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Morgan Creek Digital Secures More Than $40 Million For Crypto Venture Capital Fund

Mark Yusko, Jason Williams, and Anthony Pompliano’s assessment management, Morgan Creek Digital, announced earlier this week it secured more than $40 million for its crypto venture capital fund, which invests in both the blockchain and digital asset industries. Pompliano revealed the news on Twitter. This morning our… Read More

CrowdOut Opens New Office in Dallas & Appoints Stu Bell as New Managing Director

Private lending syndication platform CrowdOut Capital announced on Wednesday it has opened a new office in Dallas and appointed Stu Bell as its new Managing Director, who has more than 20 years of experience in commercial banking and private equity.. This news comes just two… Read More

UK Fintech Rapyd Raises $40 million Through Series B Funding Round Led By General Catalyst & Stripe

Rapyd, a UK-based fintech, announced on Wednesday it raised $40 million through its Series B funding round, which was led by General Catalyst and Stripe. Founded in 2016, Rapyd describes itself as a mobile-first financial network that makes the world’s “favorite ways” to pay and be paid… Read More

Digital Banking Platform Starling Bank Secures £60 Million Through Series C Funding Round Led By Merian Global Investors

UK banking platform Starling Bank announced on Wednesday it secured £60 million through its Series C funding round, which was led by Merian Global Investors, including the Merian Chrysalis Investment Company Limited (Merian Chrysalis). Starling Bank reported that it has raised further £15 million from its existing… Read More

Open Banking Fintech Bud Raises $20 Million Through Series A Funding Round

Bud, a UK-based open banking fintech startup, recently announced it raised $20 million through its Series A funding round, which involved participation by HSBC, Goldman Sachs, Banco Sabadell, ANZ and Investec . Founded in 2015, Bud describes itself as an early stage business that offers an… Read More

Business Financial Management App Nav Secures $44 Million During Series C Funding Round Led By Goldman Sachs

Nav, a business financial management app that helps small business find the best financing by giving them free access to business and personal credit reports from major commercial and consumer credit bureaus, announced on Monday it secured $44 million through its Series C funding round, which… Read More

Investment Platform Motive Partners Announces Significant Investment in Dun & Bradstreet

Motive Partners, an investment firm focused on technology-enabled companies that power the financial services industry, announced on Monday it has made a significant investment in Dun & Bradstreet. Speaking about the investment, Stephen C. Daffron, President of Dun & Bradstreet and Industry Partner of Motive Partners, stated: “Dun… Read More

Insurtech Platform Coverhound Secures $58 Million Through Series D Funding Round Led By Specialist Insurer Hiscox

CoverHound, the property and casualty (P&C) insurance platform for digital distribution, announced last week it secured $58 million through its Series D funding round, which was led by specialist insurer Hiscox, with participation from insurance providers Chubb, Aflac Ventures and Japan-based MS&AD. Founded in 2010, Coverhound offers digital shoppers instant quotes… Read More

UK Fintech OakNorth Secures $440 Million Through Latest Investment Round Led By Japan’s SoftBank

OakNorth, a UK-based fintech startup, has successfully secured $440 million through its latest investment round, which was led by Japan’s SoftBank Group Corp.  Launched in 2015 by Rich Khosla and Joel Perlman, OakNorth claims to be Europe’s fastest-growing fintech company by assets and valuation. The company… Read More

U.S. Insurtech Jetty Secures $25 Million Through Series B Funding Round Led By Khosla Ventures

Jetty, a U.S.-based insurtech startup, announced on Wednesday it secured $25 million through its Series B funding round led by Keith Rabois of Khosla Ventures with participation from Valar Ventures and Ribbit Capital. Founded by Mike Rudoy and Luke Cohler, Jetty states it offers insurance that is designed to help… Read More

Swedish Fintech Tink Secures €56 Million Through Latest Investment Round Led By Insight Venture Partners

Tink, a Sweden-based fintech that provides APIs to create next-generation banking services, announced on Thursday it secured €56 million through its investment round, which was led by Insight Venture Partners. Founded in 2012, Tink stated its mission is to make banking “better” by creating technology to improve… Read More

Barclays Secures Minority Stake in UK Fintech Loyalty Mobile App Startup Bink

Top British banking group Barclays has reportedly taken a minority stake in the UK-based fintech loyalty mobile app startup Bink. Founded in 2014, Bink stated its mission is to “redefine loyalty, making life simple and rewarding for all.” The company revealed: “Bink is set to transform… Read More

LendingPoint Increases Mezzanine Financing & Brings Total Facility to $67.5 Million

LendingPoint announced on Monday it closed an increase of its mezzanine financing, bringing the total of the facility to $67.5 million. According to LendingPoint, a Paragon co-investor joined the facility as a lender, with Paragon Outcomes Management LLC leading the deal and participated in the upsizing. LendingPoint… Read More

U.S. Fintech Climb Credit Secures $50 Million Investment From Gold Sachs Urban Investment Group

Online student lending platform, Climb Credit, announced on Wednesday it secured $50 million in lending capital from the Goldman Sachs Urban Investment Group. Since launching in 2014, Climb reported it has originated nearly $100 million worth of loans, funded the education of nearly 10,000 students and partnered with over 100… Read More

dv01 Raises $15 Million Through Series B Funding Round Led By Pivot Investment Partners

dv01, a platform that connects online lenders and investors with data management, announced on Wednesday it secured $15 million through its Series B funding round, which was led by Pivot Investment Partners with participation from Regions Financial Corp., as well as existing investors, including Quantum Strategic… Read More

U.S. Fintech Petal Secures $30 Million Through Series B Funding Round Led By Peter Thiel’s Valar Ventures

Petal, a credit card startup pioneering “Cashflow Underwriting” as an alternative to traditional credit scoring, secured $30 million through its Series B funding round, which was reportedly led by Peter Thiel’s Valar Ventures. This news comes just one year after Valar Venture led Petal’s $13 million… Read More

Crypto Lender BlockFi Welcomes Coinbase Ventures & Able Partners to List of Investors

Cryptoasset-to-USD lender BlockFi announced on Tuesday it has added Coinbase Ventures and Able Partners to its list of investors. This news comes just a little over a month after BlockFi secured $4 million in convertible debt investments led by Akuna Capital with participation from Susquehanna Government Products, LLLP,… Read More

Fintech Mobile App Acorns Secures $105 Million Through Latest Funding Round & Forms New Partnership With CNBC

Micro-investing app Acorns successfully secured $105 million through its Series E funding round, bringing the company’s valuation reportedly up to$860 million. BlackRock, Bain Capital Ventures, TPG’s Rise Fund, DST and Michael Dell’s MSD Capital notably participated in the round.  Founded in 2012, Acorns’ proprietary financial engine allows… Read More

Digital Currency Investing Firm Grayscale Investment Announces Launch of Single-Asset Investment Product Stellar Lumens Trust

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Grayscale Investments, LLC, a digital currency investing authority, announced last week the launch of its new single-asset investment product, Grayscale Stellar Lumens Trust, which provides exposure to Lumens (XLM), the native asset of the Stellar network. Grayscale reported this is the ninth single-asset investment product is has introduced. According… Read More

BBVA-Backed Fintech Investment Fund Propel Venture Partners Invests in Investment App Groww

BBVA announced on Friday its backed fintech investment fund Propel Venture Partners took part in the $6.2m Series A funding round of Groww, an India-based investment mobile app. Founded in 2017, Grow uses technology and expert financial knowledge to help make mobile investing simple and rewarding for users. The app’s mission… Read More

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