Venture funding

Meera Clark: Disruption and diversity investing are all in the family

10/03/18

It should come as no surprise that Meera Clark would gravitate to ventures like Morgan Stanley's Multicultural Innovation Lab, which pairs venture capital with founders from diverse backgrounds. After all, her mother, Ranjana Clark, is a disruptive trailblazer of her own at MUFG.

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Startup lender Petal launches its subprime credit card

10/02/18

The firm hopes to distinguish itself from other lenders by analyzing customer cash flow to determine the likelihood that borrowers will repay.

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JPMorgan forms commercial banking group to focus on startups

09/19/18

The New York company said Wednesday that the new group will provide loans and other services to early-stage, consumer-focused companies.

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How a VC views the bank-fintech battle (hint: banks are losing)

09/04/18

Minal Hasan, a lawyer turned prominent fintech venture capitalist, has strong views on founder dramas, cryptocurrency, and why banks need to step up their technology game.

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Citi buys into future of artificial intelligence — literally

08/20/18

Citigroup was so impressed after a two-year test drive of software from the AI vendor Anaconda it decided to invest in the firm.

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What funding bubble? Banks, VC firms pour more money into fintechs

08/07/18

The skeptics keep waiting for investment in financial startups to dry up, but it doubled in the first half of 2018. KPMG's Safwan Zaheer explains why.

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Third Point takes PayPal stake, sees shares hitting $125

07/23/18

Dan Loeb’s Third Point has taken a stake in PayPal Holdings Inc. in a vote of confidence for the payments processor as it faces increasing competition from the likes of Amazon.com Inc. and Square Inc.

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Crowd lending fintech raises more than $17M

06/22/18

Denver-based P2Binvestor plans to use the new funds to expand its bank partnership program.

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Vikram Pandit's PE firm invests $100 million into financial inclusion credit card

05/14/18

Fair Square Financial has received a $100 million equity investment from the Orogen Group to fund a credit card designed for underserved U.S. consumer segments.

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BitPay's $40M funding round to fuel B2B, cross-border growth

04/02/18

The funding round comes on the heels of what BitPay cited as a record year in 2017 in processing more than $1 billion in bitcoin payments.

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