Finance

US regulators need to catch up with Europe on fintech innovation 

January 24, 2020 0

Alastair Mitchell Contributor Alastair Mitchell is a partner at multi-stage VC fund EQT Ventures and the fund’s B2B sales, marketing and SaaS expert. Ali also

Challenger business bank Qonto raises $115 million round led by Tencent and DST Global

January 21, 2020 0

French startup Qonto has raised a $115 million Series C funding round led by Tencent and DST Global. Today’s news comes a few days after

Catalyst Fund gets $15M from JP Morgan, UK Aid to back 30 EM fintech startups

January 20, 2020 0

The Catalyst Fund has gained $15 million in new support from JP Morgan and UK Aid and will back 30 fintech startups in Africa, Asia,

Visa is acquiring Plaid for $5.3 billion, 2x its final private valuation

January 14, 2020 0

Visa announced today that it is buying financial services API startup Plaid for $5.3 billion.  Plaid develops financial services APIs. It is akin to what

Former Google Pay execs raise $13.2M to build neo-banking platform for millennials in India

January 13, 2020 0

Two co-founders of Google Pay in India are building a neo-banking platform in the country — and they have already secured backing from three top

2020 will be a challenging year for challenger banks

January 5, 2020 0

Over the past year, startup banks have proven that they have a shot at disrupting retail banking. These challengers have amassed a war chest of

In the shadow of Amazon and Microsoft, Seattle startups are having a moment

December 31, 2019 0

Venture capital investment exploded across a number of geographies in 2019 despite the constant threat of an economic downturn. San Francisco, of course, remains the

Slack’s worth about 18x revenue, and there’s nothing wrong with that

December 24, 2019 0

One odd thing in 2019 has been Slack’s falling share price contrasted against the rising value of the Nasdaq composite, a tech-heavy index that many

Slack’s worth about 18x revenue, and there’s nothing wrong with that

December 24, 2019 0

One odd thing in 2019 has been Slack’s falling share price contrasted against the rising value of the Nasdaq composite, a tech-heavy index that many

Fintech’s next decade will look radically different

December 23, 2019 0

The birth and growth of financial technology developed mostly over the last ten years. So as we look ahead, what does the next decade have

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