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Fintech app Portabl raises $2.5M to help consumers securely store financial data

It provides identity management and protection for financial services, banking and consumer apps.

Varo’s bank charter milestone, more corporate cards and BNPL under a microscope

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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

Kaszek, YC back DolarApp’s mission to ‘dollarize’ Latin America’s finances with crypto

With DolarApp, users can open a bank account going from peso to dollar dominated stablecoin USD Coin (USDc) and back in seconds.

Fintech startup Power flexes its credit card muscle following $316M equity, debt injection

Power’s credit card program is designed for companies, brands and banks to offer embeddable fintech experiences into existing mobile and web applications. 

3 investors explain why earned wage access startups are set to cash more checks

It always feels good to get paid, so it’s no surprise that a payroll model like earned wage access (EWA), which lets employees withdraw their accrued wages at any time, has exploded in popularity.

VC funds still rolling as Northzone announces largest fund, while Salkantay is largest Peru fund

Northzone and Salkantay Ventures join other venture capital firms in raising their largest funds to date.

Varjo, an early mover in building XR headsets and software for enterprises, taps $40M

Applications in the metaverse often feel like more of a marketing gimmick than something that a critical mass of consumers would use, let alone pay for. But turn to the enterprise and there appears to

Solid banks $63M for easier deployment of embedded fintech products

By utilizing APIs and a few lines of code, Solid enables customers to embed fintech products and get them up-and-running quickly.

Nigerian YC-backed startup Anchor comes out of stealth with $1M+ to scale its banking-as-a-service platform

In 2015, the emergence of fintechs such as Flutterwave and Paystack changed the game for online businesses in Africa by making it easier to integrate payments into customer interfaces without building

Deposits banks $5M for its plug-and-play approach to financial product creation

The company enables its customers to quickly and easily create digital banking features without the need for developers.

Highbeam inks $7M to shine light on e-commerce-specific banking needs

By focusing on e-commerce, Highbeam is able to provide a single financial view of the business and help entrepreneurs decide the right cash and credit options.

Wire grabs fresh funding for secure messaging tech that’s big with G7 governments

More funding for European end-to-end encrypted messaging app, Wire: The enterprise-focused messaging platform told TechCrunch it closed a €24 million Series C round of funding led by growth equity f

UAE aims to convert oil wealth into tech prowess

H.E. Al Olama recently spoke about the burgeoning Emerati startup and venture capital ecosystem, and the country’s approaches to attracting U.S. VC investment.

Savana raises a fresh round of capital to digitize banks’ services

Malvern, Pennsylvania-based Savana, a company building financial software products for legacy banks, today announced that it raised $45 million. A portion of the capital — $10 million — wa

You can’t afford a house, but you can probably afford Nada

Rents are going up in cities across the U.S., but the national homeownership rate has been steadily declining as prospective buyers grapple with low supply, weakening purchasing power and record-high

Fintech Guava raises $2.4M to provide banking services to Black small-business owners

Founded last year, Guava aims to reduce the racial wealth gap by providing financial services to Black small businesses.

Looks like (some) neobanks will be OK after all

There's some good financial news brewing for neobanks: new data indicates that at least some of the larger and better-known neobanks are going to be OK after all.

Regulators should address crypto ‘garbage’ first, former SEC Chairman Clayton says

Stablecoins, CFTC oversight are among the first issues the U.S. Senate hopes to tackle in a bipartisan crypto bill.

Truecaller forays into live audio with its new Open Doors app

If you thought of the age of companies launching real-time audio chat apps was over, think again. Swedish caller identification service Truecaller is today launching a new app in the space called Open
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