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With a string of hits behind it, Felicis Ventures wraps up its newest fund with $510 million
Felicis Ventures, the early-stage, Menlo Park-based venture firmed founded nearly 15 years ago by Aydin Senkut, has closed its seventh and newest fund with $510 million in capital commitments. That’s
What to expect in a cash-free future
For the first time since paper money was invented 1,000 years ago, a future where cash is no longer king seems possible.
US regulators need to catch up with Europe on fintech innovation
Consumer fintech adoption in the U.S. lags well behind much of Europe, where forward-thinking regulation has sparked an outpouring of innovation in digital banking services and infrastructure.
Adyen CEO on AI for payments: ‘I was surprised how effective it was’
Adyen's approach to AI reflects its unconventional philosophy that has made it one of Europe's biggest entrepreneurial success stories.
Atomico partner Tom Wehmeier reviews ‘The State of European Tech’ 2019 report
The data shows that competition for talent and access to the best founders has increased ferociously, while progress with gender diversity has stalled.
Elavon to acquire Sage Pay, a gateway that competes with Stripe, PayPal and Adyen, for $300M
E-commerce continues to gain momentum — a trend we’ll see played out in the next two months of holiday shopping — and with that comes more consolidation. Today, Elavon, the payments company that is a
Europe shows the way in online privacy
After passively watching for many years as tech giants developed dominant market positions that threaten consumer privacy and stifle competition, American antitrust regulators seem to have finally...
Stripe’s soaring valuation shows money is still pouring into tech unicorns
WeWork's delayed IPO doesn't seem to have provoked much soul-searching among venture capitalists, at least when it comes to this particular fintech darling.
A Danish chain of juice bars has mixed up the global payments industry
Joe & The Juice decided to use Adyen rather than Square.
Visa is in talks to acquire part of Nordic payment firm Nets
Payment company assets are in hot demand.
Still in stealth mode, Duffel raises $21.5m in Series A from Benchmark for its travel platform
Ten months ago London startup Duffel hinted that it would be “a new way to book travel online, aiming at the booking experience ‘end to end’”, and announced a healthy $4.7M funding round, but not much
Amsterdam’s fintech darling catches up to Silicon Valley’s Stripe in market value
A key question for the fast-growing companies is whether they'll be able to meet sky-high investor expectations.
There’s definitely reason to worry about Brexit, says Accel’s London team
Longtime Accel partners Philippe Botteri, Sonali De Rycker, Luciana Lixandru and Harry Nelis took the stage at Disrupt Berlin earlier today, and unlike many London-based investors, who have downplayed
As stock rises on a slim earnings beat, eBay tells analysts to focus on payments and ads
Despite increasing competition from traditional retailers like Walmart and Target, which have invested heavily in e-commerce, and the whupping it’s routinely taking from Amazon among pure e-commerce
SE.Pay is a new Adyen-powered PayPal competitor for Twitch streamers
If you want to tip a video creator on Twitch or YouTube, chances are your money is going through PayPal. But the livestreaming production-tools platform StreamElements is introducing an alternative.
Funding Circle IPO continues Index Ventures’ bonkers 2018: 8 exits and $1.65 billion in new funds
As if Index Ventures wasn’t already on fire this year, the venture capital firm saw yet another exit from one of its portfolio companies today. The latest celebration is for Funding Circle, whose IPO
YC-backed travel startup Duffel inks $4.7M round led by Blossom Capital, but stays coy on the details
A new London-based travel-industry startup is slowly coming out of stealth mode, but although it’s releasing it’s funding round, it’s keeping the actual product close to its chest. For now. Y
Launch your subscription biz on the world stage (VB Live)
VB LIVE: With the subscription model, the potential ROI for global expansion is wide open. Learn about the best practices to expand your subscription business into new countries including managing
Adyen charges ahead in its first earnings as a public company, with H1 revenues up 67% to $298M
After Adyen’s huge debut on the public markets in June that saw the stock go up 92 percent on its first day of trading, the company today published its first earnings as a publicly listed business.
Tapping global markets for your subscription model biz (VB Live)
VB LIVE: Dollar Shave Club, Netflix, BlueApron -- they're the subscription business success stories that launched consumer appetite for monthly goods, billed monthly, and got companies thinking about