deployments are as a retro-fit solution for rigid trucks and trailers operating in urban and peri-urban settings.  Its broader targets include large road-trains in the mining industry, a range of other commercial vehicles, and cranes.  Adgero’s solution creates substantial cost [...]

2021-07-26T23:10:14+00:00October 1st, 2019|Categories: Funding, News|

Elinvar secures backing from Goldman Sachs

FinLeap investee Elinvar announced today that it has secured Goldman Sachs as the lead investor for its latest funding.  This is yet another example of the quality of FinLeap's portfolio companies and ecosystem. Elinvar is a digital platform for asset and wealth managers. Its platform covers the complete value chain - from the client’s website to the consultation and the investor portal.  It provides an [...]

2019-05-15T13:26:13+00:00May 15th, 2019|Categories: Funding, News|Tags: , , |

ELEMENT Secures €23 million

We are delighted to announce that ELEMENT, the digital insurance platform developed by Shackleton investee FinLeap has secured a further €23 million in funding. ELEMENT is a fully digital white-label insurance product factory, which is fully licensed by Germany's regulator BaFin to write P&C insurance business. ELEMENT's business partners can offer to their customers modern property and casualty insurance products and a digital customer experience [...]

2019-04-11T08:27:00+00:00November 29th, 2018|Categories: Funding, News|Tags: , , |

FinLeap raises over €40 million in ground-breaking funding

Shackleton investee FinLeap, which is now Europe's largest fintech company builder, today announced that it has raised EUR 41.5 million in an investment round, led by Ping An‘s Global Voyager Fund. Ping An, a leading Chinese financial services firm, is the world‘s largest insurance company by market capitalization and a widely recognized fintech and healthtech innovator. "Since our launch four years ago, we have been [...]

2019-04-11T08:27:15+00:00November 19th, 2018|Categories: Funding, News|Tags: , , , |

£150 million Expansion Plan for SEC Global Event Campus

Hot on the heels of the hugely successful development of The SSE Hydro, Shackleton investee, The Scottish Event Campus (SEC) has applied for planning permission in principle for a major expansion of its facilities with a vision to create a unique global event campus capable of taking the World’s top conferences, exhibitions and events. The £150-£200m project includes a dedicated entrance to the west of [...]

2019-04-11T08:27:42+00:00November 15th, 2018|Categories: Funding, News|Tags: |
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