AnyMind Closes $21m Round, Acquires Influencer Network

AI solutions provider AnyMind Group has closed its series B round at US$21.4m after receiving funding from Thai tech firm VGI Global Media and Japanese financial services company Tokyo Century. Read more: techinasia.com

Mastercard unveils latest Start Path startups

The world’s most promising startups and FinTechs today move like Mastercard – in microseconds. We may be different in size, but there are many more similarities than differences, which we witness through Start Path. Read more: www.finextra.com

Netherlands Is First EU Country To Release GDPR Fining Policy

The Dutch Data Protection Authority (DDPA) in the Netherlands has released its own General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) fining policy, according to reports, and is the first European Union (EU) country to do so. Read more: pymnts.com

Naspers Earmarks $1B For Indian FinTech Investments

Naspers, Africa’s largest company based on market value, is gearing up to spend $1 billion in India in the form of investments focused on the financial technology market. Read more: pymnts.com

Nadfin Opens Accelerator to FinTech Growth Firms

Applications are now open for the NadiFin Fintech Acceleration program powered by MiddleGame Ventures and Farvest in partnership with the Luxembourg House of Financial Technology (the LHoFT), until April 10th, 2019. Read more: finextra.com

Ascent RegTech Joins Wells Fargo Startup Accelerato

Ascent RegTech announced today its acceptance into theWells Fargo Startup Accelerator, a program designed to advance startups that have innovative offerings for the enterprise, as well as a demonstrated track record of experience and implementation. Read more: www.thefintechtimes.com/

Nationwide Deploys SAS Analytics to Improve Customer Interactions

UK building society Nationwide has enlisted SAS to help it tap into the power of AI for more efficient and effective customer interactions. Read more: finextra.com

UK and Turkey push Islamic finance through fintech

The UK and Turkey have launched a joint initiative to try and scale Islamic finance through the fintech sector. Read more: www.bankingtech.com

LedgerPrime Raises $12 Million for Crypto Quant Trading

LedgerPrime, a digital asset investment firm led by former Wall Street whizzes, has closed on $12 million of institutional capital and secured commitments for another $8 million. Read more: coindesk.com

IPC Invests in GreenKey Technologies

Dealing room communications outfit IPC has invested in GreenKey Technologies (GK), the creator of AI, natural language processing tech for financial markets. Read more: finextra.com