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Point Card, the High-Reward Debit Card, Secures $46.5M via Series B Round led by Valar Ventures

Point Card, the “high-reward” debit card, reveals that it has finalized a Series B round that was led by Peter Thiel‘s Valar Ventures. Other investors in Point Card’s latest investment round include Breyer Capital, YC Continuity, and Human Capital. Point completed a $10.5 million Series… Read More

Bitcoin Has Short-Term Issues, But Future Still Bright: Analyst

Even though Bitcoin had shown some positives until recently, there are reasons for concern, GlobalBlock sales trader Marcus Sotiriou said this week. Sotiriou said Bitcoin closed another day above the 200-day moving average on Monday, while also completing a support/resistance flip of the $48,000 level… Read More

Crypto Wealth Platform Vauld Raises $25M, Thiel-Backed VC Firm Leads Raise

Cryptocurrency wealth platform Vauld has completed a $25 million Series A round led by Valar Ventures, a VC firm cofounded by Peter Thiel. Pantera Capital, Coinbase Ventures, CMT Digital, Gumi Cryptos, Robert Leshner and Cadenza Capital also participated. The funding will be used to hire… Read More

Digital Wealth Management Fintech Syfe Secures SGD 40M via Series B led by Valar Ventures

Singapore-based Syfe, a digital or online wealth management company, has secured SGD 40 million through a Series B round. Syfe‘s investment round has been led by US-headquartered Valar Ventures, the VC fund co-founded by Peter Thiel, which led Syfe’s Series A round and was the… Read More

Digital Assets Focused Tech Firm Bullish to Go Public on New York Stock Exchange via SPAC Merger

Bullish, a tech firm focused on creating financial services for the digital assets sector, recently revealed its plans to go public on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) via a merger with Far Peak Acquisition Corporation (NYSE: FPAC), a special purpose acquisition company or SPAC…. Read More

German Fintech Deposit Solutions Launches in the US

Deposit Solutions, a Germany based Fintech unicorn, has announced its launch in the US market. According to a release, its consumer savings portal SaveBetter connects American banks digitally with savers, targeting the $16 trillion U.S. deposit market. Prominent US entrepreneur and investor Peter Thiel is… Read More

European Digital Bank Qonto Expands to Germany, Also Serving France, Italy, and Spain

Qonto, a neo-bank for business account holders that was established in France in 2017, has expanded its operations into Germany, Italy, and Spain. Notably, Qonto was the recipient of the first investment by billionaire Peter Thiel’s Valar Ventures in France during its Series A funding… Read More

Pre-IPO Securities Marketplace Equidate Rebrands as Forge Global, Tops $1 Billion in Trading

Equidate has rebranded to become Forge Global, Inc. (Forge). Forge is an online marketplace for pre-IPO securities, like Spotify, Lyft, 23 and Me and others. Forge reports having topped $1 billion in transactions. Alongside the change of name Forge announced the expansion of its Series B funding… 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

Cryptoasset Investment Platform Layer1 Receives $2.1 Million in Seed Funding By Various Investors Including Peter Thiel & Digital Currency Group

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Crypto investment and infrastructure platform, Layer1, announced on Wednesday it secured $2.1 Million through its latest seed funding round, which was backed by various investors, including Peter Thiel, Digital Currency Group, and Jeffrey Tarrant.  Layer1 describes itself as a cryptoasset investment and infrastructure platform that… Read More

Peter Thiel-Backed Opening Banking Platform Deposit Solutions Secures $100 Million Through latest Investment Round Led By Vitruvian Partners

Deposit Solutions, a Germany-based opening banking and international platform for savings deposits, announced on Wednesday it secured $100 million through its latest investment round, which was led by Vitruvian Partners with participation from Kinnevik and existing shareholders including Deposit Solutions‘ first institutional shareholder e.ventures. The funds reportedly bring… Read More

Bitcoin Mining Giant Bitmain Rents Twenty Thousand Feet of Silicon Valley Office Space

Following recent reports that it has established capacious bitcoin mining farms in Washington State and Quebec, the Beijing-based Bitcoin mining giant Bitmain is now renting offices in a Silicon Valley office tower called Riverpark Towers, CCN reports. Bitmain will occupy the last available vacancy in… Read More

Peter Thiel & Bitmain Invest in EOS Creator Block.one

Block.one, the creator of the EOSIO (EOS) blockchain protocol, announced on Monday that venture capitalist and entrepreneur Peter Thiel has invested in the company, along with other notable investors, Bitmain, Louis Bacon, and Alan Howard. According to Block.one, the investment round follows an earlier round… Read More

Four Young “Blockchain” Developers Receive Prestigious Thiel Followship Awards

Every year, the foundation started by tech billionaire Peter Thiel gives away a total of $2 million dollars to 20 outstanding young and promising technology entrepreneurs, “young people who want to build new things instead of sitting in the classroom.” The money is granted in… Read More

Go Figure: Mike Cagney Raises $50M Easily, Despite Quitting SoFi Amid Sexual Harassment Allegations

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Mike Cagney, the former SoFi CEO, raises $50M for Figure, his new fintech venture focused on home equity lending, reported Bloomberg. Cagney left Sofi late last year as the platform was upended with legal challenges regarding accusations of allowing a “sexually charged corporate culture that condones… Read More

Is Bitcoin a Comparable Gamble to Student Debt?

Author’s note (August 22, 2019): I came upon this article I wrote early on in recent days, and would like to add that I am considerably less enthused now about cryptocurrencies than I was when I wrote th9s article- as I hope we all are…. Read More

Following Kickstarter Failure, Gawker Receives Bid From Peter Thiel

Just days after former Gawker employees closed their failed crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter, the former news website received a bit from billionaire, Peter Thiel, who reportedly caused its demise a couple years ago. As previously reported, Gawker was forced to shut down after Hogan sued… Read More

New York Fintech Petal Raises $13 Million Through Series A Funding Round Led By Peter Thiel’s Valar Ventures

Petal, a credit card startup pioneering “Cashflow Underwriting” as an alternative to traditional credit scoring, announced on Wednesday it raised $13 million through Series A financing round, which was led by Peter Thiel’s Valar Ventures. Founded in 2016, the fintech company is looking to build a… Read More

Report: Peter Thiel Makes Big Bitcoin Bet

Peter Thiel, via his Founders Fund, has apparently made an sizable bet on the rising value of Bitcoin.  According to a report in WSJ, Thiel gambled on BTC some time ago buying up to $20 million worth of the cryptocurrency. That investment has since grown… Read More

Former Gawker Employees Launch Kickstarter to Purchase Website

Just a little over a year after Nick Denton’s Gawker ceased all operations, a group of former employees of the popular website has launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter to raise $500,000 in order to purchase Gawker through auction. Gawker shut down after Hulk Hogan sued the website… Read More

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