As you might have seen, the second your eyes opened this morning (I’m assuming like the rest of the population that your phone is already in your hands when this happens, if for no other reason than shutting off your alarm), Facebook has just today launched its own peer-to-peer, ecommerceRead More
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While there weren’t any mega rounds this past week, the funding for fintech is still trickling in—also Beyoncé became a tech investor, so maybe she needs a payment company; keep hope alive—and investors are still putting their money into the different areas of the industry, like specialized payment platforms, blockchain,Read More
While it seems as though the unicorn birth rate is declining, investors are still finding fintech enterprises to sink their teeth (and by “teeth” I mean wallets) into, like the five companies below. Our top five fintech raises this week include SaaS companies; e-commerce; crowdfunding for, er, startups; and insuranceRead More
“Wow, all of this funding, and not a fintech company in sight”—there’s a sentence you won’t be hearing from investors for a good while. There are so many fintech ventures out there, investors are hard-put to choose. This week, they’ve opted for all-female microfinance, German personal shopping platforms, and peer-to-peerRead More
After a week of speculation, it has been officially announced that Walmart will acquire innovative ecommerce company #JetCom, for which it will pay $3 billion in cash. It’s a sweet deal for Jet, and could in the future provide some possible healthy competition for Amazon, which may be what attracted WalmartRead More
The Swiss startup Groosker uses QR codes as a digital wallet. The user scans a QR code on an ecommerce site with his mobile phone and payment information, stored with Groosker, which is then used to complete the transaction, much as it would on a point-of-sale device in a store.Read More