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Famous Fintech Investor Nigel Morris Comments on Venture Funding Environment

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The venture community is getting gloomy, chattering about deal volume, down rounds, and a dismal economy. From war in Ukraine, too much government spending, and rocketing inflation chased by the US Federal Reserve raising interest rates, things look bad. It does not help that markets… Read More

QED Investors Hires New Principal to Focus on Early Stage Fintechs

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QED Investors, one of the most active and successful VCs in the Fintech sector, has selected a new Principal. According to QED, San Francisco-based Victoria Zuo will be aiding QED to seek promising young early-stage Fintech firms. Prior to joining QED, Zuo helped lead fintech… Read More

QED Investors Raises $1.05 Billion Fund to Invest in Fintechs

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QED Investors, a top VC firm that focuses on Fintechs, has raised a sizeable $1.05 billion new fund in an over-subscribed offering, according to the firm. The capital includes $550 million in QED’s Fund VII for early-stage investing and an initial $500 million for our new… Read More

QED Investors Has Busy Q2: Morris

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The recently completed second quarter was a busy one for QED Investors, co-founder and managing partner Nigel Morris said in a recent investor update. So far this year QED has invested in 14 companies, Morris said, while describing the pace of deal-making as “frenetic”. Seven… Read More

Nubank: A LatAm Fintech Valued at $10 Billion and Growing Fast

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Last week during LendIt Fintech’s LatAm virtual event, David Velez, founder and CEO Nubank, took to the screen to share some of his experiences in launching a digital bank in Latin America that has now emerged as a hugely successful Fintech. In 2013 following years… Read More

Bitso Receives $62-million Investment from Kaszek Ventures and QED Investors

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Bitso, a Mexico based crypto platform, has received a $62 million investment from Kaszek Ventures and QED Investors. The series B funding represents the first foray into cryptocurrency for both QED Investors and Kaszek Ventures. The digital asset platform says this is the first major… Read More

Noted Fintech VC QED Investors Expands into Southeast Asia

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Prominent Fintech venture capital firm QED Investors has announced an expansion into Southeast Asia. It already invests in early-stage Fintechs in the U.S., U.K. and Latin America. Fintech in Asia has experienced a boom in early-stage ventures and while investments may ebb and rise it… Read More

LendUp Names Capital One Co-Founder Nigel Morris As Board Chair & QED investors Co-Founder Frank Rotman As Board Members

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LendUp, a socially responsible online lender on a mission to redefine financial services for the emerging middle class, announced on Thursday it has appointed Capital One co-founder Nigel Morris joined as board chair, and Frank Rotman, an early Capital One employee and its longtime Chief Credit Officer, joined… Read More

Seen & Heard at LendItUSA 2017: An Industry Built to Last

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LendItUSA, the annual event that jumps between New York City and San Francisco everu 12 months, opened up to larger audiences and an industry sector that endured a challenging year. The online lending sector received a two-punch assault in 2016; a battle that left the… Read More

CircleUp Raises $30 Million in Series C Funding

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CircleUp, a leading marketplace for equity investments in private companies, today announced it has raised $30 million in Series C funding, bringing its total funding to $53 million. The round was led by Collaborative Fund, with participation from Capital One co-founder Nigel Morris, and former CEOs… Read More

Co-Founder of Capital One, Nigel Morris, Joins Zopa Board

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Zopa, the UK’s largest peer to peer lender, has announced the appointment of Nigel Morris as non-executive Board Member. Morris, currently the Managing Partner at QED Investors, is the co-founder of Capital One. QED has invested in well known Fintech companies, including, Credit Karma, Avant Credit,… Read More

Orchard Platform Raises $12M in Series A Funding: An Enviable Harvest

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Orchard, the Marketplace Lending Platform backed by Spark Capital, Canaan Partners, and industry veterans, secures $14.7M in total investments Founded in NYC 2013, Orchard Platform, an investment and analytics platform focused on the global marketplace lending market, today announced it has raised $12 million in Series A… Read More

Capital One Co-Founder Nigel Morris Now on Prosper Board

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San Francisco based Prosper, a leading peer-to-peer (P2P) marketplace for consumer credit, shared recently that Capital One Co-Founder Nigel W. Morris has joined the board of directors of its parent company, Prosper Marketplace.  Simultaneously Prosper disclosed the month of May was their best ever with… Read More

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