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Q2 2019 fintech funding topped $8B with 48 VC-backed fintech unicorns, worth over $187B combined. Despite these noteworthy numbers, VC-backed deals hit a slump, down to a five-quarter low. But don’t you worry.
ValueStream Ventures out of NYC is not deterred. Since 2013, the company has been out there, day or night, rain or shine, looking for the next fintech blockbuster. This early-stage fund is obsessed with B2B platforms and ...
Which tech giant will leap into banking first and why?
Amazon – because, like Starbucks, consumer will willingly move on to an Amazon-enclosed payment system.
NOVEMBER 1ST REPORT: TOP FINTECH FUNDING ROUNDS
"Galileo Financial raises $77 million for its fintech services that were 19 years in the making"
Salt Lake City-based Galileo Financial Technologies continues eyeing the lofty reaches of fintech-stardom. Payment processing for stellar names like Chime, Robinhood, and Monzo is big business. The math on this marvel doesn’t lie: 130% sales growth in September, $100 million net revenue, and a $77M Series A.
In true holiday spirit, fintech has spawned another mutation: insurtech, or insurance + tech. Our entrant this week is Young Alfred, an online marketplace for insurance. Just under two years old, this sprightly startup recently raised $10M in Series A from, among others, a Google AI venture fund.
For our founders out there looking for a ticket to the funding train, head over to Become – formerly Lending Express. This online lending platform helps SMBs optimize the chances of funding success. Become had a 2-for-1 this week with a $10M Series A and $2.5M debt financing round.
Craft beer software company Ekos just ...
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