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An action plan for founders fundraising in fintech’s choppy waters

If your business isn’t working, it’s critical to understand why and make adjustments — and that can mean letting your runway get dangerously...

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To reach fintech’s next level, infrastructure providers must address these pain points

As long as infrastructure providers are able to specialize to address the pain points of their customers, they can be an asset to any market they...

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Klarna, Affirm show how expensive fintech growth can be

Why are Klarna and Affirm worth as much as they are, given that they are unprofitable, cash-consuming businesses seemingly unable to generate...

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New rules for digital lenders in Kenya aim to weed out bad actors while bolstering sector growth

The new law gives the CBK requisite authority to police digital mobile lenders that have flooded the local market in the last few years.

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How fintech startups are navigating the extension-round rush

We asked eight fintech investors: How popular are extension rounds proving? Are you seeing more companies opt to raise extensions rather than new...

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Stocks with friends

Several startups want to make it easier and friendlier for individuals to buy stocks. But isn't pandemic-era stock picking just a bad habit...

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8 fintech investors discuss the shifting investing landscape and how to pitch them in Q3 2022

To give TechCrunch+ readers specific knowledge about what fintech investors are looking for right now, we interviewed eight active venture...

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Why Clocktower Technology Ventures is still bullish on Latin American fintechs

One year after Clocktower Technology Ventures (CTV) launched a fund to invest in Latin American fintechs, we discussed the fund's latest...

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Cash is nice — as an option

Contactless payments are here to stay. In countries like the U.S., ATM withdrawal fees can make cash-only transactions painful when that's the...

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Looks like (some) neobanks will be OK after all

There's some good financial news brewing for neobanks: new data indicates that at least some of the larger and better-known neobanks are going...

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Stripe’s new and lower internal valuation, explained

As one of the most richly valued startups in history, is Stripe's internal valuation cut as bearish as the big numbers might lead some to...

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Dutchie Pay wants to help you stop paying in cash for your cannabis

Dutchie Pay is a payment solution designed for the very specific requirements of the legal cannabis market in the U.S., but also indicative of the...

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Once a key driver of global venture activity, fintech investment slows around the world

New Q2 2022 data from CB Insights and PitchBook lay bare fintech’s retreat.

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Now that Klarna has a new valuation, is Affirm cheap?

Klarna’s announcement that its long-expected funding round has come to a close brought with it one of the steepest valuation resets in memory,...

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Just how wrong were those 2021 valuations?

Happy Monday. It’s Independence Day here in the United States, which means that much of TechCrunch is on holiday. But as last week came to a...

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Why a crypto exchange might want to buy Robinhood

Why would a crypto exchange be even interested in buying Robinhood? Let's talk about it.

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What’s a fintech even worth these days?

Fintech was the hottest thing around last year, a fact that may now turn into a venture capital and startup headache.

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A second wave of consumer BNPL startups is taking the model to new markets

While these services could help consumers access pricey necessities — in the case of health or childcare — is it really a good idea for consumers...

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Selling to startups is not the same as selling to SMBs

Brex's recent decision to exit part of the SMB market was big news. In this context, we want to talk about just what an SMB is and how not all...

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Klarna’s potential valuation cut to $15B appears sufficiently steep

The Wall Street Journal recently reported that Klarna, a European buy-now-pay-later (BNPL) provider, is considering raising capital at a valuation of...

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Brex leaving adrift some SMB customers roils corporate spend market

Given how competitive the corporate spend world has proved, Brex has kicked off an interesting strategic conversation in the well-funded fintech...

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This isn’t the company I expected to try and open the IPO window

When dying of thirst, one doesn't check the label on the water bottle found lying on the ground. You just drink it. So let's twist the cap...

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What the wave of layoffs says about the value of crypto exchanges

How could companies like Coinbase, which reported massive growth and huge profits last year, now be in a position where they would need to slash...

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Apple enters the BNPL market as regulation, competition intensify

How will all of these BNPL-focused providers fare with Apple pounding its way into their market?

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It’s correction time for Latin American VC activity

Let’s dig into the early Q2 data on venture capital investment into LatAm startups, and then discuss the halo effect — or lack thereof — of...

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So you have a 380x revenue multiple — now what?

The question for Bolt is what sort of multiple it has to obtain to reach market-pricing parity.

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Armed with experience, insurtech MGAs are paving the way for insurtech 2.0

As we enter “insurtech 2.0,” the lessons learned are becoming the new best practices, and nowhere is this more evident than at the startups...

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As the downturn hits crypto, a key startup investment source may slow

None of this should be a surprise; the business cycle always turns.

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