By Alex Derber, VCJ correspondent European financial-technology investment spiked in the first quarter, rising about 50 percent year on year to more than $600 million, according to consulting firm KPMG. The United Kingdom and Germany account for most for the ...ATTENTION, FUNDRAISERS. Don't miss our 10th annual PartnerConnect West on Oct. 9-11 in beautiful Half Moon Bay, California. More than 400 PE, VC and real estate GPs, LPs and service providers are expected to attend for fundraising, deal-making and golf. CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS!