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December 7, 2018 – Japanese holding conglomerate SoftBank has joined a $33.6-million funding in EdCast, a US-based AI-driven education service provider for corporate learning. Other international investors in this round included REV Venture Partners, The London Fund, Crecent Enterprises, Mistletoe, and existing backers such as SSGA, Stanford University and Cervin Ventures, among others.
The International Financial Technology Summit and the 2nd Annual LUN FinTech Roundtable Successfully Held in Shanghai
On November 18th, 2018, the LUN Partners Group successfully hosted the International Financial Technology Summit and the 2nd Annual LUN FinTech Roundtable with its partners, the Shanghai YangPu District Government’s Office of Investment Promotion, Fanhai International School of Finance at Fudan University (“FISF”), and the International Finance Forum FinTech Center.
Johannesburg-based FinTech startup MFS Africa has received an undisclosed amount in Series B funding round led by LUN Partners Group, a Shanghai-based global investment management group. Existing shareholder Goodwell Investments – an Amsterdam-based investment firm focused on inclusive growth, FinTech and financial inclusion – also joins LUN Partners Group in investing additional capital into MFS Africa.
LUN Partners Group invited by the International Finance Corporation to join the Responsible Finance Forum as a signatory for the “Guidelines for Investing in Responsible Digital Financial Services”
In June of 2018, LUN Partners Group was invited by the International Finance Corporation (IFC) to join the Responsible Finance Forum (RFF) as a signatory for the “Guidelines for Investing in Responsible Digital Financial Services”.
In May of 2018, LUN Partners Group was invited to join and officially became a member of Catalyst Fund’s Circle of Investors.Catalyst Fund is a social responsibility fund jointly established by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and JP Morgan Chase & Co and operated by the Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors and Bankable Frontier Associates.
San Francisco – June 20, 2018 – SharesPost, Inc., a leading liquidity provider to the private technology growth asset class, today announced it has closed a $15 million Series C round led by LUN Partners and Kenetic Capital. The funding will be used to build out SharesPost’s Alternative Trading System (ATS) for private company shares and security tokens and to further expand its global reach into Asia.
Hong Kong, June 20, 2018– Quantifeed, Asia’s leading B2B robo-advice provider, today closed US$10 million in a Series B funding round. The investment is led by Cathay Financial Holdings (TWSE: 2882), Taiwan’s largest financial holding company, with participation from Legg Mason Inc (NYSE: LM), the US-based global asset manager.
May 14, 2018 – San Francisco, CA – SharesPost, a leading provider of private growth company liquidity solutions and research, today announced that is has secured the necessary approvals from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority for its Alternative Trading System (ATS) to facilitate secondary trading of digital security tokens. This will allow companies to conduct ICO’s and investors to trade digital securities on the SharesPost Marketplace in compliance with U.S. securities laws.
MFS Africa becomes first African FinTech funded by a China-based VC in $4.5M Series B round led by LUN Partners Group
Port Louis, Mauritius – 19th April 2018 – MFS Africa, a leading Pan-African FinTech company, today announced a $4.5m Series B funding round led by LUN Partners Group, a China-based global investment management group. Goodwell Investments, an Amsterdam based investment firm focused on financial inclusion, fintech and inclusive growth, as well as several angel investors completed the round.
Hong Kong: Quantifeed, Asia-Pacific’s leading provider of B2B digital wealth management solutions, has been named Best Robo Advisor Solution by the prestigious magazine Asian Private Banker at its 2017 Technology Awards.
JD.com, the Chinese e-commerce juggernaut and Alibaba’s closest rival, is launching a new accelerator program for artificial intelligence and blockchain startups, the company said today.
Ghana’s Minister of Finance Discusses Potential Partnership Opportunities with MFS Africa and LUN Partners Group
On February 10, 2018, Ghana’s Minister of Finance, the Honorable Ken Ofori-Atta met with Mr. Peilung Li, Chairman of LUN Partners Group to assess the financial investment landscape between China and Africa, as well as future partnership opportunities with MFS Africa, a portfolio company of LUN Partners.
2017 has been a year of overcoming significant challenges and reaching new heights for EdCast. There have been new, exciting developments with the EdCast Learning Experience Platform (LXP), many visionary clients added, GuideMe changing the landscape of in-app training tools, and a host of awards that which have humbled us.
Cathay Financial Holdings announced today that the investment research team, product team, Cathay United Trust and Conning Asset Management, will partner up with Quantifeed, a Hong Kong start-up, to design the algorithm and investment platform that is most suitable for the market needs.
On November 12, 2017, LUN Partners Group (LUN) held its 1st Fintech Roundtable in Singapore.The roundtable hosted several leading strategic partners and Fintech companies from around the world.