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2020 will be a challenging year for challenger banks

Over the past year, startup banks have proven that they have a shot at disrupting retail banking. These challengers have amassed a war chest of funding, announced some ambitious international expansio

Theresia Gouw’s ‘multigenerational’ new firm, Acrew, just closed a $250 million debut fund

Four months after the news broke that veteran VCs Theresia Gouw and Jennifer Fonstad were going separate ways after forming their own venture firm in 2014, Gouw says her new firm, Acrew Capital, has c

Startups Weekly: Understanding Uber’s latest fintech play

In this week's newsletter: Fintech's banner year, subscription rental furniture and Particle's Series C.

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Chime now has 5 million customers and introduces overdraft alternative

Challenger bank Chime has reached 5 million customers in the U.S. The San Francisco-based startup is creating an FDIC-insured mobile bank without any physical branch. The company also promises fewer f

Learn how to change banking one dollar at a time at Disrupt SF

Fintech startups are the hot new thing. Everybody wants to reinvent the way you manage money, invest and pay for things. That’s why we’re inviting three fintech experts to TechCrunch Disrupt SF to

Startups Weekly: What’s up with YC? Plus, mobility layoffs and Airbnb’s grand plans

In this week's startups newsletter: Y Combinator president Sam Altman is stepping down, Marie Kondo is raising VC and Munchery has finally filed for bankruptcy.

Changes at YC, $1.5B more for ride hailing and Airbnb buys HotelTonight

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US mobile bank Chime raises $200 million, valuing its business at $1.5 billion

San Francisco-based mobile banking startup Chime announced this morning it has raised an additional $200 million in Series D financing led by DST Global, valuing its business at $1.5 billion. The over

Nyca Partners’ Hans Morris hunts for great fintech investments amid volatility

Hans Morris is a name to know in fintech, and as finance and tech sectors prepare for tougher time next year, he has some incisive thoughts to share about the kinds of companies that will succeed (or

Mobile bank Chime picks up credit score improvement service Pinch in all-stock deal

Chime, the no-fees mobile bank valued at $500 million as of its last round, has put some of its funds to use with its first acquisition. The deal is for Pinch, a startup that was focused on helping mi

No-fees mobile bank Chime raises $70M Series C, valuing its business at $500M

Chime, the San Francisco-based challenger bank known for its consumer-friendly features and lack of fees, has raised $70 million in Series C financing, led by Menlo Ventures. The round, which also inc

Chime raises $18 million for mobile banking without the fees

Chime is raising $18 million in Series B financing for its mobile-first approach to banking. It's a bank account and debit card built for the digital age. Without monthly fees or overdraft charges, Ch

Amazon launches Chime, a video conferencing and communications service for business

Amazon has taken the wraps off of its own Skype competitor. Chime is a new video conferencing and communications from AWS that’s focused on business users. Beyond VoIP calling and video mess

Camellia Labs debuts single-cup chai brewer, Chime

In the world of kitchen appliances, everyone wants to be the next Keurig, it seems. First, there were single-cup coffee brewers that followed and claimed to be better than Keurig, from Nespresso, Mr.

“Chime” In On Video Chat Threads With This Intimate App

Texting is the quickest way to be misunderstood. With no facial cues or vocal tones, enthusiasm becomes sarcasm, jokes are read as cruelty. But while audio and video chat are vivid, its inconvenient t

HubSpot Acquires Notification Aggregator Chime And Calendar App PrepWork

Marketing software company <a target="_blank" href="http://www.hubspot.com">HubSpot</a> is announcing that it has acquired two small startups — <a target="_blank" href="http://www.chimeapp.com">Chim

UberMedia Quietly (Inadvertently?) Releases Chime.in, A Mobile Social Networking App

A tipster informs us that <a href="http://www.crunchbase.com/company/ubermedia">UberMedia</a>, the company behind <a href="http://ubermedia.com/apps">social networking apps</a> like Echofon and UberSo