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

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

Negotiate for ‘better’ stock in equity-funded acquisitions

December 21, 2019 0

Timothy R. Bowers Contributor Andrew P. Dixon Contributor For many founders, building and selling a successful venture-backed company for cash is the ultimate goal. However,

Goldman Sachs leads $15M investment in Indian fintech startup ZestMoney

December 19, 2019 0

One of America’s largest banks has just poured some money to help millions of Indians without a credit score secure loans and make purchases online

Brazil’s new fintech startup Cora raised $10 million on the strength of its founding team

December 5, 2019 0

It didn’t take much for the founders of Cora, Brazil’s newest startup to tackle some aspect of the broken financial services industry in the country,

Startups Weekly: Chinese investors double down on African startups

December 1, 2019 0

Hello and welcome back to Startups Weekly, a weekend newsletter that dives into the week’s noteworthy startups and venture capital news. Before I jump into

As the new year beckons European investors start moving into new roles

December 1, 2019 0

As the Holiday Season approaches, new jobs for players in the tech ecosystem beckon. And this is no less true for investors. Two notable moves

Startups Weekly: The unicorn from down under, an Uber TV show and All Raise’s expansion

October 19, 2019 0

Hello and welcome back to Startups Weekly, a weekend newsletter that dives into the week’s noteworthy news pertaining to startups and venture capital. Before I

At TechCrunch Disrupt, insights into key trends in venture capital

September 20, 2019 0

At TechCrunch Disrupt, the original tech startup conference, venture capitalists remain amongst the premier guests. VCs are responsible for helping startups — the focus of

Afore Capital raises second pre-seed venture capital fund

September 18, 2019 0

As expectations from seed investors intensify, a new stage of investment has established itself earlier in the venture-backed company life cycle. Known as “pre-seed” investing,

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