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Morgan Bierschenk: CEO at Geoship, a Regenerative Village Building Platform, Explains why His Firm Chose Equity Crowdfunding to Raise Capital

We recently caught up with Morgan Bierschenk, the founder and CEO at Geoship, a Washington-based regenerative village building platform, “owned by the people, in service to the Earth.” Geoship aims to transform the housing industry by “building the future of home.” The company designs and… Read More

Micro Investment Mobile App Provider Stash Secures $112 Million in Capital via Round led by LendingTree

US-based Stash, the developer of a micro-investment mobile app, has acquired $112 million in capital through a Series F funding round that was led by LendingTree. Several other companies took part in Stash’s latest round, including Breyer Capital, Goodwater Capital, Greenspring Associates, Union Square Ventures… Read More

San Francisco’s Financial Venture Studio Announces Six More Fintech Startups that will Participate in its Business Development Program

The Financial Venture Studio (FVS), a venture capital firm that invests in US-based seed-stage Fintech companies, revealed on April 28, 2020 that it has selected six financial tech startups which will take part in its six-month, non-residential program. The program aims to assist the Fintech… Read More

US Department of Transportation Reveals Plans to Use Blockchain Tech to Improve Commercial Drone Industry Processes

The US Department of Transportation recently revealed its plans to use blockchain or distributed ledger technology (DLT) when working with drones. The agency, which is a federal Cabinet department of the US government concerned with transportation (established by an act of Congress on October 15,… Read More

Binance-backed Cryptocurrency Derivatives Exchange FTX to Launch Spot Trading in the US

FTX, a digital assets derivatives exchange that primarily caters to Asian traders and investors, will be introducing a spot exchange in the US markets. Sam Bankman-Fried, CEO at FTX, noted that the company’s US-based trading platform is presently in its beta testing phase. The spot… Read More

California-based Dole Food Company to Integrate Distributed Ledger Tech for Managing Supply Chain Processes

California-based Dole Food Company, an agricultural multinational corporation, has introduced a five-year plan to integrate blockchain or distributed ledger technology (DLT) for managing supply chain processes. Dole Food Company is the largest producer of fruits and vegetables in the world. The agribusiness company generated over… Read More

Digital Banking Apps in the US Experience 60% Increase in Downloads, 17% Revenue Growth in Past Month Due to COVID-19: Report

San Francisco-based AppsFlyer, a software-as-a-service (SaaS) mobile marketing analytics and attribution platform, reports a 22% increase in in-app purchases during the past two weeks. This, as US residents have begun to rely even more on their mobile devices while being stuck at home due to… Read More

Fintech Firm Artis Technologies Introduces Artis Connect, a Cloud-powered Lending Solution for Banks, Credit Unions

Artis Technologies, a US-based Fintech firm that provides embedded financial services platforms for digital, “point-of-need” lending and payments, has launched Artis Connect, a cloud-powered, white-label lending solution for banking institutions and credit unions. According to a company release, the solution aims to reach more clients… Read More

Digital Banking: UK-based Neobank Monzo Applies for Banking Charter in the US

UK-based digital bank Monzo has been planning to enter the US market for a fairly long time. A beta launch in the US was announced in late 2019. The banking challenger, which has been valued at over $1 billion, has managed to almost double its… Read More

gohenry, a Debit Card and Money Management App Provider for Kids, Reaches 1 Million Customers Globally

gohenry, the provider of a debit card and Fintech app with special parental controls for children between the ages of 6-18, has now surpassed the one million customer milestone. As noted in a release shared with Crowdfund Insider: “Following years of accelerated growth since its… Read More

Bitcoin Startup Purse.io Is Planning to Shut Down Due to Uncertainty in the Crypto and Larger Financial Markets

Cryptocurrency firm Purse.io, which allowed users to purchase items via Amazon at reduced or special rates using Bitcoin (BTC) and Bitcoin Cash (BCH), is reportedly planning to close down its operations. The San Francisco-based company confirmed on April 16, 2020 that it will shut down… Read More

Mobile Banking Platform Varo Money to Accommodate Former Clients of Digital Bank Moven, which Closed its Consumer Product Offering

San Francisco-headquartered Varo Money, an established mobile banking service provider, is reportedly planning to accommodate the former clients of digital bank Moven, which recently closed down its direct-to-consumer product offering. In March 2020, Moven’s management had reported that it experienced funding challenges due to the… Read More

US Fintech Robinhood Is Reportedly Getting Ready to Finalize a $200 Million Investment Round, Led by Sequoia Capital

US Fintech firm Robinhood is reportedly getting ready to finalize its investment round worth an estimated $200-$250 million. Following the successful completion of this round, the Menlo Park-based brokerage firm would be valued at roughly $8 billion, according to recent reports. Sources familiar with the… Read More

Giant VC Firm Andreessen Horowitz Is Planning to Secure $450 Million in Capital for its Second Cryptocurrency-focused Fund

Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz (a16z) is planning to secure $450 million in capital for its second digital asset-focused fund, according to a recent report from the Financial Times (FT). Sources familiar with the matter told the FT that the giant VC firm… Read More

Central Bank Digital Currencies Increasingly Being Considered by Governments, as AML/CFT Regulations Tighten: Report

New York-based BitOoda, a digital asset and Fintech firm, recently published its cryptocurrency market regulatory analysis report. Governments throughout the world are struggling to deal with the devastating economic consequences of the deadly Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The BitOoda team reveals: “We’ve noted an uptick in… Read More

Fintech Firms Intuit and PayPal Approved by SBA to Distribute Funds as Part of US Emergency Lending Program, Following Coronavirus Outbreak

Fintech firms Intuit and PayPal have been approved by the Small Business Administration (SBA) to distribute funds, which are part of the US organization’s emergency lending and relief program. The funds are being given to businesses in order to help them sustain their operations, following… Read More

COVID-19 Relief: US-based Fintech Wellpay to Help Individuals Burdened by Medical Bills Due to Coronavirus Crisis

California-headquartered Wellpay, a Fintech service provider for the healthcare sector, recently revealed that it will be accelerating its planned public launch, in order to help individuals who may be burdened by huge medical bills due to the health and financial crisis created by COVID-19. The… Read More

US-based Fintech Blackhawk Network Acquires SVM, a Global Provider of Gift Cards for Oil Companies, Restaurants, Hotels

US-based Fintech firm Blackhawk Network, a global branded payments solution provider, has acquired all SVM divisions, which include SVM Cards, SVM Payments and SVM Global. Established in 1997, SVM is a multinational provider of various gift card packages for businesses. The firm’s clients reportedly include… Read More

COVID-19 Relief: Payments Giant Square to Add Feature Allowing Users to Directly Access Stimulus Funds from their Cash App Accounts

The US Internal Revenue Service (IRS) confirmed on April 10, 2020 that it would be providing a tool for eligible American citizens and residents who don’t normally submit tax return documents, so that they can get access to government Coronavirus (COVID-19)-related stimulus funds. Soon after… Read More

Fidelity Digital Assets Expands Cryptocurrency Trading Platform Due to New Client Requests Following COVID-19 Outbreak

Fidelity Digital Assets, the cryptocurrency division of Fidelity, a multi-trillion dollar asset manager, is reportedly planning to expand its range of products and services. The firm’s decision to introduce new services has come at a time when it has been experiencing  a significant increase in… Read More

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