financial services

YouTrip, a challenger bank in Southeast Asia, raises $25.5M for expansion

YouTrip, a challenger bank in Southeast Asia, raises $25.5M for expansion

Singapore-based startup YouTrip thinks consumers of Southeast Asia deserve a taste of the challenger bank revolution happening in the U.S. and Europe, and it has raised $25.5 million in new funding to
Women need to get over their fear and shame around money, says a financial adviser

Women need to get over their fear and shame around money, says a financial adviser

“It’s just like regular literacy—it’s so important we understand it or we get taken advantage of."

Amazon Pay launches peer-to-peer payments in India

Continuing its investment in India, Amazon today announced the launch of person-to-person (P2P) payments via Amazon Pay for Android users in the country. Customers can now make instant bank-to-bank
5 Quick Content Marketing Tactics for Fintech Lead Generation

5 Quick Content Marketing Tactics for Fintech Lead Generation

Fintech lead generation is a hot topic as fintechs are increasingly under pressure to drive new leads and business. Both…

India’s Cashfree raises $5.5M from Korea’s Smilegate, Y Combinator and others

Cashfree, an India-based startup that specializes in making corporate banking services more accessible and easier to use, has closed a $5.5 million Series A round. The deal is led by Smilegate
Partnering with Visa, emerging market lender Branch International raises $170 million

Partnering with Visa, emerging market lender Branch International raises $170 million

The San Francisco-based startup Branch International, which makes small personal loans in emerging markets, has raised $170 million and announced a partnership with Visa to offer virtual, pre-paid

Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin’s B Capital makes $406M first close of new fund

B Capital, the VC firm from Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin, has made the first close of its second fund. The firm has closed out $406 million in initial capital, according to a filing lodged with
Patagonia ends corporate logo vest sales to tech and financial companies

Patagonia ends corporate logo vest sales to tech and financial companies

"The Activist Company" The post Patagonia ends corporate logo vest sales to tech and financial companies appeared first on Hot Air.
Patagonia suggests finance bros aren’t a fit for its fleece vests

Patagonia suggests finance bros aren’t a fit for its fleece vests

Being the de facto uniform of the financial industry may not a great fit for its eco-friendly image.

Krablr nets new leadership

News just in: We’re getting reports the board of Krablr has voted overwhelmingly to jettison the sole remaining founder, Wilson Poney, and install an interim CFO to take the company in a new old

When Will We See More Gender Equality in Investing?

Women hold a paltry 4% of the sector’s top jobs.

When Will We See More Gender Equality in Investing?

Women hold a paltry 4% of the sector’s top jobs.
India must remember that Africa is not one country

India must remember that Africa is not one country

Highlighting Gandhi will not work everywhere in the continent.

Movius raises $45M for its business communications service

Atlanta-based Movius, a company that allows companies to assign a separate business number for voice calls and texting to any phone, today announced that it has raised a $45 million Series D round led

Grab launches SME loans and micro-insurance in Southeast Asia

In its latest move beyond ride-hailing, Southeast Asia’s Grab has started to offer financing to SMEs and micro-insurance to its drivers. The launch comes just weeks after Grab raised $1.5 billion from

Motif and Goldman Sachs launch new, co-branded indices for better performing ETFs

Motif, the startup using machine learning to develop investment strategies for consumers and institutional investors, and Goldman Sachs, one of the world’s leading investment banks, have launched new
Omidyar Network spins out its fintech investment arm as Flourish, with up to $300 million

Omidyar Network spins out its fintech investment arm as Flourish, with up to $300 million

After twelve years spent investing in impact-oriented financial services startups around the globe, the Omidyar Network, which serves as the family investment office for eBay founder Pierre Omidyar,

Motif Investments and Goldman Sachs launch new, co-branded indexes for better performing ETFs

Motif, the startup using machine learning to develop investment strategies for consumers and institutional investors, and Goldman Sachs, one of the world’s leading investment banks, have launched new

Grab confirms $1.46B investment from SoftBank’s Vision Fund

Grab has become the newest addition to the SoftBank Vision Fund after it announced today that it has pulled in a $1.46 billion investment from the super fund. The Southeast Asian ride-sharing company
Square Inc. Co-Founder Tristan O’Tierney Dead at 35

Square Inc. Co-Founder Tristan O’Tierney Dead at 35

A former engineer at Yahoo and Apple Inc., O’Tierney was hired to develop Square’s original mobile payment app in 2009 and stayed until 2013