financial tech

Hong Kong unveils a digital hub to boost fintech startups and innovation

Hong Kong is making a move to challenge Singapore and others as the dominant location for fintech in Asia after the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) unveiled a digital hub and new allowances that i

FinAccel takes on Southeast Asia’s lending industry with easy online credit service

Credit card penetration is one of those problems that isn't really a 'problem' in the West. In the U.S. alone, 232 million adults are said to own at least one credit card, with 18 percent of consumers

Indian online lending platform Capital Float picks up $25M Series B

Capital Float, an online lending platform for small businesses in India, announced today that it has closed a $25 million Series B.

Consumer Finance Startup CompareAsia Scores $40M Series A Led By Goldman Sachs

CompareAsiaGroup, which runs websites that help users find financial services, has raised a $40 million series A led by the Goldman Sachs Investment Partners team.

Robinhood Raises $13M To Democratize Stock Market With Zero-Commission Trading App

Half a million people have already signed up for Robinhood's unlaunched zero-fee stock trading service. Now the startup has raised $13 million to hire talent to make its app totally secure so it can s

FeeX Raises $6.5M Series B To Identify Hidden Fees In Users’ Retirement Accounts

<a target="_blank" href="https://www.feex.com/">FeeX</a>, a service that helps users find and avoid hidden fees in their retirement accounts, announced today that it has raised $6.5 million in Series

Financial Management Platform 8 Securities Closes $9M Series B

Stock trading and financial management platform 8 Securities has closed a $9 million Series B to support its expansion in Japan and China. Returning investors include Velocity Capital and Leitmotiv Pr

Thinknum Raises $1M Seed Round To Give Financial Analysts Better Tools

Thinknum, a financial tech startup that develops tools for analysts, announced today that it has raised $1 million in seed funding led by Pejman Mar Ventures (an investment firm that has also seeded c

YC-Backed ClearTax Tackles India’s Fast Growing Online Tax Filing Market

<a target="_blank" href="http://cleartax.in/">ClearTax</a> is not the typical <a target="_blank" href="http://ycombinator.com/">Y Combinator</a> launch. Founded in 2011 and based in Delhi, the startup