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China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

Hong Kong Monetary Authority Launches Blockchain-based Trade Finance Platform TradeConnect The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (hereinafter referred to as the HKMA) announced on October 31st that it had launched a blockchain-based trade finance platform TradeConnect, in order to facilitate cross-border trade and related research. TradeConnect… Read More

Big Series A Round for Real Estate Fintech Skyline AI, Plans Expansion into Other Asset Classes

Skyline AI, a tech based real estate investment firm using proprietary artificial intelligence (AI) and data science, has raised $18 Million in a Series A Round. The funding was led by big name VCs such as Sequoia Capital and TLV Partners. Additional participation  came from… Read More

Online Lender Dashu Raises 800 Million Yuan

The Chinese Fintech Company, Dashu, has recently announced the completion of a 800 M Yuan ($115 M USD) series C round with some big names backing the company. Dachu’s list of investors includes PAG, Chunhua Capital, Sequoia Capital China Fund, Everbright Holdings, and Huaxing Capital… Read More

MobiKwik Reaches for Unicorn Status, Set to Raise Funding from BlackRock

One billion dollars. MobiKwik is set to raise funds from investors including BlackRock Inc. which will value the innovative Indian Fintech company at about $1 billion, according to Bloomberg. Headquartered in Gurgaon, MobiKwik offers a mobile phone based payment system. Customers add money to an online wallet that… Read More

Australia Fintech Startup Airwallex Secures $13 Million USD During Series A Funding Round

Aussie fintech startup Airwallex announced on Monday it has secured $13 million USD through its latest Series A funding round. Participants of the round included Sequoia Capital China, Mastercard, and Tencent Holdings. Founded in 2015, Airwallex is described as a foreign exchange market that makes… Read More

ApplePie Capital CEO & Co-Founder Denise Thomas Makes Marketplace Lending Success Look Easy

“We have gained a foothold within the industry by partnering with 42 brands to date. Moving forward we will continue to innovate…” Having spent more than 20 years as a corporate executive in companies backed by prosperous VC firms including Kleiner Perkins, Mohr Davidow and Sequoia Capital, ApplePie Capital CEO… Read More

Unicorn Spotting? MobiKwik Seeking Cash Infusion to Secure $1B Valuation

Mobile payments and digital wallet firm MobiKwik is reportedly  in talks to raise funding that would give the startup a $1 billion valuation, forging new ties with banks and offering new financial services on its growing platform, according to multiple news sources. Potential investor parties and sought funding… Read More

FreeCharge Teams Takes Shape, Taps Karthik Rajeshwaran as Director of Strategy

Digital payments platform Freecharge has appointed former Obi Mobiles executive Karthik Rajeshwaran as director (strategy), reported TechCircle. Rajeshwaran will use his expertise to usher-in consumer centric innovations to expand revenue across new business opportunities. “[Rajeshwaran] brings in a fresh perspective and inspired energy to tread us… Read More

India Update: Delhi-Based Fintech Creditnation.in Raises Angel Round Funding, Sequoia Closes $920M Fund

Creditnation.in, a lending platform which combines credit advisory, analytics, process automation and last-mile connectivity, has announced that it has raised angel round funding for an undisclosed amount.  The platforms deals primarily in credit cards, loan against property, housing, personal, auto and business loans, and have already partnered… Read More

ING Lead Investor in $160M in Series B Funding for Consumer Loan Provider WeLab: Aims to Improve Consumer Experience

Fresh from its October 2015 investment in US marketplace lender Kabbage, Dutch bank ING has taken a stake in WeLab, a non-bank provider of consumer loans in China and Hong Kong. ING participated in a Series B $160 million (RMB1 billion) fundraising in the three-year old… Read More

Making Lemonade with Aleph, Sequoia Capital and Tech Entrepreneurs Daniel Schreiber, Shai Wininger: P2P Insurance

Lemonade Inc., experts to serve the world’s first peer-to-peer (P2P) insurance company,  just stepped out of “stealth mode” and into the limelight, to launch as the first P2P insurance company in the world.  The NYC-headquarted startup has secured $13 million funding in a round led by Aleph and Sequoia Capital…. Read More

Simplifying Money: Sequoia Capital Leads $6M Funding Round for Chillr, Indian Mobile P2P Fintech Platform

Fintech innovation in India is burgeoning!  Indian  Chillr, an Indian peer-to-peer (P2P) mobile money transfer app that spun off from MobME, secured US$6 million in a Series A round funding led by trailblazing Sequoia Capital, according to e27‘s Sainul Abudheen K. Run by Kochi-based startup Backwater Technologies, Chillr plans… Read More

Singapore’s Temasek Holdings in Talks with India’s Zomato: New Funding Needed for Expansion of Online Restaurant Review and Food Ordering Platform

It’s meal time, a time when Zomato’s site is likely swarmed with hits.  If you are not yet familiar with Zomato, click here to see if the platform services your city. From Vancouver to Auckland, Zomato is used by millions of hungry people every day to decide… Read More

Behalf Secures $119M During Series B Round from New Investors MissionOG, Maverick Ventures, Victory Park Capital

Behalf, a payments platform targeted at small and mid-sized businesses, announced a Series B equity round and credit facility totaling $119M. MissionOG, an early to growth stage venture capital firm chaired by Gene Lockhart, the former CEO of MasterCard, led the equity round. Lockhart is joining… Read More

Stripe Lands New Funding & Signs Deal with Visa: Payment Platform Valued at $5B

Payments startup Stripe landed a new round of funding from investors including American Express, Visa and Sequoia Capital, valuing the San Francisco-based company at $5 billion. According to the announcement, Stripe signed an agreement with Visa to work on digital transactions such as website ‘buy… Read More

Global Online Marketplace VarageSale Partners with Sequoia & Lightspeed: Raises $34M

VarageSale, the online marketplace for people to buy, sell and connect with their local communities, announced its partnership with Lightspeed and Sequoia, raising $34 million. The financing will be used to further enhance the VarageSale user experience and to continue to expand the company’s user base… Read More

New Equity Crowdfunding Platform GenYrator Allows Anyone to Support Millennial Startups

GenYrator, a millennial focused and founded equity crowdfunding platform, has launched its private beta concentrating initially on startups from USC, the alma mater of co-founder Sean Nasiri. GenYrator looks for emerging generation-y founded businesses with revenue that are not quite ready for institutional investors, and… Read More

JD.com Launches Equity Crowdfunding Platform with 11 New Campaigns: Promotes Chinese Entrepreneurship

JD.com, Inc. (Nasdaq:JD), China’s leading online direct sales company, today announced its launch of a series of initiatives to help finance, develop and promote the creation of start-ups in China. The new JD Equity Crowdfunding platform, which builds upon JD.com’s success in the area of Internet finance, is expected to… Read More

Darren MacDonald, CEO of Ingress Capital, Connects Early-Stage Companies with Value-Added Investors

Based in NYC,  Ingress Capital believes “you shouldn’t have to be a Silicon Valley insider to invest in the growth companies of tomorrow.” With its team’s combination of diverse operating experience including  startup founder, executives, and securities professionals, Ingress networks within the Consumer Technology, Media &… Read More

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