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Fintech fundraising is creeping back up (TWIF 4/1)

Fintech fundraising is creeping back up (TWIF 4/1)
Hammamet, Tunisia circa 1960s

Hello Fintech Friends,

📈 With 33 new fintech fundraises announced this week, it's starting to feel alive again around here.

🔦 A special spotlight on our Head of Community Cristina Ciaravalli, who did an interview for Women’s History Month this week with Fundrise’s Saira Rahman and the team at VGS.

💸 I’ll be at Anthemis’ 2023 Investor Summit in New York in May to see Josue of GuruHotel – one of The Fintech Fund’s portfolio companies – talk about Creating Change through Small Businesses. (Drop me a line if you’ll be there too.)

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Please find another week of fintech financing events below.


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💸 Venture Financing
  1. Ledger, a French hard wallet for storing digital currencies, added €100 million to its Series C.
  2. Raisin, a pan-European savings and investment app, raised a €60 million Series E.
  3. Agreena, a Danish financing platform for farmers to invest in carbon neutrality, raised a €46 million Series B.
  4. P97 Networks, a mobile payments platform, raised $40 million.
  5. Versana, a syndicated loan platform, raised $40 million from a series of banks including Deutsche Bank, Morgan Stanley, US Bank and Wells Fargo.
  6. Thunes, a Singapore cross-border payments provider, raised a $30 million Series C.
  7. Spiral, an embeddable impact and ESG app for financial institutions, raised a $28 million Series A.
  8. LeapXpert, a communications platform for banks and FIs, raised a $22 million Series A+.
  9. Paytrix*, a UK-based one-stop-shop payments curation platform, raised an $18.3 million Series A.
  10. StellarFi, a platform for building credit by paying bills and rent on-time, raised a $15 million Series A.
  11. Orb, a platform for intelligent SaaS billing and monitoring, announced a $14 million Series A and $5.1 million seed round.
  12. SKUx, a product-based consumer payments app, raised an $11 million Series A.
  13. Stratyfy, a builder of machine learning solutions for lenders, raised $10 million.
  14. Salt Labs, an equity-building platform for hourly workers, raised a $10 million pre-seed.
  15. Hazy, a British synthetic data startup, raised $9 million from banks like Nationwide, Wells Fargo and Intesa Sanpaolo.
  16. Bink, which links consumer credit cards with loyalty providers, raised £9 million.
  17. Playbook, a Gen Z and millennial personal finance app, raised a $7 million Series A.
  18. Connect Earth, which collects carbon data on financial transactions, raised a £4.65 million seed round.
  19. Cega, a Singaporean decentralized finance derivatives marketplace, raised $5 million.
  20. Finverity, a trade supply chain finance provider, raised $5 million on the back of 15x revenue growth in the Middle East and North Africa.
  21. Pacto, a point-of-sale payment solution for restaurants in Mexico, raised $4 million.
  22. Nimbbl, an Indian one-click checkout solution, raised $3.5 million in seed funding.
  23. Translucent, a UK-based accounting and financial management platform, raised a £2.7 million pre-seed.
  24. Presta, an end-to-end business loan management platform, raised a $3.3 million pre-seed.
  25. Roundtable, a French angel investment platform for European startups, raised €3 million on its own platform.
  26. Open Payments, a Swedish account aggregation platform, raised a €3 million growth round.
  27. Payday, a pan-African neobank focused on the future of work, raised a $3 million seed round.
  28. HeavyFinance, a climate tech investment marketplace, raised €3 million in seed funding.
  29. Sarna, a trading and investing platform, raised a $2.5 million seed round.
  30. Credable, a UAE-based digital banking platform, raised a $2.5 million seed round.
  31. ClearToken, a clearinghouse for the digital asset market, raised strategic funding from Japanese bank Nomura.
  32. EverC, a marketplace risk intelligence platform for payment providers, raised strategic funding from Kroll.
  33. Ziglu, a UK cryptocurrency exchange that once fundraised at a $170 million valuation, is on the market looking to raise £2 million at £10 million and is considering a sale after the collapse of a deal to sell itself to Robinhood.
💰 Venture Funds
  • African commerce and payments investor DFS Lab partnered with open-source group Stellar to launch its DFS Lab Stellar Africa Fund I.

Source: The Thesis Driving M13's Fintech Investment Strategy


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