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Apple Wallet is a platform hiding in plain sight

The Apple Wallet on the iPhone lets you sign up for and generate a virtual transit card (in Japan) without any third party app.

1. Create a virtual Suica in Wallet New for iOS 13: Create virtual Suica cards directly in Wallet in any iPhone language setting...…

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Fundbox raises $176m

San Francisco based B2B payments platform has raised $176m in Series C financing led by a consortium included Allianz X, Healtchare of...

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Drumroll… Finovate Awards Winners Announced

Congratulations to portfolio company MoneyLion for winning this year's Finovate award for Best Digital Bank.  

At a gala dinner and ceremony in New York city tonight, the winners of the first ever Finovate Awards were revealed. The evening...…

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Summer wants to vanquish student loans

New York based student loan advisory startup Summer has raised a $10m Series A led by QED.

Co-founder and CEO Will Sealy analogized Summer to how tax accountants help filers handle the complexities of doing their taxes. “We’re...…

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Klar Raises $57.5M in Funding to Democratize Banking in Mexico

Mexico City based challenger bank has raised a $7.5m Series Seed led by Quona Capital.  The company also raised $50m of debt financing.

Klar is an international team of 30 people with offices in Mexico and Berlin, led by its co-founders Stefan Moller, Daniel Autrique, and...…

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Dealogic Completes the Acquisition of Selerity

Dealogic has acquired New York based financial unstructured data analytics platform Selerity for an undisclosed amount.  

“Selerity’s proven technology and deep expertise in A.I. will catalyze Dealogic’s next-generation products and bring new machine learning...…

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CyberFortress Raises $3M in Seed Funding

San Antonio-based cyber insurance startup has raised a $3m Series Seed led by Greycroft and LiveOak.

The company intends to use the funds to expand its product development team in order to accelerate its product launch in the Texas...…

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Temenos acquires Kony

Geneva-based core banking software provider Temenos has agreed to acquire Austin-based digital banking platform Kony for $559m. The...

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IPO Update: profitable Oportun Financial readies $100m IPO

California based retail consumer unsecured lender has filed to raise $100m in its IPO that values the company at ~$500m.

The market opportunity for consumer loans in the U.S. is large and growing substantially. During a recession, demand for the firm's...…

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Alloy Raises $12 Million Series A

New York based identification compliance startup has raised $12m of Series A capital from Bessemer Venture Partners.  

We have been able to watch the Alloy team work so hard from day one to build what has become the market-leading operating system for...…

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Curve’s cloudy crowdfunding

The FT's Alphaville digs through London based Curve's recent crowdfunding deck that, despite being thin on information like customer...

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Earnest Research Joins Forces with Pivot Investment Partners to Expand its Data Platform, Closes $15

New York based economic data analytics platform has raised a $15m Series B led by Pivot Investment Partners.

Founded in 2012, Earnest was the first company to launch a self-service data analytics platform that provides companies, investors and...…

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Forbes: The Cloud 100

Congratulations to portfolio company Plaid for being recognized by Forbes as one of the best private cloud companies in the world. ...

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AppZen raises $50m

San Jose based provider of AI tools for corporate expensing and finance teams raised a $50m Series C led by Coatue Management.

We understand from sources that this funding has been raised at a $500 million valuation, which is a huge hike. For some context, the...…

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Boxing champ Pacquiao launches his own crypto tokens

In front of more than 2k fans in Manila, the boxer has announced his new token which will allow fans to interact with him a new way.

It is the world's first celebrity cyrptocurrency. Tennis ace Caroline Wozniacki, Owen and singer Jason Derulo also plan to launch their...…

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Middesk raises $4m

San Francisco based corporate background check provider has raised a $4m Series Seed led by Accel and Sequoia Capital.

Middesk performs background checks, but not of people; rather, the startup helps companies identify business and regulatory risk in...…

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Patch Homes raises $5m

San Francisco based home equity release startup has raised a $5m Series A led by Union Square Ventures.

Home ownership has long been touted as the American dream. But rising rates of mortgage debt and student loan debt are making the pursuit...…

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OkCredit raises $67 million from Lightspeed, Tiger Global

Indian bookkeeping automation startup raised $67m in Series B funding co-led by Lightspeed Venture Partners and Tiger Global.

Book-keeping startup OkCredit on Friday said it has raised $67 million in a Series B funding round led by existing investors Lightspeed...…

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Numerated Raises $15M to Make All Banks Growth Banks

Boston based bank digitization platform has closed a $15m Series B led by Patriot Financial Partners.

Numerated applies machine learning and artificial intelligence to data from inside and outside of banks, pre-qualifying businesses for a...…

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Earnest Research Joins Forces with Pivot Investment Partners to Expand its Data Platform, Closes $15

New York based economic data and analytics platform raised a $15m Series B led by Pivot Investment Partners.

Founded in 2012, Earnest was the first company to launch a self-service data analytics platform that provides companies, investors and...…

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T-REX Raises $15M to Bring More Transparency to Investing

New York based complex investment analytics platform raised $15m in venture financing led by Citi, the Westly Group and Viola Fintech.

This round brings T-REX’s total funding to $30 million, including a $10 million Series C back in May. The company makes a SaaS...…

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IPO-Bound Credit Sesame Raises $43M

California based credit management platform has raised $43m of Series E capital led by ATW Investors.

Led by ATW Investors, the funding also includes previous investors Menlo Ventures, Inventus Capital, Globespan Capital, IA Capital...…

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Zillow/US housing: flipping out

In the US, mortgage refinance applications have reached the highest level in three years. If the knock-on effect is a rise in home sales...

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