Danish fintech platform Pleo raises $150M in latest funding round, valued at $1.7 billion

On Tuesday, Pleo, a Danish fintech platform which offers expense management tool and smart company cards, said it had raised $150 million from U.S. investment firms Bain Capital Ventures and Thrive Capital in its latest funding round which valued it around $1.7 billion. The company has more than 17,000 customers across Denmark, Sweden, Germany, the…

WeWork to acquire Chinese rival Naked Hub for $400 million

With a funding round, led by SoftBank group, seeing WeWork’s valuation touch $17 billion, the tech startup was 2017’s hottest startups. As per three sources familiar with the matter at hand, WeWork Co, an American firm that provides shared technology startup subculture communities, workspaces, and services for large enterprises, freelancers, entrepreneurs, startups and small businesses,…

The world’s largest derivatives exchange operator launches bitcoin futures

The cryptocurrency is making steady gains towards legitimacy, a move which is likely to draw attention of institutional investors. The bitcoin hit yet another milestone with the CME Group, the world’s largest derivatives exchange operator, launching trading in bitcoin futures. This step towards legitimacy is likely to attract large institutional investors towards it. Trading on…