Tagged: education

Encode Club and BitDAO Announce Partnership to Focus on Education and Accelerating Blockchain Talent

Encode Club and BitDAO have announced a long-term partnership in order to educate and “accelerate” blockchain talent. Using Encode’s expertise and talent network, the program will aim to be “one of the most significant educational initiatives in open finance and the decentralized economy.” As stated… Read More

Manu Smadja: CEO at MPOWER Financing, a Fintech Firm Facilitating Educational Loans, Shares Business Strategy

MPOWER Financing, a global education loan provider, recently secured an equity investment of $100 million. The new funding is in addition to the $60 million MPOWER raised earlier this year from Tilden Park Capital Management that also participated in the current round along with ETS… Read More

Education loan platform MPOWER raises $100 million from Tilden Park

MPOWER Financing, a global education loan provider, has raised an equity investment of US$100 million. The new funding is in addition to the US$30 million MPOWER raised earlier this year from Tilden Park Capital Management that also participated in the current round along with ETS… Read More

Croatia’s P2P Lender Robo.cash Survey Reveals that Investing as an “Expense” Doubled Since 2019

Digital investment platform Robo.cash reveals that it performed a survey in order to examine the most common spending habits or patterns among consumers. According to an update from Robo.cash, the “overwhelming” majority of European investors plan to include summer vacation as a major part of… Read More

Fintech Stash, a Subscription Platform for Building Wealth, Acquires PayGrade, a Financial Literacy App for Students

Stash, the subscription platform that aims to empower middle-class America to build wealth via innovative investing and banking products, has acquired PayGrade, a financial literacy platform assisting students with adopting healthy financial habits. As mentioned in an update shared with CI, the addition of PayGrade… Read More

Cryptoasset Integration Platform as a Service Onramp Invest Unveils Crypto Education & Connectivity Platform For Registered Investment Advisors

Onramp Invest, a multiple cryptoasset Integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS), announced on Wednesday it has launched its cryptocurrency education and connectivity platform for registered investment advisors. Onramp reported that its full suite of resources was designed to empower registered investment advisors (RIAs) with the… Read More

UConn School of Business Set to Offer Master’s Degree in Fintech Next Year

  The University of Connecticut (UConn) announced on Wednesday it is creating a master’s degree program in fintech next year. The University reported that the UConn FinTech program was approved by a vote of the Board of Trustees and will combine lessons in advanced business… Read More

Social Savings Platform CollegeBacker Rebrands to “Backer” & Scores $8.4 Million in Venture Capital

CollegeBacker, a U.S.-based  social savings platform for digital investment advice to 529 plans, announced on Wednesday it not only has changed its name to Backer but has also raised $8.4 million in venture capital. According to Backer, the funding round was led by Crosslink Capital with participation… Read More

MPOWER Financing Joins Forces With Sallie Mae to Expand High Education Access Specifically For International & DACA Students

  MPOWER Financing, a U.S.-based fintech platform for educational loans to international and DACA students, announced on Tuesday it has joined forces with student loans lender Sallie Mae to expand global access to higher education, particularly to international and DACA students. MPOWER revealed Sallie Mae currently provides… Read More

College Ave Announces $385 Million Securitization Completion

    Student loan marketplace, College Ave Student Loans, announced on Tuesday it has completed a $385 million securitization of private student loans, its fourth securitization and largest to date. According to College Ave, the CASL 2021-A transaction was completed in February 2021 and saw… Read More

Update: Classlist’s Latest Crowdfunding Round Nears £800,000 During the Final Days on Crowdcube

Virtual school-gate community, Classlist, is set to close its latest equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube with nearly £800,000 in funding. The company returned to Crowdcube less than five years after raising £837,160 through its previous crowdfunding campaign. The latest funding round has attracted more than 890 Crowdcube… Read More

Overfunding: Classlist Returns to Crowdcube & Quickly Raises More Than £530,000

      Less than five years after raising £837,160 through its previous Crowdcube campaign, virtual school-gate community, Classlist, has returned to the equity crowdfunding platform and has already doubled its initial £250,000 funding target. The funding round has already attracted nearly 540 Crowdcube investors. As… Read More

Financial Aid-Focused Fintech Frank Reportedly Expands Help for Students Take Online Courses

Frank, a U.S.-based financial aid-focused fintech, is reportedly expanding its services to help students take online classes through its new service, called Classfinder. As previously reported, Frank was founded by fintech entrepreneur Charlie Javice and provides “smart, simple financial aid.” “We are revolutionizing financial aid… Read More

University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business Now Offering Six Week Course in Fintech

  University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business is now offering a new six-week course called “Fintech Revolution: Transformative Financial Service and Strategies.” According to the business school, this course helps users critically assess the future of financial services and identify opportunities for growth. It… Read More

Update: Twin Science & Robotics to Close Seedrs Campaign With Nearly £1.2 Million Raised

Twin Science & Robotics, a new educational experience that up skills children with physical and digital products, is set to close its equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs with nearly £1.2 million raised. The company’s funding round made its debut last month and has attracted more… Read More

Overfunding: Educational Experience Twin Science & Robotics Secures £750,000 Funding Target Through Seedrs Campaign

Twin Science & Robotics, a new educational experience that up skills children with physical and digital products, has successfully surpassed its initial £750,000 campaign funding target through equity crowdfunding platform Seedrs. The funding round has so far attracted more than 200 Seedrs investors.  Founded in… Read More

AvidXchange Announces New “Tech Rising” Initiative to Remove Barriers to Technology Education

  AvidXchange, a U.S. fintech that provides accounts payable and automated payment solutions to midsize businesses, announced on Friday it has launched Tech Rising, an initiative spearheaded by the AvidXchange Foundation that aims to remove barriers to technology education and resources for youth and young… Read More

Tel Aviv’s Liquidity Capital and Japanese Financial Giant MUFG Establish $80 Million Initiative for Asian Digital Commerce Startups

An Israel-based AI technology firm is planning to help MUFG Bank, which is Japan’s largest financial institution, with assessing the operations of Asian startups in order to determine the feasibility of issuing loans to them. The $80 million 50-50 joint initiative between Tel Aviv based… Read More

OKEx Completes Beacon Program to Further Education in the Blockchain Space

Digital assets exchange OKEx announced on Monday it has has finished its Beacon Program — European Edition. According to OKEx, the program provided three masterclasses by prominent players in the cryptocurrency space and individual mentoring from top OKEx executives, including CEO Jay Hao and Director… Read More

Mumbai based Online Lender InCred Acquires Fintech Platform Qbera

Mumbai based online lender InCred has reportedly acquired Fintech platform Qbera. The acquisition has come as India struggles to cope with the COVID-19 outbreak and associated challenges. InCred and Qbera haven’t disclosed the amount paid for the transaction, however, sources claim the deal may be… Read More

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