Debt-management focused Student Loan Hero is ramping up the competition in the “Mint for Student Loans” space, with now 2,000 people on board, $63 million in debt under management, a platform built on proprietary technology (not Yodlee, like some of its nearest competitors), and a little bit of seed funding from Expansion VC. → Read More
Not all small businesses and startups are lucky enough to raise venture capital. When Main Street business owners, like your local tailor, barber or florist find themselves in need of capital to help grow their businesses, they typically are forced to turn to banks for a loan. But applying for these loan packages is time consuming and expensive.
BillFloat, a San Francisco-based startup that helps consumers pay their monthly service bills and avoid those pesky late fees and overdraft charges, announced today that it raised $21 million in new funding from Investor Growth Capital (IGC), with participation from Bronze Investments and previous investors Venrock, FirstRound Capital and Baseline Ventures. The new round brings the company’s total… → Read More
Last night at Bloomberg’s San Francisco headquarters, Kleiner Perkins partner Mary Meeker took to the stage to deliver one of her famed presentations on the prevailing trends in the tech ecosystem. It was a somewhat unexpected mid-year update, which elaborated on her annual report published earlier summer, and discussed the continuing strength of mobile, the skyrocketing adoption of Android phones… → Read More
Personal finance service (and TechCrunch Disrupt alum) Credit Sesame has just secured $12 million in Series C funding. The round was led by Globespan Capital Partners, and included participation from Credit Sesame’s existing investors, Menlo Ventures and Inventus Capital.
The financing will help the company continue its product development and market reach, CEO Adrian Nazari tells us, and in… → Read More