Samantha Hurst

Pie Insurance Secures $118 Million Through Series C Funding Round Led By Allianz X & Acrew Capital

  U.S.-based insurtech startup Pie Insurance announced on Friday it secured $118 million through its Series C funding round, which was led by Allianz X and Acrew Capital, with participation from Greycroft, SVB Capital, SiriusPoint, Elefund, and Moxley Holdings. As previously reported, Pie describes itself as… Read More

Blockchain Analysis Firm Chainalysis Scores $100 Million Through Series D Investment Round Led By Paradigm

Blockchain analysis company, Chainalysis, announced on Friday it raised $100 million through its Series D funding round, which was led by Paradigm with participation from TIME Ventures, the investment fund for Marc Benioff, along with previous investors Addition and Ribbit. Chainalysis reported that it is now… Read More

Blockchain.com Raises $300 Million Through Series C Funding Round Led By DST Global Partners, VY Capital, & Lightspeed

  Blockchain.com, a UK-based cryptocurrency wallet and exchange, announced earlier this week it secured $300 million through its Series C funding round, which was led by Global, Lightspeed Venture Partners, and VY Capital, with participation from other existing and leading investors. The latest investment round… Read More

GoFundMe Joins Forces With Stripe to Enhance Fundraising Experience in North America

    Global crowdfunding platform GoFundMe has teamed up with Stripe. Stripe reported that through the partnership, it is deploying its technology to ensure those in need are able to receive donations from those able to support quickly and efficiently. Stripe further revealed it will help… Read More

XTM Announces Partnership With CurrencyWorks

  XTM, a Canada-based fintech that provides mobile banking and payment card solutions, announced on Friday it has formed a new partnership with CurrencyWorks, a publicly-traded company that builds and operates FinTech Platforms for Digital Currencies, Digital Assets, and Security Tokens. Through the partnership, XTM… Read More

Ping An Collaborates With Zhongshan Hospital For “Healthcare + Finance + Technology” Innovations Initiative

        Ping An Insurance Group announced earlier this week it has teamed up with Zhongshan Hospital for healthcare service enhancements, medical research innovation, and talent incubation across the healthcare, finance and technology fields to help deliver on the national Healthy China initiative…. Read More

Global Fintech Drip Capital Completes $40 Million Committed Warehouse Credit Facility From East-West Bancorp

  Drip Capital, a global fintech that provides cross-border trade finance, announced on Thursday it has completed a US$40 million committed warehouse credit facility with East-West Bancorp (EWB) for the expansion of Drip’s trade finance solutions to small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs). Karl Boog, Head… Read More

Global Fintech Payfare Announces New Board Members

Payfare, a global fintech that specializes in digital banking and instant payout solutions, announced on Thursday it has welcomed new directors to its board. The new board members are the following: Kelly Graziadei: Brings 20 years of leadership experience in tech companies including AltaVista, Yahoo and… Read More

Overfunding: Marketing Tool For Local Businesses Swipii Surpasses £750,000 Funding Target Through Crowdcube Campaign

  Swipii, a Scotland-based marketing tool for local businesses, has successfully surpassed its initial £750,000 funding target through its equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube. Founded in 2014, Swipii states it brings shippers the “simplest way” to save money when they shop locally while providing retailers with an automated… Read More

Blockchain Automation & Data Startup Esprezzo Scores Backing From Mark Cuban During Latest Investment Round

Esprezzo, a no-code blockchain automation and data platform, announced on Thursday it raised $2 million through its latest investment round, which saw participation from Mark Cuban, Arrington Capital, Longley Capital, Rarestone Capital, CMS Holdings, LongHash, Youbi, TBD Angels, and Zag Capital. Founded in 2017, Esprezzo… Read More

Oyster Financial Unveils Instant Credit & Revolving Credit Lines For Mexican Small Businesses

U.S./Mexico fintech Oyster Financial announced on Wednesday it has launched instant credit and revolving credit lines for Mexico-based small businesses. The new products come less than six months after Oyster Financial raised $14 million through its latest seed funding round, which was led by Monashees and… Read More

Celsius Network Now Allowing Customers to Buy BTC, ETH, & Other Cryptocurrencies With Apple Pay

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  Celsius Network, a cryptocurrency lending and borrowing platform, announced on Wednesday it is now allowing customers to buy BTC, ETH, and other cryptocurrencies with Apple Pay.  Celsius reported its users may use a variety of payment solutions, including credit card or wire transfer, to… Read More

Avanti Financial Group Raises $37 Million Through Series A; Preps For Digital Asset Bank Launch

    Avanti Financial Group announced on Thursday it secured $37 million through its Series A funding round. The company has notably raised a total of $44 million since its inception and the latest investment round comes less than six months after Caitlin Long, the… Read More

Digital Mortgage & Fulfillment Platform For Small to Midsize Mortgage Lenders Maxwell Raise $16.3 Million Through Series B Funding Round Led By Fin VC

    Maxwell, a U.S.-based digital mortgage and fulfillment platform for small to midsize mortgage lenders, announced on Thursday it raised $16.3 million Series B funding round led by Fin VC and TTV Capital with participation from Rotor Capital, The Mortgage Collaborative Emerging Technology Fund,… Read More

Railsbank Teams Up With Paceline For Health & Wellness Credit Card

Railsbank, a global Banking-as-a-Service (BaaS) announced on Thursday it has joined forces with Paceline, a retail health and wellness platform, to create a health and wellness credit card. According to Railsbank, the Paceline branded credit card will allow users to earn category-based cash back based on… Read More

Digital Banking Platform Greenwood Secures $40 Million Through Series A Funding Round

  Greenwood, a U.S. fintech that has created a digital banking platform specifically for Black and Latino individuals and business owners, announced on Thursday it secured $40 million through its Series A funding round, which was led by Truist Ventures. Founded in 2020, Greenwood states… Read More

Update: Green Investor Mobile App Sugi Set to Close Crowdcube Round With More Than £385,000

Sugi, a UK-based green investment mobile app, is set to close its equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube with more than £385,000 raised. The funding round, which originally sought to raise £350,000 has attracted 275 Crowdcube investors. Sugi is now offering 3.62% in equity at a £9.5 million… Read More

Nigerian Fintech Bankly Reportedly Secures $2 Million Through Seed Funding Round Led By Vault

Bankly, a Nigeria-based fintech, has reportedly secured $2 million through its seed funding round, with was led by Vault. Founded in 2018 by Tomilola Adejana and Fredrick Adams, Bankly states it provides a USSD based savings product where users fund their account using Bankly vouchers nationwide. “We… Read More

Identity Verification Provider Jumio Scores $150 Million Investment From Private Equity Firm Great Hill Partners

  Jumio, a U.S.-based AI-powered end-to-end identity verification and eKYC solutions provider, announced on Wednesday it received a $150 million investment from Great Hill Partners, a private equity firm. Founded in 2010, Jumio’s mission is to make the internet a safer place by protecting the ecosystems… Read More

Plaid Introduces FinRise’s Class of 2021

  Plaid announced on Wednesday the inaugural cohort of five early-stage fintech startups for FinRise, which is Plaid’s incubator program to empower early-stage entrepreneurs that are Black, Indigenous or People of Color.  As previously reported, FinRise is a nine-month program designed to support early-stage founders… Read More

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