embedded finance

Swan secures $40 million to bring embedded banking to Europe

For the past few years, everybody working in fintech has been talking about embedded finance. It’s supposed to be the next revolution in financial services — bringing financial services to other

Solaris raises $42M at a flat $1.6B valuation to expand in embedded finance after a rough 2022

Solaris — the German fintech that, when it was known as Solarisbank, raised hundreds of millions of dollars to build out its embedded finance platform — is today announcing more funding. T

Finfra lets Indonesian businesses add embedded finance to their platforms

Finfra, an Indonesian startup that provides the tech infrastructure for online businesses that want to offer embedded finance products, has raised $1 million in new funding. The round included partici

Railsr, the UK embedded fintech once valued at nearly $1B, goes into bankruptcy protection under new consortium owner

Startups are facing a moment of reckoning in the current economic climate, and today one of the more promising in the world of fintech has cracked under the pressure. Railsr, the London, U.K. embedded

How can fintech startups outlast the VC winter?

In this operating environment, startups have a better chance of impressing investors if they can point to tangible results.

Railsr, the fintech formerly known as Railsbank, raises $46M

Embedded banking has been on a growth tear in the last several years as companies turned to APIs to embed financial services like credit, payments and deposits to grow their revenues. Now, with the t

Daily Crunch: Xeneta raises $80M to build out its real-time analytics platform for shipping and air freight 

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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.

Runa Capital kicks off new fund as it joins the VC ‘Scramble for Europe’ by moving to Luxembourg

TechCrunch understands Runa Capital, which launched in 2010, has raised $55 million toward its fourth fund, aiming for a target of $250 million. The company is declinging to comment. However, after 12

Pakistan’s Neem raises $2.5M to serve underbanked communities with its embedded finance platform

Pakistan’s embedded finance platform Neem has raised $2.5 million in a seed funding round as it works to support underbanked communities in the country. The Karachi-based startup targets communi

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.

Kenyan fintech Pezesha raises $11M backed by Women’s World Banking, Cardano parent IOG

Access to finance remains a key growth constraint for small businesses, with data showing a $330 billion financing deficit for the small enterprises that make up 90% of Africa’s businesses. This is

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.

Why Latin America’s freight-forwarding opportunity is still attracting capital

Amid a pandemic and unrest over gasoline prices, investors are still pouring money into Latin America's logistics and shipping businesses.

ImaliPay gets $3M to offer financial services to underserved gig workers across Africa

The gig economy is experiencing profound growth in Africa. Yet, all that growth hasn’t changed the status of workers who are seen as contractors rather than employees. Because many of them, particul

Grover grabs $330M to double down on circular economy with consumer electronics subscriptions

A growing number of people are looking for ways to live more sustainably amid increasing concerns over the environment and what we humans keep doing to pollute it. Today, a startup called Grover, whic

Cross River Bank goes from tiny to mighty, with a $3B+ valuation and a crypto-first strategy

Financial technology startups raised $121.6 billion last year — up 153% year-over-year in terms of global VC deal value — and include a range of outfits, from payments companies to digital banks t

Flutterwave backs UK fintech Dapio in $3.4M round for its contactless payments play

Dapio, the U.K.-based cashless payment solutions provider for businesses, today announced that it has raised $3.4 million to fuel the launch of its ‘Tap to Pay’ solution for Android users in the U

Intergiro de-cloaks as a new fintech startup in ’embedded banking’

“Embedded commerce” started with things like PayPal and has evolved with products like Stripe, many years later. But “embedded finance” is appearing as a new wave in fintech, w
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