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Employment Hero and YouTrip raise over $200M for APAC fintech (TWIF 10/28)

Employment Hero and YouTrip raise over $200M for APAC fintech (TWIF 10/28)
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Hello Fintech Friends,

Fintech startups disclosed almost $350 million in new fundraises over the past week, lead by Employment Hero, an HR and payroll platform out of Australia, and YouTrip, a Singaporean provider of a personal and corporate travel card.

We were also excited to see two of The Fintech Fund's portfolio companies, Themis and Minerva, "hand-picked as Startups with the Money20/20 stamp of approval that we believe will shape the future of our industry."

You can learn more about their suite of next-gen compliance tools at themis.com and gominerva.com.

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📊 Stat of the Week

“The volume of Open Banking payments in the UK doubled in the first half of 2023, compared to the first six months of 2022, with a record 9.7 million payments made in June.” (Source)

“A major cyber attack on a systemic payments system could cost the world economy $3.5 trillion.” (Source)

“UK consumers lost over £580 million to scams in the first half of 2023.” (Source)

💸 Venture Financing
  1. Employment Hero, an Australian recruitment, HR and payroll platform, secured an AUD $263 million ($167 million) Series F.
  2. YouTrip, a Singaporean multi-currency wallet that allows consumers and businesses to reduce fees for international travel, raised a $50 million Series B.
  3. Blockaid, an Israeli service for identifying ‘nefarious’ fraudulent and non-compliant crypto wallets, raised a $33 million Series A.
  4. Omnidian, a solar lender for commercial and residential installations, raised $25 million.
  5. Ternary, a cloud spend management startup, raised a $12 million Series A.
  6. Aleph, a next-gen financial planning and analysis platform, raised an $11.5 million Series A.
  7. Triple-A, a global digital currency payments app out of Southeast Asia, created by the Thunes founder, raised a $10 million Series A.
  8. Finerio, a South American provider of open banking for personalized financial products and services, raised $6.5 million.
  9. Nocturne Labs, an on-chain privacy protocol, raised a $6 million seed round.
  10. Lunr, a fintech provider of inventory financing for emerging retail brands, raised $6 million.
  11. Kota, an Irish platform for managing employee benefits, raised €5 million in seed funding.
  12. Prism Data*, the spinout from Petal building a cash flow underwriting and data analytics platform, raised $5 million in seed funding.
  13. Hiive, a marketplace to buy and sell shares of private tech companies, raised $4.2 million.
  14. Ctrl Alt, a provider of alternative asset investing tools, raised $2.7 million.
  15. Clearpool, a DeFi credit marketplace, received a $205,000 grant.
A smartphone on a purple suitcase displaying YouTrip's FX exchange app. On top of the smartphone is one of its cards.
YouTrip's travel card and app.

💵 Debt Financing
  • Uncapped, a European lender of capital from £10,000 to £10 million for online businesses, secured a €230 million credit facility.

💰 Venture Funds
  • Leapfrog aims to raise $1 billion for a new growth fund targeting financial services in Africa and Asia.
  • Flourish Ventures raised $350 million in new capital to invest in fintech with a purpose across the US and emerging markets.


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