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UK Challenger Bank Masthaven Secures £60 Million Investment From Värde Partners

UK-based challenger bank Masthaven announced on Wednesday it secured £60 million equity investment by Värde Partners, a global alternative investment firm. According to Masthaven, the investment will enable the bank to deliver against its strategic ambition to become one of the leading specialist banks in… Read More

SoFi Reportedly Seeks to Raise $500 Million From Qatar Investment Authority

Fintech unicorn SoFi is reportedly seeking to raise $500 million from the Qatar Investment Authority. The company, which has a valuation of $4.3 billion, has previously raised $2 billion from investors, which includes Manhattan Venture Partners, RSC Capital, SoftBank, Silver Lake Partners, and DCM Ventures. Founded… Read More

Softbank to Invest €900 Million in Wirecard

Germany-based global provider of digital payments and commerce solutions Wirecard announced on Wednesday it is to receive a €900 million investment from Softbank through convertible bonds. Wirecard reported it is planning to issue convertible bonds with a term of five years exclusively to SoftBank, convertible to… Read More

Customer Data Activation Platform Blueshift Secures $15 Million Through Series B Investment Round Led Softbank

Blueshift, a customer data activation platform, announced on Tuesday it secured $15 million in Series B investment round, which was led by Softbank’s new AI-focused early stage fund, Softbank Ventures Asia. The company’s previous investors, including Storm Ventures and Nexus Venture Partners, also participated in… Read More

World Tennis Champ Serena Williams Invests in Coinbase

American tennis champ Serena Williams has reportedly invested in cryptocurrency platform Coinbase through her investment group, Serena Ventures. The group, which launched in 2014, has silently invested in more than 30 companies, including Coinbase. Williams stated she launched the company with a mission to give… Read More

Canadian Small Business Lender Lendified Attracts $15 Million Through Latest Funding Round

Lendified, a Canada-based lender who provides small business loans online, announced on Wednesday it secured $15 million through its latest funding round with institutional and private investors. The investors include CI Financial Corp., Windsor Private Capital Limited Partnership, FirePower Capital, and a group of high… Read More

Challenger Credit Bureau Credit Kudo Raises £2.2 Million Through Latest Funding Round Led By Ascension Ventures

Credit Kudos, challenger credit bureau and commercial applications provider of open banking, announced on Thursday it raised £2.2 million through its latest round of funding, which was led by Ascension Ventures through its social impact fund Fair by Design, with additional investment from existing investors NFT… Read More

French Money Management App Bankin Secures €20 Million Through Series B Funding Round

Bankin, a France based banking management mobile app creator, announced on Thursday it secured €20 million through its Series B investment round. Founded in 2011, Bankin reported that the mobile app implies the money management process. The company believes that money management should be simple… Read More

European Investment Bank to Lend €100 Million to Small Businesses Through Funding Circle

The European Investment Bank (EIB) announced on Wednesday it will lend €100 million to small businesses through online lending platform Funding Circle. According to the banking group, the investment, alongside a further €25 million from a leading global asset manager, will support more than 2,000… Read More

U.S. Fintech Brex Secures $100 Million Debt Capital Investment From Barclays

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U.S. fintech Brex announced on Tuesday it secured $100 million debt capital investment from Barclays Investment Bank to help power the next phase of its growth. According to Brex, the capital comes in the form of a warehouse line of credit, which is backed by… Read More

Bloomio Now Looks to the Crowd to Better Understand Retail Investor Pain Points

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Following last year collaboration with the IMD business school resulting in the publication of The State of Equity Crowdfunding report, Bloomio AG, the blockchain powered equity crowdfunding company, announced on Monday it has put in place a new task force for the second edition of… Read More

Hong Kong Fintech gini Secures $1.6 Million Investment From Global Investors

gini, a Hong Kong-based fintech that specializes in smart spending-tracking, announced on Thursday it raised $1.6 million through its seed funding round, which involved participation from Mountain Partners, Treuenburg Group, Global Technology Alliance (GTA), Dr. Cornelius Boersch, the European Investment Fund (backed by EIB), and Hong Kong-based… Read More

Credit Card Distribution Platform Extend Secures $11 Million Through Series A Funding Round Led By Point72 Ventures & Fintech Collective

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Extend, a credit card distribution platform based in the U.S., announced on Wednesday it secured $11 million through its Series A funding round, which was co-led by Point72 Ventures and Fintech Collective. Founded in 2017, Extend describes itself as a digital credit card distribution platform… Read More

Overfunding: Insurtech Startup Wrisk Secures 750,000 Funding Target Through Latest Seedrs Round

UK-based insurtech Wrisk has successfully secured £750,000 through its third equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs. The funding round was launched less than a year after the startup raised £1 million through its second Seedrs initiative. Wrisk is aiming to shake up the antiquated insurance industry… Read More

Online Lender Upstart Secures $50 Million & Announces New Bank Partnerships

Online lending platform UpStart announced on Monday it secured a $50 million equity investment from Progressive Investment Company Inc., Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan, and First National Bank of Omaha. Founded in 2012 by ex-Googlers, Upstart is described as a lending platform that leverages artificial intelligence… Read More

Bill.com Secures $88 Million Through Latest Funding Round Led By Franklin Templeton

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Bill.com, a business payments and software platform provider, announced on Thursday it secured $88 million through its latest funding round, which was led by Franklin Templeton with participation from Mastercard and Fidelity Investments Canada ULC. Bill.com describes itself as a leading digital business payments company… Read More

Global Fintech Pagaya Raises $25 Million Through Series C Funding Round Led By Oak HC/FT

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Just a little over six months after securing $14 million through its Series B funding round, global fintech Pagaya has secured $25 million through its Series C funding round, which was led by Oak HC/FT with participation from Viola Ventures, Clal Insurance Ltd., GF Investments,… Read More

Global Identity Verification Provider Onfido Secures $50 Million Through Latest Funding Round Led By SBI Investment

Onfido, a global identity verification provider, announced on Wednesday it has secured $50 million through its latest investment round, bringing the total investment in the company to over $100 million. According to Onfido, the round was led by SBI Investment and Salesforce Ventures, with support… Read More

Global Crypto Platform Liquid Completes Series C Funding Round That Brings Company Valuation to More Than $1 Billion

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Global cryptocurrency exchange Liquid announced on Wednesday it completed its Series C funding round, which brought the Japan-based company’s valuation to more than $1 billion. According to Liquid, the investment round was led by IDG Capital with participation from Bitmain. Founded in 2014, Liquid by… Read More

Digital Identity Enterprise Software Provider Cambridge Blockchain Receives Investment From PayPal

Cambridge Blockchain, Inc, a digital identity enterprise software provider, announced today that PayPal (NASDAQ: PYPL) has joined its Series A funding round. Cambridge Blockchain reported that with this investment, the two companies will explore potential collaborations to leverage blockchain technology. Cambridge Blockchain revealed its solutions… Read More

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