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California-based Fair Credit Products Provider Deserve Raises $50 Million via Funding Round Led By Goldman Sachs

California-based Deserve, a Fintech firm that provides fair credit products for young consumers and a cloud-based credit card platform for companies, raised $50 million through a funding round led by giant Wall Street investment bank Goldman Sachs.  Deserve’s latest investment round also included contributions from… Read More

California Will Not Act Against Banks Providing Services to Cannabis Companies but Risk Remains

Earlier this month, the California Department of Business Oversight issued Cannabis Banking Guidance regarding state regulation. California is one of a growing number of states that have legalized Cannabis consumption. While California, and multiple US states, have legalized Cannabis usage, it still is illegal at… Read More

Velocity Markets’ ShortHop Digital Assets Exchange Rolls Out in California, Washington, & Illinois

Velocity Markets, a company that provides technology solutions to investors in the digital asset markets, announced on Tuesday the launch of its new digital asset platform, ShortHop, in Washington, California, and Illinois.  According to Velocity Markets, users are currently able to acquire and trade BTC,… Read More

P2Binvestor Teams Up With Pacific Mercantile Bank to Offer Customer-Tailored Lines of Credit For California Businesses

Marketplace lender P2Binvestor (P2Bi) announced on Thursday it has collaborated with Pacific Mercantile Bank to offer custom-tailored lines of credit to California-based businesses. According to P2Bi, the first such business to benefit from this newly formed fintech and bank relationship was a company with more than… Read More

US House of Representatives Approves Legislation to Study How Cryptocurrencies are Used in Drug and Human Trafficking

The US House of Representatives has passed a bill requiring the Comptroller General of the US to study how cryptocurrencies and online marketplaces “are used to facilitate” human trafficking (sex trafficking) and drug trafficking. The bill garnered broad bi-partisan support. The purpose of the study is… Read More

Lending Express Celebrates $100M Lending Milestone & California’s Golden Opportunities

Lending Express, an Israeli tech company dedicated to creating a better world of funding for SMBs, has surpassed $100 million in financing facilitated between small and medium business owners and online lenders. Lending Express also obtained state permission to open for business in California. The… Read More

California Expected to Attempt Intrastate Crowdfunding Legislation Once Again

According to a note from Small Business California (SB Cal), the group that advocates on behalf of SMEs, SB Cal will be sponsoring legislation to improve access to capital via securities crowdfunding. This is not the first time that California has attempted to craft crowdfunding legislation… Read More

SALT Continues U.S. Expansion: Now Lending in California

Less than a week after announcing expansion into Washington D.C., Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Montana, SALT, a U.S.-based Blockchain-Backed Loans provider for cryptocurrency holders, announced it is now offering Blockchain-Backed Loans in California. As previously reported, SALT launched its lending platform in 2017 to offer membership-based borrowing allowing… Read More

Financial Research Platform Sentieo Secures $19 Million Through Series A Funding Round Led By Centana Growth Partners

Sentieo, a California-based financial research platform, announced on Tuesday it secured $19 million through its Series A funding round led by Centana Growth Partners, with participation from existing investors. Launched in 2015, Sentieo is described as a modern financial research platform, utilizing machine learning and… Read More

Insurtech Startup Jumpstart Launches: Now offering Natural Disaster Insurance in California

Insurtech startup Jumpstart announces the official launch of an innovative type of natural disaster insurance in California, initially for earthquakes. Founded in 2015, Jumpstart stated its technology-driven, index-based approach delivers instant signup, affordable coverage, and automatic payout. “Starting with the earthquake risk in California, our first-of-its-kind policy… Read More

Credit Karma Announces Expansion into Insurance; Launches Auto Insurance Offers in California & Texas

Credit Karma announced earlier this week it is now offering car insurance in Texas and California. Credit Karma’s members in those states are now able to see what they could be paying for auto insurance based on what members like them are paying for the same coverage…. Read More

BlockFi Moves into California: Now Issuing Cryptoasset-Backed Loans in Nearly 45 States

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On Monday, cryptoasset-to-USD lender BlockFi announced it is now serving customers in the state of California. The company reported that this California launch markets the expansion of its lending footprint to nearly 45 states. Founded in 2017, BlockFi describes itself as a secured non-bank lender that… Read More

Propy Executes Blockchain Property Deal in California

California blockchain startup Propy announced on Monday it executed its first blockchain property in California. According to Propy, the Bitcoin-to-Bitcoin sale of 10 acres of land in Southern California was processed through the Propy’s Transaction Platform and every step of the deal was executed through Ethereum smart… Read More

San Francisco Brewery & Distillery Seven Stills Launches Initial Can Offering Crowdfunding Campaign to Fund Flagship Location

Seven Stills Brewery and Distillery, a San Francisco producer of craft beer and small-batch whiskey distilled from beer, has launched its “Initial Can Offering investment round. The company is currently seeking $1 million for its upcoming flagship location and the “ICO” aims straight at its… Read More

Lendio Reports: Online Lender Facilitates More Than 5,000 Loans For California Small Businesses

Online small business lender Lendio announced on Thursday it has helped facilitate nearly $120 million in growth capital through more than 5,0000 to small businesses in the state of California. The lending platform has reportedly funded more loans in California than in any other state… Read More

Coinme Continues California Crypto ATM Expansion

Coinme, a financial services and blockchain technology company, announced on Thursday its latest deployment of eight new crypto ATMs in the state of California, bringing its total locations in the state to 23 ATMs. The company stated it offers Californians the ability to easily and… Read More

Enterprise Payments Platform Candex Secures $3.5 Million in Seed Funding

Candex, a California-based enterprise payments processor, announced last week it secured $3.5 million in seed funding from  Edenred Capital Partners, Partech Ventures, Advisors.Fund, Camp One Ventures, NFX, Tekton Ventures, Big Sur Ventures, and Mark Goines. As part of the round, Goines has joined Candex as… Read More

Azlo Launches New Digital Banking Platform For Freelancers & Self-Employees

Azlo, a California-based fintech, announced on Thursday the launch of its new digital banking platform for freelancers and self-employed workers. According to the company, customers will now have access to dedicated business banking services instantly online, with no fees, minimum balances or confusing conditions. While sharing… Read More

California Insurtech Indio Raises $6 Million Through Series A Funding Round Led By 8VC

Indio Technologies, a California-based insurtech platform for brokers, announced this week it has secured $6 million through its latest Series A, which was led by 8VC. The company, which was founded in 2016, describes itself as a technology platform that creates digital tools for traditional… Read More

Public Fintech Platform Neighborly Teams Up With UC Berkeley Blockchain Lab & Berkeley Elected Officials to Launch Berkeley Blockchain Initiative

Neighborly Corporation, a San Francisco-based public fintech platform, announced on Wednesday it is teaming up with the UC Berkeley Blockchain Lab, and Berkeley elected officials, to launch the Berkeley Blockchain Initiative (BBI). The BBI will leverage blockchain technology to develop a first-of-its-kind tokenized municipal bond compliant with all regulatory… Read More

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