Post Tagged with: "funding"

Top 3 Fintech Rounds:, Lemonade, MoneyLion, KKday

Top 3 Fintech Rounds:, Lemonade, MoneyLion, KKday

by December 5, 2016 at 11:07 am 0 comments

Fintech funding seems to have picked up steam this week, with home-selling platforms, online insurance carriers, personal finance apps, and e-commerce companies all getting a healthy boost of capital. This brings us to our top five fintech funding rounds of the week: Lemonade It’s the venture funding round we’ve allRead More

Top 3 Fintech Raises: Prevalent Networks, AdvisorEngine, PeerStreet

Top 3 Fintech Raises: Prevalent Networks, AdvisorEngine, PeerStreet

by November 21, 2016 at 3:25 pm 1 comment

A good way to check the current climate in fintech is to see where investors are placing their bets. The top funding rounds this past week dealt with cybersecurity and compliance, investing, and financial advice. This brings us to our top three fintech funding rounds of the week: Prevalent Networks ITRead More

VC Funding, IPOs Expected to Pick Up in 2017 — Will Fintechs Benefit?

VC Funding, IPOs Expected to Pick Up in 2017 — Will Fintechs Benefit?

by October 24, 2016 at 10:22 am 0 comments

Third quarter venture capital fundings continued to fall in the third quarter, but there’s a hint of optimism as the year comes to an end and the market for initial public offerings thaws. According to data from KPMG Enterprise and CB Insights, global financings fell 14% in the third quarter fromRead More

Blockchain-for-Data Company Factom Raises $4.2M

Blockchain-for-Data Company Factom Raises $4.2M

by October 5, 2016 at 9:15 am 1 comment

Some words that should no longer surprise you, because this technology is only growing stronger: in blockchain news, there’s a new player on the block… chain. Doing it, moving on: Blockchain-for-data company Factom Inc. has just raised $4.2M in a Series A, in a round of eleven investors—plus or minusRead More

Hot Hashtag: Let’s Talk About #Funding

Hot Hashtag: Let’s Talk About #Funding

by September 28, 2016 at 10:45 am 0 comments

There’s been a lot of chatter in the finech space about #funding lately—it’s an important area for all businesses, no doubt, with the hashtag reaching over 3.3 million users on Twitter, according to data from Hashtracking, but the stakes are particularly fierce in fintech, where so many fledgling startups areRead More

Top 5 Fintech Raises: FTV Capital, Avalara, OurCrowd, Certona, Zero

Top 5 Fintech Raises: FTV Capital, Avalara, OurCrowd, Certona, Zero

by September 26, 2016 at 11:49 am 1 comment

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

Fintech Funding Down 26% Annually, But Future Looks Brighter

Fintech Funding Down 26% Annually, But Future Looks Brighter

by August 17, 2016 at 3:46 pm 3 comments

The newest Pulse of Fintech report by KPMG and CB Insights shows that investment in VC-backed fintech companies and startups fell nearly 50% across the globe, with U.S. investment specifically down 26% from same quarter results last year. The number of deals is also down for the quarter, with mega-round activityRead More

OnDeck Is Largely Ditching Marketplace Lending

OnDeck Is Largely Ditching Marketplace Lending

by May 4, 2016 at 12:19 pm 5 comments

A deep read of OnDeck Capital‘s earnings report yesterday reveals this truth: the company is moving away from marketplace lending. OnDeck is largely ditching funding through marketplace in favor of more traditional sources of capital, such as securitization — no small development considering that OnDeck is a standard bearer of the marketplaceRead More

Angel List Uberizes the VC business with world’s largest seed fund

Angel List Uberizes the VC business with world’s largest seed fund

by November 17, 2015 at 12:43 am 0 comments

VC Funds act as intermediary between: – Founders – Limited Partners (LPs = the actual investors) It is normal for intermediaries to be viewed unfavorably and for opaque “clubby” business models to be eventually replaced by networks and software that inject a new level of transparency and efficiency. We haveRead More

Is the Cost of FinTech Startups Really Falling?

Is the Cost of FinTech Startups Really Falling?

by October 13, 2015 at 11:04 am 2 comments

What does it really cost to launch a fintech startup today? The question matters, a lot. There is so much capital flowing into fintech now — around $14 billion over the last 12 months, a 46% increase year over year, at last count — that it behooves everyone to considerRead More