This Week in Fintech (4/9)

This Week in Fintech (4/9)

Hello Fintech Friends,

Something we do is offer fintech founders introductions to friendly VCs, debt providers, and angel investors through This Week in Fintech’s network. You can see more details in our primer here.

I’m refreshing our list of friendly funds; if I missed you - please reach out! (If we have a pre-existing relationship; no cold outreach please.)

Please find another week of fintech financing events below.


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💸 Venture Financing

  • Fetch Rewards, a shopping rewards app, raised $240 million at a $2.5 billion valuation.
  • Binance US, the American arm of the crypto mega-exchange, raised $200 million at a $4.5 billion valuation in its first outside round.
  • Clarify Health, which manages healthcare data and payments, raised a $150 million Series D at a $1.4 billion valuation.
  • CAIS, an alternative investments platform, raised $100 million.
  • Lightning Labs, which enables stablecoin payments via bitcoin’s lightning network, raised a $70 million Series B.
  • Fidel API, a UK financial infrastructure builder for rewards, raised a $65 million Series B.
  • Ellevest, a female-focused digital investment platform, raised a $53 million Series B.
  • Treinta, a Colombian digital payments firm for micro-businesses, raised a $46 million Series A.
  • Moneybox, a UK savings and investment app, raised £35 million.
  • Budget Insight, a French open finance platform, raised €31 million.
  • Bambee, a payroll platform, raised a $30 million Series C.
  • InvestorFlow, an investor portal builder for alternative asset managers, raised a $30 million Series A and merged with enterprise CRM Cloud Theory.
  • Migrante, a Chilean provider of migrant financial services, raised a $30 million Series A.
  • Future Family, which provides loans for fertility treatments, raised a $25 million Series B.
  • Alpian, a Swiss digital private bank service, raised CHF 19 million.
  • EnKash, an Indian corporate spend management and corporate card provider, raised a $20 million Series B.
  • Azibo, a financial services platform for the rental property market, raised a $19 million Series A.
  • Lemon.markets, a German developer-facing stock trading API, raised €15 million.
  • Gotrade, an app to let international stock investors buy fractional US stock market shares, raised a $15.5 million Series A.
  • Creative Juice *, a building of financial products for creators, raised a $15 million Series A.
  • RenoFi, a home loan provider, raised a $14 million Series A.
  • Vested Finance, a platform to let Indian investors access the US stock market, raised a $12 million Series A.
  • Docyt, an ML-powered accounting platform, raised an $11.5 million Series A.
  • ZirooPay, builder of a mobile PoS solution for Nigeria, raised an $11.4 million Series A.
  • Qred, a Swedish credit-scoring platform, raised €10 million and moved into B2B payments.
  • Kaleidoscope, a fintech that helps finance educational grants, raised a $10 million Series A.
  • Gaviti, a service for unpaid invoice collection, raised a $9 million Series A.
  • Sydecar *, a one-stop-shop platform for the creation of investment funds and SPVs, raised an $8.3 million seed round.
  • FinKargo, a Colombian import finance platform, raised $7.5 million in seed funding.
  • Timeline, a UK financial advisor, raised £6 million in funding.
  • Starlight, a corporate digital asset management startup, raised a $5 million seed round.
  • Parallel Finance, a decentralized lending and staking service, raised $5 million from investors including Coinbase.
  • Upswing, an Indian B2B open finance provider, raised $4 million.
  • IBEX Mercado, a Guatemalan bank payment platform on bitcoin’s lightning network, raised $4 million in seed funding.
  • Uplinq, which provides data and scoring to small business lenders, raised a $3.5 million pre-seed.
  • Trustap, an Irish end-to-end digital transaction service, raised a $3.4 million seed.
  • ImaliPay, a one-stop shop for gig worker financial services in Kenya, raised a $3 million seed.
  • Book Salon, a Finnish booking and payments service for the beauty industry, raised €3 million.
  • Tortoise, an Indian ‘save now, buy later’ service, raised a $2.3 million seed.
  • Clockwork.ai, an FP&A app for small businesses, raised a $2 million seed round.

(Source)

💵 Debt Financing

  • Liquidity, which provides debt to late-stage fintech companies, raised $775 million for its new debt fund.
  • Camino Financial, a lending platform offering affordable credit to underserved markets in the US, raised $150 million in debt from Community Investment Management.

💰 Venture Funds

(Source: Axios)


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