Credit Karma wants millions of Americans to know their net worth
Net Worth enables Credit Karma members to monitor and track various components of their net worth as they grow and protect their wealth.
Felicis, Lux Capital and Upfront Ventures tackle TAM at Disrupt
Perception is everything — especially when it comes to the value of software startups and total addressable markets (TAM). During 2020 and 2021, as COVID bit into the economy, tech products turned o
15Five, a pioneer in talent management HR tech, raises $52M to boost its own performance
15Five — an early mover in the world of building technology to help motivate teams, and to improve performance management for execs overseeing those teams — has raised $52 million in a rou
Apple enters the BNPL market as regulation, competition intensify
How will all of these BNPL-focused providers fare with Apple pounding its way into their market?
Nigeria’s Indicina raises $3M to help businesses offer credit to their customers at scale
For years, Africa’s credit infrastructure has lagged behind the rest of the world due to low credit coverage from its bureaus. Per a World Bank report, only 11% of Africa’s population have their c
Practice your pitch today on TechCrunch Live with Deel and a16z
TechCrunch Live is back! After a short break (because we were at TechCrunch Early Stage), the weekly show resumes today, and we’re excited to announce a new segment. Called Pitch Practice, it sh
Riding an API to platform status
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Tiger Global is earning its stripes in Africa
You can count on one hand the number of funds bigger than Tiger Global. But in terms of influence, speed and number of investments made since 2021, Tiger has led the pack alongside Sequoia. Last year,
How the US Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is set to shake up BNPL in 2022
BNPL services offer customers accessibility and flexibility for payments, but unregulated services mean people can unintentionally put their financial health at risk.
Fintechs clamor to give student loan borrowers relief options
Since March 2020, student loan borrowers have not had to make any federal student loan payments. Those payments are scheduled to restart as of May 1, 2022 — no doubt causing stress for the borro
TechCrunch+ roundup: Credit Karma post-exit, recruiting developers, re:Invent recap
The very day in Feb. 2020 that Credit Karma planned to announce that it had been acquired by Intuit for over $7 billion, the stock market tanked, spooked by news that a virus could start a pandemic.
How Credit Karma, acquired amid COVID chaos, fared in its first year under Intuit
February 24, 2020, is a day Ken Lin will never forget. The Credit Karma CEO was about to announce that the company he founded 13 years earlier was about to be acquired for more than $7 billion.
Column Tax announces $5.1M seed round to launch mobile tax-prep products
Mobile income tax software Column Tax announced today that it raised $5.1 million in seed funding and is launching its first commercial product, which will provide users with early access to their tax
Intuit launches venture arm to invest in startups with innovation for small businesses, consumers
Intuit Ventures will identify growth opportunities and trends beneficial for Intuit's key customers — small businesses and consumers.
Credit Karma reinvents cash-back rewards with instant payback
Credit Karma Money, a new checking and savings account from the company best known for its credit monitoring service, recently launched a significant new feature. Called Instant Karma, the program rew
Insuretech startup Counterpart raises $10M in funding round led by Valor Equity Partners
Insuretech startup Counterpart, has raised $10 million in funding led by Valor Equity Partners. Also participating was Susa Ventures and Felicis Ventures. Counterpart works in the “management li
Exclusive: Tiger Global is raising a new $3.75 billion venture fund, one year after closing its last
According to a recent letter sent to its investors, Tiger Global Management, the New York-based investing powerhouse, is raising a new $3.75 billion venture fund called Tiger Private Investment Partne
This fintech-focused VC firm just closed a $75 million debut fund; backers ‘came out of the woodwork’
It’s no secret that a massive digital transformation is happening within financial services companies and amid the growing number of non-financial outfits that are also adding financial products
Startups Weekly: Will future unicorns go public sooner?
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‘A perfect storm for first time managers,’ say VCs with their own shops
Until very recently, it had begun to seem like anyone with a thick enough checkbook and some key contacts in the startup world could not only fund companies as an angel investor but even put himself o