In today’s top payments news around the world, Nayax has raised approximately $142 million in an initial public offering (IPO), while Square has launched in Ireland. Plus, Japanese startup Secai Marche has hooked roughly $1.5 million in venture funding from Rakuten Capital and Beyond Next Ventures.
Nayax, the cashless payments financial technology firm, has landed roughly $142 million in its Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE) IPO. The company has in excess of 19,000 customers operating point-of-sale (POS) systems in roughly 50 countries across the world. It accepts almost 40 currencies and works with payments networks. TASE CEO Ittai Ben Zeev said in a press release that Nayax’s IPO is “the first global offering of a unicorn on TASE, and we are confident that more international companies will follow this path.”
Square has rolled out in Ireland, and now retailers in addition to enterprises throughout the European country can access Square’s ecosystem after a fruitful Early Access Programme. “We are thrilled to expand Square’s solutions into Ireland, helping merchants to run their entire business end-to-end with integrated software, hardware, and data analytics, while making it easier for them to take card payments,” Alyssa Henry, executive vice president, Square, said in an announcement.
Japanese upstart Secai Marche has hooked approximately $1.5 million in venture funding from Beyond Next Ventures and Rakuten Capital. The farm-to-table platform will harness the investment infusion to grow its fulfillment services, logistics and inventory. Secai notched approximately $1 million from Monex Ventures, Beyond Next and undisclosed angel investors in October. “We want to expand rapidly to counties in Southeast Asia. But we need to see how the COVID-19 situation improves before going ahead with the plans,” Co-Founder and CEO Ami Sugiyama said, as per a published report.