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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

Gaza Sky Geeks Crowdfunds to Launch Coding Academy

Gaza Sky Geeks is running another crowdfunding campaign called “Power Up Gaza’s Geeks”.  There is just over a week left in the campaign, and the group is currently at $277,869 — or 292 percent of its original goal. Initially, Gaza Sky Geeks had a goal… Read More

Updating the Alumni Fundraising Space: GiveCampus Crowdfunding

Do you often get phone calls and mailers from your college alma mater asking for donations?  I do, and as a recent grad, I wonder how much help I really contribute with my puny annual $5-10 donation.  Enter crowdfunding among alumni for high school and… Read More

Nigeria Fintech Startup Paystack Secures $1.3M During Seed Funding Round

On Monday, Nigeria-based fintech startup, Paystack, announced it raised $1.3 million during its seed funding round. Those who participated in the round included Tencent, Comcast Ventures, and Singularity Investments. The company, which was founded by Shola Akinlade and Ezra Olubi, is a Y Combinator-backed startup,… Read More

Indiegogo Alum Magic Instruments Launches Reg CF Offer on WeFunder

Magic Instruments, a San Francisco-based musical instrument startup, has recently launched a Reg CF offering on WeFunder. The company successfully raised $415,000 through its Indiegogo campaign in June 2016 and was graduate of Y Combinator’s Winter 2016 class, and graduate of Highway 1 Fall 2015… Read More

Superbook $1.5M+ Update: 9K+ Backers Dig the Android to Laptop Device

Over 3118% funded. Since its launch last month, the San Francisco startup Andromium’s Kickstarter campaign has secured over $1,560,000 for The Superbook, a device that turns Android smartphones into laptops. Over 9,612 backers have subscribed to the idea, described as a smart laptop shell that consists of an 11.6″ HD screen, keyboard, and… Read More

Y Combinator Alum ClearTax Rakes in $1.3M Funding, Backed by Angels Levchin, Ravikant

Income tax returns e-filing website ClearTax has secured an angel investment of $1.3 million from top Silicon Valley angels. ClearTax was founded in 2011 by the father-son team of Raja Ram Gupta and Archit Gupta, Srivatsan Chari and Ankit Solanki, ClearTax is the fourth Indian start-up  funded… Read More

Tovala Scores Nearly $250,000 on Kickstarter For Smart Oven & Makes Appearance on the “Today” Show (Video)

Tovala, a Chicago-based Y Combinator-backed food startup, recently launched a Kickstarter initiative to raise $100,000 for its self-titled smart oven. Just hours after launch, the project surpassed $60,000. Now, just two weeks later, it has secured well over its initial goal thanks to nearly 1,000 backers…. Read More

Y Combinator Backed Tovala Seeks to Secure $100,000 For New Smart Oven on Kickstarter

Tovala, a Chicago-based Y Combinator-backed food startup, has launched a Kickstarter to raise $100,000 for its new self-titled smart oven. Within just hours of its debut, the campaign has successfully secured over $60,000 thanks to nearly 200 backers. The Tovala oven is described as a… Read More

AlphaFlow Wants to be the Etrade of P2P / Real Estate Investing

Investing via online platforms, be they a marketplace lender /P2P site, or a real estate crowdfunding platform, takes time and typically entails jumping from platform to platform.  As the internet finance industry matures, it is inevitable that new channels crop up to help facilitate investors… Read More

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