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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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PayActiv Raises $20M in Series B

California based provider of employment-based holistic financial wellness services  has raised $20m in Series B financing led by...

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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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Square CFO steps down, shares fall

Payment company Square's chief financial officer Sarah Friar will step down and take a job as CEO of Nextdoor, resulting in the shares...

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Chinese Internet Giant Tencent Invests $180M In Brazil’s Fintech Start-Up Nubank

Brazil based digital credit card startup has raised $180m in venture financing at a $4b valuation from Tencent.

The investment is aimed at helping Nubank "build a full-service personal finance platform", said Tencent’s president Martin Lau in a...…

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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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