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Financial Wellness Platform Bloom Credit Secures $3.87 Million Through Seed Investment Round Led By Resolute Ventures

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Bloom Credit, a U.S.-based financial wellness platform, announced on Thursday it secured $3.87 through its seed investment round, which was led by Resolute Ventures with participation from Kindred Ventures and Slow Ventures. Founded in 2017, Bloom Credit was a graduate from the 500 Startups Batch 20… Read More

Sberbank Teams Up With 500 Startups to Launch New Russian IT Startups Program

Sberbank announced on Friday it has formed a partnership with international accelerator 500 Startups to launch a new program specifically for Russian IT startups. According to Sberbank, the accelerator program is designed for the following areas: E-commerce Digital medicine Lifestyle services Cloud B2B services Advertising… Read More

Institute for Blockchain Innovation Launched. Backed by Big Names Including Indiegogo, 500 Startups

The creation of the Institute for Blockchain Innovation (IBI) was announced today. The new advocacy group is backed by some prominent names including Indiegogo, 500 Startups, Ausum Ventures, Finova and more.The open source think tank said it will work to “establish standards and best practices… Read More

Alumni of the 500 Startups Global Seed Accelerator Launch 22X Fund for Diversified Investment into Promising ICOs

A group of 500 Startups Global Seed Accelerator alumni have launched a new token offering designed to help individuals get exposure into promising initial coin offerings (ICOs). 22X Fund claims the title of the first-ever token offering backed by real equity. The token pre-sales begin on… Read More

500 Startups Grad YogaTrail Launches Reg CF Campaign on SeedInvest: The Road to OM

Originally launched in 2013 as a yoga directory, YogaTrail joined 500 Startups in 2014 and evolved from a yoga directory to including schedules, increasing capabilities, and started developing content.  By late 2016, YogaTrail started the marketplace for bookings, calendars and events. Now the platform is looking to raise… Read More

Fresh from $6.5M Round, NYC Fintech EquityZen CEO Atish Davda Discusses Investment Access and Liquidity for All

EquityZen, a New York-based Fintech firm that operates a secondary marketplace for company-approved transactions in pre-IPO stock, has a mission: to improve the way startup employees are paid by unlocking the value of their equity compensation in a way that benefits all key players, including the… Read More

PreMoney SF Investor Conference 2017 – San Francisco

YOU’RE CORDIALLY INVITED TO JOIN OUR EXCLUSIVE GATHERING OF THE WORLD’S LEADING INVESTORS Join 500 Startups and VCs behind Snapchat, The Honest Company, Lending Club, Crowdflower, and more, for the 5th Annual PreMoney SF 2017. For 500+ accredited & active investors only, PreMoney is a… Read More

Insurtech Finaeo Completes Oversubscribed $2.25 Million Seed Investment Round

Canadian-based CRM platform Finaeo announced last week it has completed its Seed Round, which oversubscribed and raised $2.25 million. The round was led by Impression Ventures with participation from 500 Startups, Robo Ventures, iGan Partners, and Toronto angel investors. Founded in 2016, Finaeo helps financial… Read More

BTCjam Sets Closing Date. Users May Withdraw Stored Bitcoin until July

BTCjam, a P2P marketplace launched in 2012 to borrow and lend using bitcoin, announced the company has made “the difficult decision” to close up shop, according to multiple news sources. The platform cited regulatory challenges around bitcoin and the difficulties introducing bitcoin technology to poor communities around… Read More

500 Startups Creates Pooled Investment Fund for Fintech

500 Startups has filed a Form D 506(c) for a pooled investment fund targeting Fintech. The 500 Fintech LP is seeking $25 million according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. 500 Startups and its co-founder Dave McClure is one of the most… Read More

US Fintecher Float Live, Fresh from $3M Angel Round

Float, a US fintech company that offers instant access to small dollar credit lines, launched today. Targeting thin-file millennials seeking more accessible and affordable credit, the LA-based company also announced that its $3M angel round raise from finance and tech industry veterans including Camp One Ventures, Funders… Read More

LendIt & 500 Startups: Accepting Applications for PitchIt 2017

LendIt, the global lending and fintech conference series, today announced its partnership with 500 Startups for PitchIt 2017, a leading global competition for fintech startups who can earn mentorship, endorsement and exposure to leading institutions, investors and press. “Innovation has never been more important for… Read More

Brief: Korea Fintech Center Signs MOUs With 500 Startups & Silicon Valley Forum

The Korea Fintech Center has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOUs) with two Silicon Valley organizations, 500 Startups and Silicon Valley Forum.  500 Startups is described as a global venture capital company and startup accelerator. It has supported 1,700 startups in over 50 countries. Silicon Valley… Read More

Indiegogo Teams Up With General Assembly, 500 Startups, TechStars, Startups.co & Rent the Runway to Present “Startup Fundraising 101”

On Friday, Indiegogo announced it has teamed up with General Assembly, 500 Startups, TechStars, Startups.co, and Rent the Runway to present Startup Fundraising 101, a guide that reveals the pros and cons of finding funding. The guide will also walk readers through crowdfunding, bootstrapping, and even… Read More

Finova Financial Nabs $52.5M in Equity and Credit Facility Combo, MHS Capital, Refactor Capital Funding Circle’s Sam Hodges Lead Round

Finova Financial, a cloud and mobile-based consumer auto title lending platform, has raised $52.5 million in a combination of equity and a credit facility, claiming to be one of the largest initial rounds in FinTech industry history, announced the platform. The funding round was led by… Read More

Thai Startup T2P, Creators of DeepPocket e-Wallet App, Receives $1.1 in Funding from 500 Startups

T2P, creators of the e-Wallet App DeepPocket, has received $1.1 million in funding led by Dave McClure’s 500 startups. The funding round also saw participation from Bechnachinda Holding.  T2P is based in Thailand and the additional capital will be leveraged to expand their services beyond… Read More

Crowdfunder Update: CEO Chance Barnett Announces VC Fund

Crowdfunder now provides unprecedented access — for both experienced institutional investors and everyday investors — to early-stage deals from many of Silicon Valley’s leading VC firms.  Crowdfunder has launched a VC Index Fund which co-invests with a select list of leading VCs (the Index), investing $100,000 per deal… Read More

$13.8B for Global Funding for VC-Backed Fintech Firms; Payments, Lending & Blockchain Lead Way

2015 was the year that financial technology entered the mainstream, claims the new report “Pulse of Fintech” from KPMG and CB Insights (see also the University of Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance  seminal benchmarking surveys last year), which estimates that VC-backed fintech firms around the world secured $13.8 billion in… Read More

RealtyShares Closes $20 Million Series B Led by Union Square Ventures

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RealtyShares, a crowdfunding real estate marketplace, has closed on a $20 million series B funding round led by big name investor Union Square Ventures with participation from existing investors Menlo Ventures and General Catalyst Partners. Crowdfund Insider first revealed the capital raise this past January… Read More

Seedrs Success Fy Joins 500 Startups’ London Distro Dojo Program

Earlier this week, global venture capital seed fund and startup accelerator, 500 Startups, announced that six companies have joined its London Distro Dojo program. Among the six was Seedrs success and creative shopping app, Fy. According to Venture Beat, 500 Startups announced in December that it would begin… Read More

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