category-finance

GoCardless nabs $75 million from GV, others, to expand its recurring payments platform to the U.S.

GoCardless nabs $75 million from GV, others, to expand its recurring payments platform to the U.S.

GoCardless, which helps companies collect subscription payments, has raised $75 million in a series E round of funding from big-name investors such as GV.Read More
Apple agrees to pay France an estimated $571 million in back taxes

Apple agrees to pay France an estimated $571 million in back taxes

An audit found Apple was hundreds of millions of euros behind its tax obligations in France, just one of multiple EU countries to audit the company's taxes.
Regulation Crowdfunding performed solidly in 2018. Here’s the data.

Regulation Crowdfunding performed solidly in 2018. Here’s the data.

Unlike venture capital, where less than 6.5 percent of startups successfully raise funds, the success rate in Regulation Crowdfunding is around 60 percent.
Chinese entrepreneurs have raised over $150 million on Indiegogo since 2016

Chinese entrepreneurs have raised over $150 million on Indiegogo since 2016

Indiegogo revealed today that the 3,500 Chinese entrepreneurs on the platform have raised over $150 million, and that 35 projects have raised $1 million.
Moved to the U.S.? These 5 apps and tips will help you look after your finances and save money

Moved to the U.S.? These 5 apps and tips will help you look after your finances and save money

Moving to the U.S. presents many challenges in managing finances, like establishing a bank account, renting an apartment, or sending money internationally.
Earnin raises $125 million for payday advance platform without fees

Earnin raises $125 million for payday advance platform without fees

Payday advance startup Earnin has raised $125 million in a round of funding from big-name investors such as Andreessen Horowitz.
Game changer for investment management: Alternative data and GPU-accelerated analytics

Game changer for investment management: Alternative data and GPU-accelerated analytics

Investment management firms are embracing the GPU analytics revolution, uncovering more sophisticated investment and growth opportunities than ever before.
Inscribe raises $3 million to automate document fraud detection

Inscribe raises $3 million to automate document fraud detection

Inscribe closed a $3 million funding round to grow its engineering team and open an office in Dublin, Ireland. Inscribe uses AI to scan documents for fraud.
5 essentials every CFO must consider today in order to shape the future

5 essentials every CFO must consider today in order to shape the future

For corporate finance teams, evolution driven by technology means a shift from data collectors and reporters to business partners and strategic advisors.
The VC unicorn obsession is creating an early-stage funding wasteland

The VC unicorn obsession is creating an early-stage funding wasteland

During the first nine months of 2018, unicorns attracted a staggering $19.2 billion. Meanwhile, both angel and seed round activity are on target for their lowest year since 2014.
Gameband officially throws in the towel on crowdfunded wearable

Gameband officially throws in the towel on crowdfunded wearable

Gaming wearable startup Gameband said it will not be able to deliver its promised wearables to its fans as originally promised.
You’ve closed your financing round. Congratulations. Now what?

You’ve closed your financing round. Congratulations. Now what?

What should you do after VC funding? It’s tempting to take the money and go back to your day-to-day tasks. But first, take time for these four critical post-financing actions.
Platform economy paves the way for the expansion of credit to all populations

Platform economy paves the way for the expansion of credit to all populations

One third of the global population have no access to credit. This is a major barrier to the development of low- and middle-income nations.
Financial startup frenzy has created 30 unicorns

Financial startup frenzy has created 30 unicorns

At least 30 financial tech startups have now attained unicorn valuations, according to a new report from research firm CB Insights.
Before you enter new markets, create a ‘geo expansion playbook’

Before you enter new markets, create a ‘geo expansion playbook’

If your company is getting ready to enter new markets, you should have a geo expansion playbook. A geo playbook serves as a single source of truth that captures your company’s latest and best thinking
Petal raises $34 million and launches credit card for people without credit scores

Petal raises $34 million and launches credit card for people without credit scores

Fintech startup Petal has raised $34 million in a round of funding from investment bank Jefferies and Silicon Valley Bank, as the New York-based startup officially launches its alternative credit card
TransferWise reports 75% revenue growth as customer base doubles to 4 million

TransferWise reports 75% revenue growth as customer base doubles to 4 million

TransferWise has announced its latest financial figures as the global money transfer service revealed it grew its revenue by more than 75 percent while hitting profitability for the second year in a
Venture investors, this is what a good outcome looks like

Venture investors, this is what a good outcome looks like

GUEST: On the heels of a Supreme Court decision that will allow states beyond Nevada to legalize sports gambling, the much-publicized FanDuel merger officially closed to the tune of a $465 million
P2P lender Funding Circle plans $387 million London IPO

P2P lender Funding Circle plans $387 million London IPO

Peer-to-peer (P2P) lending platform Funding Circle has announced plans to raise £300 million ($387 million) through an initial public offering (IPO) of its shares, according to a document filed with
Zoom is using blockchain to match freelancers with businesses and manage projects

Zoom is using blockchain to match freelancers with businesses and manage projects

Several resources already help startups and entrepreneurs employ contractors and freelancers. But since it is 2018, the market is ready for a blockchain-powered service that can provide access to