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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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The rise of API-first companies, in fintech and beyond

It's not just in fintech that API solutions are on the rise – and helping solve a great range of problems.

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A ping-pong match between bulls and bears

Hello and welcome back to Equity, a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. Happily we...

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Stripe and Plaid suit up for battle

Plaid and Stripe are now standing face to face, if not already on each other’s toes.

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Daily Crunch: Plaid product updates signal push to ‘own’ more of the account funding process

It’s Wednesday, May 18, 2022, and we are hanging out at our Mobility event, ogling cars that fly, drive themselves and have various identity...

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Plaid officially expands into identity and income verification, fraud prevention and account funding

Fintech decacorn Plaid expands from its core business of account linking into identity and income verification, fraud prevention and account funding.

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Gradient Ventures backs Mentum’s goal to democratize investment services in LatAm

The company offers technology in the form of APIs and widgets that businesses can use to create investment products for their customers.

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The Interchange: Stripe takes a swing at Plaid

Hi all, it was a roller coaster of a week in the world of fintech as I published two separate articles on startup layoffs and a nine-figure funding...

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Stripe is playing checkers with Plaid

Hello and welcome back to Equity, a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. The crew...

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From partners to competitors: What Stripe’s latest move means for Plaid

Fintech giants Stripe and Plaid appear to be going head to head.

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Baseten nabs $20M to make it easier to build machine learning-based applications

As the tech world inches a closer to the idea of artificial general intelligence, we’re seeing another interesting theme emerging in the...

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Skyflow and Plaid partner in effort to bolster fintech data security

Skyflow, which sells data privacy tools for corporate customers, this morning announced a partnership with Plaid, a unicorn that helps pass fintech...

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Plaid cofounder’s next venture is a bank to power fintech apps

Plaid cofounder William Hockey has revealed his next startup: A nationally chartered bank called Column that is geared toward fintech developers.

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Sika lets patients ‘hack’ their health savings accounts to buy wellness products tax-free

Sika's healthcare fintech can help customers buy skincare products or a Peloton using pre-tax HSA or FSA dollars.

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Starlight shoots for the moon, aiming to build the Brex of crypto

New York-based Starlight is building an expense management tool like Ramp, Brex, or Mercury, but for crypto

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How Plaid’s CTO grew his engineering team 17.5x in 4 years

How did a growing company like Plaid scale the engineering team 17.5x in four years and keep everything in working order? We talked to CTO Jean-Denis...

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a16z backs Rutter’s goal of being ‘Plaid for commerce’

Rutter is building a universal e-commerce API for reading and writing data for integration with commerce platforms and access to financial data...

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Still managing engineers remotely? Okay has a performance dashboard for that

In the past year, the company saw both its revenue and customer base grow around 10 times.

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Wordle’s Blizzard of transparency

Hello and welcome back to Equity, a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. This is our...

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Plaid buys Cognito as it moves beyond merely connecting accounts

Plaid, a fintech unicorn known for its APIs that connect consumer bank accounts to financial applications, announced today that it is buying Cognito....

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2021’s top 10 enterprise M&A deals reached $121B

There was a lot of action in 2021 in enterprise M&A — once totaled, my top 10 deals came in at just under $121 billion.

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Norwest unveils a $3 billion fund, which is nearly one-fourth the capital it has ever raised

Norwest Venture Partners, the now 60-year-old venture and growth equity firm backed entirely by the banking giant Wells Fargo, today rolled out its...

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Nigeria’s OnePipe raises $3.5M to double down on its embedded finance offering

Last year, fintech API infrastructure players came into the African tech scene, ushering in Plaid-like services to businesses and developers. And the...

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Lessons we learned from the last week of fintech earnings

Let’s examine a series of winning fintech results from BNPL, consumer finance, proptech and corporate finance before turning to fintech's...

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Stitch gets a $2M seed extension, hires Benjamin Dada to lead Nigerian expansion

Two months into 2021, South African fintech Stitch came out of stealth and raised $4 million in seed funding, allowing it to begin to make inroads...

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Potential winners and losers line up as Plaid pushes deeper into payments

So now Plaid says it’s a payments company. It was only a matter of time, really.

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Plaid overhauls Plaid Link SDK with simplicity in mind

Since 2015, Plaid has helped developers connect users to banking information using an SDK (software development kit) called Plaid Link. As Plaid...

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Inside Plaid’s plans to build a new, global finance network

When Visa announced plans to purchase Plaid for $5.3 billion in January 2020, the deal represented one of the largest acquisitions of a fintech...

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