Samantha Hurst

Crowdfunding Platform For Alternative Investments Supervest Now Seeking Funds Through SeedInvest Round

  Supervest, a U.S. crowdfunding platform specifically for alternative investments, is now seeking funds through its crowdfunding campaign on SeedInvest. The company describes itself as a technology platform created to bridge the gap between brokers, syndicates, and funding companies. “Supervest is an online, crowd-funding platform that… Read More

Crowdcube Success Fullgreen Launches Crowdfunding Effort on Seedrs & Quickly Surpasses £600,000 Funding Target

  Less than a year after raising more than £700,000 through its recent Crowdcube round, UK-based food brand Fullgreen (formerly CauliRice) has launched an equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs, and has already surpassed its initial £600,000 funding target from nearly 500 Seedrs investors. As previously reported,… Read More

U.S. Insurtech Trov Continues Presence in the UK By Offering Digital Renters Insurance

Trov, a U.S.-based insurtech company, announced earlier this week that it is expanding its presence in the UK by offering digital renter’s insurance. The company also revealed a new wave of consumers that will offer digital insurance that is powered by its technology, which includes… Read More

Mexico-Based E-Commerce For Cars Platform KAVAK Raises $485 Million Through Series D Funding Round Led By D1 Capital Partners, Founders Fund, Ribbit, & BOND

    Kavak, a Mexico-based e-commerce platform for buying and selling pre-owned cars, has raised $485 million through its Series D investment round, which was reportedly led by D1 Capital Partners, Founders Fund, Ribbit, and BOND. According to TechCrunch, the latest investment round brings Kavak’s… Read More

UK Digital Banking Solution goHenry Continues to Grow Through Integration With API Platform Jitterbit

  UK-based digital banking solution goHenry is reportedly integrating with Jitterbit, an API platform, as it continues its expansion into the U.S. as well as to adapt to the current COVID-19 precautions.  As previously reported, goHenry’s financial services, which is a debit card and app, is geared for the digital… Read More

Canadian Fintech Mogo Partners With LendingClub Bank For Carta Expansion

Mogo Inc. (NASDAQ:MOGO) (TSX:MOGO) a Canada-based digital payments and financial technology company, announced on Thursday its wholly-owned payments platform, Carta Worldwide, is extending its U.S. market deployment with an expanded debit card issuance service offering for challenger banks. Carta has reportedly partnered with LendingClub Bank, National… Read More

Afterpay Teams Up With Adyen For Flexible Payment Option

Afterpay (ASX:APT), a digital platform that offers interest-free installment plans for online purchases, announced on Thursday it has teamed up with Adyen (AMS: ADYEN), a global payments platform, to offer its “Buy Now, Pay Later” (BNPL) service to retailers. The companies revealed that the first retailer… Read More

NYMBUS Announces Collaboration With Data & Analytics Company Segment

    NYMBUS, a U.S. financial service platform provider, announced on Thursday it has teamed up with data and analytics company Segmint to enhance its’ customer-based transaction data across its entire suite of banking products and services.The collaboration comes less than two months after NYMBUS… Read More

Inter-American Development Bank Teams Up With CITI Innovation Labs For Cross-Border Payments Over Blockchain

  Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) announced on Thursday it has teamed up with CITI Innovation Labs to create cross-border payments from the U.S. to countries in Latin America and the Caribbean using blockchain and tokenized money. According to IDB, The LACChain Blockchain Network-enabled several disbursements… Read More

Overfunding: UK Green Debit Card Tred Quickly Surpasses £400,000 Funding Target Through Crowdcube Campaign

  Tred, a UK-based green debit card, has successfully secured its initial £400,000 funding target through equity crowdfunding platform Crowdcube. The campaign has attracted more than 300 Crowdcube investors. Founded in 2019, Tred claims to be the first UK green debit card that allows users track, reduce and offset… Read More

Wealth Management/Financial Wellness Provider Envestnet Announces Acquisition of Harvest Savings & Wealth Technologies

Envestnet, Inc. (NYSE: ENV), a provider of intelligent systems for wealth management and financial wellness, announced on Thursday it has acquired Harvest Savings & Wealth Technologies. According to Envestnet, Harvest Savings & Wealth Technologies provides automated goals-based saving tools and wealth solutions to banks, credit… Read More

Milestone: Addepar Exceeds $2.5 Trillion in Assets Through Wealth Management Platform

    Addepar, a U.S.-based wealth management platform, announced on Thursday the assets on its platform have increased to more than $2.5 trillion, adding more than $15 billion in assets a week on average since mid-last year. The company further revealed that it had its strongest… Read More

U.S. Insurtech Fenris Raises $2.7 Million Through Latest Investment Round; Seeks to Modernize Insurance & Financial Applications

  Fenris, a U.S.-based insurtech platform, announced on Wednesday it secured $2.7 million in new investment round, which was led by IDEA Fund Partners with participation from  Six-Thirty VC, CIT GAP Funds, and Rezon8 Capital. Founded in 2016, Fenris states its APIs deliver real-time insights na… Read More

Egyptian Fintech Paymob Raises $18.5 Million Series A Funding Round

  Paymob, a Egypt-based payment platform, has raised $18.5 million through its Series A funding round, which was reportedly led by India-based VC firm Global Ventures with participation from Egyptian investment fund A15 and Dutch development bank FMO. The investment round notably comes less than a… Read More

SoFi Unveils Auto Loan Refinancing Options on Lantern

  SoFi, one of the most successful fintechs in the U.S., announced on Tuesday it has launched auto loan refinancing through its financial services product comparison platform, Lantern. SoFi reported it launched auto loan refinancing through its partnership with MotoRefi, an auto fintech startup on a… Read More

Brim Financial Partners With Canadian Western Bank For Platform as a Service

  Brim Financial (Brim), a Canadian fintech and certified credit card issuer, announced on Wednesday it has joined forces with Canadian Western Bank (CWB) to roll out its Platform as a Service (PaaS) and credit card infrastructure. According to Brim, the PaaS enables CWB to… Read More

OppFi Joins Forces With Mastercard, First Electronic Bank & Deserve to Launch Mobile-First Credit Card

    Opportunity Financial, LLC (OppFi), a U.S.-based fintech platform that powers banks to help the everyday consumer gain access to credit, announced on Wednesday it has joined forces with Mastercard, First Electronic Bank and Deserve to launch OppFi Card, which is a new mobile-first credit… Read More

U.S. Fintech Avant Acquires Zero Financial & Level

U.S. fintech Avant announced on Wednesday it has completed the acquisition of Zero Financial and neobank Level. Avant reported the acquisition of Level will allow it to expand its reach by offering digital banking experiences to its American customers. According to Avant, Level offers cashback… Read More

U.S. Fintech Obligo Announces Lease Renewal Incentive Program

Obligo, a U.S.-based fintech startup that’s focused on the real estate market, announced on Wednesday has launched a lease renewal incentive program, which is designed for residential landlords to increase retention rates, minimize the cost of concessions and provide renters with immediate cash they can… Read More

Gemini Teams Up With Alloy For Crypto Rewards Credit Card

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US-based digital assets firm Gemini has joined forces with identity decisioning platform for banks and fintech companies, Alloy, to streamline identity decisioning for its credit card with cryptocurrency rewards. Gemini reported that through the collaboration, it will use Alloy to facilitate its onboarding process for credit card… Read More

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