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The Mint, started by Better Tomorrow Ventures, wants to be the accelerator fintech needs
Better Tomorrow Ventures’ Sheel Mohnot landed some of his biggest wins before he ever started a venture firm. The investor previously worked as a partner at 500, previously known as 500 Startups, wh
This new banking app wants to help with the financial woes of retirement
Different demographics often have different banking needs. So it’s no surprise that we have seen a flurry of financial technology startups offering banking services catered to certain populations ba
How one Brazilian startup’s pivot to corporate cards has paid off
Portão 3 was founded as a corporate travel startup in 2020 and had released its product just as COVID hit Latin America and “all airports closed,” recalls co-founder Bianca Pereira. Although the
Microtraction hits $15M first close on its second fund for pre-seed investment in African startups
Microtraction, an early-stage venture capital firm that invests in African startups at the pre-seed stage, is announcing that it has reached the first close of its second fund, Microtraction Community
Say hello to the kick-ass final agenda for the TechCrunch+ stage at Disrupt 2022
TechCrunch is bringing our flagship event, Disrupt, back to the real world this year, which means we’re hard at work on our big October 18-20 shindig. Founders, investors, tech denizens, crypto
How to Raise First Dollars in a Difficult Market: The Venture Perspective
Raising venture capital is rarely an easy lift for startups, but 2022 is turning out to be a more challenging year than we’ve seen for some time. As venture capital continues its slowdown after an a
Fourth of July flash sale: Two-for-one passes to TechCrunch Disrupt
Summer is whipping right along, with Memorial Day and the Summer Solstice already in the rear-view mirror. We’re rounding the corner into the next long holiday weekend here in the U.S., and here at
RaliCap gets backing from global VCs and launches $30M fintech fund for emerging markets
RaliCap, an early-stage venture capital firm focused on emerging markets fintech, has launched a $30 million fund. Last month, the firm, formerly known as Rally Cap Ventures, reached its first close
A look at six new funds begs the question: Is a slowdown really coming?
If that slowdown comes, however, it could happen slowly, given that our inboxes are filled with news about newly raised venture funds.
Better Tomorrow Ventures closes on $225M fintech-focused fund, which is triple the size of its last fund
Early-stage fintech-focused venture firm Better Tomorrow Ventures has raised $225 million for its second fund — triple the amount it raised for its debut fund that closed in September of 2020. F
Kenyan tech-enabled logistics platform Amitruck raises $4 million, embarks on Uganda, Tanzania expansion
The shipping business in Africa has for years been inefficient and costly due to the traditional ways of managing operations — traditional in the sense that a shipper has to physically look for
FarmRaise aims to become a financial services giant, starting with farm grants
You have to begin somewhere. When Jayce Hafner and Sami Tellatin bonded as Stanford MBA classmates over their shared belief that helping U.S. farms run more efficiently would be good for the country a
Has Y Combinator’s new deal changed the early-stage investing game?
Has Y Combinator truly changed the early-stage startup investing game, perhaps in its own favor? Or did it merely provide more time to its portfolio companies to reach their next stage of maturity?
Supplier, grocer connector Clubbi secures $4.5M to expand in Brazil
Clubbi launched in October 2020 with 24-hour delivery, no minimum order quantity and flexible payment terms. It is currently working with 1,000 grocery stores in Rio de Janeiro.
What Square’s acquisition of Afterpay means for startups
The main takeaways? "Buy now, pay later" may be effective at driving retail conversion, but scale matters and long-term margins look slim for BNPL startups.
After selling Bread last year for over $500M, this founder just raised millions for his new fintech startup
When Daniel Simon sold Bread, a consumer purchase finance and payments startup he’d co-founded, to Alliance Data Systems for over $500 million late last year, he quickly set his sights on building a
Brazil’s Divibank raises millions to become the Clearbanc of LatAm
Divibank, a financing platform offering LatAm businesses access to growth capital, has closed on a $3.6 million round of seed funding led by San Francisco-based Better Tomorrow Ventures (BTV). São Pa
Figure raises $7.5M to help startup employees better understand their compensation
The topic of compensation has historically been a delicate one that has left many people — especially startup employees — wondering just what drives what can feel like random decisions aro
Financial API provider Brick is building the infrastructure for open banking in Southeast Asia
The adoption of financial apps is surging in Southeast Asian markets like Indonesia, the region’s most populous country. Founded by fintech veterans last year, Brick develops APIs that make it easie