Venture funding

BBVA increases investment in U.K. digital bank Atom

03/03/17

The Spanish bank said it will continue to be Atom’s main strategic investor and keep two seats on its board.

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Upstart (that's the name) raises $32.5M, seeks to license tech to banks

03/02/17

The San Carlos, Calif., firm is following a similar blueprint as other online lenders — launching with a particular loan product, refining its algorithms, and then seeking to expand into other corners of consumer finance.

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Why City National Bank is investing in showbiz payments

02/22/17

If you've ever walked past a film shoot, it's easy to see how much more there is to the movies and TV than just the star and director. There's often dozens or even hundreds of other people involved in the production — bit players, stunt performers, musicians and more — and they all have to be paid, at times irregularly and under different rules.

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Lending startup with focus on emerging markets raises $30M

02/22/17

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

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

02/06/17

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.

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VC firm Nyca raises $125 million to invest in fintech

01/30/17

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.

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Kasisto continues chatbot momentum with $9.2 million funding

01/12/17

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.

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