Hello Fintech Friends,
Happy new year!
One quick note - many of us here at This Week in Fintech are investors as well (angel and venture). In the interests of editorial integrity, we’ll start disclosing our own fintech investments and positions in the companies that we write about by denoting them with a * when we write about them.
Readability is our number one priority with this newsletter, so we’ve been evaluating the cadence and whether we should update the once-a-week format. For the foreseeable future, we’ll keep to the weekly cadence in the interests of concision and digestibility. We’ll use our Twitter and LinkedIn for accounts for more continuous, real-time fintech news. Have thoughts on the format? Let us know!
Please find another week of fintech financings and exits below.
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💸 Venture Financing
Nigerian fintechs alone raised about $800 million in 2021.
- Jupiter, an Indian neobank, raised an $86 million Series C at a $711 million valuation.
- iCapital Network, an alternative investment network, raised a $50 million round at a valuation over $6 billion.
- IMFact, a Kenyan supply chain financing startup, raised $4 million.
🌎 Fintech Around the World
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