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VC Fintech Funding Shrinks in 2016, Especially for Early-Stage

VC Fintech Funding Shrinks in 2016, Especially for Early-Stage

by February 16, 2017 at 5:25 pm 0 comments

Venture capitalists were not buying it last year. Venture capital-backed fintech companies in the U.S. saw a drop in both deals and funding volume last year. Fintechs raised $5.5 billion across 422 deals, compared to $7.7 billion (and 459 deals) in 2015 – a 29% drop, according to the Global FintechRead More

China Is No. 1 in Fintech Funding, Citi Says

China Is No. 1 in Fintech Funding, Citi Says

by January 24, 2017 at 2:55 pm 1 comment

Here there be dragons, and they’ve started to rule over unicorns—well, in matters of funding, anyway. According to a new report released by Citigroup on digital disruption, the second of its kind, China has now overtaken the U.S. to claim the No. 1 spot for investments in fintech on a global scale.Read More

Top 4 Fintech Funding Rounds: MissFresh e-commerce, Collibra, Dwolla, Habito

Top 4 Fintech Funding Rounds: MissFresh e-commerce, Collibra, Dwolla, Habito

by January 24, 2017 at 10:25 am 0 comments

Fintech got a fresh flush of capital this week, with some old favorites joining newer names all with innovations in big data, e-commerce software, compliance, and many more. Here are the Top 4 fintech funding rounds of the week: MissFresh e-commerce Beijing-based MissFresh e-commerce ‘s equity rose sharply with itsRead More

Top 4 Fintech Funding Rounds: Tiger Brokers, Rockets of Awesome, Monese, Ripio

Top 4 Fintech Funding Rounds: Tiger Brokers, Rockets of Awesome, Monese, Ripio

by January 4, 2017 at 12:02 pm 1 comment

Another day, another dollar—only this is fintech, so it would be more accurate to say another day, another multi-million investment in blockchain, virtual currency, mobile banking, e-commerce, and/or all of the other technologies on the playground. So far, 2017 fintech funding hasn’t veered far from the areas of interest inRead More

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

Will Stripe’s New Funding Lead to an IPO?

Will Stripe’s New Funding Lead to an IPO?

by November 28, 2016 at 3:40 pm 1 comment

Digital payments startup Stripe, begun back in 2000 by a pair of Irish brothers, has just raised new funding that values the company at just over $9 billion—and incidentally makes its founders the youngest billionaires in Ireland. In all, $150 million in new capital was raised. This brings the company’sRead More

Fintech in Europe: Is Berlin the New London?

Fintech in Europe: Is Berlin the New London?

by November 23, 2016 at 10:33 am 1 comment

London is a bustling metropolis of commerce, thought of as a titan of industry and innovation—no matter what industry is under discussion. However, recent economic concerns, most notably the effects of the Brexit on business sectors including fintech, have led some to suggest that the city is no longer theRead 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

Top 4 Fintech Raises: Treasure Data, Quantopian, Freespee, Active.ai

Top 4 Fintech Raises: Treasure Data, Quantopian, Freespee, Active.ai

by November 14, 2016 at 1:35 pm 1 comment

Quite a few fintech ventures received funding this week; though perhaps surprisingly blockchain is not an area featured on this list—perhaps with all of the recent blockchain proof-of-concepts that are running, investors and angels thought it was time to take a stronger look at artificial intelligence, big data, and otherRead More

Square Capital Drives Company Revenue

Square Capital Drives Company Revenue

by November 4, 2016 at 11:19 am 2 comments

Square reported its third quarter 2016 earnings this week, and it’s not a particular surprise that the company exceeded all expectations: for the third consecutive quarter Square surpassed its expected metrics with a GPV of $13.2 billion, up 39% year over year. As was the case last quarter, CEO Jack Dorsey attributedRead More