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CNote Expands Access to Capital for Community Financial Institutions With $25M from Apple

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CNote, an Oakland-based fintech, announced that Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) will use the CNote platform “to deploy $25 million into underserved communities across the country.” Apple‘s $25 million commitment is part of its broader Racial Equity and Justice Initiative, an effort “to address systemic racism in America… Read More

Truist Acquires Mobile Savings Gamification Platform Long Game

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Truist Financial Corporation (NYSE: TFC) recently announced it has now acquired Long Game, the gamified finance mobile app that is “changing the way people save, learn and engage with their finances.” As mentioned in the update, Long Game transforms how users “engage with their bank… Read More

California: Governor Newsom Signs Executive Order on Blockchain Tech, Aims to Foster Innovation, Pursue Regulation

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California Governor Gavin Newsom issued an Executive Order this week claiming to be the first state in the nation to begin creating a comprehensive and harmonized framework for responsible Web3 technology. According to a statement posted by the Governor’s office, the goal is to foster… Read More

Veem Announces New Payment Options to Help SMBs Address Inflation Concerns

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Veem, which claims to be a “leading” provider of global B2B payment solutions, has announced the rollout of new functionalities “including enhanced card options and faster ACH, allowing small businesses more flexibility in how they pay and get paid to manage cash flow.” Credit cards… Read More

XYO Network, a Blockchain based Oracle Network, Releases Latest Financial Report

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The XYO Network (Coinbase: $XYO), which claims to be the “first” blockchain geospatial oracle network backed with cryptography, has reported “record” financial results for the full fiscal year “ending December 31, 2021.” Among its 2021 achievements, the company “doubled in revenue for the full fiscal… Read More

Obsidian Security Raises $90M Series C to Cement its Key Role in SaaS Security

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Obsidian Security, which claims to be the leader in SaaS Security and Posture Management (SSPM), recently announced $90 million in Series C financing “led by Menlo Ventures, Norwest Venture Partners and IVP, with participation from existing investors Greylock, Wing and GV.” Obsidian, which has now… Read More

Payaut, an Automated Payment Solution for Online Marketplaces, Finalizes €8M Seed Round

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Payaut, an automated payment solution for online platforms and marketplaces, has announced it has closed an €8 million seed round “led by Gradient Ventures, Google’s AI-focused venture fund, with participation from existing investors LocalGlobal and Entrée Capital.” Payaut, which provides a range of financial solutions… Read More

Financial Services Firm Splitero, which Offers Options to Access Home Equity, Secures $5.8M

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Splitero, the financial services firm that offers homeowners better options to access home equity, has announced that it has acquired $5.8 million in seed funding, “led by Gemini Ventures.” Additional investors reportedly include Permit Ventures, Fiat Ventures, and others.” As noted in an update shared… Read More

Crypto Taxes: Abhinav Soomaney, CEO at CryptoTax, Explains How to Manage Taxable Digital Currency Transactions

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We recently caught up with Abhinav R. Soomaney, Founder and CEO at CryptoTax Pvt. Ltd. He talked about different tax aspects of cryptocurrency and blockchain-related investments. CryptoTax Pvt. Ltd. (CryptoTax) was incorporated in the year 2021 and claims to be the first cryptocurrency tax consultancy… Read More

UAE Fintech Alaan Acquires $2.5M to Expand Multi-Currency Spend Management Platform

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Dubai-headquartered Fintech firm Alaan has acquired $2.5 million in capital via an investment round. The firm is now coming out of stealth mode. The multi-currency spend management platform developers noted that they would use the proceeds to hire new talent and scale operations across the… Read More

California based Fintech Tipalti Remains Focused on Expanding Operations, After Doubling Payment Volume

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Fintech firm Tipalti reveals that its clients are now reporting steady growth. Recently, the firm noted that its payment volume increased 2x last year to over $36 billion. The San Mateo based Fintech company assists Amazon Twitch (Nasdaq: AMZN), Roblox (NYSE: RBLX) and other businesses… Read More

BlueVine Increases Revolving Credit Facility With Atalaya to Effectively Serve SMBs

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BlueVine recently announced that it increased the size of its BlueVine Line of Credit warehouse debt facility with Atalaya by two new lenders, “both advised by 20 Gates Management, and increasing the committed amount to $150M, with the ability to upsize the facility to $300M.”… Read More

Silvergate Capital CEO Alan Lane Shares Company’s Plans after $200M Diem Acquisition

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Alan Lane, CEO at Silvergate Capital (NYSE:SI), has noted that the bank holding company aims to introduce a stablecoin by the end of 2022.  The plan has been revealed after the firm’s recent acquisitions of assets and intellectual property (IP) from Meta’s (Facebook) (NASDAQ:FB) crypto project… Read More

Carta Completed 129 Secondary Liquidity Transactions for Private Firms Last Year – Over 4x the Total in 2020: Report

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US venture capitalists had a “tremendous” year in 2021, as they were able to shatter all previous annual fundraising records, according to an update from Carta, a San Francisco based firm helping private and public companies, investors, and employees manage equity and ownership. As noted… Read More

Jumio, Provider of AI enhanced Identity Orchestration, AML Solutions, Closes 2021 with Record 130% Revenue Growth

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Jumio, the provider of AI-enhanced end-to-end identity orchestration, eKYC and AML solutions, recently announced a record-breaking close to a solid 2021, with revenue growing by over 130% in Q4 2021 from Q4 2020. Other Q4 highlights for Jumio include 4Stop acquisition and introduction of no-code… Read More

NEXT Insurance Reveals that Retail Small Businesses Are Struggling to Cope with Supply Chain Challenges: Survey

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NEXT Insurance, the digital Insurtech transforming small business insurance, recently revealed the results of a survey of small business owners regarding their attitudes towards and “experiences with the current supply chain crisis.” NEXT Insurance’s survey found retailers have been “hit hardest: 73% of retail small… Read More

Payments Fintech Fiserv to Assist Community Bank of the Bay with Digital Transformation Strategy

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Fiserv, Inc. (NASDAQ: FISV), an international provider of payments and financial services technology solutions, has announced that one of the San Francisco Bay Area’s established banks, Community Bank of the Bay, is furthering its digital transformation strategy “with the implementation of real-time payments technology from… Read More

FTX to Become Official Crypto Platform and NFT Marketplace Across Golden State Warriors Properties

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The NBA’s Golden State Warriors and FTX US have announced a new and “first-of-its-kind” cryptocurrency partnership in professional sports. As the Warriors’ Official Cryptocurrency Platform and NFT Marketplace, the franchise will “drop NFTs on FTX.us, beginning in early 2022.” As mentioned in an update shared… Read More

AI enhanced Lending Software from Zest AI Chosen by Blue Federal Credit Union

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Zest AI, a key provider of software for AI-driven lending, has announced that Blue Federal Credit Union has selected Zest in order to help it deliver faster and more accurate loan decisions “across the credit union’s auto, credit card, and personal loan portfolios.” As mentioned… Read More

CuneXus Expands into Financial Wellness Sector with Credit Monitoring Solution

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CuneXus, which claims to be the first digital storefront for financial institutions’ account holders, has announced a real-time, credit monitoring tool that’s available for financial institutions and end-users who may be embedded within the CuneXus storefront. The solution provides financial institutions the ability to show… Read More

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