Samantha Hurst

Marketplace SaaS Platform Mirakl Secures $300 Million Through Latest Investment Round Led By Permira

Mirakl, a marketplace SaaS platform that empowers both B2B and B2C organizations to launch and grow an enterprise marketplace at scale, announced earlier this week it secured $300 million through its latest investment round, which was led by  Permira, with participation from long term investors… Read More

Integrated Payment & Commerce Solutions Provider Paya Announces Partnership With SaaS Firm CoverMe

Paya,  a U.S.-based integrated payment and commerce solutions provider, announced earlier this week it has formed a partnership with CoverMe, a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) application for hospitals and long-term care providers. Paya reported that through the partnership, CoverMe will increase efficiency for healthcare providers in processing… Read More

Chime CEO Chris Britt Discusses Recent Funding Success & Future Plans With CNBC

  Following the recent announcement that app-only banking service Chime raised $485 million through a Series F round, CEO of the company, Chris Britt, sat down to discuss the funding round, as well as Chime’s future plans. As previously reported, Chime is on a mission… Read More

Digital Banking Service “One” Makes Debut

One, a U.S. digital banking startup, announced earlier this week it has officially launched its services. The company reported it is on a mission to “redesign banking for modern life” by combing digital banking with a full suite of products that traditional banks offer. Created… Read More

U.S. Insurtech Hippo Ends Three-Year Partnership With Property Casualty Insurer Topa Insurance

  Topa Insurance, a specialty property-casualty insurer, and U.S. insurtech Hippo Enterprises Inc. announced earlier this week that they have made a mutual decision to transition their partnership. Following the transition, Hippo customer policies with Topa will be underwritten by Spinnaker Insurance Company, a wholly-owned… Read More

Update: Savings App Chip Set to Close Future Fund Round on Crowdcube With More Than £11.3 Million Raised

Savings App Chip is set to close its Future Fund round hosted on Crowdcube with more than 11.3 million raised from 1945 investors. The campaign made its debut on the equity crowdfunding platform earlier this month, originally seeking £2 million, which was raised in under… Read More

Ant Group Unveils AntChain-Powered Global Trade/Financial Service Platform “Trusple” For SMEs & Financial Institutions

Financial giant Ant Group announced on Friday the launch of Trusple, an international trade and financial service platform powered by AntChain, the company’s blockchain-based technology solutions. According to Ant Group, Trusple aims to make it easier and less costly for all participants to sell their… Read More

U.S. Fintech & Digital Mortgage Lender Neat Capital Hits $2 Billion of Annualized Applications

Neat Capital, a U.S.-based fintech and digital mortgage lender, announced on Friday it surpassed $2 billion of annualized application volume. Founded in 2015, Neat Capital states it is streamlining home lending with an online application and real-time loan approval. “Today, Neat Capital has redesigned the… Read More

Cryptocurrency Exchange & Custodian Gemini Makes Debut in the UK

Gemini Trust Company, LLC (Gemini), a cryptocurrency exchange and custodian, announced on Wednesday its launch in the UK. The platform reported that it is now offering its services in pound sterling (GBP) and its UK launch comes just after the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) granted… Read More

Sberbank Launches Cloud Services for Businesses to Sign Payment Documents Through Mobile App

Russian banking group Sberbank announced on Thursday it is rolling out cloud service for businesses to sign payment documents inside the bank’s mobile app. Sberbank explained that users of its corporate banking solution will be able to clear payments and sign documents through non-certified digital… Read More

Stripe Announces Global Commerce Partnership With Salesforce

Payments platform Stripe announced on Wednesday it has formed a global commerce partnership with Salesforce to power Commerce Cloud Payments and advanced commerce experiences for enterprise customers. The duo is teaming up to help retailers adapt to a reported digital spending surge. “E-commerce spending has… Read More

Santander Bank Announces Partnership With Roostify For Digital Home Lending Platform

Santander Bank announced on Thursday it has joined forces with Roostify for its digital home lending platform, EZApply. According to Santander, the platform provides a “convenient” way for customers to apply for the bank’s home lending services. Santander further explained that the platform offers a… Read More

U.S. Fintech Greenlight Scores $215 Million Through Series C Funding Round Led By Canapi Ventures & TTV Capital; Brings Valuation to $1.2 Billion

Greenlight Financial Technology, Inc., a U.S.-based fintech company that created a smart debit card for kids, teens, and college students, announced on Thursday it raised $215 million through its Series C funding round, which was led by Canapi Ventures and TTV Capital with participation from… Read More

Petal Secures $55 Million Through Series C Funding Round Led By Valar Ventures

Petal, a credit card startup pioneering “Cashflow Underwriting” as an alternative to traditional credit scoring, announced on Thursday it secured $55 million through its Series C funding round, which was led by Valar Ventures with participation from Rosecliff Ventures, Afore Capital, RiverPark Ventures, Great Oaks… Read More

U.S. Insurtech CogniSure Debuts AI Platform For Commercial Loss Run Automation

CogniSure AI, an insurtech startup that is focused on providing actionable insights from unstructured insurance documents such as policies, loss runs, quotes, and submission emails, announced on Wednesday the launch of its artificial intelligence (AI) platform for commercial loss run automation. Founded in 2019, CogniSure… Read More

Prime Trust Teams Up With Acuant For All-In-One Trusted Identity Platform

  Prime Trust, a blockchain-driven trust company, has teamed up with global identity verification provider Acuant for identity verification and complain to meet Anti-Money Laundering (AML) regulations, manage fraud and fight financial crime, through its All-In-One Trusted Identity platform. Prime Trust reported it is integrating… Read More

Belgian Fintech Mozzeno Raises Around €3 Million Through Latest Investment Round

Mozzeno, a Belgium-based fintech, has raised around €3 million through latest investment round from reportedly its existing and new shareholders, which includes the W.IN.G Fund, as well as Federale (Federale Verzekering/Assurance). Launched in 2017, Mozzeno claims it is the fist Belgian platform that allows investors… Read More

Insurtech Startup Penn River Teams Up With Mantissa Group to Launch ProductHub Platform

Penn River, a U.S. insurtech that’s focused on cloud-based annuity and life administration, announced on Tuesday it has joined forces with management consulting company Mantissa to launch its ProductHub platform. Penn River describes ProductHub as a solution that provides as much as a 30% reduction… Read More

U.S. Insurtech Pie Insurance Announces Launch of Automated Bind Requests in Partner Portal

U.S.-based insurtech startup Pie Insurance announced on Tuesday it is now offering automated bind requests within its recently launched partner portal. Pie Insurance reported that by allowing partner agents to submit requests to bind on eligible submissions within the partner portal, the company is “streamlining”… Read More

Update: Robinhood Reportedly Raises $660 Million in Total Through Series G Investment Round

Robinhood, a modern trading platform that offers both traditional securities as well as crypto, has reportedly secured $660 million in total through its Series G funding round. The platform revealed it raised $200 million through the round last month, with D1 Capital Partners leading the… Read More

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