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Open Earth Foundation has Been Awarded a Chainlink Grant to Develop Open-Source, Planetary CO2 Concentration Oracle

The Open Earth Foundation has reportedly been awarded a Chainlink Grant to develop am open-source, planetary CO2 concentration Oracle. As mentioned in the announcement, Climate impacts everyone, from multinational corporations overseeing complex supply chains to individual farmers “managing unpredictable crop yields.” While the totality of… Read More

Wealthtech Addepar has Raised Nearly $500M to Date, Now Tracking Over $2.9T in Assets

Addepar, a U.S.-based wealth manager with $2.5 trillion of assets on its platform, had secured $150 million in capital in June of this year. Addepar‘s management recently revealed that they’re planning to further expand business operations outside the US. The company confirmed that it’s hiring… Read More

UK’s BT Group Leads $33M Investment in Cyber Risk Management Firm Safe Security

Safe Security, a Palo Alto-headquartered cyber risk management company established in 2012, recently acquired $33 million in capital via a round that was led by BT Group Plc, which is notably one of the United Kingdom’s largest telecommunications and network service providers. Safe Security, with… Read More

Global Fintech InvestCloud Chosen by BNP Paribas Wealth Management to Offer CRM, Client Lifecycle Management

InvestCloud, a global Fintech company that designs and creates financial software for established banks, wealth managers and asset managers, has been chosen by BNP Paribas Wealth Management to offer Client Relationship Management (CRM) and Client Lifecycle Management (CLM) services for onboarding and “nurturing” high-net-worth (HNWI)… Read More

AI enhanced ID Verification, eKYC Service Provider Jumio Reports 150% Revenue Growth in Q2 2021

Jumio, an established provider of AI-enhanced end-to-end identity verification and eKYC services, reveals that its sales and revenue increased more than 150% during Q2 2021 when compared to Q2 2020. The growth has reportedly been fueled by “an ongoing need for modern enterprises to know… Read More

Risk Management Solution Provider Foreside Acquires Golden Bear, A Regulatory Compliance Firm in California

Foreside Financial Group, LLC, a provider of governance, risk management, and compliance service and tech solutions to clients in the wealth management sector, has reportedly acquired  compliance consulting firm Golden Bear Consulting Group, LLC, a boutique regulatory compliance consultancy headquartered in Newport Beach, California. Launched… Read More

Fintech TrueAccord Reveals that CEO Ohad Samet Joins California Dept of Financial Protection and Innovation

TrueAccord, a Fintech that aims to transform debt collection into “a pathway toward financial health,” recently revealed that Ohad Samet, CEO and Co-founder of TrueAccord Group, has been named to the inaugural debt collection advisory committee of the California Department of Financial Protection and Innovation… Read More

Fintech Wealthfront Appoints Entrepreneur Jaleh Bisharat to its Board of Directors

California-based Fintech company Wealthfront revealed on Wednesday (May 12, 2021) that marketing executive and entrepreneur Jaleh Bisharat has joined the firm’s Board of Directors. According to a release shared with CI, Bisharat has over 30 years of experience working as a marketing executive at major… Read More

Neobank Not? California Tells Chime to Stop Using the Term Bank

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When is a bank a bank? While this is a great debate for regulators and existential philosophers, for most people it simply has to do with holding money securely and using it when you want. For years now, Fintechs that have provided bank-like services have… Read More

Fintech Unicorn Marqeta Might Conduct IPO as Early As Next Month: Report

Fintech Unicorn Marqeta is reportedly planning to conduct an initial public offering (IPO) later this year, according to a report from BI. Oakland-based payments processor Marqeta is valued at around $4.3 billion. The company provides debit cards to firms such as DoorDash and Instacart. Marqeta… Read More

Venice, California based UNA Blockchain Introduces a DLT focused Ecosystem for the Automotive Industry

UNA Blockchain, a subsidiary of Hopium, the car manufacturer that develops “high-end” hydrogen sedans, is launching its new blockchain ecosystem. Based in Venice, California, UNA Blockchain aims to position itself as a leader within the automotive sector, according to a release shared with Crowdfund Insider…. Read More

Regulators are As Concerned about Consumer Preference in Debt Collection as Creditors, TrueAccord Exec Reveals

Regulators care “as much about consumer preference in debt collection as creditors,” according to Kelly Knepper-Stephens, Vice President Legal & Compliance at TrueAccord, a Fintech that aims to transform debt collection into “a pathway toward financial health.” Kelly, who’s based in the San Francisco Bay… Read More

Google to Invest $7 Billion in Real Estate in 2021, Tech Giant has Big Plans for its Cloud Business

Google (Nasdaq:GOOGL) is reportedly planning to spend $7 billion on real estate this year, mainly in the form of office space and data centers. During 2020, the tech giant had put its real estate spending plans on hold as the COVID-19 pandemic weighed on the… Read More

Wealthfront Explains Difference between Taxable and Tax-Advantaged Investment Accounts

California-based Fintech firm Wealthfront has explained how we can choose between taxable and “tax-advantaged” investment accounts. Wealthfront notes that if you’re ready to begin investing, then you need to figure out what type of account you should be opening and maintaining. You can open up… Read More

Robinhood being Investigated by US Regulators over Trading Restrictions, Options Trading Policies

Robinhood Markets Inc, the leading zero-fee stock trading app provider, stated on Friday (February 26, 2021) that US regulatory authorities were investigating the firm’s temporary trading restrictions on these so-called “meme stocks” earlier in 2021. These activities have come under increased scrutiny as the shares… Read More

Startups Raised Record Dollar Amounts in Q4 2020 with Most Growth in Rounds Valued at $25 Million+, Carta Report Reveals

San Francisco-based Carta, a firm that helps private and public companies, investors, and employees manage equity and ownership, has published its private markets report for Q4 2020. Carta’s report, which was posted on February 17, 2021, notes that venture capital managed to close out 2020… Read More

Miami Goes All In on Bitcoin as Mayor Francis Suarez Looks to Use BTC for Payments, Florida Wins Again

Miami Mayor Francis Suarez is going all-in on Bitcoin as he announced via Twitter that he has requested the city manager to research a vendor to facilitate Bitcoin payments as well as paying employees in Bitcoin. Crypto insiders quickly embraced the move with Anthony Pompliano… Read More

California based Fintech Wealthfront Adds Additional Automation to “Make Money Movement Effortless”

California-based Fintech firm Wealthfront revealed on February 4, 2021 that its customers will now be able to use their service to monitor for and automatically transfer excess funds to a Wealthfront Roth IRA, Traditional IRA or a 529 College Savings Account. As noted in a… Read More

P2P Lender Bondora Says Fintech Sector in European Countries like Portugal, UK, Germany Is Growing Rapidly

The team at Bondora, a European peer to peer lending platform, states that the first month of 2021 is “setting the tone” for the year to come. Bondora notes that the Fintech sector is still growing steadily. including Portugal’s financial technology industry as the country… Read More

Los Angeles based Fintech InvestCloud Completes Recapitalization, Wealth Platform Now Valued at $1B

California-headquartered Fintech firm InvestCloud has reportedly completed a recapitalization that now values the platform at around $1 billion. According to a release, new financial investors are led by Motive Partners with Clearlake Capital Group, L.P. and also includes other InvestCloud client shareholders. Under the terms… Read More

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