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Lendix Raises $13.5m Series C

The Paris based P2P SMB lender will use the amount to expand into additional European markets, including Spain and Italy in the coming...

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TranServ Raises $15m Series C

The Mumbai-based digital payments company raised the amount from investors including IDFC Spice Fund and Micromax Informatics, with...

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VC Bill Gurley Tells Startups to Beware of ‘Dirty’ Fundraising Terms

In his most recent 5,700-word essay, Bill Gurley highlights why the unicorn financing market just became dangerous…for all involved.

One particular target of Gurley’s post was a class of controversial legal provisions that are becoming more popular in private...…

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Forter raises $32m Series C

San Francisco-based (but Tel Aviv-founded) fraud detection provider raised $32m in Series C.

The round was led by Scale Venture Partners,...

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Kueski raises $35m

Mexico-based online lender raised $10m Series A and $25m in debt financing, which could climb to $100m depending on portfolio requirements.

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Inside the crash of London's $2.7b unicorn Powa

Business Insider provides a great breakdown and plenty of insider gossip on how Dan Wagner built and destroyed UK payment startup, Powa.

Powa Technologies collapsed in February after blowing through more than $200 million of investor money. Insiders claim its flagship...…

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Marketplace lenders go niche

With marketplace lending an increasingly competitive space, new entrants are finding niches where they can apply marketplace models...

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PayPal poured millions into Acorns

Acorns the Newport Beach wealth management startup has raised a $30m Series D, led by Paypal and Rakuten.

PayPal contributed the majority of the investment. The raise brings Acorns’ total funding to $62 million and aligns it with the...…

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Toss raises $23m Series A

The amount was raised by Viva Republica,  Toss' South Korea-based parent company. Toss is a P2P money transfer platform

The amount will be...

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Habito raises £1.55m seed round

Habito, a London-based digital mortgage broker, raised the amount to launch its service in the UK.

The round was led by Mosaic Ventures...

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Accenture Report - Fintech and the Evolving Landscape

Accenture released its latest report on fintech, noting that "More than $50b has been invested in almost 2,500 companies since 2010..."

Venture capitalists, private equity firms, corporates and a number of other players have poured an unprecedented amount of money into...…

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LendIt 2016 Videos

In case you didn't make it to LendIt this week here are all the presentations that you missed, including MoneyLion's product demo.

Videos from LendIt

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Understanding the magnitude of Tesla’s $11b+ triumph

Jason Calacanis blogs about Musks staggering success in selling 276,000 cars 21 months before they are ready to be shipped.

What can we take from this incomprehensible success? Tesla built up massive demand based on absurd NPS scores over the eight years...…

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Panama to Delaware

The Panama Papers have been the main focus of this week's headlines, with Prime Ministers, pro athletes and bank robbers all using...

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CompareAsiaGroup appoints new CEO

The Goldman Sachs-backed consumer finance startup, which allows consumers to compare loans, credit cards, insurance and other financial...

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Marketplace Lending Power 20

Maya Capital, put together a list of the top 20 people in marketplace lending. It's an interesting group of executives, entrepreneurs,...

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Fintech: Est. 1865

As part of its fintech bonanza, the NY Times Dealbook has put together a timeline of 'The Evolution of Fintech', which highlights key...

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Ethereum, a Virtual Currency, Enables Transactions That Rival Bitcoin’s

The NY Times does a great job of digging into Ethereum, a bitcoin alternative that is garnering a lot of attention from WallStreet. 

The Ethereum system has sometimes been described as a single shared computer that is run by the network of users and on which resources...…

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Branch.co raises $9.2m Series A

The San Francisco-based financial services platform will use the proceeds to expand services, including small-scale lending, in...

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Slice Labs raises $3.9m Seed

The New York-based company provides insurance services for workers in the so-called on-demand economy. 

The investors were Horizon...

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IRS has a record year in 2015

In reporting related to FY 2015 tax returns, the IRS reported collecting $3.3t in gross taxes, up from $3.06t in FY 2014. 

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