Tagged: google ventures

Mobile Fintecher LevelUp Dials Up $50M Financing, JP Morgan Chase & U.S. Boston Capital Lead Round

LevelUp, a Boston-based mobile app fintech firm, has secured $50 million in finance from long-term investors JP Morgan Chase and U.S. Boston Capital and from newcomer CentroCredit Bank, bringing the total raised by the startup so far to just over $85M, according to CNBC. LevelUp aims to… Read More

Brief: Y Combinator Continuity Leads LendUp’s Latest Round to Grow L Card

LendUp has secured a $47.5M round to grow its L Card, a credit card touting no hidden fees and a flexible payback schedule;  the round was led by Y Combinator Continuity and joined by GV (Google Ventures rebranded), Thomvest Ventures, QED Investors, Data Collective, Susa Ventures, Radicle… 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

Tamr Receives $25.2 Million During Series B Financing from Hewlett Packard Ventures, Thomson Reuters, MassMutual Ventures & Others

Tamr, Inc., the company co-founded by database pioneer and 2014 ACM A.M. Turing Award winner Michael Stonebraker, Ph.D., today announced that it has raised $25.2 Million in Series B financing from Hewlett Packard Ventures; Thomson Reuters; MassMutual Ventures, the corporate venture capital arm of Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance… Read More

Lending Club Executive Joins CircleUp Board of Directors

Scott Sanborn, Lending Club COO & CMO, Becomes First Independent Director for CircleUp Crowdfunding Platform. Investment crowdfunding platform CircleUp, has announced that Scott Sanborn has joined the company’s board of directors the first independent director for the company. Sanborn will continue his leadership role as chief operating… Read More

CircleUp Raises $14M Series B, New Firm Enters The Mix

CircleUp has announced a $14 million Series B round that will introduce a new venture capital firm into their existing mix. Canaan Partners has led the round, which also includes investment from previous CircleUp investors Google Ventures and Union Square Ventures. This is the second… Read More

What’s In Store For Lending Club In 2014: An Interview With Renaud Laplanche

In the ever-growing crowdfunding community, peer lending reigns supreme. A TD Economics report we covered last week estimates the size of the global crowdfunding industry at somewhere between $3 and $5 billion in 2013. Of the sites responsible for this emergent shift in capital access,… Read More

VentureHealth Crowdfunding Portal Participates in B Round Funding of Rani Therapeutics

Google Ventures was the lead in securing Series B Funding for Rani Therapeutics but VentureHealth, a crowdfunding portal for accredited investors, also participated in this private offering. VentureHealth is a portal that allows qualified investors the opportunity to participate in life science deals that are… Read More

Crowdfunding site CircleUp raises its own $7.5M Series A

In a push to grow their crowdfunding platform CircleUp has raised $7.5 Million in a Series A round of investment.  Led by Union Square Ventures (USV), other participants included Google Ventures, Maveron and Rose Park Advisors. It is notable that Rose Park Advisors participated in this round… Read More