Micro-investing mobile startup Stash Invest has just raised $9.25 million in a Series A round, money that is earmarked for the expansion of its userbase and the creation of a data-driven investment model for its customers. The raise was announced yesterday. According to CEO and co-founder Brandon Krieg, the companyRead More
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The favorites mostly remain in the top slots for App Annie’s top finance apps this week. Credit Karma edged out Chase Mobile and Bank of America, which claimed second and third, for the top slot on Google Play. The gold medal (sorry, couldn’t resist) on iOS went to micro-investing app Stash Invest,Read More
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
How did mobile payments do on Black Friday? To look at the Top 20 free financial apps for the two dominant smartphone platforms, you’d think everyone was using mobile payments to do their holiday shopping. On Google Play, the Android Pay app continued its steady climb up the rankings toRead More
Google Wallet is still “money” — but that’s hardly encouraging news for mobile payments at the point of sale. A month and a half or so into the life of Android Pay, Google Wallet, now essentially a peer-to-peer payment app, is still more popular. It’s called Google Wallet (New) in Google PlayRead More