Anthemis Group

Fintech-focused VC firm Anthemis Group lays off 28% of staff as part of restructuring

Anthemis Group has completed restructuring that resulted in its letting go of 16 employees, or about 28% of its employees, earlier this year, the fintech-focused venture firm has confirmed to TechCrun

Daylight, the LGBTQ+ neobank, raises cash to launch subscription plan for family planning

Just days after a bill that would codify same-sex marriage in the U.S. cleared a key hurdle in the Senate, Daylight, a digital bank that pitches itself as LGBTQIA+-friendly, announced a $15 million Se

Disrupt early-bird pricing extended to Friday

We see how hard early startup community members work to build their dreams. You’re all wicked busy, and that’s why we’re extending our early-bird pricing on passes to TechCrunch Disrupt, tak

Anthemis, Airbase and Ramp will talk about balancing runway and growth in competitive sectors at Disrupt

How long is your startup’s runway? It’s an important question and an essential metric for every early-stage founder to know. But for startups wading into hot sectors with big markets — fintech a

Sheryl Sandberg a source of inspiration for f7 Ventures’ general partners as they deploy first fund

Kelly Graziadei and Joanna Lee Shevelenko, general partners at f7 Ventures, were inspired by Sheryl Sandberg and her advocacy for women having a seat at the table. 

Zinc heads toward new $41M tech-for-good fund to back pre-team talent solving big problems

So-called “tech for good” accelerators addressing such worthy sounding subjects as ESGs and SDGs have appeared in the last few years. Some observers have dismissed these efforts as scalable only t

Stax gets $2.2M for its app that lets Africans make transactions via automated USSD codes

Stax, a startup that allows Africans to buy airtime, send and request money, and transfer funds between accounts via automated USSD codes, has raised a $2.2 million seed extension round. U.S.-based VC

Employees can count on Addition Wealth for free, holistic financial planning services

As companies fight to retain workers amid the “Great Resignation,” many are offering enhanced benefits packages to employees. Financial wellness benefits, in particular, are on the rise, especiall

Stoïk combines cyber insurance products with active security monitoring

Meet Stoïk, a new French startup that wants to protect small and medium companies against cybersecurity incidents. The company offers an insurance product as well as a service that monitors your atta

EasyHealth, a startup targeting the Medicare experience, announces $135M Series A

EasyHealth, a startup focused on navigating the Medicare experience, announced a $135 million Series A round on Thursday. EasyHealth has a simple purpose: to help enroll, and follow-up with (more on t

Cameroon’s Ejara raises $2M to offer crypto and investment services in Francophone Africa

The adoption of cryptocurrency in Africa varies regionally. While countries with currently unstable currencies like the naira are seeing immense usage, other regions using the CFA franc have sparse ad

Allocate banks $5M to open up venture capital fund access

The world of venture capital investing is a relatively small one, and family offices and accredited investors are eager to get involved, but find it difficult to access fund managers.

Fleet software startup LocoNav raises $37 million to expand in developing markets

LocoNav, an India-based startup that is helping drivers and fleet owners in over two-dozen nations run their vehicles more efficiently and save money, said on Monday it has raised $37 million in a new

Fintech startup TreasurySpring raises $10M for platform giving online access to fixed-term funds

TreasurySpring is a fintech startup that is now opening up access to its ‘Fixed-Term Funds’ platform. It’s raised a $10 million Series A investment round co-led by MMC Ventures and A

Branch raises $50M to offer bundled auto & home insurance via an API

Branch Insurance, a startup offering bundled home and auto insurance, has raised $50 million in a Series B funding round led by Anthemis Group. Acrew, Cherry Creek Holdings and existing backers Greycr

Slack’s hidden origins, cybersecurity, fintech, plus Africa’s startup growth

The Slack Origin Story Slack is one of the most iconic enterprise companies to come out of Silicon Valley. Part of the reason is the mythos surrounding the startup’s founding as a games company and

Questions remain after the CEO of fintech VC Anthemis resigns

Anthemis Group, the fintech VC fund based in London, has lost its long-time CEO after Nadeem Shaikh handed in his resignation earlier this week. The Financial Times broke the story yesterday, quoting