FINTECH VENTURE DEALS2021

FINTECH FUNDING NEWS

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DECEMBER 31 REPORT

VENTURE FUNDING IN 2021

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NORTH AMERICA ONLY

US FINTECH ECOSYSTEM IN 2021

LEADING SECTORS BY STATE

CALIFORNIA

  • Blockchain/Crypto (14.1%)
  • Lending (13.1%)
  • Payments/Billing (12.5%)

NEW YORK

  • Blockchain/Crypto (14.6%)
  • Wealth Management (14.2%)
  • Lending (12.6%)

MASSACHUSETTS

  • InsurTech (31.7%)
  • Payments/Billing (24.3%)
  • Lending (9.7%)

HOW TRENDS ARE EVOLVING [2021 vs 2020]

20202021Variation
Lending7.53% (66)13.04% (136)5.51% ▲
Blockchain/Crypto7.18% (63)14.09% (147)6.91% ▲
InsurTech12.31% (108)13.52% (141)1.20% ▲
Capital Markets9.46% (83)5.85% (61)-3.62% ▼
Mortgage/Real Estate7.53% (66)6.90% (72)-0.62% ▼
Core Technology7.07% (62)4.60% (48)-2.47% ▼

RECENT DEALS

Period: 11/25/2021 - 12/07/2021

NameFunding TypeMoney RaisedVerticalLead InvestorHeadquartersAnnouncedHiring?
Sources: Crunchbase, Empire Startups. Data is current as of December 7, 2021
Diamante BlockchainSeed$750,000Blockchain/CryptoWefunderLenexa, Kansas, United StatesNovember 15, 2021
GlobeOneVenture - Series Unknown$2,700,975Digital Banking--Santa Monica, California, United StatesNovember 15, 2021
HyperLinqSeed--Blockchain/CryptoSide Door VenturesKearny, New Jersey, United StatesNovember 15, 2021
The Small ExchangeVenture - Series Unknown$5,000,007Capital Markets--Chicago, Illinois, United StatesNovember 17, 2021
Zimbali NetworksPre-Seed--Blockchain/CryptoTechstarsMenlo Park, California, United StatesNovember 18, 2021
Lineage Financial NetworkVenture - Series Unknown$4,224,000Core Technology--Franklin, Tennessee, United StatesNovember 18, 2021
HouskiPre-Seed--Mortgage/Real estateConnetic VenturesCalgary, Alberta, CanadaNovember 19, 2021
ArbitencyPre-Seed$500,000Capital Markets--Middletown, Delaware, United StatesNovember 20, 2021
SlideSeries A$100,000,000InsurTechGries Investment FundsTampa, Florida, United StatesNovember 22, 2021
Veros CreditVenture - Series Unknown$39,594,787Lending--Santa Ana, California, United StatesNovember 22, 2021
Panther ProtocolProduct Crowdfunding$300,000Blockchain/Cryptoshaween chanLondon, Kentucky, United StatesNovember 23, 2021
GlobaliseSeed--Wealth ManagementWhiteboard CapitalNew York, New York, United StatesNovember 24, 2021
Asset DirectSeed--LendingSOSVLondon, Ontario, CanadaNovember 24, 2021
HummingbirdVenture - Series Unknown$26,879,984Cyber/Fraud--Walnut, California, United StatesNovember 24, 2021
Vaiu Global IncSeed--Money Transfer/Remittances--Los Angeles, California, United StatesNovember 24, 2021
GPARENCYSeed$14,800,000Mortgage/Real estate--Howell, New Jersey, United StatesNovember 26, 2021
SalsaSeed--Payments/BillingTim GriffinMountain View, California, United StatesNovember 28, 2021
TassatFunding Round$5,152,659Blockchain/Crypto--New York, New York, United StatesNovember 29, 2021
FundboxSeries D$100,000,000LendingHOOPPSan Francisco, California, United StatesNovember 30, 2021Job Openings
AlgofiSeed$2,800,000Blockchain/CryptoUnion Square VenturesNew York, New York, United StatesNovember 30, 2021
GroundswellSeed$15,000,000Personal FinanceGVLos Angeles, California, United StatesNovember 30, 2021
Agently.comPre-Seed--Mortgage/Real estateIskra VenturesSan Jose, California, United StatesNovember 30, 2021
GoalsetterSeries A$15,000,000Digital BankingSeae VenturesNew York, New York, United StatesDecember 1, 2021
AnchorSeed$15,000,000Payments/BillingRapyd VenturesNew York, New York, United StatesDecember 1, 2021
24 ExchangeSeries A$14,250,000Capital MarketsPoint72 VenturesHamilton, Montana, United StatesDecember 1, 2021
QuavoSeries A$6,000,000Cyber/FraudFINTOP CapitalWilmington, Delaware, United StatesDecember 1, 2021
DelosSeed$5,350,000InsurTechIA Capital GroupSan Francisco, California, United StatesDecember 1, 2021
Clever Real EstateSeries B$8,000,000Mortgage/Real estateCultivation CapitalSt Louis, Missouri, United StatesDecember 1, 2021
Charles SchwabSeries A--Personal Finance--San Francisco, California, United StatesDecember 1, 2021
SaivyPre-Seed--Mortgage/Real estate--Miami, Florida, United StatesDecember 1, 2021
DebtBookVenture - Series Unknown$2,000,000Business Intelligence--Charlotte, North Carolina, United StatesDecember 1, 2021
Stride FundingSeries A$12,000,000LendingFirework VenturesDallas, Texas, United StatesDecember 2, 2021
Victor FISeed$6,000,000Core TechnologyMVB Edge VenturesFairmont, West Virginia, United StatesDecember 2, 2021
Clarity AIVenture - Series Unknown$50,000,000Wealth ManagementSoftBank Vision FundNew York, New York, United StatesDecember 2, 2021
StackedSeries A$35,000,000Blockchain/CryptoAlameda ResearchChicago, Illinois, United StatesDecember 5, 2021
HometapVenture - Series Unknown$60,000,000Mortgage/Real estateAmerican Family VenturesBoston, Massachusetts, United StatesDecember 6, 2021Job Openings
NearsideSeries B$58,000,000Digital BankingValar VenturesSan Francisco, California, United StatesDecember 6, 2021
Bitcoin WellConvertible NoteCAD 5,000,000Blockchain/CryptoAip Private CapitalEdmonton, Alberta, CanadaDecember 6, 2021
Emerging ImpactVenture - Series Unknown$1,500,000Blockchain/Crypto--Oakland, California, United StatesDecember 6, 2021

PREVIOUS REPORTS

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RECENT DEALS

Period: 11/05/2021 - 11/24/2021

Name Funding Type Money Raised Vertical Lead Investor Announced
Sources: Crunchbase, Empire Startups. Data is current as of November 24, 2021
Solidus Labs Venture - Series Unknown $15,000,000 Blockchain/Crypto Liberty City Ventures November 5, 2021
FanTrade Pre-Seed $135,000 Blockchain/Crypto -- November 5, 2021
Brightflow AI Venture - Series Unknown -- Business Intelligence -- November 5, 2021
Staax Pre-Seed $1,500,000 Personal Finance Harlem Capital November 5, 2021
SoleSafe Pre-Seed -- InsurTech Techstars November 7, 2021
Notabene Series A $10,200,000 Blockchain/Crypto F-Prime Capital November 8, 2021
Simplyk Seed $3,700,000 Wealth Management Ring Capital November 8, 2021
Savvyy Studio Seed CAD5,700,000 Lending Joe Canavan November 9, 2021
Get Covered Series A $7,000,000 InsurTech RET Ventures November 9, 2021
M3 Mortgage Group Funding Round -- Mortgage/Real estate Caisse de Depot et Placement du Quebec November 9, 2021
Raccord Seed $50,000 Mortgage/Real estate -- November 9, 2021
Limit Financial Venture - Series Unknown $3,750,000 InsurTech -- November 9, 2021
Dwelo Series C $100,000,000 Wealth Management Cox Communications November 10, 2021
Wrapbook Series B $100,000,000 InsurTech Tiger Global Management November 10, 2021
Payitoff Seed $8,500,000 Core Technology Lightspeed Venture Partners November 10, 2021
Lendtable Series A $18,000,000 Personal Finance 01A November 10, 2021
Zebec Protocol Seed $6,000,000 Blockchain/Crypto Breyer Capital November 10, 2021
ComboCurve Series A -- Business Intelligence -- November 10, 2021
Raistone Funding Round -- Lending -- November 10, 2021
Almonds Pre-Seed $1,500,000 Personal Finance -- November 10, 2021
Alt Series B $75,000,000 Wealth Management Spearhead November 11, 2021
Atomic Series A $25,000,000 Core Technology QED Investors November 11, 2021
CompStak Series C $50,000,000 Business Intelligence Morgan Stanley Expansion Capital November 11, 2021
UNest Series B $26,000,000 Wealth Management The Artemis Fund November 11, 2021
Databento Series A $24,250,000 Business Intelligence Good Growth Capital November 12, 2021
Stonks Trading Seed $83,837 Blockchain/Crypto -- November 12, 2021
SignalRank Corporation Seed $5,000,000 Capital Markets Candou Ventures November 14, 2021
Imprint Series A $38,000,000 Payments/Billing Kleiner Perkins November 15, 2021
Composer Seed CAD6,730,000 Wealth Management First Round Capital November 15, 2021
Intelligo Group Series B $22,000,000 Cyber/Fraud Felicitas Global Partners November 15, 2021
Karus Venture - Series Unknown $1,500,000 Core Technology StageDotO November 15, 2021
FairPlayAI Seed $4,500,000 Lending Third Prime November 15, 2021
Orderinbox Seed -- Blockchain/Crypto -- November 15, 2021
Upgrade Series F $280,000,000 Digital Banking Coatue November 16, 2021
DefenseStorm Venture - Series Unknown $5,000,000 Cyber/Fraud Curql November 16, 2021
Steadily Series A $27,800,000 InsurTech Matrix Partners November 16, 2021
PayZen Series A $15,000,000 Payments/Billing SignalFire November 16, 2021
CaringWays Series A $2,500,000 Personal Finance Harpeth Capital November 16, 2021
Fund That Flip Series B $20,000,000 Lending Proptech Capital November 16, 2021
Settle Series B $60,000,000 Payments/Billing Ribbit Capital November 17, 2021
Place Series A $100,000,000 Mortgage/Real estate Goldman Sachs Asset Management November 17, 2021
Yieldstreet Series C $50,000,000 Wealth Management Mayfair Equity Partners November 17, 2021
PACE Loan Group Venture - Series Unknown -- Lending CarVal Investors November 17, 2021
PesaChoice Seed -- Payments/Billing Norrsken Foundation November 17, 2021
Upside Financing Seed $10,500,000 Lending M13 November 17, 2021
Cypher Seed $2,100,000 Blockchain/Crypto SkyVision Capital November 18, 2021
Kettle Series A $25,000,000 InsurTech Acrew Capital November 18, 2021
Gemini Series A $400,000,000 Blockchain/Crypto Morgan Creek Digital November 18, 2021
Aloft Appraisal Series A $20,000,000 Mortgage/Real estate Fifth Wall November 18, 2021
Doorvest Series A $14,000,000 Mortgage/Real estate M13 November 18, 2021
Digital Prime Technologies Venture - Series Unknown -- Lending Cowen Group November 18, 2021
Sudrania Fund Services Convertible Note -- Wealth Management Woodstock Fund November 18, 2021
Paperstack Pre-Seed $120,000 Business Intelligence Techstars November 18, 2021
Stoa DBA FlipOS Series B $136,000,000 Blockchain/Crypto Cantor Fitzgerald November 18, 2021
Warren Averett Asset Management Venture - Series Unknown -- Wealth Management Wealth Partners Capital Group November 18, 2021
Up&Up Venture - Series Unknown $275,000,000 Mortgage/Real estate Khosla Ventures November 19, 2021
EarlyBird Seed $4,000,000 Wealth Management Seven Seven Six November 22, 2021
Swan Bitcoin Series A $6,000,000 Blockchain/Crypto Mimesis Capital November 22, 2021
FINTRX Series A $9,000,000 Business Intelligence -- November 22, 2021
3i Seed $3,000,000 Business Intelligence -- November 22, 2021

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RECENT DEALS

Period: 10/14/2021 - 10/27/2021

Name Funding Type Money Raised Vertical Lead Investor Announced
Sources: Crunchbase, Empire Startups. Data is current as of October 27, 2021
MoonPay Venture - Series Unknown $400,000,000 Blockchain/Crypto Coatue October 11, 2021
Arnie Seed -- Wealth Management Globivest October 11, 2021
Suma Wealth Pre-Seed $2,000,000 Personal Finance Samara Hernandez October 12, 2021
Trumid Venture - Series Unknown $208,000,000 Capital Markets Point Break Capital Management October 12, 2021
Atomic FI Series A $22,000,000 Payments/Billing Core Innovation Capital October 12, 2021
Halo Investing Series C $100,000,000 Wealth Management Owl Ventures October 12, 2021
Bolt Series D $393,000,000 Payments/Billing Tribe Capital October 12, 2021
SmartFi Initial Coin Offering $10,000,000 Blockchain/Crypto -- October 12, 2021
Pomelo Seed $5,000,000 Money Transfer/Remittances Xfund October 12, 2021
PatientPay Inc. Venture - Series Unknown $12,172,604 Payments/Billing -- October 12, 2021
Honely Seed -- Mortgage/Real estate -- October 12, 2021
Beacon Platform Series C $56,000,000 Core Technology Warburg Pincus October 13, 2021
Lively Series C $80,000,000 Personal Finance B Capital Group October 13, 2021
Clari Series E -- Business Intelligence HubSpot Ventures October 13, 2021
Upsurance Seed $548,353 InsurTech -- October 13, 2021
Tala Series E $145,000,000 Business Intelligence Upstart October 14, 2021
Payday Pre-Seed $1,000,000 Payments/Billing Emergence Capital October 14, 2021
MagicCube Series C $15,000,000 Cyber/Fraud Mosaik Partners October 14, 2021
YieldX Venture - Series Unknown $16,997,221 Wealth Management -- October 14, 2021
Pagos Solutions Seed $10,000,000 Payments/Billing Point72 Ventures October 15, 2021
Finotta Seed $3,000,000 Core Technology -- October 15, 2021
Deel Series D $425,000,000 Payments/Billing Coatue October 18, 2021
Traive Series A $17,000,000 Lending SP Ventures October 18, 2021
Element Finance Series A $32,000,000 Blockchain/Crypto Polychain October 19, 2021
Republic Series B $150,000,000 Wealth Management Valor Equity Partners October 19, 2021
Clyde Series B $41,000,000 InsurTech Headline October 19, 2021
Sublime Finance Seed $2,500,000 Blockchain/Crypto Galaxy Digital October 19, 2021
Verivend Seed $2,500,000 Payments/Billing Ashok Subramanian October 19, 2021
noonum Venture - Series Unknown -- Business Intelligence Credem Banca October 19, 2021
Embed Series A ALL 20,000,000 Core Technology TriplePoint Capital October 20, 2021
UpEquity Series B $20,000,000 Mortgage/Real estate S3 Ventures October 20, 2021
Fraction Series A CAD 20,000,000 Lending QED Investors October 20, 2021
Volante Technologies Funding Round $10,000,000 Core Technology Wells Fargo Strategic Capital October 20, 2021
SMBX Seed $11,500,000 Capital Markets Group 11 October 20, 2021
Ando Money Seed $6,000,000 Digital Banking TTV Capital October 21, 2021
Plum Life Seed $2,450,000 InsurTech Sonostar Ventures October 21, 2021
Pocketed Seed CAD 1,000,000 Business Intelligence WUTIF October 21, 2021
Audit Sight Seed $2,500,000 Business Intelligence Hyde Park Venture Partners October 22, 2021
Citcon Series C $30,000,000 Payments/Billing Norwest Venture Partners October 22, 2021
Brex Venture - Series Unknown $300,000,000 Lending Greenoaks Capital October 22, 2021
dreamr Venture - Series Unknown $2,000,000 Blockchain/Crypto -- October 22, 2021
Button Finance Seed $2,000,000 Lending Hildene October 25, 2021
Sana Benefits Series A $20,000,000 InsurTech Gigafund October 25, 2021
Tip a ScRxipt Seed $500,000 Payments/Billing Gateway Capital Partners October 25, 2021
Anomaly Series A $12,000,000 Payments/Billing RRE Ventures October 26, 2021

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RECENT DEALS

Period: 09/29/2021 - 10/13/2021

Name Funding Type Money Raised Vertical Lead Investor Announced
Sources: Crunchbase, Empire Startups. Data is current as of October 13, 2021
Sundayapp Series A -- Payments/Billing Coatue September 22, 2021
Dash Venture - Series Unknown $5,524,656 Payments/Billing -- September 22, 2021
Salucro Healthcare Solutions Venture - Series Unknown $21,061,965 Payments/Billing -- September 22, 2021
Cover Genius Series C AUD 100,000,000 InsurTech Sompo Holdings September 27, 2021
Energetic Insurance Series A $6,999,994 Lending Schneider Electric September 27, 2021
Highnote Series A $54,000,000 Core Technology Costanoa Ventures September 28, 2021
Coalition Series E $205,000,000 InsurTech Durable Capital Partners September 28, 2021
Rize Series A $11,400,000 Core Technology Morpheus Ventures September 28, 2021
Sureify Series C $15,000,000 InsurTech Aspen Capital Group September 28, 2021
Buckle Series B $60,000,000 InsurTech Volery Capital Partners September 29, 2021
Betterment Series F $60,000,000 Wealth Management Treasury September 29, 2021
Prometheus Alternative Investments Seed $5,000,000 Capital Markets 8VC September 29, 2021
EquityBee Series B $55,000,000 Capital Markets Group 11 September 29, 2021
Benepass Series A $12,034,999 Personal Finance Threshold September 29, 2021
Built Technologies Series D $125,000,000 Lending TCV September 30, 2021
Zero Hash Series C $35,000,000 Blockchain/Crypto Point72 Ventures September 30, 2021
Alloy Series C $100,000,000 Cyber/Fraud Lightspeed Venture Partners September 30, 2021
Homee Series B $17,000,000 InsurTech Morningside Group September 30, 2021
Loop Series A $21,000,000 InsurTech 01A September 30, 2021
inKind Seed $2,433,178 Lending -- October 1, 2021
Autocorp Pre-Seed -- Lending -- October 1, 2021
Moby Pre-Seed $1,250,000 Wealth Management -- October 2, 2021
Bitwage Venture - Series Unknown $1,500,000 Payments/Billing Heisenberg Capital October 3, 2021
Ladder Series D $100,000,000 InsurTech Thomvest Ventures October 4, 2021
Financial Choice Pre-Seed -- Personal Finance Global Millennial Capital October 4, 2021
Crypto Bank Initial Coin Offering -- Blockchain/Crypto -- October 4, 2021
Masterworks Series A $110,000,000 Blockchain/Crypto Left Lane Capital October 5, 2021
Sure Series C $100,000,000 InsurTech Declaration Partners October 5, 2021
Insurate Seed $4,500,000 InsurTech HSCM Ventures October 5, 2021
VOOM Insurance Series B $15,000,000 InsurTech JAL Ventures October 5, 2021
Hopscotch Seed $3,600,000 Payments/Billing NOEMIS Ventures October 5, 2021
Cover Whale Seed $15,500,000 InsurTech -- October 5, 2021
Copper Banking Seed $9,000,000 Digital Banking PSL Ventures October 6, 2021
Bitmama Pre-Seed $350,000 Blockchain/Crypto Flori Ventures October 6, 2021
Modern Treasury Series C $85,000,000 Payments/Billing Altimeter Capital October 6, 2021
MerQube Series A $5,000,000 Business Intelligence JP Morgan October 6, 2021
vig.io Seed $1,500,000 Wealth Management -- October 6, 2021
Flahmingo Pre-Seed CAD 1,880,000 Wealth Management -- October 6, 2021
Tinyman Seed $2,500,000 Blockchain/Crypto Borderless Capital October 7, 2021
Playbook Seed $5,600,000 Personal Finance Atomic October 7, 2021
APER Venture - Series Unknown $15,614,851 Core Technology -- October 7, 2021
Productfy Series A $16,000,000 Core Technology CM Ventures October 8, 2021
Perch Seed CAD 1,000,000 Mortgage/Real estate -- October 8, 2021
Quanta Credit Services Seed $1,975,000 Lending -- October 8, 2021
Transactly Series A $4,000,000 Mortgage/Real estate Hermann Companies October 8, 2021

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RECENT DEALS

Period: 09/14/2021 - 09/28/2021

Name Funding Type Money Raised Vertical Lead Investor Announced
Sources: Crunchbase, Empire Startups. Data is current as of September 28, 2021
Melio Series D $250,000,000 Payments/Billing Thrive Capital September 14, 2021
SellersFunding Series A $166,500,000 Lending Northzone September 14, 2021
Sayari Labs Series C $40,000,000 Business Intelligence Centana Growth Partners September 14, 2021
Ribbon Home Series C $150,000,000 Mortgage/Real estate Greenspring Associates September 14, 2021
dTrade Venture - Series Unknown $22,800,000 Blockchain/Crypto Polychain September 14, 2021
BriteCore Series C $20,000,000 InsurTech Warburg Pincus September 14, 2021
CollateralEdge Seed $3,500,000 Lending Joshua Baer September 14, 2021
Inveniam Capital Partners Series A $25,000,000 Capital Markets Apex Group September 14, 2021
TrustServe Seed $1,577,500 RegTech -- September 14, 2021
Abra Series C $55,000,000 Blockchain/Crypto Blockchain Capital September 15, 2021
Neo Financial Series B CAD 64,000,000 Personal Finance Valar Ventures September 15, 2021
TomoCredit Series A $10,000,000 Lending Kapor Capital September 15, 2021
Persona Series C $150,000,000 RegTech Founders Fund September 15, 2021
Ascend Seed $5,500,000 Payments/Billing First Round Capital September 15, 2021
Landed Series B $31,000,000 Lending Navitas Capital September 15, 2021
Chargezoom Seed $2,000,000 Payments/Billing Okapi Venture Capital September 15, 2021
Sequin Seed $5,700,000 Lending Y Combinator September 15, 2021
Steamchain Corp Seed -- Payments/Billing The Batchery September 15, 2021
TruCard Seed -- Blockchain/Crypto The Batchery September 15, 2021
Self Financial Series E $50,000,000 Lending Altos Ventures September 16, 2021
Bright Money Series A $31,000,000 Digital Banking Sequoia Capital September 16, 2021
Concreit Seed $6,000,000 Mortgage/Real estate Matrix Partners September 16, 2021
Foxquilt Series A $8,000,000 InsurTech Luge Capital September 16, 2021
Ava Labs Initial Coin Offering $230,000,000 Blockchain/Crypto Polychain September 16, 2021
Collectly Venture - Series Unknown $3,000,000 Payments/Billing TMT Investments September 16, 2021
Glazd Angel $500,000 InsurTech -- September 16, 2021
Clever Real Estate Venture - Series Unknown $4,844,927 Mortgage/Real estate -- September 17, 2021
Stere.io Seed $849,999 InsurTech -- September 17, 2021
Slope Venture - Series Unknown $78,775,000 Lending -- September 17, 2021
Ripio Series B $50,000,000 Blockchain/Crypto Digital Currency Group September 20, 2021
Prim6 Pre-Seed $115,000 Blockchain/Crypto -- September 20, 2021
Bilt Rewards Seed $60,000,000 Personal Finance Kairos September 21, 2021
DoorLoop Seed $10,000,000 Mortgage/Real estate David Bitton September 21, 2021
Ocrolus Series C $80,000,000 Business Intelligence Fin Venture Capital September 22, 2021
Steward Series A $8,800,000 Capital Markets Ponderosa Ventures September 22, 2021
Arthur Mining Seed $2,000,000 Blockchain/Crypto Green Rock September 22, 2021
Boxx Insurance Series A CAD 12,700,000 InsurTech SixThirty September 22, 2021
InvestX Capital Venture - Series Unknown -- Capital Markets Virtu Financial September 22, 2021
Convictional Series A $6,700,000 Business Intelligence Lachy Groom September 23, 2021
Rand Network Pre-Seed EUR 850,000 Personal Finance JME Ventures September 23, 2021
Awning Seed $9,300,000 Wealth Management Global Founders Capital September 23, 2021
Grape Network Seed $1,200,000 Blockchain/Crypto Multicoin Capital September 23, 2021
Yellow Card Series A $15,000,000 Blockchain/Crypto Valar Ventures September 26, 2021

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RECENT DEALS

Period: 09/01/2021 - 09/14/2021

Name Funding Type Money Raised Vertical Lead Investor Announced
Sources: Crunchbase, Empire Startups. Data is current as of September 14, 2021
qolo Series A $15,000,000 Payments/Billing Raptor Group August 25, 2021
Anzen Seed $5,113,062 InsurTech -- August 25, 2021
Mobilum Seed $611,148 Blockchain/Crypto -- August 26, 2021
Credit Genie Venture - Series Unknown $6,869,999 Personal Finance -- August 26, 2021
SideAssure Venture - Series Unknown $1,525,000 Cyber/Fraud -- August 27, 2021
Parallel Finance Series A $22,000,000 Blockchain/Crypto Polychain August 30, 2021
Handle Financial Venture - Series Unknown $22,809,984 Payments/Billing -- August 30, 2021
Hum Capital Series A $9,000,000 Lending Future Ventures August 31, 2021
ClickLease Series A $63,000,000 Lending Sandlot Partners August 31, 2021
Skeps Series A $9,500,000 Lending Bertelsmann India Investments August 31, 2021
ML Tech Seed $1,750,000 Blockchain/Crypto West Loop Ventures August 31, 2021
Trust Science Series A $2,000,000 Lending -- August 31, 2021
Creativemass Series B $16,000,000 Wealth Management -- August 31, 2021
VIVA Finance Series A $6,200,000 Lending -- August 31, 2021
Direct Commerce Venture - Series Unknown $5,000,000 Payments/Billing -- August 31, 2021
Vic.ai Series B $50,000,000 Business Intelligence ICONIQ Capital September 1, 2021
SIMBA Chain Series A $25,000,000 Blockchain/Crypto Valley Capital Partners September 1, 2021
Blueprint Title Series B $16,000,000 InsurTech Forté Ventures September 1, 2021
GoodCall.com Seed $4,000,000 Personal Finance VSC Ventures September 1, 2021
Optherium Labs Venture - Series Unknown -- Core Technology Ireth September 1, 2021
Irwin Series A $20,000,000 Capital Markets K1 Investment Management September 8, 2021
Feedzai Venture - Series Unknown -- Cyber/Fraud Conexo Ventures September 1, 2021
Jeeves Series B $57,000,000 Lending CRV September 2, 2021
Shepherd Seed $6,150,000 InsurTech Spark Capital September 2, 2021
HomeLight Series D $100,000,000 Mortgage/Real estate Zeev Ventures September 2, 2021
Point Card Series B $46,500,000 Digital Banking Valar Ventures September 2, 2021
Horizon Investments Funding Round -- Wealth Management Altamont Capital Partners September 2, 2021
Rebel Dividends Seed $600,000 Blockchain/Crypto -- September 2, 2021
Kalepa Series A $14,000,000 InsurTech Inspired Capital Partners September 3, 2021
Chek Seed -- Payments/Billing Dimitri Alexiou September 3, 2021
A.ID Pre-Seed $500,000 Cyber/Fraud Scott Friedman September 6, 2021
dash.fi Seed $3,200,000 Lending Mucker Capital September 6, 2021
Jetty Venture - Series Unknown $23,000,000 Mortgage/Real estate Flourish Ventures September 7, 2021
HoneyBee Series A $5,700,000 Personal Finance ff Venture Capital September 7, 2021
AKRU Seed $2,000,000 Blockchain/Crypto Milwaukee Venture Partners September 7, 2021
Eventus Systems Series B $30,000,000 RegTech Centana Growth Partners September 8, 2021
Income Lab Seed $1,700,000 Wealth Management Robert Pinkerton September 8, 2021
Varo Bank Series E $510,000,000 Digital Banking Lone Pine Capital September 9, 2021
Nuula Venture - Series Unknown $20,000,000 Business Intelligence Edison Partners September 9, 2021
Orchard Series D $100,000,000 Mortgage/Real estate Accomplice September 9, 2021
Wisetack Series B $45,000,000 Lending Insight Partners September 9, 2021
Canoe Series A -- Wealth Management Blackstone Group September 9, 2021
Tricolor Holdings Convertible Note $90,000,000 Lending BlackRock Innovation Capital September 9, 2021
Vouch Insurance Series F $90,000,000 InsurTech SVB Capital September 10, 2021
MaxRewards Seed $3,000,000 Personal Finance Calano Funds September 10, 2021
Maroo Seed $3,000,000 Lending -- September 10, 2021
cmorq Seed $1,750,000 Blockchain/Crypto -- September 12, 2021
Recur Series A $50,000,000 Blockchain/Crypto DIGITAL September 13, 2021
SpotOn Series E $300,000,000 Payments/Billing Andreessen Horowitz September 13, 2021
Amberdata Series A $15,000,000 Blockchain/Crypto Citi September 14, 2021
Sproutt Insurance Series B $26,000,000 InsurTech MoreTech Ventures September 14, 2021
Grow Credit Seed $106,300,000 Lending Arena Investors September 14, 2021
Sellers Shield Series A $15,000,000 Mortgage/Real estate Elsewhere Partners September 14, 2021
Pacaso Series C $125,000,000 Mortgage/Real estate SoftBank Vision Fund September 14, 2021

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RECENT DEALS

Period: 08/19/2021 - 08/31/2021

Name Funding Type Money Raised Vertical Lead Investor Announced
Sources: Crunchbase, Empire Startups. Data is current as of August 31, 2021
First Boulevard Series A $15,000,000 Digital Banking -- August 12, 2021
Carta Series G $500,000,000 Capital Markets Silver Lake August 13, 2021
Sydecar Venture - Series Unknown $8,207,864 Wealth Management -- August 13, 2021
Sequoir Seed $1,100,000 Blockchain/Crypto -- August 13, 2021
Phyllo Seed $2,750,000 Core Technology Nexus Venture Partners August 15, 2021
Allio Fintech Seed $5,000,000 Wealth Management -- August 16, 2021
Pngme Series A $15,000,000 Core Technology Octopus Ventures August 17, 2021
CertiK Series B $24,000,000 Blockchain/Crypto Tiger Global Management August 17, 2021
Ondo Finance Seed $4,000,000 Blockchain/Crypto Pantera Capital August 17, 2021
TrustLayer Series A $15,100,000 InsurTech Craft Ventures August 17, 2021
Billger Genie Seed $3,500,000 Payments/Billing Henry Helgeson August 17, 2021
401GO Seed $2,000,000 Wealth Management Impression Ventures August 17, 2021
Asa Technologies, Corporation Seed $1,800,000 Core Technology CFV Ventures August 17, 2021
MobileCoin Series B $66,000,000 Blockchain/Crypto Coinbase Ventures August 18, 2021
Highstreet Venture - Series Unknown $5,000,000 Blockchain/Crypto Cherubic Ventures August 18, 2021
One Series B $40,000,000 Personal Finance Progressive Investment Company August 18, 2021
Reali Series B $75,000,000 Mortgage/Real estate Zeev Ventures August 18, 2021
Candor Technology Series A $12,500,000 Lending Arthur Ventures August 18, 2021
PayEngine Seed $1,600,000 Payments/Billing Mucker Capital August 18, 2021
jaris Series B $31,000,000 Core Technology GSR Ventures August 18, 2021
Rocket Dollar Series A -- Wealth Management Global Millennial Capital August 18, 2021
DigiSure Seed $13,100,000 InsurTech Morado Ventures August 19, 2021
Fractional Seed $1,100,000 Blockchain/Crypto Divergence Ventures August 19, 2021
Regology Series A $8,000,000 RegTech ACME Capital August 19, 2021
HEXANIKA Equity Crowdfunding $63,234 RegTech -- August 19, 2021
Vera Seed $3,000,000 Blockchain/Crypto Animoca Brands August 19, 2021
DriveWealth Series D $450,000,000 Capital Markets Insight Partners August 20, 2021
Treasure Financial Seed $3,500,000 Business Intelligence Jump Capital August 21, 2021
CapShift Series A $5,000,000 Wealth Management Bain Capital August 23, 2021
Pry Financials Seed $4,200,000 Business Intelligence Global Founders Capital August 23, 2021
Koop Technologies Seed $2,500,000 InsurTech Ubiquity Ventures August 23, 2021
Home Lending Pal Seed $2,200,000 Mortgage/Real estate The Mortgage Collaborative August 23, 2021
Facta Seed -- Core Technology Jonathan Weiner August 23, 2021
Ramp Series C $300,000,000 Lending Founders Fund August 24, 2021
Blockstream Series B $210,000,000 Blockchain/Crypto Bitfinex August 24, 2021
Vouched Venture - Series Unknown $4,500,000 Cyber/Fraud Darrell Cavens August 24, 2021
Finexio Venture - Series Unknown $8,000,000 Payments/Billing Patriot Financial Partners August 25, 2021
Sayata Series A $17,000,000 InsurTech Team8 Capital August 25, 2021
Aumni Series B $50,000,000 Capital Markets JP Morgan August 26, 2021
Dealer Policy Series C $110,000,000 InsurTech GS Growth August 26, 2021
Alpaca Series B $50,000,000 Core Technology Tribe Capital August 30, 2021
Kocomo Seed $6,000,000 Mortgage/Real estate Vine Ventures August 30, 2021
Slope Software Seed $2,000,000 InsurTech Tech Square Ventures August 30, 2021
Floating Point Group Venture - Series Unknown -- Blockchain/Crypto FAST — by GETTYLAB August 30, 2021
Origin Series B $56,000,000 Personal Finance General Catalyst August 30, 2021
Woobie Pre-Seed -- Payments/Billing -- August 31, 2021

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RECENT DEALS

Period: 08/04/2021 - 08/18/2021

Name Funding Type Money Raised Vertical Lead Investor Announced
Sources: Crunchbase, Empire Startups. Data is current as of August 18, 2021
Synchrono Group Venture - Series Unknown $3,179,953 InsurTech -- July 28, 2021
Glean analytics Venture - Series Unknown $6,250,000 Business Intelligence -- July 29, 2021
RiskAdvisor Seed $125,000 InsurTech -- July 30, 2021
Arzus Pre-Seed -- Digital Banking -- August 1, 2021
Trillion Digital Assets Pre-Seed $100,000 Blockchain/Crypto -- August 1, 2021
WizeFi Seed -- Personal Finance -- August 2, 2021
Onramp Invest Seed $6,000,000 Wealth Management Coinbase Ventures August 3, 2021
StockGuard Venture - Series Unknown $2,499,993 InsurTech -- August 3, 2021
Human Interest Series D $200,000,000 Wealth Management The Rise Fund August 4, 2021
Zeni Series B $34,000,000 Business Intelligence Elevation Capital August 4, 2021
Reserve Trust Series A $30,500,000 Payments/Billing QED Investors August 4, 2021
Collidescope.io Pre-Seed $50,000 Capital Markets EXPERT DOJO August 4, 2021
Messari Series A $21,000,000 Blockchain/Crypto Point72 Ventures August 5, 2021
Octane Series D $52,000,000 Lending Progressive Insurance August 5, 2021
TrueFi Initial Coin Offering $12,500,000 Blockchain/Crypto BlockTower Capital August 5, 2021
Allocations Venture - Series Unknown $4,000,000 Capital Markets Helios Capital August 5, 2021
Torpago Pre-Seed -- Lending -- August 5, 2021
BlueOne Card Seed $116,000 Payments/Billing -- August 6, 2021
Savology Seed $500,000 Personal Finance -- August 6, 2021
Mudrex Seed $2,500,000 Blockchain/Crypto Nexus Venture Partners August 9, 2021
Pipeline Equity Venture - Series Unknown -- Business Intelligence Accenture Ventures August 9, 2021
Prifina Pre-Seed $1,000,000 Core Technology -- August 9, 2021
FalconX Series C $210,000,000 Blockchain/Crypto Tiger Global Management August 10, 2021
FreshBooks Series E $80,750,000 Business Intelligence Accomplice August 10, 2021
Pave Series B $46,000,000 Business Intelligence Y Combinator Continuity Fund August 10, 2021
Horizen Labs Seed $7,000,000 Blockchain/Crypto Kenetic August 10, 2021
Breeze Series A $10,000,000 InsurTech Link Ventures August 10, 2021
Gusto Series E $175,000,000 InsurTech T. Rowe Price August 10, 2021
Jerry Series C $75,000,000 InsurTech Goodwater Capital August 10, 2021
Just Auto Insurance Convertible Note $4,900,000 InsurTech Crosscut Ventures August 10, 2021
Upgrade Series E $105,000,000 Digital Banking Koch Disruptive Technologies August 11, 2021
Car IQ Series B $15,000,000 Payments/Billing Forté Ventures August 11, 2021
Lockstep Series A $2,500,000 Business Intelligence American Express Ventures August 11, 2021
FranShares Pre-Seed $1,420,000 Capital Markets Chicago Ventures August 11, 2021
TaxBit Series B $130,000,000 Blockchain/Crypto Insight Partners August 12, 2021
Chime Series G $750,000,000 Digital Banking Sequoia Capital Global Equities August 13, 2021
Divvy Series D $200,000,000 Lending Caffeinated Capital August 13, 2021
Moneyworld Seed $2,000,000 Personal Finance Walkabout Ventures August 17, 2021

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RECENT DEALS

Period: 07/21/2021 - 08/03/2021

Name Funding Type Money Raised Vertical Lead Investor Announced
Sources: Crunchbase, Empire Startups. Data is current as of August 3, 2021
Advisor Credit Exchange Seed $1,000,000 Lending -- July 15, 2021
Finalis Seed -- Wealth Management ANIMO Ventures July 15, 2021
Credit Mountain Seed $1,400,000 Lending Early Light Ventures July 16, 2021
Fonbnk Funding Round -- Payments/Billing Western Union Accelerator Powered by Techstars July 18, 2021
Staax Funding Round -- Personal Finance Western Union Accelerator Powered by Techstars July 18, 2021
Properly Series B CAD44,000,000 Mortgage/Real estate Bain Capital Ventures July 19, 2021
Swipe Credit Funding Round -- Lending Western Union Accelerator Powered by Techstars July 19, 2021
Sunny Day Fund Funding Round -- Personal Finance Western Union Accelerator Powered by Techstars July 19, 2021
Zirtue Funding Round -- Lending Western Union Accelerator Powered by Techstars July 19, 2021
The Beans Funding Round -- Personal Finance Western Union Accelerator Powered by Techstars July 19, 2021
Capchase Venture - Series Unknown $280,000,000 Lending i80 | Group July 20, 2021
FTX Series B $900,000,000 Blockchain/Crypto 40 North Ventures July 20, 2021
Vestwell Series C $70,000,000 Personal Finance Fin Venture Capital July 20, 2021
BlockArt Pre-Seed $1,000,000 Blockchain/Crypto CoinFund July 20, 2021
Dwolla Venture - Series Unknown $21,000,000 Payments/Billing Foundry Group July 21, 2021
RentSpree Series A $8,000,000 Business Intelligence 645 Ventures July 21, 2021
Carputty Venture - Series Unknown $9,002,488 Lending -- July 21, 2021
Tornado Seed $10,000,000 Capital Markets Marc Lore July 21, 2021
Oxygen Convertible Note -- Digital Banking Raison Asset Management July 21, 2021
Taylor Hoffman Seed $1,345,000 Wealth Management -- July 21, 2021
Prodigal Series A $12,000,000 Business Intelligence Menlo Ventures July 22, 2021
Allocate Seed $5,000,000 Capital Markets Anthemis Group July 22, 2021
SIMON Series B $100,000,000 Wealth Management WestCap July 22, 2021
Thesis Series A $21,000,000 Blockchain/Crypto ParaFi Capital July 22, 2021
XY Planning Network Seed $599,987 Personal Finance -- July 22, 2021
Peach Finance Venture - Series Unknown $19,999,988 InsurTech -- July 22, 2021
Paystone Venture - Series Unknown CAD30,000,000 Payments/Billing Crédit Mutuel Equity July 23, 2021
Paystand Series C $50,000,000 Payments/Billing NewView Capital July 23, 2021
Monarch Money Seed $4,800,000 Personal Finance Accel July 23, 2021
JustiFi Venture - Series Unknown $6,240,000 Payments/Billing -- July 23, 2021
Nada Seed $330,000 Mortgage/Real estate Global Millennial Capital July 23, 2021
Whiterock AI Pre-Seed -- Business Intelligence Watertower Ventures July 23, 2021
Sila Series A $13,000,000 Core Technology Revolution Ventures July 26, 2021
Pathlight Capital Venture - Series Unknown -- Lending Azimut Alternative Capital Partners July 26, 2021
iCapital Network Series C $440,000,000 Capital Markets Temasek Holdings July 27, 2021
At-Bay Series D $185,000,000 InsurTech Lightspeed Venture Partners July 27, 2021
Valora Series A $20,000,000 Blockchain/Crypto Andreessen Horowitz July 27, 2021
Hedgehog Markets Seed $3,500,000 Blockchain/Crypto Divergence Ventures July 27, 2021
Landis Series A $165,000,000 Mortgage/Real estate Sequoia Capital July 27, 2021
Eco Series B $60,000,000 Digital Banking Activant Capital July 27, 2021
Trade Signal Inc Pre-Seed -- Capital Markets Sujeet Kumar July 27, 2021
Spot Insurance Seed $15,000,000 InsurTech GreatPoint Ventures July 28, 2021
Prime Trust Series A $64,000,000 Blockchain/Crypto Mercato Partners July 28, 2021
Behalf Venture - Series Unknown $19,000,000 Lending MissionOG July 28, 2021
Lumanu Series A $12,000,000 Payments/Billing Origin Ventures July 28, 2021
Andes STR Seed $1,000,000 Mortgage/Real estate -- July 28, 2021
Lithic Series C $60,000,000 Payments/Billing Stripes July 29, 2021
Prepaid2Cash Series A $5,100,000 Payments/Billing Benson Capital July 29, 2021
Amplify Life Insurance Seed $2,500,000 InsurTech Anthemis Group July 29, 2021
Catch Series A $12,000,000 Personal Finance Crosslink Capital July 30, 2021
Benetic Series A -- Wealth Management -- July 30, 2021
BloXroute Labs Funding Round $9,040,000 Blockchain/Crypto -- July 30, 2021
RentDrop Pre-Seed -- Payments/Billing Underscore VC July 31, 2021
pay theory Seed -- Payments/Billing Zeal Capital Partners August 1, 2021
Vector ML Analytics Pre-Seed -- Business Intelligence -- August 1, 2021
Alinea Seed $2,100,000 Capital Markets Y Combinator August 2, 2021
Mako Financial Technologies Seed CAD2,000,000 Wealth Management Desjardins Venture Capital August 3, 2021
ZenLedger Series A $6,000,000 Blockchain/Crypto Bloccelerate VC August 3, 2021

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RECENT DEALS

Period: 07/06/2021 - 07/20/2021

Name Funding Type Money Raised Vertical Lead Investor Announced
Sources: Crunchbase, Empire Startups. Data is current as of July 20, 2021
Honeycomb Insurance Series A $3,300,000 InsurTech NFP Ventures June 22, 2021
Carta Venture - Series Unknown -- Capital Markets 8090 Partners June 23, 2021
iJoin Success Venture - Series Unknown $600,000 Wealth Management -- June 28, 2021
Lend Street Financial Venture - Series Unknown $4,500,000 Lending -- June 30, 2021
Sweater Pre-Seed $2,300,000 Wealth Management Motivate Venture Capital July 1, 2021
Otto Seed $4,400,000 Lending Uncommon Capital July 1, 2021
Mercury Series B $100,000,000 Digital Banking Coatue July 3, 2021
Crush Capital Funding Round $2,750,000 Wealth Management Terraform Capital July 6, 2021
HyperLinq Pre-Seed $125,000 Blockchain/Crypto Y Combinator July 6, 2021
Zerion Series A $8,200,000 Blockchain/Crypto Mosaic July 7, 2021
LoanPro Series A $100,000,000 Core Technology FTV Capital July 7, 2021
Willa Series A $18,000,000 Payments/Billing FinTech Collective July 7, 2021
Artis Technologies Seed $4,359,912 Lending -- July 7, 2021
Smile Identity Series A $7,000,000 Cyber/Fraud Costanoa Ventures July 8, 2021
NFT Oasis Series A $4,400,000 Blockchain/Crypto CitizenX Crypto Ventures Fund July 8, 2021
Bankuish Pre-Seed -- Lending Jaguar Ventures July 8, 2021
InsureLife Seed -- InsurTech CFV Ventures July 10, 2021
Jasper Series A $34,000,000 Lending Benslie Investment Group July 12, 2021
The Sold App Pre-Seed -- Mortgage/Real estate -- July 12, 2021
Marco Seed $7,000,000 Lending Kayyak Ventures July 13, 2021
Remote Series B $150,000,000 Payments/Billing Accel July 13, 2021
MPOWER Financing Venture - Series Unknown $100,000,000 Lending ETS Strategic Capital July 13, 2021
Billd Series B $30,000,000 Lending LL Funds, LLC July 13, 2021
Connext Series A $12,000,000 Blockchain/Crypto 1kx July 13, 2021
Cape Analytics Series C $44,000,000 InsurTech Pivot Investment Partners July 14, 2021
Morty Series B $25,000,000 Mortgage/Real estate March Capital July 14, 2021
Cardless Series B $40,000,000 Core Technology Activant Capital July 14, 2021
M1 Finance Series E $150,000,000 Digital Banking SoftBank Vision Fund July 14, 2021
Play2Pay™ Series A $13,000,000 Payments/Billing TeleSoft Partners July 15, 2021
Prime Dash Pre-Seed -- Business Intelligence -- July 15, 2021
Esusu Financial Series A $10,600,000 Personal Finance Motley Fool Ventures July 16, 2021
Portal Venture - Series Unknown -- Blockchain/Crypto ArkStream Capital July 16, 2021
Shipyard Software Seed $21,000,000 Blockchain/Crypto Polychain July 17, 2021
Dovly Seed $3,000,000 Personal Finance Croghan Investments July 18, 2021
Chaka Technologies Pre-Seed $1,500,000 Capital Markets Breyer Capital July 19, 2021
Jones Series A $12,500,000 InsurTech Khosla Ventures July 19, 2021
Global Predictions Seed $2,000,000 Capital Markets Village Global July 19, 2021
Tryger Pre-Seed $50,000 InsurTech -- July 19, 2021
Data Mynt Seed $1,550,000 Blockchain/Crypto -- July 19, 2021
Titan Series B $58,000,000 Wealth Management Andreessen Horowitz July 20, 2021
Lev Series A $30,000,000 Mortgage/Real estate Greenspring Associates July 20, 2021
Sundae Series C $80,000,000 Mortgage/Real estate Fifth Wall July 20, 2021

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RECENT DEALS

Period: 06/22/2021 - 07/06/2021

Name Funding Type Money Raised Vertical Lead Investor Announced
Sources: Crunchbase, Empire Startups. Data is current as of July 6, 2021
MAXEX Venture - Series Unknown -- Mortgage/Real estate JP Morgan Chase June 22, 2021
MAJORITY Seed $19,000,000 Digital Banking Valar Ventures June 22, 2021
Accept.inc Seed $11,500,000 Lending SignalFire June 22, 2021
Destiny (D/XYZ) Seed $5,000,000 Capital Markets Fred Ehrsam June 22, 2021
Acorn Finance Seed $1,000,000 Mortgage/Real estate -- June 22, 2021
Rarible Series A $14,200,000 Blockchain/Crypto CoinFund June 23, 2021
Lendbuzz Series C $60,000,000 Lending Wellington Management June 23, 2021
Lender Compliance Technologies Series A $4,150,000 Lending Automotive Ventures June 23, 2021
Lower Series A $100,000,000 Mortgage/Real estate Accel June 23, 2021
Donut Funding Round $2,000,000 Blockchain/Crypto Robot Ventures June 23, 2021
Rheaply Venture - Series Unknown $2,200,000 Core Technology Microsoft Climate Innovation Fund June 23, 2021
Atom Finance Series B $28,000,000 Wealth Management SoftBank June 23, 2021
Maroo Pre-Seed $825,000 Lending Acrobator Ventures June 23, 2021
Ascenum Seed $1,140,000 Core Technology -- June 23, 2021
SmartAsset Series D $110,000,000 Wealth Management TTV Capital June 24, 2021
Chainalysis Series E $100,000,000 Blockchain/Crypto Coatue June 24, 2021
Deserve Series D $50,000,000 Lending Ally Ventures June 24, 2021
Sealed Series B $16,000,000 Lending Fifth Wall June 24, 2021
Zest AI Venture - Series Unknown $18,000,000 Lending VyStar Credit Union June 24, 2021
RoadSync Series B $30,000,000 Payments/Billing Tiger Global Management June 24, 2021
d1g1t Inc. Venture - Series Unknown CAD16,000,000 Wealth Management CI Financial June 24, 2021
Paceline Series A $29,500,000 Personal Finance Acrew Capital June 25, 2021
Home365 Venture - Series Unknown $16,300,000 Mortgage/Real estate Greensoil PropTech Ventures June 28, 2021
Harness Wealth Series A $15,000,000 Wealth Management Jackson Square Ventures June 28, 2021
Bowery Valuation Series B $35,000,000 Mortgage/Real estate Goldman Sachs Asset Management June 28, 2021
Bento Seed $2,130,518 InsurTech -- June 28, 2021
HonestRobin Seed $2,000,000 Personal Finance Global Founders Capital June 28, 2021
Orum.io Series B $56,000,000 Payments/Billing Accel June 29, 2021
Marstone Inc. Series A $5,000,000 Wealth Management Amerant Bancorp June 29, 2021
Pathpoint Series A $30,000,000 InsurTech Caffeinated Capital June 29, 2021
FutureProof Technologies Seed $3,000,000 Business Intelligence Innovation Endeavors June 29, 2021
Aliaswire Series A $6,000,000 Payments/Billing Stage 1 Ventures June 30, 2021
Blockware Mining Series B $25,000,000 Blockchain/Crypto -- June 30, 2021
Daylight Seed $5,000,000 Digital Banking Kapor Capital June 30, 2021
Tomo Seed $30,000,000 Mortgage/Real estate Ribbit Capital June 30, 2021
Entera Series A $32,000,000 Mortgage/Real estate Goldman Sachs Asset Management June 30, 2021
Karat Financial Series A $26,000,000 Lending Union Square Ventures July 1, 2021
INSHUR Series B $23,400,000 InsurTech Jerusalem Venture Partners (JVP) July 1, 2021
Crowded Pre-Seed $250,000 Payments/Billing -- July 1, 2021
Subdefy Pre-Seed -- Payments/Billing -- July 1, 2021
Pilotbird Seed -- InsurTech Plug and Play Insurtech July 5, 2021

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RECENT DEALS

Period: 06/10/2021 - 06/23/2021

Name Funding Type Money Raised Vertical Lead Investor Announced
Sources: Crunchbase, Empire Startups. Data is current as of June 23, 2021
Blockdaemon Series A $28,000,000 Blockchain/Crypto Greenspring Associates June 8, 2021
Blooma Series A $15,000,000 Lending Canapi Ventures June 8, 2021
Certificial Series A $5,800,000 InsurTech IA Capital Group June 8, 2021
Credit Sesame Series G $51,000,000 Lending Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan June 8, 2021
Jenny Life Venture - Series Unknown $3,799,996 InsurTech -- June 8, 2021
Kafene Series A $14,000,000 Lending Global Founders Capital June 8, 2021
Branch Insurance Series B $50,000,000 InsurTech Anthemis Group June 9, 2021
Embroker Series C $100,000,000 InsurTech FTV Capital June 9, 2021
Hummingbot Series A $8,000,000 Blockchain/Crypto Initialized Capital June 9, 2021
Luxor Technologies Series A $5,000,000 Blockchain/Crypto NYDIG June 9, 2021
Now Account Network Series A $9,500,000 Payments/Billing Virgo Investment Group June 9, 2021
Privacy Dynamics Seed $5,567,464 Core Technology -- June 9, 2021
Catch Venture - Series Unknown $11,548,495 InsurTech -- June 10, 2021
Clair Series A $15,000,000 Payments/Billing Thrive Capital June 10, 2021
Flyhomes Series C $150,000,000 Mortgage/Real estate Battery Ventures June 10, 2021
Kikoff Venture - Series Unknown $29,999,977 Lending -- June 10, 2021
Nesto Series B CAD 76,000,000 Mortgage/Real estate Michael Paulus June 10, 2021
Nirvana Health Seed $4,200,000 InsurTech Arc Ventures June 10, 2021
Instadapp Series A $10,000,000 Blockchain/Crypto Standard Crypto June 11, 2021
Ocrolus Venture - Series Unknown $54,541,067 Business Intelligence -- June 11, 2021
Selfbook Seed $2,000,000 Payments/Billing Better Tomorrow Ventures June 11, 2021
Finley Technologies Seed $3,000,000 Capital Markets Bain Capital Ventures June 14, 2021
Addepar Series F $150,000,000 Wealth Management D1 Capital Partners June 15, 2021
Bitwise Series B $70,000,000 Blockchain/Crypto Electric Capital June 15, 2021
dYdX Series C $65,000,000 Blockchain/Crypto Paradigm June 15, 2021
PayCargo Series B $125,000,000 Payments/Billing Insight Partners June 15, 2021
Arrived Homes Seed $10,000,000 Wealth Management Core Innovation Capital June 16, 2021
Bueno Finance Seed $3,000,000 Digital Banking Goat Capital June 16, 2021
ClearEstate Seed CAD 2,500,000 Wealth Management Diagram Ventures June 16, 2021
Coinme Venture - Series Unknown $10,000,000 Blockchain/Crypto Digital Currency Group June 16, 2021
Guideline Series E $200,000,000 Wealth Management General Atlantic June 16, 2021
Novo Series A $40,700,000 Digital Banking Valar Ventures June 16, 2021
Realbloc Holding Pre-Seed $10,000 Blockchain/Crypto Aiolos Holdings June 17, 2021
Splash Financial Series B $44,300,000 Lending Citi Ventures June 17, 2021
Unit Series B $51,000,000 Core Technology Accel June 17, 2021
Crediverso Seed $3,100,000 Personal Finance Point72 Ventures June 18, 2021
Securitize Series B $48,000,000 Blockchain/Crypto Blockchain Capital June 21, 2021
CAARY Capital Equity Crowdfunding CAD 3,200,337 Lending -- June 22, 2021
FrontFundr Equity Crowdfunding CAD 1,686,583 Capital Markets -- June 22, 2021
Treasure Card Equity Crowdfunding CAD 127,900 Digital Banking -- June 22, 2021

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RECENT DEALS

Period: 05/25/2021 - 06/09/2021

Name Funding Type Money Raised Vertical Lead Investor Announced
Sources: Crunchbase, Empire Startups. Data is current as of June 9, 2021
Collectable Series A $5,500,000 Wealth Management Bain Capital Ventures May 26, 2021
Obie Series A $10,700,000 InsurTech Battery Ventures May 26, 2021
Tilled Series A $11,000,000 Payments/Billing Canvas Ventures May 26, 2021
Axle Series A $10,000,000 Lending Crosslink Capital May 26, 2021
BondLink Series B $18,000,000 Capital Markets -- May 26, 2021
Ledn Series A $30,000,000 Wealth Management Kingsway Capital May 26, 2021
Park Place Payments Seed $1,500,000 Payments/Billing Curate Capital May 26, 2021
Talos Trading Series A $40,000,000 Blockchain/Crypto Andreessen Horowitz May 27, 2021
Homeward Series B $136,000,000 Lending Norwest Venture Partners May 27, 2021
Resolve Venture - Series Unknown $60,000,000 Personal Finance Initialized Capital May 27, 2021
RoyFi Venture - Series Unknown $1,471,000 Lending -- May 27, 2021
Set Labs Series A $14,000,000 Blockchain/Crypto 1kx May 28, 2021
MotoRefi Series B $45,000,000 Lending Goldman Sachs May 28, 2021
Swype Pre-Seed $350,000 Blockchain/Crypto Village Global May 28, 2021
Chipper Cash Series C $100,000,000 Money Transfer/Remittances SVB Capital May 31, 2021
Spiff Series B $46,000,000 Business Intelligence Lightspeed Venture Partners June 1, 2021
Truebill Series D $45,000,000 Personal Finance Accel June 1, 2021
Bundle Seed $600,000 Mortgage/Real estate Allied Venture Partners June 1, 2021
Dito Ventures Inc Pre-Seed -- Lending -- June 1, 2021
Green Feather Software Seed $1,500,000 Payments/Billing Lawrence P. Huang June 1, 2021
PropBidder Seed $500,000 Mortgage/Real estate Sequoia Scout June 1, 2021
Pinwheel Series A $20,000,000 Core Technology Coatue June 2, 2021
Jeeves Series A $26,000,000 Lending Andreessen Horowitz June 2, 2021
Spruce Holdings Series C $60,000,000 InsurTech Zigg Capital June 2, 2021
Synctera Series A $33,000,000 Core Technology Fin Venture Capital June 2, 2021
Yieldstreet Series C $100,000,000 Wealth Management Tarsadia Investments June 2, 2021
Trellis Series A $10,000,000 InsurTech QED Investors June 3, 2021
Bench Series C $73,000,000 InsurTech Contour Venture Partners June 3, 2021
The Beans Seed $2,000,000 Personal Finance Precursor Ventures June 3, 2021
Capchase Series A $103,000,000 Lending QED Investors June 4, 2021
Unchained Capital Series A $25,000,000 Blockchain/Crypto NYDIG June 4, 2021
Briq Series B $30,000,000 Business Intelligence Tiger Global Management June 7, 2021
MoneyHash Pre-Seed -- Payments/Billing COTU Ventures June 7, 2021
Airbase Series B $60,000,000 Business Intelligence Menlo Ventures June 8, 2021

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RECENT DEALS

Period: 05/10/2021 - 05/24/2021

Name Funding Type Money Raised Vertical Lead Investor Announced
Sources: Crunchbase, Empire Startups. Data is current as of May 24, 2021
Ethos Series D $200,000,000 InsurTech General Catalyst May 11, 2021
Lili Series B $55,000,000 Digital Banking Group 11 May 11, 2021
Plunk Seed $6,500,000 Mortgage/Real estate Unlock Venture Partners May 11, 2021
Collective Series A $20,000,000 Digital Banking General Catalyst May 12, 2021
Planck Venture - Series Unknown $20,000,000 InsurTech 3L Capital May 12, 2021
Sanlo Seed $3,500,000 Business Intelligence Index Ventures May 12, 2021
Stampli Series C $50,000,000 Payments/Billing Insight Partners May 12, 2021
Treasury Prime Series B $20,000,000 Core Technology QED Investors May 12, 2021
Alice Seed $2,000,000 Money Transfer/Remittances Arrington XRP Capital May 13, 2021
iink Endorsements Seed $900,000 InsurTech -- May 13, 2021
Makara Digital Seed $2,085,000 Blockchain/Crypto -- May 13, 2021
PolySign Series B $53,000,000 Capital Markets Cowen Group May 13, 2021
Relay Series A $15,000,000 Digital Banking Bain Capital Ventures May 13, 2021
Upsie Series A $18,200,000 InsurTech True Ventures May 13, 2021
Lieef Seed -- Wealth Management -- May 14, 2021
Amount.com Series D $99,000,000 Core Technology WestCap May 17, 2021
Goldfinch Venture - Series Unknown $11,700,001 Blockchain/Crypto -- May 17, 2021
Hearth Series B $23,000,000 Payments/Billing Human Capital May 17, 2021
Jerry Series B $28,000,000 InsurTech Goodwater Capital May 17, 2021
Rally Series B $30,000,000 Wealth Management Accel May 17, 2021
Zapper Series A $15,000,000 Blockchain/Crypto Framework Ventures May 17, 2021
BuyProperly Seed $2,000,000 Wealth Management Nurture Ventures May 18, 2021
DailyPay Series D $175,000,000 Payments/Billing Carrick Capital Partners May 18, 2021
Informed.IQ Series A $20,000,000 Lending Nyca Partners May 18, 2021
Lance Seed $2,800,000 Digital Banking Barclays May 18, 2021
Settle Series A $15,000,000 Payments/Billing Kleiner Perkins May 18, 2021
Vise Series C $65,000,000 Wealth Management Ribbit Capital May 18, 2021
Zoe Financial Series A $10,000,000 Wealth Management SB Opportunity Fund May 18, 2021
Altruist Series B $50,000,000 Wealth Management Insight Partners May 19, 2021
Non-fungible Technologies Seed $2,750,000 Blockchain/Crypto Lemniscap May 19, 2021
Wingocard Seed $1,700,000 Digital Banking Panache Ventures May 19, 2021
Boost Series B $20,000,000 InsurTech RRE Ventures May 20, 2021
Cryptocurrencies.Ai Venture - Series Unknown $8,000,000 Blockchain/Crypto Alameda Research May 20, 2021
Figure Series D $200,000,000 Lending Morgan Creek Digital May 20, 2021
Found Series A $12,750,000 Digital Banking Sequoia Capital May 20, 2021
Leif Venture - Series Unknown $10,000,000 Lending Insita Group May 20, 2021
Lithic Series B $43,000,000 Payments/Billing Bessemer Venture Partners May 20, 2021
ProducePay Series C $43,000,000 Lending G2VP May 20, 2021
Sunbit Series D $130,000,000 Lending Group 11 May 20, 2021
Gainy Pre-Seed $200,000 Wealth Management Founders.ai May 21, 2021
iLife Seed $4,000,000 InsurTech Foundation Capital May 21, 2021
NerdWallet Venture - Series Unknown -- Personal Finance Raison Asset Management May 21, 2021
Mile Auto Seed $10,300,000 InsurTech Emergent Ventures May 24, 2021
Solidus Labs Series A $20,000,000 Blockchain/Crypto Evolution Equity Partners May 24, 2021
Zeta Series C $250,000,000 Core Technology SoftBank Vision Fund May 24, 2021
Tiv Seed $3,500,000 Payments/Billing 4490 Ventures May 25, 2021

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RECENT DEALS

Period: 04/14/2021 - 05/09/2021

Name Funding Type Money Raised Vertical Lead Investor Announced
Sources: Crunchbase, Empire Startups. Data is current as of May 10, 2021
CryptoSlam Angel -- Blockchain/Crypto Aloomii April 15, 2021
Doorstead Series A $12,500,000 Mortgage/Real estate Madrona Venture Group April 15, 2021
Plentina Seed $2,200,000 Lending Andrew Vigneault April 15, 2021
Routable Series B $29,964,761 Payments/Billing Jack Altman April 15, 2021
Signifyd Series E $205,000,000 Cyber/Fraud Owl Rock Capital Partners April 15, 2021
Level Series A $27,000,000 Lending Khosla Ventures April 16, 2021
Snappt Series A -- Cyber/Fraud Inertia Ventures April 16, 2021
Liquid Mortgage Seed -- Blockchain/Crypto -- April 19, 2021
Alto Solutions Series A $17,000,000 Wealth Management Unusual Ventures April 20, 2021
Candex Series A $20,000,000 Payments/Billing Altos Ventures April 20, 2021
Chargebee Series G $125,000,000 Payments/Billing Insight Partners April 20, 2021
Clearco Series C CAD125,000,000 Capital Markets Oak HC/FT April 20, 2021
Fintor Seed $2,500,000 Mortgage/Real estate 500 Startups April 20, 2021
FRACTAL Seed $4,000,000 Blockchain/Crypto Framework Ventures April 20, 2021
Groundbreaker Seed -- Mortgage/Real estate Second Century Ventures April 20, 2021
Injective Protocol Funding Round $10,000,000 Blockchain/Crypto Pantera Capital April 20, 2021
Mantl Series B $40,000,000 Core Technology CapitalG April 20, 2021
Otso Corp Seed -- Mortgage/Real estate Second Century Ventures April 20, 2021
Turnkey Lender Venture - Series Unknown $6,100,000 Lending KFW DEG April 20, 2021
Avant Venture - Series Unknown $3,900,814 Lending -- April 21, 2021
Chargify Venture - Series Unknown -- Payments/Billing Battery Ventures April 21, 2021
Dama Financial Series B $12,600,000 Digital Banking -- April 21, 2021
Deel Series C $156,000,000 Payments/Billing Andreessen Horowitz April 21, 2021
Digital Asset Series D $120,000,000 Blockchain/Crypto 7RIDGE April 21, 2021
Plooto Series A CAD8,000,000 Payments/Billing FINTOP Capital April 21, 2021
SaaSOptics Venture - Series Unknown -- Payments/Billing Battery Ventures April 21, 2021
Tribal Credit Series A $34,300,000 Lending QED Investors April 21, 2021
Welcome Technologies Series B $35,000,000 Digital Banking Owl Ventures April 21, 2021
YieldX Series B $7,000,000 Wealth Management Westcap April 21, 2021
Branch Venture - Series Unknown $19,467,873 Payments/Billing -- April 22, 2021
Brella Insurance Series A $15,000,000 InsurTech Brewer Lane Ventures April 22, 2021
Cascade Financial Technology Corp Venture - Series Unknown $1,602,766 Personal Finance -- April 22, 2021
GoalBased Investors Seed $2,750,000 Personal Finance True Ventures April 22, 2021
Guiide Venture - Series Unknown -- Wealth Management -- April 22, 2021
Investor Cash Management Series A $8,999,985 Business Intelligence -- April 22, 2021
Percent Series A $12,500,000 Wealth Management White Star Capital April 22, 2021
Till Financial Venture - Series Unknown $5,000,000 Digital Banking Pivotal Ventures April 22, 2021
Wurk Series A $3,500,000 Payments/Billing Wurk April 22, 2021
Brex Series D $425,000,000 Lending Tiger Global Management April 26, 2021
Flux Financial Seed -- Blockchain/Crypto -- April 26, 2021
Landis Seed -- Mortgage/Real estate Second Century Ventures April 26, 2021
MRB Direct, Inc. Seed -- Cyber/Fraud Austin Capital April 26, 2021
Securrency Series B $30,000,000 Blockchain/Crypto Abu Dhabi Catalyst Partners April 26, 2021
Weav Seed $4,300,000 Core Technology Foundation Capital April 26, 2021
Arturo Series B $25,000,000 InsurTech Atlantic Bridge April 27, 2021
Credit Reporting Services Seed $1,000,005 Lending -- April 27, 2021
Current Series D $220,000,000 Digital Banking Andreessen Horowitz April 27, 2021
Embedded Financial Technologies Seed $20,000,000 Core Technology Y Combinator April 27, 2021
Greenlight Series D $260,000,000 Digital Banking Andreessen Horowitz April 27, 2021
lamda X Venture - Series Unknown $6,531,681 Business Intelligence -- April 27, 2021
Sigo Seguros Seed $1,500,000 InsurTech Demeter Capital April 27, 2021
Step Series C $100,000,000 Digital Banking General Catalyst April 27, 2021
Zirtue Seed -- Lending Northwestern Mutual Future Ventures April 27, 2021
Avibra Series B $7,184,997 InsurTech -- April 28, 2021
Backer Venture - Series Unknown $8,400,000 Wealth Management Crosslink Capital April 28, 2021
Drank Seed -- Payments/Billing Blue Heron Ventures April 28, 2021
InterVal Seed $1,500,000 Capital Markets Scott Coffin April 28, 2021
Splitwise Series A $20,000,000 Payments/Billing Insight Partners April 28, 2021
Take Command Health Series A $12,000,000 InsurTech LiveOak Venture Partners April 28, 2021
Templum Venture - Series Unknown $14,739,142 Blockchain/Crypto -- April 28, 2021
Unifimoney Seed -- Digital Banking Global Millennial Capital April 28, 2021
Wunderite Seed $3,000,000 InsurTech Spark Capital April 28, 2021
Gr4vy Series A $11,100,000 Payments/Billing Nyca Partners April 29, 2021
Hashflow Seed $3,200,000 Blockchain/Crypto Dragonfly Capital Partners April 29, 2021
Keeper Tax Series A $13,000,000 Business Intelligence e.ventures April 29, 2021
Lobus Venture - Series Unknown $6,000,000 Wealth Management 8VC April 29, 2021
Notional Finance Series A $10,000,000 Blockchain/Crypto Pantera Capital April 29, 2021
Paxos Series D $300,000,000 Blockchain/Crypto Oak HC/FT April 29, 2021
AlphaFlow Series A -- Wealth Management Knockout Capital May 1, 2021
fortu Seed $5,000,000 Digital Banking Valar Ventures May 3, 2021
Boost Payment Solutions Series C $22,000,000 Payments/Billing Invictus Growth Partners May 4, 2021
Fluence Technologies Series A $10,000,000 Business Intelligence Banneker Partners May 4, 2021
Forge Venture - Series Unknown $150,000,000 Wealth Management Deutsche Borse May 4, 2021
Goalswell Seed $1,500,000 Personal Finance OpenGate Capital May 4, 2021
HoneyBook Series D $155,000,000 Business Intelligence Durable Capital Partners May 4, 2021
LoanSnap Series B $30,000,000 Lending True Ventures May 4, 2021
Persona Series B $50,000,000 RegTech Index Ventures May 4, 2021

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RECENT DEALS

Period: 04/01/2021 - 04/14/2021

Name Funding Type Money Raised Vertical Lead Investor Announced
Sources: Crunchbase, Empire Startups. Data is current as of April 14, 2021
BlockQuake Pre-Seed $352,500 Blockchain/Crypto -- March 31, 2021
Ensemble Seed $3,000,000 Digital Banking TTV Capital March 31, 2021
Salty Dot Venture - Series Unknown $15,000,000 InsurTech Fremont Group March 31, 2021
Spiral Venture - Series Unknown $14,000,000 Digital Banking Team8 March 31, 2021
Windfall Series A $21,000,000 Business Intelligence En Pointe March 31, 2021
Allegory Insurance Pre-Seed -- InsurTech -- April 1, 2021
BrightPlan Series A $9,500,000 Personal Finance Fremont Group April 1, 2021
FYBN Flip Your Business Now Seed $1,000,000 Capital Markets Cloud Toronto April 1, 2021
Next Insurance Series E $250,000,000 InsurTech Battery Ventures April 1, 2021
Scrypt Seed -- Payments/Billing Shai Stern April 1, 2021
StarStock Series A $8,000,000 Wealth Management Andreessen Horowitz April 1, 2021
Lendtable Seed -- Personal Finance Lev Ekster April 2, 2021
Medxoom Series A $8,000,000 InsurTech Castellan Group April 2, 2021
CRiskCo Venture - Series Unknown -- Cyber/Fraud PRYTEK April 4, 2021
Inbox Health Series A $15,000,000 Payments/Billing Commerce Ventures April 5, 2021
Umba Seed -- Digital Banking Two Culture Capital April 6, 2021
Fenris Venture - Series Unknown $2,700,000 InsurTech IDEA Fund Partners April 7, 2021
Plaid Series D $425,000,000 Core Technology Altimeter Capital April 7, 2021
Spaced Ventures Pre-Seed -- Wealth Management Dylan Taylor April 7, 2021
Walnut Seed $3,600,000 Lending Gradient Ventures April 7, 2021
Ramp Series B $115,000,000 Lending D1 Capital Partners April 8, 2021
Finary Seed $3,200,000 Wealth Management Upfront Ventures April 9, 2021
Orum.io Series A $21,000,000 Payments/Billing Bain Capital Ventures April 9, 2021
The Zebra Series D $150,000,000 InsurTech Hedosophia April 12, 2021

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RECENT DEALS

Period: 03/18/2021 - 03/31/2021

Name Funding Type Money Raised Vertical Lead Investor Announced
Sources: Crunchbase, Empire Startups. Data is current as of March 31, 2021
Coalition Series D $175,000,000 InsurTech Index Ventures March 17, 2021
DepositLink Seed $3,500,000 Payments/Billing -- March 17, 2021
FiVerity, Inc. Seed $2,000,000 Cyber/Fraud Mendoza Ventures March 17, 2021
Republic Series A $36,000,000 Capital Markets Galaxy Interactive March 17, 2021
Asteya Series A $10,000,000 InsurTech Northstar Ventures March 18, 2021
Gravie Series D $28,000,000 InsurTech AXA Venture Partners March 18, 2021
Connext Seed $2,200,000 Blockchain/Crypto Polychain March 19, 2021
Snapsheet Series E $30,000,000 InsurTech Pivot Investment Partners March 21, 2021
Afriex Seed $1,200,000 Payments/Billing Launch Africa March 22, 2021
My Susu Inc Pre-Seed -- Personal Finance -- March 22, 2021
Counterpart Series A $10,000,000 InsurTech Valor Equity Partners March 23, 2021
LenderClose Series B $10,000,000 Lending Next Level Ventures March 23, 2021
Surround Insurance Seed $2,600,000 InsurTech Cameron Ventures March 23, 2021
Trace Seed $8,300,000 Business Intelligence Uncork Capital March 23, 2021
Covalent Venture - Series Unknown $2,000,000 Blockchain/Crypto Hashed March 24, 2021
Incode Technologies Series A $25,000,000 Cyber/Fraud 3L Capital March 24, 2021
Machnet Seed $300,000 Payments/Billing -- March 24, 2021
Sardine Seed $4,600,000 Cyber/Fraud XYZ Venture Capital March 24, 2021
Avanti Financial Group Series A $37,000,000 Blockchain/Crypto Coinbase Ventures March 25, 2021
Ease Series C $41,000,000 InsurTech Spectrum Equity March 25, 2021
EnrichHER Seed $700,000 Lending Fearless Fund March 25, 2021
Greenwood Bank Series A $40,000,000 Digital Banking Truist Ventures March 25, 2021
Lukka Series D $53,000,000 Blockchain/Crypto S&P Global March 25, 2021
Maxwell Financial Labs Series B $16,300,000 Lending Fin Venture Capital March 25, 2021
Pie Insurance Series C $118,000,000 InsurTech Acrew Capital March 25, 2021
Chainalysis Series D $100,000,000 Blockchain/Crypto Paradigm March 26, 2021
Spl.yt Core Foundation Venture - Series Unknown $2,750,000 Blockchain/Crypto Bitcoin Capital March 26, 2021
Capitolis Series C $90,000,000 Capital Markets Andreessen Horowitz March 30, 2021
Ethic Series B $29,000,000 Wealth Management Oak HC/FT March 30, 2021
HighRadius Series C $300,000,000 Payments/Billing D1 Capital Partners March 30, 2021

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RECENT DEALS

Period: 03/4/2021 - 03/17/2021

Name Funding Type Money Raised Vertical Lead Investor Announced
Sources: Crunchbase, Empire Startups. Data is current as of March 17, 2021
BlockChyp Series A $2,000,000 Blockchain/Crypto -- March 1, 2021
Finny Pre-Seed -- Personal Finance -- March 1, 2021
Hardbacon Equity Crowdfunding $1,166,400 Personal Finance -- March 1, 2021
MyMarkit Seed -- Blockchain/Crypto Halogen Ventures March 1, 2021
Unchained Capital Seed $5,500,000 Blockchain/Crypto NYDIG March 1, 2021
PayGround Seed $3,500,000 Payments/Billing Triventures March 2, 2021
Stoovo Seed -- Personal Finance Watertower Ventures March 2, 2021
FutureFuel.io Series A $10,000,000 Lending UBS March 3, 2021
Flywire Series F $60,000,000 Payments/Billing Whale Rock Capital Management March 4, 2021
Fundraise Up Series A $11,994,393 Capital Markets -- March 4, 2021
leysi Pre-Seed $100,000 Personal Finance -- March 4, 2021
Stockal Seed $1,000,000 Wealth Management ScaleX Partners March 4, 2021
CoinSmart Seed CAD 4,500,000 Blockchain/Crypto -- March 5, 2021
ComFreight Venture - Series Unknown $1,500,000 Payments/Billing -- March 5, 2021
Eco Series A $26,000,000 Blockchain/Crypto a16z crypto March 5, 2021
Flourish Savings Venture - Series Unknown $1,500,000 Personal Finance Canary March 5, 2021
Transactly Convertible Note $3,000,000 Mortgage/Real estate -- March 5, 2021
AeroPay Venture - Series Unknown $5,000,000 Payments/Billing Chicago Ventures March 8, 2021
AgentSync Series A $25,000,000 InsurTech Craft Ventures March 8, 2021
Flowcast Venture - Series Unknown $3,000,000 Lending ING Ventures March 8, 2021
InterPrice Technologies Seed $2,500,000 Business Intelligence Bowery Capital March 8, 2021
MainStreet Series A $60,000,000 RegTech SignalFire March 8, 2021
NYDIG Venture - Series Unknown $200,000,000 Blockchain/Crypto FS Investments March 8, 2021
Cedar Series D $200,000,000 Payments/Billing Tiger Global Management March 9, 2021
Cube Series A $10,000,000 Business Intelligence Mayfield Fund March 9, 2021
Flutterwave Series C $170,000,000 Core Technology Tiger Global Management March 9, 2021
M1 Finance Series D $75,000,000 Digital Banking Coatue March 9, 2021
MobileCoin Series A $11,350,000 Blockchain/Crypto General Catalyst March 9, 2021
Pipe Series A $50,000,000 Capital Markets Next47 March 9, 2021
Wrapbook Series A $27,000,000 InsurTech Andreessen Horowitz March 9, 2021
Zeni Series A $11,500,000 Business Intelligence Saama Capital March 9, 2021
Cheese Seed $3,600,000 Digital Banking Amplify.LA March 10, 2021
Corvus Insurance Series C $100,000,000 InsurTech Insight Partners March 10, 2021
AcreTrader Series A $12,000,000 Wealth Management Jump Capital March 11, 2021
Alt Series A $31,000,000 Wealth Management Seven Seven Six March 11, 2021
Autobooks Series B $25,000,000 Payments/Billing MissionOG March 11, 2021
BlockFi Series D $350,000,000 Blockchain/Crypto Bain Capital Ventures March 11, 2021
Cowbell Cyber Series A $20,300,000 InsurTech Brewer Lane Ventures March 11, 2021
Hi Marley Series B $25,000,000 InsurTech Emergence March 11, 2021
KOHO Financial Series C CAD 50,000,000 Digital Banking TTV Capital March 11, 2021
Occupier Seed $5,000,000 Mortgage/Real estate Alate Partners March 11, 2021
River Financial Series A $12,000,000 Blockchain/Crypto Goldcrest Capital March 11, 2021
GloveBox Seed $3,000,000 InsurTech Prelude Fund March 12, 2021
JetClosing Series B $11,000,000 Mortgage/Real estate -- March 12, 2021
Stripe Series H $600,000,000 Payments/Billing Sequoia Capital March 14, 2021
Trust Stamp Series A $1,000,000 Cyber/Fraud -- March 15, 2021
upSWOT Seed $4,300,000 Digital Banking -- March 15, 2021

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Our latest funding report includes 30+ FinTech deals, but we also want to take a peek at deals not yet on your radar. Venture funding may be a leading indicator of future partnerships or hiring, but it’s a lagging indicator of sub-sectors and trends.

The venture capital machine Techstars recently invested in a staggering 120 startups, of which 18 are working in FinTech.

Demo day is a lagging indicator. Get 'em while they're hot 👇👇👇

Defynance

On a mission to solve the 1.6 trillion dollar student debt crisis, refinancing student loans with debt-free income share agreements.

Sub-sector: Lending

HQ: Tampa, FL, USA

@defynance

Flaist

Digital Experience Platform for Banks and Financial Institutions to fast track their digital journeys.

Sub-sector: Core Technology

HQ: Dublin, CA, USA

@flaist_hq

Klaim

InsureTech platform offering a SaaS medical claim management and financing platform all in one.

Sub-sector: InsurTech

HQ: Dubai, UAE

@AiKlaim

Pax Credit

Digital Financial Services For International Students.

Sub-sector: Lending

HQ: Hyderabad, India

@paxcredit

Paymob Smart Payments

Replaces conventional card payment terminals.

Sub-sector: Payments

HQ: London, UK

@paymobtech

SympliFI

Neobank for the global diaspora.

Sub-sector: Digital Banking

HQ: London, England, GB

@SymplifiU

Lightning Social Ventures

Enables organizations to quickly verify and pay out funds to people in financial hardship.

Sub-sector: Personal Finance

HQ: London, England, GB

@lightningreach

Edith Labs

Building relationships powered by equity investments.

Sub-sector: Personal Finance/Capital Markets Venn

HQ: Chicago, IL, USA

@edith_labs

Bippit

Go beyond the paycheck for your team, with the best financial support available.

Sub-sector: Personal Finance

HQ: London, England, GB

@bippit_ltd

Avenify

Building better financial and career services for people in healthcare, starting with income share agreements for student financing.

Sub-sector: Personal Finance/Capital Markets Venn

HQ: Oklahoma City, OK, USA

@AvenifyHQ

Floodlight

A data platform that enables financial advisors and asset managers to understand non-financial values of their clients, and align assets accordingly.

Sub-sector: Wealth Management

HQ: Los Angeles, CA, USA

@Floodlight_US

Julius Tech

A flexible data & analytics platform that automates the development, deployment, and support of enterprise DS and ML applications.

Sub-sector: Core Technologies

HQ: Old Tappan, NJ, USA

Humanitru

A CRM and fundraising platform for non-profits so that they can run their operations more effectively.

Sub-sector: Payments

HQ: Richmond, VA, USA

Gravity.ai

A platform for enterprise product teams to explore, test, procure, and integrate 3rd party AI algorithms.

Sub-sector: Capital Markets

HQ: New York, NY, USA

Migrations.ml

Machine learning to produce the next generation of financial data for the bond market.

Sub-sector: Capital Markets

HQ: Toronto, ON, CA

LittleNewt

A tax preparation software and practice management platform for CPA firms that utilizes AI to create tax returns and accurate, real-time estimates.

Sub-sector: Business Intelligence

HQ: Rapid City, SD, USA

@Little_Newt_

Nossa Data

A platform for corporations to do Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) reporting, data management and analytics.

Sub-sector: Business Intelligence

HQ: London, England, GB

@Nossa_Data

Smash

A financial wellness app that creates personalized payment plans for individuals who want to free themselves of credit card debt.

Sub-sector: Personal Finance

HQ: Brooklyn, USA

@GetSmashApp

RECENT DEALS

Period: 02/17/2021 - 03/03/2021

Name Funding Type Money Raised Vertical Lead Investor Announced
Sources: Crunchbase, Empire Startups. Data is current as of March 3, 2021
Finaloop Pre-Seed -- Core Technology Axon Ventures February 15, 2021
XCLAIM Seed $6,600,000 Lending -- February 15, 2021
Citadel - Payroll APIs Seed $3,500,000 Core Technology Abstract Ventures February 16, 2021
Pawlicy Advisor Series A $6,500,000 InsurTech Rho Capital Partners February 16, 2021
Rheaply Series A $8,000,000 Business Intelligence High Alpha February 16, 2021
Titan Series A $12,500,000 Wealth Management General Catalyst February 16, 2021
Kalshi Series A $30,000,000 Capital Markets Sequoia Capital February 17, 2021
Gravy Series A $4,500,000 Payments/Billing Arlington Family Offices February 17, 2021
Paerpay Pre-Seed -- Payments/Billing Chingona Ventures February 17, 2021
Carefull Seed $3,200,000 Personal Finance Bessemer Venture Partners February 17, 2021
Public.com Series D $220,000,000 Wealth Management Greycroft February 17, 2021
Quadency Seed $100,000 Blockchain/Crypto Dash Investment Foundation February 18, 2021
KindHealth Venture - Series Unknown $4,000,000 InsurTech -- February 18, 2021
Promise Series A $20,000,000 Payments/Billing Kapor Capital February 18, 2021
Allocations Venture - Series Unknown $1,000,000 Capital Markets Helios Capital February 19, 2021
Circulo Health Series A $50,000,000 InsurTech Drive Capital February 19, 2021
Yuansfer Seed $3,000,000 Payments/Billing 37 Angels February 19, 2021
Banks Best Rates Seed $155,000 Personal Finance Dave Goodman February 20, 2021
EquityBee Series A $20,000,000 Capital Markets Group 11 February 22, 2021
Flueid Series A -- InsurTech Aquiline Technology Growth February 22, 2021
Borrowell Series C CAD25,000,000 Lending BDC Capital February 22, 2021
Koffie Labs Seed $3,000,000 InsurTech Lerer Hippeau February 23, 2021
BeSmartee Venture - Series Unknown -- Lending M33 Growth February 23, 2021
Wisetack Venture - Series Unknown $19,000,000 Lending Bain Capital Ventures February 23, 2021
Episode Six Series B $30,000,000 Payments/Billing Anthos Capital February 23, 2021
FundGuard Series A $12,000,000 Wealth Management Blumberg Capital February 23, 2021
PureStream Trading Technologies Series A $14,000,000 Capital Markets Nasdaq Ventures February 24, 2021
EarnUp Series B $25,000,000 Lending Bain Capital Ventures February 24, 2021
Anchorage Series C $80,000,000 Blockchain/Crypto GIC February 25, 2021
Stori Card Series B $32,500,000 Digital Banking Lightspeed Venture Partners February 25, 2021
First Boulevard Seed $5,000,000 Digital Banking Anthemis Group February 26, 2021
Axonius Series D $100,000,000 Cyber/Fraud Stripes March 1, 2021
QUASH.AI Seed -- Lending -- March 1, 2021

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We begin our weekly roundup with a first-in-FinTech experience sure to wow! you out of those COVID blues: pick six lucky numbers and you could win millions.

Alas, this is not an advertisement for your local lotto but a VC-backed FinTech adventure called Millions.app. The age of lotto FinTech has dawned with this stealthy startup “gamifying altruism through social media” having just landed $3M in seed funding. The Empire brain trust continues to tussle with the exact classification of this scheme: Is it wealth? Is it personal finance? Or is it just some combination of gaming or gambling? If it is the latter, the now disingenuously named Robinhood trading app may well be a gaming company. ($GME to the moon.)

On to the recent funding rounds. Our lucky numbers selection this week is Cincinnati-based Coterie Insurance. The team has another $11.5M to continue to tackle commercial insurance with an API-based approach. Later stage deals and pouring one out for our Cap Mkts homies, NYC-based Axoni, landed $31M in funding from big-name capital behemoths such as Citi, Goldman Sachs, and JPMorgan. While your crypto-investments skyrocket, these folks are using the underlying distributed ledger technology (DLT) to reimagine financial market infrastructure. Personally, I’ve been somewhat surprised by the balance-sheet strategy here. Last up, wealth management firm Human Interest and its $55M Series C. The firm is headquartered in San Francisco and works tirelessly to help SMBs with 401(k)s and other employee retirement investments.

 

RECENT DEALS

Period: 02/03/2021 - 02/17/2021

Name Funding Type Money Raised Vertical Lead Investor Announced
Sources: Crunchbase, Empire Startups. Data is current as of February 17, 2021
Axoni Series B $31,000,000 Capital Markets Deutsche Bank February 1, 2021
Buy It Mobility Venture - Series Unknown $3,873,066 Payments/Billing -- February 1, 2021
Cultivo Venture - Series Unknown $1,358,984 Wealth Management -- February 1, 2021
Quantifind Venture - Series Unknown $22,000,000 RegTech In-Q-Tel February 1, 2021
Millions Seed $3,000,000 Personal Finance 8VC February 2, 2021
Routefusion Seed $3,600,000 Payments/Billing Silverton Partners February 2, 2021
TrustLayer Seed $6,600,000 InsurTech Abstract Ventures February 2, 2021
Kountable Inc. Series A -- Other Lateral Capital February 2, 2021
Narmi Series A $20,400,000 Core Technology New Enterprise Associates February 2, 2021
Valon Technologies Series A $50,000,000 Mortgage/Real estate Andreessen Horowitz February 2, 2021
Dealer Policy Series B $30,000,000 InsurTech 3L Capital February 2, 2021
Clarity AI Venture - Series Unknown $24,000,004 Wealth Management -- February 2, 2021
Casa Seed $4,000,000 Blockchain/Crypto Avon Ventures February 3, 2021
Crush Capital Seed $3,250,000 Wealth Management Arlan Hamilton February 3, 2021
Rarible Seed $1,750,000 Blockchain/Crypto 1kx February 3, 2021
Rightfoot Seed $5,000,000 Personal Finance Bain Capital Ventures February 3, 2021
Opyn Series A $6,700,000 Blockchain/Crypto Paradigm February 3, 2021
LeaseLock Series B $52,000,000 InsurTech Westerly Winds February 3, 2021
Stash Series G $125,000,000 Wealth Management Eldridge February 3, 2021
Eusoh Venture - Series Unknown $1,300,000 InsurTech -- February 3, 2021
CredCompare Seed -- Lending ATOORO FUND February 4, 2021
Vested Finance Seed $3,600,000 Wealth Management Venture Catalysts February 4, 2021
Built Technologies Series C $88,000,000 Lending Addition February 4, 2021
ShelterZoom Venture - Series Unknown $4,580,244 Blockchain/Crypto -- February 4, 2021
Coterie Insurance Series A $11,500,000 InsurTech Intact Ventures February 5, 2021
Ledn Seed $2,700,000 Wealth Management Global Founders Capital February 8, 2021
Zeta Pre-Seed $1,500,000 Digital Banking Deciens Capital February 9, 2021
Symend Series B CAD54,000,000 Personal Finance Inovia Capital February 9, 2021
Equal Ventures Venture - Series Unknown $15,000,000 InsurTech -- February 9, 2021
Fair Fintech Venture - Series Unknown $20,000,000 Digital Banking -- February 9, 2021
Mesh Payments Venture - Series Unknown $13,000,000 Payments/Billing TLV Partners February 9, 2021
Level Pre-Seed $1,500,000 Lending NextView Ventures February 10, 2021
Marble Seed $2,500,000 InsurTech Fintech Ventures Fund February 10, 2021
TomoCredit Seed $7,000,000 Lending BAM Ventures February 10, 2021
SoLo Funds Series A $10,000,000 Lending ACME Capital February 10, 2021
NYMBUS Series C $53,000,000 Core Technology Insight Partners February 10, 2021
Celo Venture - Series Unknown $20,000,000 Payments/Billing Andreessen Horowitz February 10, 2021
Fraction Venture - Series Unknown CAD289,000,000 Lending Impression Ventures February 10, 2021
Purpose Financial Venture - Series Unknown $53,500,000 Wealth Management Allianz X February 10, 2021
PayZen Seed $5,000,000 Payments/Billing Picus Capital February 11, 2021
Capitalize Series A $12,500,000 Personal Finance Canapi Ventures February 11, 2021
UpEquity Series A $7,500,000 Mortgage/Real estate Next Coast Ventures February 11, 2021
Human Interest Series C $55,000,000 Wealth Management Glynn Capital Management February 11, 2021
CryptiSwap Pre-Seed $65,000 Blockchain/Crypto -- February 13, 2021
Briza.io Series A $8,000,000 InsurTech -- February 14, 2021

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This week’s magic number is 1.7 – one billion, seven hundred million dollars in total funding flooding into the wide world of FinTech. Lending in Q1 is off to an especially active start. Let’s hit the list to see which startups are making waves.

New York-based startup Instnt, having lost a key vowel, has managed to find that sneaky letter at the end of a Series funding round. The $7M-and-change Series A is powering this core tech/fraud company. Fun fact: In a previous work-life iteration, Instnt CEO and Founder Sunil Madhu was CEO and Founder of an Empire alum and crowd favorite, Socure. Sunil, cheers to you old sport!

Digital Banking is a hot ticket that was given a boost by COVID-19 and the transition to Zoom-life. Yotta Savings is another innovator in the space, offering free savings accounts and other goodies. This startup pulled in a $13m Series A raise just months after closing a Seed round. Lead investor for this most-recent round, Base10 Partners, must have been wowed by Yotta’s Q4 2020 growth numbers. Oh, and before we forget, do take a minute to check out the recent Forbes article on the work these fine folks are doing.

Our secretive seed this week comes in the form of Pontoro, a capital markets FinTech on a mission to transform infrastructure financing. This involves creating “custom portfolios of infrastructure assets within its tokenization platform and facilitate bi-lateral liquidity among participants”. Two interesting developments worth noting. 1) The startup is now Techstars-backed, and 2) They are backed by the Abu Dhabi program, which highlights how FinTech and digitization are growing in the Middle East.

 

IN THE NEWS...

RECENT DEALS

Period: 01/18/2021 - 02/02/2021

Name Funding Type Money Raised Vertical Lead Investor Announced
Sources: Crunchbase, Empire Startups. Data is current as of February 2, 2021
Yuansfer Seed -- Payments/Billing Moayed Almoayed January 3, 2021
Ntropy Network Seed $3,239,998 Payments/Billing -- January 8, 2021
Pontoro Seed Capital Markets Franklin Templeton Investments January 8, 2021
CarrotFi Seed $100,000 Mortgage/Real estate Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator January 11, 2021
FeeBelly Pre-Seed $200,000 Personal Finance -- January 11, 2021
Imprint Venture - Series Unknown $14,000,773 Payments/Billing -- January 11, 2021
PolySign Venture - Series Unknown $7,700,000 Capital Markets -- January 11, 2021
Instnt Series A $7,024,254 Core Technology -- January 12, 2021
Loop Seed $3,250,000 InsurTech Freestyle Capital January 13, 2021
Clarity AI Venture - Series Unknown Wealth Management BlackRock January 14, 2021
Home Lending Pal Seed $900,000 Mortgage/Real estate Bluewave Investment Partners January 15, 2021
Apiture Venture - Series Unknown $10,000,000 Core Technology Bankers Healthcare Group January 19, 2021
Arbol Series A $7,000,000 InsurTech Mubadala Capital January 19, 2021
Axela Technologies Series A $10,000,000 Payments/Billing Blueprint Equity January 19, 2021
Brigit Series A $35,000,000 Personal Finance Lightspeed Venture Partners January 19, 2021
Spinwheel Seed $3,649,999 Lending -- January 19, 2021
Trovata Series A $20,000,000 Capital Markets Wells Fargo Strategic Capital, Inc. January 19, 2021
Flaist Pre-Seed Core Technology Techstars Hub71 January 20, 2021
MotoRefi Series A $10,000,000 Lending Moderne Ventures January 22, 2021
Parkside Series A $24,000,000 Capital Markets -- January 22, 2021
SafetyWing Series A $8,000,000 InsurTech Creandum January 22, 2021
CrowdfundNC Seed $1,500,000 Capital Markets -- January 25, 2021
Goalsetter Seed $3,900,000 Digital Banking Astia January 25, 2021
Melio Series C $110,000,000 Payments/Billing Coatue January 25, 2021
Paymerang Venture - Series Unknown $10,000,000 Payments/Billing Aldrich Capital Partners January 25, 2021
Print Financial Seed $2,000 Lending -- January 25, 2021
Albert Series C $100,000,000 Personal Finance General Atlantic January 26, 2021
Bbot Seed $4,000,000 Payments/Billing Rally Ventures January 26, 2021
dYdX Series B $10,000,000 Blockchain/Crypto Defiance Capital January 26, 2021
Joshu Seed $3,700,000 InsurTech Blumberg Capital January 26, 2021
MPOWER Financing Venture - Series Unknown $25,000,000 Lending Tilden Park Capital Management LP January 26, 2021
Pilot Series C $60,000,000 Business Intelligence Sequoia Capital January 26, 2021
Roostify Series C $32,000,000 Lending Ten Coves Capital January 26, 2021
Sidecar Health Series C $125,000,000 InsurTech Drive Capital January 26, 2021
Wyre Venture - Series Unknown $7,500,000 Payments/Billing Stellar Development Foundation January 26, 2021
Check Technologies Series B $35,000,000 Core Technology Thrive Capital January 27, 2021
Doorvest Seed $2,500,000 Mortgage/Real estate Mucker Capital January 27, 2021
MainStreet Venture - Series Unknown RegTech SignalFire January 27, 2021
Milo Seed $6,000,000 Lending QED Investors January 27, 2021
Abound Seed $6,000,000 Business Intelligence Point72 Ventures January 28, 2021
Aspiration Venture - Series Unknown $50,000,000 Digital Banking FootPrint Coalition January 28, 2021
Yotta Savings Series A $13,200,000 Digital Banking Base10 Partners January 28, 2021
Robinhood Venture - Series Unknown $1,000,000,000 Wealth Management Sequoia Capital January 29, 2021

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Historically, Q1 is the busiest time of the year for FinTech fundraising. We have a paltry ~30 deals so far this year – did everyone get the memo?

A quick glance at the sub-sectors in our list this week shows two curious outliers: wealth management and personal finance. The Empire Brain Trust isn’t surprised, given firms began to re-evaluate partners in light of the increasing shift-to-digital brought on by pandemic restrictions globally. Consumers followed suit, shifting to digital banks for a host of reasons – rapid access to stimulus funds being one compelling reason.

With the above, we offer one prediction for 2021: partner re-evaluation continues for the foreseeable future and so venture capitalists place bigger bets. Now onto the show.

In light of the rapid rise of Bitcoin over the past month, we begin this week with a nod to crypto- and blockchain-enthusiasts in the crowd. Our list features two venture rounds and one Series A from FinTech startups pioneering the space. Our Series A belongs to LA-based Arca, a financial services firm focusing on crypto-assets and blockchain investments. The $10M Series A was led by venture capital firm RRE Ventures, known for having backed some noteworthy names: Venmo, BuzzFeed, and NerdWallet, to name a few.

Before we leave you, let’s conclude with two select seed rounds. Personal Finance startup Secure landed $3.5M to help employers build out emergency savings accounts (ESAs) for employees. The company is tackling a problem COVID-19 has only made worse: financial stress caused by unexpected expenses. In the real estate space, we have LEX Markets. The company secured $6M aiming to make investing in commercial real estate public through single-asset IPOs.

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RECENT DEALS

Period: 01/04/2021 - 01/17/2021

Name Funding Type Money Raised Vertical Lead Investor Announced
Sources: Crunchbase, Empire Startups. Data is current as of January 17, 2021
BusyKid Seed $800,000 Personal Finance -- January 4, 2021
Diligend Seed $1,300,000 Capital Markets -- January 4, 2021
Periculum Pre-Seed -- Lending -- January 4, 2021
Divvy Series D $165,000,000 Payments/Billing PayPal Ventures January 5, 2021
Miventure Seed $439,000 Wealth Management -- January 5, 2021
PredictAP Venture - Series Unknown $2,765,000 Payments/Billing -- January 5, 2021
SimpleNexus Series B $108,000,000 Mortgage/Real estate Insight Partners January 5, 2021
Capitalize Series A $12,271,417 Personal Finance -- January 6, 2021
Groundspeed Analytics Series C -- InsurTech Insight Partners January 6, 2021
Levo Financial Pre-Seed $400,000 Digital Banking -- January 6, 2021
Apollo Insurance Series A $13,500,000 InsurTech Gravitas Securities January 7, 2021
Carpay Series A $6,500,000 Lending Autotech Ventures January 7, 2021
Predictive Trading Systems Seed $333,089 Capital Markets -- January 7, 2021
PrefLogic Venture - Series Unknown $1,310,000 Wealth Management -- January 7, 2021
SoFi Venture - Series Unknown $369,840,376 Digital Banking -- January 7, 2021
Xiggit Pre-Seed $125,000 Personal Finance -- January 9, 2021
Altruist Venture - Series Unknown -- Wealth Management Venrock January 11, 2021
Jassby Venture - Series Unknown $2,900,000 Blockchain/Crypto SeedInvest January 11, 2021
Brace Series B $15,700,000 Mortgage/Real estate Canvas Ventures January 12, 2021
dv01 Series B $6,000,000 Capital Markets Pivot Investment Partners January 12, 2021
Modern Treasury Series B $38,000,000 Payments/Billing Altimeter Capital January 12, 2021
Arca Series A $10,000,000 Blockchain/Crypto RRE Ventures January 13, 2021
Blend Series G $300,000,000 Lending Coatue January 13, 2021
LEX Markets Seed $6,000,000 Mortgage/Real estate Inertia Ventures January 13, 2021
MX Technologies Series C $300,000,000 Core Technology TPG January 13, 2021
Rho Business Banking Series A $15,000,000 Digital Banking M13 January 13, 2021
Secure Seed $3,500,000 Personal Finance SeaChange January 13, 2021
Bookkeeper360 Seed $1,000,000 Business Intelligence -- January 14, 2021
Own Up Series B $12,000,000 Lending Brand Foundry Ventures January 14, 2021
Prometheum Venture - Series Unknown $15,000,000 Blockchain/Crypto -- January 14, 2021
X1 Card Venture - Series Unknown $12,000,000 Lending Spark Capital January 14, 2021

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We made it – 2021 is here. And with this new year comes a rapidly evolving venture funding situation in FinTech. A first major trend is the influx of capital at Series A. Early-stage investment firms, such as QED Investors and Coatue, have both played king-maker in 2020. In Q4 of 2020, QED filled the coffers of Provide with a $34M Series A. That same quarter, Coatue raised a king’s ransom for both Ramp ($34M) and Gorillas ($44M) Series A funding rounds.

This brings up a second point. Series A funding rounds averaged $8.6M in 2020 nationally. Our question: Can businesses move fast enough to catch up to the valuations from these funding rounds? As Series A funding rounds continue to grow, a chasm is created between Series A and seed rounds. We may need to consider a new round name. Seed extensions doesn’t sound quite right. Maybe, seed-plus? Food for thought.

In the spirit of a dawning new year, we are focusing on those just-blossoming companies at the seed stage. Our list this week comes packed with eight seedlings, of which we’ve selected three.

The FinTech lending startup TradeUp out of Y Combinator in Q1 of 2020. Three quarters later the company announced a $4M-and-change seed round. The company is following the path-of-most-disruption in the student loan market, and offers income share agreements (ISAs) to those training for a new career. Umba, a digital bank made for Africa, landed a recent $2M seed round. The bank operates in Kenya and Nigeria, and will likely capitalize on the worldwide growth of digital banking. Business intelligence startup XILO raised $2M+ in December 2020, having had two pre-seed rounds earlier in the year. This startup makes a sales and quoting platform for insurance agencies.

RECENT DEALS

Period: 12/17/2020 - 01/03/2021

Name Funding Type Money Raised Vertical Lead Investor Announced
Sources: Crunchbase, Empire Startups. Data is current as of January 3, 2021
NetGiver Seed $1,500,000 Personal Finance -- December 14, 2020
Self Financial Series D $40,000,000 Lending Meritech Capital Partners December 15, 2020
Vise Series B $45,000,000 Wealth Management Sequoia Capital December 15, 2020
Provide Series A $34,000,000 Digital Banking QED Investors December 15, 2020
Conio Series B $14,000,000 Blockchain/Crypto Banca Generali December 15, 2020
Paxos Series C $142,000,000 Blockchain/Crypto Declaration Partners December 16, 2020
Bestow Series C $70,000,000 InsurTech Valar Ventures December 16, 2020
Neo Financial Series A $25,000,000 Digital Banking Valar Ventures December 16, 2020
Paywoke Pre-Seed -- Core Technology -- December 16, 2020
Oscar Health Venture - Series Unknown $140,000,000 InsurTech Tiger Global Management December 17, 2020
Ramp Series A $30,000,000 Payments/Billing Coatue December 17, 2020
FalconX Venture - Series Unknown -- Blockchain/Crypto American Express Ventures December 17, 2020
Umba Seed $2,000,000 Digital Banking Act Venture Capital December 17, 2020
Openly Series B $40,000,000 InsurTech Advance Venture Partners December 17, 2020
Neat Capital Series C $20,499,999 Mortgage/Real estate -- December 17, 2020
TAP Network Series A $4,000,000 Core Technology Access Industries December 18, 2020
Avenue 8 Seed $4,000,000 Mortgage/Real estate Craft Ventures December 18, 2020
Foresight Risk and Insurance Services Series A $20,500,000 InsurTech Brick & Mortar Ventures December 18, 2020
Very Good Security Series C $60,000,000 Cyber/Fraud Vertex Ventures December 18, 2020
XILO Seed $2,040,000 Business Intelligence New Stack Ventures December 18, 2020
TradeUp Seed $4,011,495 Lending -- December 18, 2020
MIAX New Jersey Funding Round $94,924,228 Capital Markets -- December 18, 2020
Positivly Seed $2,500,000 Wealth Management The Tifin Group December 20, 2020
Bolt Series C $75,000,000 Payments/Billing General Atlantic December 21, 2020
Qualia Series D $65,000,000 Mortgage/Real estate Tiger Global Management December 21, 2020
Perch Credit Seed $2,500,000 Lending Citigroup December 21, 2020
Oxygen Series A $17,000,000 Digital Banking Runa Capital December 21, 2020
LifeRaft Seed $3,500,000 InsurTech XYZ Venture Capital December 22, 2020
Flowcast Convertible Note $3,000,000 Lending Katalyst.Ventures December 22, 2020
Finix Payments Series B -- Payments/Billing -- December 23, 2020
Qoins Seed -- Personal Finance Partnership Capital Ventures December 30, 2020
Periculum Pre-Seed -- Lending -- January 4, 2021