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Pillar raises $5.5 million

New York based student lending startup raised a $5.5m Series Seed led by Kleiner Perkins. 

“The student loan industry in the US has been fundamentally unchanged for over 15 years at this point,” Bloch (co-founder & CEO)...…

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SoFi raises $500M

San Francisco based lending and personal finance platform has raised $500M in equity funding. The round is led by the Qatar Investment...

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ChargeAfter raises $8M

Tel Aviv-based credit network for retailers raised $8M in Series A funding led by Propel Venture Partners, with participation from Pico...

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PayJoy raises $20 million

San Francisco based smartphone financing startup has raised $20m of Series B funding led by Greylock Partners, with participation from...

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Zero raises $20M

San Francisco based rewards credit card has secured $20 million of Series A funding led by NEA, with participation from SignalFire, Eniac...

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Wealthsimple raises $75 million and says it’s closer on path toward an IPO

The round was led by the digital investment arm of Germany’s Allianz, with additional backing coming from early investor Power Financial.

The Toronto-based start-up said the investment was led by the digital investment arm of Germany’s Allianz, Allianz X, with additional...…

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Facebook: coining it

With 2b users, the prospect of charging small transaction fees on payments could net Facebook billions in revenue.  A cryptocurrency...

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UK Fintech State of the Nation

This report breaks down the progress made thus far in UK financial innovation from online capital formation, to digital banking, to...

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Clinc raises over $50 million to bring conversational AI to cars, banks, and kiosks

Michigan based conversational AI platform serving financial enterprises raised a $52m Series B led by Insight Partners.

Investors were seemingly won over by Clinc’s growth, which is nothing to shake a stick at, to be sure. Last year, the firm saw a 300%...…

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Danish fintech Pleo raises €50 million Series B round to transform business spending across Europe

Copenhagen based virtual card startup has raised €50m in a Series B financing round led by Stripes Group.

Copenhagen-based Pleo provides companies with payment cards that can be easily assigned to employees, with individually set limits....…

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SoftBank Makes $800 Million Bet on U.K Financier Greensill

UK based working capital finance platform has raised $800m in venture financing from Softbank's Vision Fund, valuing he comapny at $3.5b.

Greensill plans to use the capital to grow into new markets including India, Brazil and China. The Vision Fund will have representatives...…

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The Path to a $2.7b Unicorn

Zach Perret, CEO of portfolio company Plaid, discusses the company’s humble beginnings trying (and failing) to build consumer fintech...

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Uber’s Biggest IPO Winners

The Information does a good job of pointing out who the winners are today. Even Jeff Bezos will make $400m off a $3m early stage personal...

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WHY THE APPLE CARD IS THE GLEAMING FUTURE OF MONEY

The way we spend is changing. Here is aWired magazine write-up on everything we should consider based on Apple's new credit card.

A credit card in Cupertino clothing pushes these expectations even further. “The industry has mainly been competing on price and rewards....…

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Health IQ Secures $55 Million In Series D Funding to Expand Its Special Rate Life Insurance for Peop

San Francisco based life insurance startup has raised a $55m Series D led by Greenspring, Aquiline, and Hanwha.

“Consumers are responding well to our lower rates. Our company has reached $21 billion in client coverage and is adding an additional $2...…

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Our Series E and the future of Carta

San Francisco based equity management platform has raised a $300m Series E led by Andreessen Horowitz, at a $1.7b post-money valuation.

Carta started with this question: Why can I buy Google stock on my phone, but investing in a private company costs $20K in legal fees,...…

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Checkout.com raises record $230m in first-round funding

Checkout.com a London-based payments start-up that competes with Adyen has secured a valuation close to $2bn.

A little-known payments start-up has raised Europe’s biggest ever early-stage funding round for a fintech company, after the blockbuster...…

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Facebook veterans launch ETH-based digital collectible app, funding from ConsenSys Ventures

New York based ETH digital collectibles social app has raised $1.5m Series Seed funding from ConsenSys Ventures, DCG, and CoinFund. 

Creators will be able to issue a set number of editions of their work and monetize them as collectible non-fungible tokens, which can...…

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Endeavor Selects 40 Entrepreneurs from 17 Markets at the 87th International Selection Panel in Madri

Congratulations to portfolio company Flutterwave for being selected by the Endeavor Entrepreneur's Global Network! 

Flutterwave is a payment technology company focused on helping banks and businesses provide seamless and secure payment experiences for...…

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Plan Fiduciary 101

Tune into the RIA Compliance Concepts podcast to hear Vestwell's General Counsel, Allison Brecher, as she discusses what it means to be a...

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Digital Insurance innovator Indio Technologies raises $20m

San Francisco based software for P&C insurance brokers has raised $20m of Series B funding from Menlo Ventures.

Known as “The Digital Broker,” Indio Technology consolidates the entire transaction process into one simplified, coherent platform as a...…

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The past decade has brought a compliance boom in banking

The economist reviews how, since the financial crisis, compliance budgets and headcounts have swelled at the big banks. 

But pity not finance’s in-house policemen, for they have had a golden decade since the crisis. While swathes of banking have laboured...…

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