Start-up funding

Rivalry between two Silicon Valley lenders turns personal


Seven years after James Gutierrez left Oportun Financial and started a competitor, the acrimony sparked by the divorce is coming into public view.


Money keeps flowing to fintechs


Chime, Chart IQ, Starling Bank and several other startups have raised millions of dollars from venture capital and private-equity firms this year. Here's what they plan to do with their haul.


Wells Fargo, PayPal back effort to fund female fintech entrepreneurs


Female startup founders consistently receive far less venture capital money than male founders, but a program by Quesnay is looking to change that.


Bankers have another data security issue to worry about


Banks want to encourage innovation by extending access to outside developers, but customer data remains vulnerable while in use by an application.


Bank automation demand spurs IBM-fintech partnership


As robotic process automation expands into day-to-day lending operations, IBM is teaming up with UiPath, a startup that specializes in the new technology.


Why startup Finxact just got $30M from the ABA, SunTrust, others


The core-banking vendor won the investment and ringing endorsements from the trade group and several banks because its open system and cloud delivery could eventually challenge entrenched tech players.


ICBA selects first fintechs for new accelerator program


The 10 startups will receive initial investments, mentoring and training as part of the ICBA ThinkTECH Accelerator.


How the build-or-buy debate in bank tech is evolving


The strategies to foster innovation are changing to emphasize cost-effective effort and granting fintechs more control over development.


Every day is a fire drill for bank cybersecurity teams


Since banks are under constant attack by hackers, the startup XM Cyber is offering them a simulator that seeks to do its virtual worst in order to prevent a real breach.


Mary Meeker's audacious goal, Wells Fargo's gender drama and Goldman's new partners


Wells Fargo explains to the "girls" that there really is no gender bias, but that guy is retiring, OK? Rana Yared is one of Goldman Sachs' 18 new female partners. And Mary Meeker sets a huge target for the venture capital firm she'll create to invest in tech startups.