Tagged: qed investors

QED Backs Mexican BNPL Aplazo as Part of $70 Million Series B

Top Fintech VC firm QED Investors has participated in a funding round of Aplazo, a Mexico-based buy now pay later (BNPL) firm. According to a release, Aplazo has closed on an additional $70 million in funding inclusive of a $45 million Series B round. QED… Read More

Latin America’s International Trade Platform Finkargo Closes Series A

Finkargo, the international trade platform empowering small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) with global sourcing, trade services and embedded financing, announced a $20 million Series A financing. The investment round was led by QED Investors, “with the participation of new investor Nazca and existing investors Quona,… Read More

Insurtech Kin Secures $33M in Additional Financing via Series D Led By QED Investors

Kin, the direct-to-consumer home insurance company built for every new normal, today announced the closing of a $33 million Series D extension. The funding was led by QED Investors “with participation from returning investors Geodesic Capital, Allegis Capital, Hudson Structured Capital Management Ltd. (doing its… Read More

Asia-Pacific Region Expected to Claim Almost Half of Global Fintech Revenue in Coming Decade, Report Claims

Global Fintech revenue is expected to increase around 6x from current levels between 2021 and 2030 and could hit $1.5 trillion. The APAC region is expected to claim a significant portion of that total, representing around 40% of international Fintech revenue or totaling about $600… Read More

Fintech Nexus 2023 – Fintech Forever

It was a warm week in New York City, and I found myself flying across the country to attend the preeminent fintech conference Fintech Nexus, previously known as LendIt Fintech. At the heels of a global pandemic, the recovering U.S. economy, and continuing regional banking… Read More

Fintech VC Firm QED Investors Closes Nearly $1B in New Funds

Global fintech venture capital firm QED Investors announced that it has closed two new funds with combined capital commitments of $925 million. The new capital commitments comprise Fund VIII, “an oversubscribed $650 million early stage fund, and Growth II, a $275 million early growth-stage fund.”… Read More

Fintech Report: Sector On Track to Become $1.5 Trillion Industry by 2030

In Q2 2021 Fintechs Hit Peak Valuation of 20X Revenue  Financial technology revenues are projected to grow sixfold from $245 billion to $1.5 trillion by 2030, according to a report released by Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and QED Investors. At the same time, since April… Read More

Financial Wellness Products Provider Rain Closes New Funding Round

Rain, a provider of financial wellness products that empower and engage employees, announced that it “raised $116 million, encompassing $66 million in equity and $50M in debt.” QED Investors and Invus Opportunities “led the Series A with participation from firms including WndrCo, Tribe Capital, and… Read More

Top Fintech VC QED Investors Hires Singapore Based Principal to Focus on Southeast Asia Market

QED Investors has appointed Melissa Ho as its lead in Southeast Asia as the Fintech VC focuses on the hot Asian market. QED is one of the leading Fintech venture capital firms in the world. Ho, based in Singapore, will be looking for Fintech firms… Read More

QED Investors Backs QuickNode $60 Million Series B, Valuation Pegged at $800 million.

QuickNode, a company that claims to provide the “most performant, scalable, reliable blockchain node infrastructure on earth,” has raised $60 million in a Series B round. Nontable Fintech VC QED Investors participated in funding the Miami-based firm, which was led by 10T. The firm was… Read More

QED Investors Founder Nigel Morris Comments on Challenging Economic Environment, Fintech Lenders

  QED Investors is probably the most prominent and successful Fintech-focused venture capital firm. Holding dozens of well-known names in their portfolio – including multiple unicorns, QED is hyper-engaged with the  Fintech ecosystem around the world. Recently, QED distributed a couple of comments on the… Read More

Fintech VC QED Invests in Proptech Firm Pashouses, First Investment in Indonesia

Fintech specialists, QED Investors, has backed its first company in Indonesia, a Proptech firm Pashouses. The VC firms led the $5 million pre-Series B round. Pashouses is an end-to-end transactional marketplace for buying and selling houses in Jakarta, from brokerage and renovation to staging and… Read More

QED Investors: The Future is Bright but Right Now, Not So Much

QED Investors founder and Managing Partner Nigel Morris has distributed an email commenting on the current economic environment. QED is one of the top Fintech VCs in the world, having backed dozens of successful firms both inside the US and globally. In his email, Morris… Read More

QED Investors on Fintech VC Activity and Valuations: Down as Economy Struggles

QED Investors is one of the most prolific venture capital firms focusing on Fintech in the world. With more than one hundred portfolio companies and over a dozen exits, QED has touched almost all sectors of Fintech. Big Fintech names have received the backing of… Read More

Fintech VC QED Investors Acquires Lingua Franca Search

QED Investors, one of the top VC firms focusing on Fintech, has acquired boutique search firm Lingua Franca Search. QED already held a majority stake in the firm, but the company increased its ownership as part of a strategic focus of investing in firms providing… Read More

QED Investors Says Fintech Development in 2nd Inning

QED Investors, one of the most prolific and successful Fintech VCs, distributed an email last week commenting on the Fintech marketplace. QED said that “while the past several years have been a whirlwind for Fintech, we are in chapter 2, not chapter 8. We are… Read More

Fintech VC QED Investors Boosts Brazil Presence with New Hire

One of the most successful Fintech VCs around, QED Investors, has hired Camila Vieira to boost its presence in Brazil – an important region in the hot Latin American Fintech market. Vieira is the company’s first employee based in Sao Paulo, Brazil, where she will… Read More

Famous Fintech Investor Nigel Morris Comments on Venture Funding Environment

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

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

Fidel API Attracts $65M Series B to Boost Identity, Payments and Data Capabilities

Fidel API, a global financial infrastructure platform, today announced it has raised $65 million in Series B funding. The round was led by Bain Capital Ventures, with participation from existing investors including NYCA Partners and QED Investors. It brings Fidel API’s total funding to $88… Read More