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As investing apps boom, Public doubles down on its social focus

Savings and investing apps are having a moment. While many startups are struggling in the wake of COVID-19 and its economic impacts, services that help regular folks save a bit more or invest their fu

Betterment adds checking and savings products

Betterment, the New York-based automated advisory service for wealth management, is adding FDIC-insured checking and savings account services through partnerships with several banks. “It’s the

Leaked pics reveal Google smart debit card to rival Apple’s

Would you pay with a “Google Card?” TechCrunch has obtained imagery that shows Google is developing its own physical and virtual debit cards. The Google card and associated checking accoun

Scared to trade stocks? Titan algorithmically invests for you

Titan could put an end to stock market FOMO. The app chooses the best 20 stocks by scraping top hedge fund data, adds some shorts based on your personal risk profile and puts your money to work. No wo

Betterment keeps growing as fintech competitors rise

Betterment, which Barron’s recently declared the largest independent online financial adviser, is betting that the future of online investing includes a blend of robot and human advisers. And the pl

After raising $70M, Betterment expands financial advice to all users

On the heels of announcing a fresh $70 million in funding led by Swedish investment firm Kinnevik AB, Betterment is launching a new messaging feature that will allow users to ask questions and get an

Funding for real estate challenger Spruce shows New York’s startup scene is thriving

Spruce, a new startup looking to speed up the mortgage-closing process, has raised $4.5 million in its Series A financing from Bessemer Venture Partners, Omidyar Network and Third Prime Capital, along

Investment platform Motif launches value-driven automated investment service

The tech-enabled investment advisory space gains a new entrant this morning as Motif, a mobile and web-based investment platform, launches its own version of automated investments for customers. While

Uber offers retirement plans to drivers as legal battle continues

Uber drivers are being given the opportunity to save for retirement. The ride-hailing company announced today that drivers in several cities will be offered retirement plans through Betterment, an aut

The fintech world beyond Silicon Valley and Europe: Emerging market contenders

According to a recent study by Accenture, investments in fintech hit $5.3 billion in the first quarter of this year (having grown 75 percent in 2015, exceeding $22 billion). These are staggering figur

Betterment and Robinhood clash on how to disrupt investing

What does the future of the financial services industry look like? The founders of two startups with two very different answers to that question took the stage at the TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2016 confer

Hear Jon Stein, chief executive of Betterment, talk about the future of fintech at Disrupt NY

In the six years since Betterment debuted in our Startup Battlefield competition in New York pitching a better savings account service, the company has raised more than $200 million in equity and grow

Wealthfront is updating its service with multiple integrations to give a more holistic view into financial health

Wealthfront, the West Coast robo-advisor battling Betterment for the top spot in tech-enabled wealth management, is launching a new version (and vision) of its wealth management service. The Redwood C

As fintech companies jockey for the pole position among consumers, Betterment gets a $100 million boost

As an increasing number of companies enter the fray, Betterment (at this point one of the industry's elder statesmen) has raised $100 million in new financing to build out its war chest and invest in

Tackling A $5.5 Trillion Market, Betterment Enters The 401(k) World

Betterment, the New York-based automated asset management company, is announcing a 401(k) retirement service, called Betterment for Business, aimed to make it easier for employers to establish, admini

Lessons From A TechCrunch Disrupt Launch

May 26, 2010, was the most stressful and exciting day of my life to date. I’ve called it the most horrible and most wonderful, too. I didn’t sleep the night before. I woke up to pages of notes in

Betterment Tops 100,000 Customers And $2.5B Under Management

Automated investment service Betterment is growing at a torrid pace through the first half of 2015. The company has managed to woo over 100,000 customers to its algorithm based investment service and

Betterment Just Made It Even Easier To Invest Money

<a target="_blank" href="https://www.betterment.com/">Betterment</a> is billed as a smarter way to invest money. But as a separate investment service, getting cash to Betterment has always been a hurd

Aspiration’s Growth Shows The Appetite For More Financial Services

Defying its critics and building on the success of players like Wealthfront and Betterment, Aspiration, the new money management firm launched by Andrei Cherny, is off to a roaring start. The company

Betterment Raises $32 Million To Disrupt Money Management

Betterment, the online financial services firm pitching better investments through technology, has raised $32 million in its latest round of funding. Consumer-focused financial services startups of a
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