This Week in Fintech (4/30)

This Week in Fintech (4/30)

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💸 Venture Financing

  • TaxFix, a German mobile tax-filing app, raised $220 million at a $1 billion valuation.
  • Oyster, an employment platform that provides payroll services, raised a $150 million Series C at a $1 billion valuation.
  • Starling Bank, a UK neobank, raised £130.5 million from existing investors at a £2.5 billion valuation.
  • TheGuarantors, a financial and insurance product builder for renters and landlords, raised a $50 million Series C.
  • 0x Labs, a decentralized exchange protocol and infrastructure builder, raised a $70 million Series B.
  • Eurora, an Estonian company building cross-border payments compliance for e-commerce, raised a $40 million Series A.
  • Spruce, a decentralized financial identity startup, raised a $34 million Series A.
  • Copper, a teen banking app, raised $29 million and announced it had reached 800k users.
  • Minka, a Colombian payments infrastructure startup, raised $24 million.
  • Kard, a customizable credit card rewards program provider, raised a $23 million Series A.
  • Cogni, a lifestyle-focused neobank, raised $23 million and pivoted to crypto.
  • Previse, a UK business financing startup, raised (is raising?) a $10.4 million Series B at a $90 million valuation.
  • Justifi, a fintech orchestration layer for vertical SaaS, raised a $10.6 million seed round.
  • Crowdz, a SaaS receivables platform, raised $10 million, including from Citi.
  • Afriex, a Nigerian blockchain-based payments platform, raised $10 million.
  • Zenda, a UAE startup to enable parental payment of school bills, raised $9.4 million in seed funding.
  • Vertex Protocol, a decentralized foreign exchange trading platform, raised an $8.5 million seed round.
  • HomePace, a home financing equity exchange, raised a $7 million Series A.
  • Rain, a corporate card for DAOs, raised a $6 million seed round.
  • Tonic, a decentralized finance protocol built on NEAR, raised $5 million.
  • JustiFi, an embedded finance platform for vertical software-as-a-service companies, raised $4 million in seed funding.
  • Streamlined, an invoicing and payments startup, raised a $3 million seed and $1 million pre-seed.
  • OneVest, a Canadian wealth management platform, raised CAD$5 million.
  • Volume, a one-click e-commerce checkout startup, raised $2.4 million.
  • Carbon Collective, a climate investing app, raised a $2.2 million seed round.
  • CharityVest, a charity payment app, raised a $2.2 million seed extension and launched an ETF product.
  • PayByCar, a mobile car payments company, raised a seed round.
  • Laboremus, a credit onboarding app in Uganda, raised a seed round.

💰 Venture Funds

  • Creator financial tooling platform Creative Juice launched a $50 million creator fund.
  • BBVA Bank announced a $20 million investment in clean energy VC Lowercarbon Capital.

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