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Financial-Inclusion Startup Humaniq Joins the Rise Community After Raising $3.9M ICO
[April 19, 2017]

Financial-Inclusion Startup Humaniq Joins the Rise Community After Raising $3.9M ICO

LONDON, April 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --

Humaniq, blockchain company secures $3M in funding within 72 hours with their Initial Coin Offering (ICO) 

Banking for social-good startup Humaniq (, joins Rise, created by Barclays, in London after successfully raising over $3m in ICO (Initial Coin Offering) funding.

Humaniq, co-founded by blockchain technology and crypto-currency visionary Alex Fork along with successful Artificial Intelligence and DeepTech expert and entrepreneur Dmitry Kaminskiy, is breaking crowdfunding records in the fintech industry.

Fork is the author of books such as "Bitcoin. More Than Just Money", editor of "Exponential Organization" by Salim Ismail (Russian edition) and "Value Web" by Chris Skinner (Russian edition), founder of Future FinTech Accelerator.

Kaminskiy is an innovative entrepreneur and investor who is active in the fields of BioTech, FinTech, BlockChain and Artificial Intelligence. He is cofounder and managing partner at the Deep Knowledge Ventures investment fund, focused on AI and DeepTech, globally known as the first company to appoint artificial intelligence to its board of directors.

At the helm of this innovative venture is CEO Dinis Guarda, a leading Fintech and Blockchain author, lecturer and entrepreneur, who has successfully founded ventures including, (for Saxo Bank) and Dinis also has experience in working with organisations such as the United Nations, MasterCard, Saxo Bank and Greenpeace. Furthermore, Dinis teaches in Copenhagen Business School and Groupe INSEEC / University of Monaco.

Bcoming a Rise Resident allows Humaniq to work closely alongside other startups and global organisations with influence and business relationships in global locations such as NY, Mumbai, Tel Aviv, Cape Town and across the United Kingdom. The Rise London site also host programmes like the Barclays Accelerator, powered by TechStars, which Humaniq could potentially enter.

"We're really excited to have Humaniq joining Rise London, as they're breaking new ground in the world of digital currencies. Their fundraiser in Bitcoin is a prime example that the future of the financial industry will have to adapt and develop. Our whole community thrives when thought leaders in a topic join us. So we're sure that Humaniq is going to feel right at home with us in Shoreditch" - says Magdalena Krön, Head of Rise London.

Furthermore, co-founder Dmitry Kaminskiy has partners at Cambridge and Oxford Universities through his company Deep Knowledge Ventures. These opportunities and networks provide immense access to knowledge, finance and technology to Humaniq, all of which will be invaluable to its growth.

Dinis Guarda, Humaniq CEO says:

"We have a deep respect for Barclays' ThinkRise. Joining Rise will allow us to scale and work faster on our mission to develop the best product and services for financial inclusion and education around the world. The expertise of the Barclays' ThinkRise team and associated network will allow us to build a global network of collaborators and networks whilst we focus on creating a solid set of products and services." 

As an organisation with a long history of global financial leadership and now leading as well with its fintech accelerator, Barclays' ThinkRise is an exciting place at the forefront of the fintech transformations taking place in finance, technology and business worldwide. Being in this place Humaniq can better develop its foundations and be part of a leading network of innovations and industry developments.

Alex Fork, Humaniq Founder and President says:

"Working close to a leading global accelerator such as Barclays' ThinkRise will allow Humaniq to get both the expertise and financial network of a global leading bank that is working on both core finance services and innovation and will better enable us to build next generation tech for social good to serve the two billion people with no access to banking facilities to do the things many of us take for granted."

Humaniq is on an ambitious mission to bring new mobile financial inclusion and education services to help the two billion unbanked people around the globe who have limited or no access to the digital economy. Our goal is to help lift people out of poverty by providing them with a financial inclusion circular economy P2P platform using the Ethereum blockchain and biometric technology.

Humaniq's financial application will give users access to microloans, donations, peer to peer lending services and a digital work ecosystem, similar to Fiverr or Amazon Mechanical Turk, where they could multitask on their phones.

Humaniq is building the new world of financial inclusion, industry 4.0 and education. It leads a social good movement gathering the best people focused on converting the most advanced tech for sustainable development in the undeveloped world. Developing deep impact for social good on a global scale!

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