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Lively Raises $11M in Series A Funding

San Francisco based health savings account (HSA) startup has raised an $11m Series A led by Costonoa Ventures.

The funding will allow Lively to accelerate its growth, expand its free consumer HSA offering, and further expand into the employer...…

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PayPal backs emerging markets lender Tala

Los Angeles based mobile lender for emerging markets has received a strategic investment from Paypal.

LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - PayPal Inc Holdings Inc has made a strategic investment in Tala, a financial technology startup that lends to...…

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Fintech Startup Alpaca Unveils First Commission Free API Stock Broker For Automated Investing

San Mateo based API for investment automation raised a $3m Series Seed led by Global Brain, Archetype, and others.

Quantopian, a platform where freelance quantitative analysts develop, test, and use trading algorithms to buy and sell securities has...…

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Hummingbird raises Seed Round

San Francisco based platform for anti-money laundering has raised a $3m Series Seed led by Homebrew.

Hummingbird, a platform for anti-money laundering, raised $3 million in funding. Homebrew led the round, and was joined by investors...…

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What I loved about Paul Allen

From Bill Gates blog this week on the passing of Paul Allen... “I met Paul when I was in 7th grade, and it changed my life.”

In fact, Microsoft would never have happened without Paul. In December 1974, he and I were both living in the Boston area—he was working,...…

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Blockchain Startup Adhara Snags $15M From Consensys

South African based multi-currency liquidity management startup has raised a $15m venture financing from Consensys.

The venture features a management team of banking and blockchain veterans. One of three co-founders, CEO Julio Faura, was founding chair...…

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The fintech ‘genius’ accused in $165m fraud

“Entrepreneur, Investor, Genius.” - A great FT read on Michael Gastauer CEO of WB21 who the SEC is now accusing of a $165m fraud.

The first defendant named in the SEC’s case is Roger Knox, a British citizen who lives in France. According to the SEC, Mr Knox was a...…

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Divvy raises from A16z

San Francisco fractional home ownership startup raised $30m in a mix of Series A equity and debt from Andreessen Horowitz .

“If a rent payment is missed, we will follow up to see how we can help,” says Ma. “Most of the time, it’s immediately curable or curable...…

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Kooltra secures new funding round

Toronto based platform to streamline FX trading has raised $5m from Hyde Park, Round13, and Saleforce Ventures.

The legacy technology stack, manual processes and spreadsheets that have traditionally enabled FX operations are expensive, complicated...…

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Lumina Launches to Bridge Gap between Traditional Finance and Crypto

San Francisco based digital assets prime dealer for family offices and hedge funds raised $4 million in seed funding led by Craft Ventures.

Lumina helps family offices and hedge funds around the world gain exposure to cryptocurrencies and digital assets. Unlike trading with...…

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What a £1.2bn company looks like

The FT thumbs through the Funding Circle prospectus and notes that it has a long way to go to grow into its valuation.

At the close of play Wednesday the share price implied a market capitalisation of £1.2bn, or a valuation several times the revenues the...…

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