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Algofi Welcomes $2.8M to Grow DeFi Lending, Stablecoin Protocol

Algofi, a lending market and stablecoin protocol built on the Algorand blockchain, today announced $2.8 million in seed funding during Decipher, Algorand’s annual community conference. Union Square Ventures, Arrington XRP Capital, and Pillar VC led the round, with participation from Y Combinator, Formulate Ventures, and… Read More

Fintech Firm Coinrule, a Provider of Automated Digital Asset Trading Services, Secures $2.2M via Seed Round

Fintech firm Coinrule, which offers individual and retail crypto investors an automated digital currency trading platform for their assets, reveals that it has completed a $2.2 million seed round. As mentioned in the announcement, several technology company founders and investors took part in the firm’s… Read More

Y Combinator backed Indian Fintech Karbon Secures $12M in Pre-Series A from Unicorn Ramp, Rainfall Ventures, Roka Works

Karbon Card, a Fintech firm providing corporate cards, has secured $12 million (appr. INR 88.8 crore) in a Pre-Series A funding round from US-based Fintech Unicorn Ramp, Rainfall Ventures, Roka Works, Y Combinator, and other international investors. Ramp is a New York-headquartered spend/budget management app… Read More

Indonesian Fintech Finantier, an Open Finance API Platform, Finalizes Seed Round from Global Founders Capital, East Ventures

Indonesia-based Finantier, an open finance API platform, has secured an undisclosed 7-figure sum through a seed round that was led by Global Founders Capital and East Ventures. Finantier’s latest investment round was oversubscribed. The capital was raised at a post-money valuation of over 20 times… Read More

Fintech Aspire Reports Reaching $1 Billion in Yearly Transactions Just a Year After Launch

Y-Combinator-backed Fintech firm Aspire has reportedly managed to reach $1 billion in annualized transaction volumes in just a year since the introduction of its business accounts (in May 2020). Aspire also revealed that it will be offering a new Bill Pay feature, which will be… Read More

Y Combinator Alum Pranos.ai Aims to Secure $600K via Wefunder, Company Focuses on Converting Car Windows to High-Def Displays

Pranos.ai, a Y Combinator alumni, aims to raise $600,000 via Wefunder, a leading funding portal in the Reg CF offering sector. Pranos.ai is focused on converting car windows into “high-definition displays.” David Valverde, Founder & CEO at Pranos and Founder of Community for Global Innovation… Read More

Wefunder Lists 40 Y Combinator Startups in One Day Enabled by New Reg CF Rules

Wefunder, a leading funding portal in the Reg CF offering sector, has listed 40 new offerings – each being a Y Combinator graduate.  According to Wefunder, 20 companies are recent graduates and another 20 are from previous cohorts. Individual investors may participate in any securities… Read More

Dayra, an Egyptian Credit Solutions Fintech for Gig Workers, Secures $3M in Funding, Joins Y Combinator

Egyptian Fintech firm Dayra has reportedly joined Y Combinator and has also acquired $3M in pre-seed funding. Dayra is a Cairo-headquartered Fintech company offering modern financial services to the nation’s unbanked gig economy workers and micro-businesses. Darya has reportedly joined Y Combinator’s Winter 21 batch,… Read More

Y Combinator backed Indonesian Fintech Finantier to Expand Operations into Emerging Markets

Indonesia-based Fintech firm Finantier has revealed that it has acquired an undisclosed amount of capital from US-based startup accelerator Y Combinator. Finantier will be joining Y Combinator’s Winter 2021 funding cycle, which is scheduled to begin in January 2021. Finantier is planning to expand its… Read More

Y Combinator backed Indian Fintech Investment App Groww Secures $21.4 Million via Series B

Groww, an investment app that aims to focus on providing services to Indian millennials, has reportedly secured $21.4 million in capital through a Series B funding round – which was led by US-based VC firm Ribbit Capital. Existing investors Sequoia India and Y Combinator also… Read More

Karachi based Fintech Safepay Plans to Become “the Stripe of Pakistan” after Receiving Support from Y Combinator

Pakistani Fintech firm Safepay recently received an investment from Y Combinator and it’s now planning to become “the Stripe of Pakistan.” Karachi-headquartered Safepay has notably become the first Pakistani Fintech to complete Y Combinator’s program for startups. The company was reportedly a part of YC’s… Read More

Seattle and San Francisco Fintech Routable Secures $12 Million in Capital via Series A with Backing from Y Combinator, Others

Routable, a Fintech firm that began operations in Seattle, has reportedly come out of stealth mode and confirmed it has secured $12 million in capital through a Series A investment round. Routable’s backers include Y Combinator, Founders’ Co-Op, Lee Fixel, Box Group, Liquid 2 Ventures,… Read More

U.S. Fintech Startup Routable Raises $12 Million Through Series A Investment Round

Routable, a U.S.-based fintech startup, announced on Wednesday it raised $12 million through its Series A funding round, which involved participation from Founders Co-op, Y Combinator, Box Group, and Liquid 2 Ventures. Founded in 2017, Routable claims to be the simplest way to send and receive business-to-business… Read More

Barcelona’s Fintech Belvo Secures $10 Million in Capital to Recruit 40 New Developers, Will Launch in Sao Paulo, Brazil

  Barcelona’s Fintech firm Belvo has secured $10 million in capital, in order to recruit between 40-50 new project developers. Belvo is also planning to establish business offices in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Y Combinator-backed Belvo maintains its second major hub and primary market in Mexico… Read More

Y Combinator Alum & Online Grocer Move Campaigning on Wefunder

Move, a new digital supermarket that just launch this year, internationally sources groceries and ships them under its own brand. By taking out the middlemen and the markup, we’re making incredible groceries available to everyone. In the last two years, Move has built a nationwide supply… Read More

Request Network Adds Global Cryptocurrency Payments Service: Designed to Unseat PayPal

Y-Combinator-backed Request Network Foundation launched its cryptocurrency payments service which allowing users to send and request payments or make money transfers in cryptocurrencies. “We’re very excited to see the ways in which developers connect with the technology, and use it to make cryptocurrency payments mainstream,… Read More

Fresh from Beta, Money Manager Instavest Sets Sights on Wealthfront Customers

Instavest, a money management platform similar to multi-billion dollar robo-fintech platform Wealthfront, aims to differentiate itself by using “complex options strategies” to make users money in up or down markets, similar to hedge funds. Founded in 2015, Instavest also does not charge management fees; the… Read More

OpenInvest Presents Shareholder “Digital Democracy”: Vote with a Simple Swipe

OpenInvest, an online investment advisor empowering individuals to drive social change with their dollars, today launched its first iPhone app that features “the world’s first digital democracy,” the ability to vote in the shareholder resolutions with a simple swipe. The Y Combinator and Andreessen Horowitz-backed socially responsible investing… Read More

Inspired By Y Combinator: Kickstarter Unveils Requests for Projects Feature

Earlier this week, Kickstarter’s design and tech team announced the launch of their new Request for Projects Feature. According to the team’s lead, Julio Terra, this feature was inspired in part by Y Combinator’s request for startups. “As part of our endless quest for projects,… Read More

Indiegogo Alum Eight Secures $5 Million During Series A Financing Round

Sleep technology startup Eight announced on Tuesday it raised $5 million during its Series A financing round, which brings the company’s total funds to $11 million. Investors including Yunqi Partners, Azure Capital, Y Combinator, Stanford StartX fund, Comcast Ventures, and Sinovation Ventures. This news comes just… Read More

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