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UK-based Playter closes $55M round for its BNPL platform aimed at SMEs

Europe has no shortage of ‘buy now, pay later’ startups and a quick search is revealing. Berlin-based fintech startup Mondu has taken in €39.9...

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Fintech Kasheesh wants financially strained customers to say ‘bye’ to BNPL

Kasheesh just raised $5.5 million in funding for its multi-card payment solution from investors including NFL's Odell Beckham Jr

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8 factors to consider when fundraising during a downturn

The key difference between 2022 and previous downturns is that this contraction was anticipated for a long time, whereas the previous downturns were...

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Can Andreessen Horowitz prevent the next crypto winter?

Hey everyone, and welcome back to Chain Reaction. Last week, we talked about the rough road ahead for Coinbase. This week, we’re talking a bit...

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Founder alleges that YC-backed fintech startup is ‘copy-and-pasting’ its business

Eco's CEO alleges that Pebble, founded last year, engaged in "espionage" targeting the a16z-backed fintech company

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Y Combinator-backed fintech Pebble uses stablecoins to offer 5% yield on cash

The Y Combinator-backed seed startup comes out of stealth with $6.2 million in funding for its blockchain-based personal finance app

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Luxus wants the crown jewel of your portfolio to be an actual diamond

Female-founded investment platform Luxus hopes investors will bet on diamonds in a downturn by buying fractionalized shares of gems

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BNPL in 2022: 4 fintech investors discuss regulation, trends and how to stand out

To get a better picture of where the BNPL market is at right now, we spoke with four active investors about their expectations for the space,...

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Cheq hopes an easy-to-use app for stablecoins will appeal to inflation-wracked countries

People in the Global South are often subject to terrible fluctuations in their currencies, as well as hyperinflation. At the same time, many are...

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TechCrunch+ roundup: VC ‘bottom feeders,’ valuation calculator, think like an investor

Farmers don't get embarrassed when the price of corn drops; similarly, there's no reason for startup founders to lose their joy because...

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BharatPe founder Ashneer Grover siphoned off money, Indian startup says

BharatPe co-founder Ashneer Grover, a Shark Tank India host, engaged in "extensive misappropriation of company funds" and "siphoned...

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TrueCircle scoops $5.5M to use AI to drive recycling efficiency

UK-based TrueCircle, a computer vision startup founded just last year, has nabbed $5.5 million in pre-seed funding in a bid to bring data-driven AI...

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Daily Crunch: Citrix to be acquired by Vista and Evergreen/Elliott in $16.5B all-cash deal

Hello friends and welcome to Daily Crunch, bringing you the most important startup, tech and venture capital news in a single package.

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German revenue-based financing platform Re:cap raises $111.5M Seed round

Re:cap, a non-dilutive funding platform in a similar vein to Pipe.com and Capchase but based in Europe, has closed a Seed financing round of $111.5...

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UNest raises $26M Series B to help parents save for their kids’ expenses

UNest, a fintech startup that provides financial planning tools for parents saving on behalf of their children, announced today that it raised $26...

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‘Thin file’ loans startup Koyo closes $50M Series A led by Force Over Mass

Koyo, a fintech startup using open banking to offer loans to people with poor credit histories, has closed a Series A funding round of $50 million in...

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All the reasons why you should launch a credit or debit card

To learn more about the pros and cons, we spoke with executives from Marqeta, Expensify and Cardless.

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LatAm corporate spend-management startup Clara raises $3.5M, comes out of stealth

This morning Clara, a corporate spend-management startup focused on the Latin American market, announced its product launch and a $3.5 million...

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Minu, a Mexico City-based, pay-on-demand startup, lands a $14M Series A

Many of the startups raising capital in Mexico are focused on financial inclusion, aiming to level the playing field in a country that is largely...

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TreeCard raises $5.1M seed to plant trees as you spend

TreeCard, a U.K. yet-to-launch fintech offering a spending card made out of wood and the promise to fund reforesting via the interchange fees...

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After pausing the business, Fronted finally launches to offer loans to cover rent deposits

Fronted, the London-based fintech aiming to make life easier for renters, including lending the cash needed for a deposit, has finally launched. In...

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YC-backed Djamo is building a financial super app for consumers in Francophone Africa

Djamo, a financial super app for consumers in Francophone Africa, is the first startup from Ivory Coast to get backing from Y Combinator. While there...

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Ramp and Brex draw diverging market plans with M&A strategies

From a high level, all of the recent deal-making in corporate cards and spend management shows that it’s not enough to just help companies track...

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Why fintechs are buying up legacy financial services companies

As more fintech companies find their way to higher and higher valuations in both the private and public markets, expect to see more legacy banks and...

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Trading platform Bitpanda raises $263M at a $4.1BN valuation

It’s not even half a year since crypto exchange Bitpanda announced a $170 million Series B — when, back in March, Austria’s first...

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Wannabe ‘social bank’ Kroo swerves VCs to raise a $24.5M Series A from HNWs

Launched in February 2019, Kroo, the London-based consumer-facing fintech, raised some seed funding last year for its prepaid card service which...

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This Week in Apps: In-app events hit the App Store, TikTok tries Stories, Apple reveals new child safety plan

Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the weekly TechCrunch series that recaps the latest in mobile OS news, mobile applications and the overall app...

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Fintech startup TreasurySpring raises $10M for platform giving online access to fixed-term funds

TreasurySpring is a fintech startup that is now opening up access to its ‘Fixed-Term Funds’ platform. It’s raised a $10 million...

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