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Amazon commits $150m to founders from “underrepresented backgrounds”

Amazon has revealed that its Amazon Catalytic Capital initiative will invest $150m in venture capital funds, accelerators and incubators that provide funding to entrepreneurs from underrepresented backgrounds.
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Avanta Ventures unveils $225m early stage fund

Avanta Ventures, the venture capital arm of CSAA Insurance Group, has unveiled a $225m early-stage fund II, bringing its assets under management to over $300m.

InsurTech Gateway sets out to close InsurTech funding gap with Seed Fund II

Insurtech Gateway, a champion of early-stage InsurTech startups, has completed the first close of its Seed Fund II which will support 20 teams over the next four years from pre-seed to Series A.

Real estate crowdfunding platform Foxstone scores $10m

Switzerland-based Foxstone, which offers a real estate crowdfunding platform, has reportedly raised CHF 10m ($10m) in its Series A.

HSBC addresses gender funding gap with Female Entrepreneur Fund

HSBC has launched a Female Entrepreneur Fund which will provide $1bn in lending to female-owned business over the next 12 months.

Outfund rakes in £115m Series A financing

Outfund, a revenue-based finance provider, has pulled in £115m from a Series A funding round of equity capital and debt.

MassMutual Ventures unveils $300m fund

MassMutual Ventures’ (MMV) Asia-Pacific and Europe team has launched a $300m fund to invest in early and growth-stage companies in digital health, financial technology, enterprise SaaS, and cybersecurity.

Tokio Marine supports startup innovation with $42m fund

Tokio Marine Holdings, a multinational insurance holding company, has launched the Tokio Marine Future Fund to support early stage startups across InsurTech, FinTech, mobility, healthcare, cybersecurity, AI/ML, climate risk and sustainability.

Liquidity Group lands $775m

Liquidity Group, a credit-orientated FinTech platform, has received $775m in capital commitments led by Apollo and MUFG.

Markd poised to back digital transformation in insurance

Markd has launched as an InsurTech VC and subsequently closed its $100m debut fund to fund early and growth stage startups.

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Teampay secures $47m to bolster payment solutions

Teampay, an all-in-one purchasing platform, has raised $47m in Series B funding to bolster its accounts payable solutions and expand cross-border payment capabilities.
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AssuredPartners in Alpine take-over

AssuredPartners, a full-service insurance broker providing commercial insurance, risk management and employee benefits, has acquired Alpine Insurance Associates (Alpine).

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