Mobile payment technology provider Lydia took its total funding to $73m in a $44.5m round that also attracted CNP Assurances, with the cash to fund European expansion.

France-based peer-to-peer payment platform Lydia closed a €40m ($44.5m) series B round on Wednesday that was led by internet group Tencent. Insurance provider CNP Assurances contributed to the round through its corporate venturing fund, Open CNF. It also featured XAnge, the venture capital unit of private equity firm Siparex Sigefi, and New Alpha Asset Management,…

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