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QED makes its first African investment, backing Nigerian fintech TeamApt in $50M+ deal

QED Investors, a U.S. fintech-focused venture capital firm, has led a new investment in TeamApt, a Nigerian fintech that provides business payments...

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Shop Circle wants to keep Shopify merchants from going ‘round and ‘round finding apps they need

The London-based company is creating a one-stop shop for what it considers to be the “best-of-the-best” e-commerce apps to get merchants...

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Why Latin America’s freight-forwarding opportunity is still attracting capital

Amid a pandemic and unrest over gasoline prices, investors are still pouring money into Latin America's logistics and shipping businesses.

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Live near an ocean? Kin Insurance’s data aims to more accurately predict home risk

By using data and technology to accurately price the risk, Kin Insurance is able to remove some of the costs of traditional insurance firms, like...

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Colombian e-commerce enablement startup Melonn raises $20M to help SMBs scale in LatAm

Melonn, a Colombian startup that provides fulfillment and software services to small and medium-sized e-commerce companies in Latin America, has...

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Wayflyer raises $150M on a $1.6B valuation for a new spin on providing loans to e-commerce merchants

E-commerce has continued to boom in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, but running an e-commerce business has also become significantly more chaotic,...

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QED Investors hires Gbenga Ajayi as partner to focus on investments in Africa

In a move rarely made by Western venture capitalists, QED Investors announced today that it has hired an African partner, Gbenga Ajayi. He will focus...

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Fairplay closes $35M in equity, debt to provide revenue-based financing to entrepreneurs

Fairplay provides a sales advance as funding in exchange for a flat fee and a steady revenue share of earnings until the capital is paid back.

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BHub secures $20M to become LatAm companies’ back-office administrator

Company owners can integrate BHub with their financial systems and view everything through one financial dashboard.

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EasyHealth, a startup targeting the Medicare experience, announces $135M Series A

EasyHealth, a startup focused on navigating the Medicare experience, announced a $135 million Series A round on Thursday. EasyHealth has a simple...

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AARP, T. Rowe Price, QED kick off community to target $8.3T 50-plus market

Prior to the global pandemic, technology for older folks was a nice to have, but now is “an absolute necessity to live your best life,” according...

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Why QED, hot on Nubank, is bullish about LatAm fintech

QED's first investment in the region was Nubank, a deal that is set to pay off handsomely.

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Brazil’s Hash raises $40M in a round led by QED and Kaszek for its white-label payments software

Hash, a payment infrastructure fintech, announced today that it has raised $40 million in a Series C funding round co-led by QED Investors and...

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Mynd raises $57.3M at an $807M valuation to give people a way to invest in rental properties remotely

Mynd, a company that aims to make it easier for people to buy and manage single-family rental properties, announced today it has raised $57.3 million...

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QED Investors closes on $1.05B across two funds to invest in fintech companies globally

QED Investors announced the closing of two new funds totaling $1.05 billion, capital that it will be using to back early-stage startups, as well as...

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Wayflyer raises $76M to provide ‘revenue-based’ financing to e-commerce merchants

Wayflyer, a revenue-based financing platform for e-commerce merchants, has raised $76 million in a Series A funding round led by Left Lane Capital....

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Treasury Prime raises $20M to scale its banking-as-a-service biz

This morning Treasury Prime, a banking-as-a-service startup that delivers its product via APIs, announced that it has closed a $20 million Series B....

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With backers like Tiger Global, LatAm crypto exchange Bitso raises $250M at a $2.2B valuation

Bitso, a regulated crypto exchange in Latin America, announced today it has raised $250 million in a Series C round of funding that values the...

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Tribal Credit, which provides credit cards to startups in emerging markets, raises $34.3M

The B2B payments space has seen an explosion in demand, and investor interest, in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic as businesses try to figure out...

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Payhawk raises $20M to unify corporate cards, payments and expenses

Fintech startup Payhawk has raised a $20 million funding round. QED Investors is leading the round with existing investor Earlybird Digital East also...

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Nuvocargo raises $12M to digitize the freight logistics industry

Despite hundreds of billions of dollars’ worth of goods flowing across the U.S.-Mexican border each year, the freight industry has remained analog...

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Ribbit Capital leads $26.7M round for Brazilian fintech Cora

Cora, a São Paulo-based technology-enabled lender to small and-medium-sized businesses, has raised $26.7 million in a Series A round led by Silicon...

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Why global investors are flocking to back Latin American startups

The Latin America startup ecosystem is having a great year, with mega-rounds being announced at breakneck speed and new unicorns minted almost...

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Reserve Trust raises $30.5M to become the ‘Stripe for B2B payments’

Reserve Trust, a Denver-based financial services provider, has raised $30.5 million in a Series A round led by QED Investors. FinTech Collective,...

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Accounting firm Proper banks $9M Series A to automate property management

Proper’s tech-enabled service is designed to execute those specific real estate accounting-related processes and apply automation to those that are...

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Refyne raises $20.1 million to help workers in India get faster access to wages

A young Indian startup that is betting that earned wage access solutions will take off in the South Asian nation said on Wednesday it has closed a...

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