Venture funding

Lending startup with focus on emerging markets raises $30M


Tala, based in Santa Monica, Calif., makes its loan decisions after analyzing data on the mobile phones of users in Kenya and the Philippines.


Waud's $100 million investment in fintech's future


The wave of technology that's turned card swipes into dips, phones into wallets and micro merchants into global sellers will proliferate, says Andrew Rueff of Waud, a Chicago-based private equity firm.


VC firm Nyca raises $125 million to invest in fintech


Nyca is one of the most active venture capital firms in fintech globally and its second fund should give it plenty of dry powder to pursue further deals.


Kasisto continues chatbot momentum with $9.2 million funding


Kasisto, a provider of chatbots to banks, announced Thursday a $9.2 million Series A funding round led by Propel Venture Partners with participation from Mastercard and Commerce Ventures.