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Knock racks up $32.5 mln Series A

New York based residential home-selling platform has raised $32.5m Series A financing led by RRE Ventures.  

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BitPesa secures $2.5m Series A

Kenya based digital currency payments platform BitPesa has secured $2.5m in Series A funding led by Draper VC. BitPesa is a payments...

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Raisin raises €30m Series C

Berlin based deposit marketplace Raisin, formerly known as SavingGlobal, has raised €30m in Series C funding led by NYC based Thrive...

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Cuvva secures £1.5m seed

Scotland based car insurance startup Cuvva has announced £1.5m in Series Seed funding led by LocalGlobe. Cuvva provides on demand car...

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OfferPad raises $260m funding

Arizona based home selling platform OfferPad has announced $260m in funding, made up of $230m in debt financing and $30m in venture...

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Alpaca secures $1.75m venture funding

San Mateo, CA based financial trading startup Alpaca has secured $1.75m in venture funding from backers including D4V, Monex Ventures and...

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Cambridge Blockchain secures $1.7m debt financing

Cambridge, MA based blockchain identity startup Cambridge Blockchain has raised $1.79m in debt financing from undisclosed investors....

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What’s next for blockchain and cryptocurrency

TechCrunch thinks cryptocurrency investment funds, tempered interest in private chains, SegWit introduction, and increased exchange...

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Delay of the DOL fiduciary rule?

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Millennials picking cash over cards

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FX swaps start-up LMRKTS in first fundraising

New York based derivatives startup LMRKTS has raised a $7m Series A led by Motive Partners.

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Spendesk secures €2m in seed funding

Paris based corporate payments platform Spendesk has raised €2m in Series Seed funding led by Kima Ventures and Funders Club. Spendesk...

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BlackRock's move to JP Morgan shows cost-cut strategy

The asset manager has yanked custody service from State Street on $1tn of assets in a move to cut costs by putting pressure on vendors. ...

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Judge blocks major health insurance merger

A federal judge has blocked Aetna’s merger with Humana after finding that the health insurers’ $37 billion deal would leave seniors with...

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iyzico closes $13m Series C

Istanbul, Turkey based online payment platform iyzico has secured $13m in Series C financing led by Vostok emerging finance....

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Starburst Labs Secures $6.25m Series A

New York based app developer Starburst Labs has closed a $6.25m round of Series A funding led by Bel45 Capital Partners. Starburst Labs...

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Davos - How finance is being taken over by tech

Ant Financial gained about 100m new clients last year, taking its total above 500m, almost 10 times the level of the world’s biggest banks.

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Need ‘Love Insurance’? China Is Your Place

For 14 cents, a Shanghai company will compensate a driver for getting a parking ticket. Another one offers “love insurance” for $14....

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CommonBond CEO Shares 2017 Fintech Predictions

David Klein, CEO of CommonBond, shares his thoughts on key trends for 2017.  These trends include further stratification of online...

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The plans for 5G to power the internet of things

Industry leaders are hammering out standards for 5G networks which are projected to switch on around 2020.  5G may empower an internet of...

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How will 5G impact the Internet of Things?

5G may help to massively expand IoT by enabling connected devices and sensors to gather data continuously, proactively, and (eventually)...

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How a growth push derailed CAN Capital

Cautionary tale of CAN Capital, a big online lender to small businesses, that breached its covenants with its largest bank lenders and...

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RIAs merging at a record clip

The 138 transactions last year set a new record for RIA M&A activity, and a 16% compound annual growth rate since 2009.  Macro trends...

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Morgan Stanley teams up with Addepar

Software from the data aggregation company, who expects to reach $1tn of assets on platform by year end, will now be used by MS's...

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SatoshiPay raises €640k in venture funding

London based micropayments startup SatoshiPay has raised €640k in new venture funding led by Blue Star Capital. SatoshiPay develops...

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Borro Secures $6.79M of venture funding

London based online lender Borro has announced $6.79M in new venture funding from undisclosed investors. Borro is an online company...

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Neufund raises €2M seed funding

Berlin based blockchain venture fund Neufund has secured €2M in Series Seed funding led by Atlantic Labs, Klaas Kersting and a  group of...

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BorrowersFirst secures $100m in debt financing

Austin, Texas based online consumer lending platform has raised $100m in debt financing from Waterfall Asset management, a SEC-registered...

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Credible raises $10m Series B

San Francisco based student loan market place Credible has secired $10m of Series B funding led by Regal and Carthona Capital. Credible...

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bezahlt.de secures €5.5m seed funding

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It’s Time for Investor Fees to Go Even Lower

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Embroker is looking for a Backend / Go developer

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Embroker on renewing commercial insurance

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MicroVentures surpasses $1m in total funding

Austin, TX based crowdfunding platform MicroVentures has attained a total of over $1m in funding through the four initiatives currently...

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Loan Frame Raises $2.25m Series Seed

Gurgaon, India based small business lender Loan Frame has raised $2.25m in Series Seed funding led by Vedanta Capital. Loan Frame...

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Democratic Senators Criticize Fintech-Charter Plan

Senators Sherrod Brown and Jeff Merkleysaid said this week that Congress should be the one to oversee fintech firms and that “it is far...

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Life Insurers Draw on Data, Not Blood

The WSJ digs into the trend of Life insurers making it easier to get policies online, often waiving medical exam and instead relying on...

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Kasisto Secures $9.2m Series A

New York based customer smart bot startup Kasisto has raised $9.2m in Series A funding led by Propel Venture partners. The company...

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Bankin raises €7m in Venture Funding

Paris based financial management app Bankin has raised €7m in venture funding led by Omnes Capital. The company, which has raised €8.4m...

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Verimuchme secures £5,000 grant

London based digital wallet and exchange platform Verimuchme has received a £5,000 grant from the GCHQ Cyber Accelerator, a new UK...

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Activehours raises $22m Series A

Palo Alto based payroll startup Activehours has raised $22m in Series A funding led by matrix Partners. Activehours allows employees to...

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Funding Circle Raises $100m Series F

London based peer-to-peer lending platform Funding Circle has raised $100m in Series F funding led by Accel. This latest fundraise brings...

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Digit has help people save $250m

The bot calculates small amounts that a user wouldn't notice to add to a savings account. The company will again help users apportion...

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Helsinki’s talent pool is driving fintech success

Is a new, unsuspected contender for the European fintech crown emerging post-Brexit? PYMNTS.com takes a closer look at Helsinki, a city...

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Big banks lose bid to halt crisis-era lawsuits

The Supreme Court has denied an appealby multi-national banks including Wells Fargo, Credit Suisse, and Deutsche Bank to halt several...

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Voting opens for Benzinga Global Fintech Awards

The event will be held in the Spring and is dedicated to recognizing outstanding innovation in fintech. Awards exist for 19 different...

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Japanese insurance firm replaces 34 staff with AI

It's started and the World Economic Forum predicted last year that the rise of robots and AI will result in a net loss of 5.1 million...

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Qapital raises $4.55m venture funding

NYC based consumer banking app Qapital has raised $4.55m in venture funding led by Industrial Development Fund and Northzone. First...

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Hsuanzhang raises $22m in venture funding

Beijing based online financial and tax services provider Hsuanzhang has raised $22m in venture funding led by IDG Capital and China Soft...

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Kapilendo secures $7m Series B

Berlin based funding marketplace for entrepreneurs Kapilendo has raised $7m in Series B funding led by the Berlin Dental Association...

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Tiger Brokers Co raises $29m in Series B Funding

Beijing based online brokerage company Tiger Brokers Co has raised $29m in Series B funding led by Citic GoldStone Fund Management and...

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Oscar is Disrupting Healthcare in a Hurricane

This profile explores some of the challenges facing Oscar, including the potential repeal of Obamacare, the struggle to expand outside of...

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17 Blockchain Predictions for 2017

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What top Silicon Valley investors expect in 2017

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Which P&C Insurers Have Filed Patents Related to Autonomous Vehicles?

In this blog post, CB Insights reviews patents that insurance companies have filed related to autonomous vehicles.  

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Instapay raises pre-Series A funding

New Delhi, India based digital payments and financial services startup Instapay has raised an undisclosed amount of pre-Series A funding...

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Ripio raises $1.9m Series A

San Francisco based bitcoin and digital payments company Ripio (formerly BitPagos) has secured $1.9m in Series A funding led by Huiyin...

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Liberty Mutual Opens Data to App Developers and Data Scientists

Data scientists will now have access to insurance data that may help them advise consumers on how to drive safer or avoid auto theft.

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Corlytics raises €2.1m Series A

Dublin based financial risk assessment platform Corlytics has secured €2.1m in Series A funding led by the Bank of Ireland Capital Growth...

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Monese raises $10m Series A

London based online banking platform Monese has raised $10m in Series A funding with participation from Anthemis Exponential Ventures,...

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China launches $1.5bn fintech fund

A consortium of Chinese state-owned companies and private enterprises has created a $1.44 billion investment fund dedicated to fintech...

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