Amex Ventures

Vesey Ventures closes on $78M debut fund to back early-stage fintech startups

After working together for nearly one decade, three former managing directors of Amex Ventures in early 2022 branched out to form their own fintech-focused venture firm, Vesey Ventures. The trio had m

Trust & Will secures $15M after doubling revenue

Drafting a will and planning for what happens to your estate once you pass away is well, not exactly fun. Both tasks can also be very pricey endeavors, not to mention just painful to do for many reaso

Selling APIs with Orum and Amex Ventures on TechCrunch Live

Stephany Kirkpatrick launched Orum.io in 2019 and quickly gained investments from some of the top fintech venture capital firms. Why? Kirkpatrick’s company is reinventing how money is transferred be

Marc Lore chews the fat about reinventing at-home dining at Disrupt

There’s no denying it — when it comes to e-commerce, Marc Lore delivers. The serial entrepreneur sold Quidsi, the parent company of Diapers.com, Soap.com and others, to Amazon in 2011 for $550 mil

There’s always another nightmarish crypto hack around the corner

Welcome back to Chain Reaction. Last week, we looked at the near-term future for crypto gaming as VCs zero in on where to place consumer bets. This week, we’re looking at hardware wallets and th

Nigerian startup Klasha gets an additional $2.1M for its cross-border commerce play

Lagos and San Francisco-based Klasha has received an additional $2.1 million to complete its $4.5 million seed round. The startup, which provides multiple products for the cross-border commerce space

Amex Ventures bets $5M on Trellis, which wants to make switching insurance providers easier

How many people have stuck with the same auto insurance provider because the process of finding a new one feels overwhelming and painful? A lot. It’s no surprise then that a number of startups have

Ex-Better.com CFO raises $10.8M to build Glean AI, or ‘accounts payable with a brain’

Having held the positions of CFO at digital lenders OnDeck and Better.com, Howard Katzenberg experienced firsthand just what a lack of visibility into company spend could cost an organization. After s

Pinwheel raises $50M Series B at $500M valuation for its income verification APIs

Six months after its $20 million Series A, payroll connectivity platform Pinwheel just announced that it has nabbed another $50 million in a round led by new investor GGV Capital.  Pinwheel serves ne