Animoca Brands’ Japan unit raises $45M at $500M valuation for NFT push

Asia’s crypto games and web3 investment powerhouse Animoca Brands is making inroads into Japan as its local unit picks up $45 million in financing at a $500 million pre-money valuation. The inve

Plaid adds read-only support for leading crypto exchanges

Plaid, the company building data transfer technologies to power fintech and digital finance products like smartphone-based wallets, today announced that it’s adding support for leading crypto ex

Narmi lands $35M to layer services on top of existing banking infrastructure

The banking industry isn’t always welcoming to startups, depending on the market’s outlook. As inflation rises and companies brace for the worst, once-promising neobanks are being forced t

Qapita, a developer of equity management software for startups, raises $5M led by MassMutual Ventures

Qapita, a Singapore-based fintech that provides capitalization table and employee stock ownership plans (ESOP) management software, has raised $5 million in pre-Series A funding. The round was led by

Oriente raises $50 million to continue building its infrastructure for digital financial services

Oriente, a Hong Kong-based startup that develops tech infrastructure for digital credit and other online financial services, has raised $50 million for its ongoing Series B round. The funding was led

Amazon’s new rewards card targets those with bad credit

Amazon this morning announced the launch of Amazon Credit Builder, a new secured credit card offered in partnership with Synchrony Bank. As the name implies, the card is aimed at those who are looking

Hong Kong insurance tech startup OneDegree extends its Series A to a total of $30 million

OneDegree, an insurance technology startup based in Hong Kong, announced today it has extended its Series A round to $30 million, up from the $25.5 million it announced in September. Its extension, wh

Dissecting what Lyft’s IPO means for Uber and the future of mobility

Extra Crunch offers members the opportunity to tune into conference calls led and moderated by the TechCrunch writers you read every day. This week, TechCrunch’s Kirsten Korosec and Kate Clark l

Blockchain-based banking backend Vault OS from ex-Googler emerges from stealth mode

Despite holding the vast majority of the world's wealth (or perhaps because of that), banks aren't exactly hotbeds of cutting-edge tech, often relying on decades-old systems for everyday tasks. Though

Credit Karma Rolls Out Free Weekly Credit Reports (Yes Really)

Online credit monitoring startup <a target="_blank" href="">Credit Karma</a> is rolling out free credit reports. And no, it's not a scam. Over the years, consumers have

Hong Kong-Based Financial Startup WeLab Raises $14M Series A From Sequoia And TOM Group

<a target="_blank" href="">WeLab</a>, the startup that runs WeLend, Hong Kong's first peer-to-peer lending site, has raised a $14 million Series A from TOM Group and Sequoia Ca

Now Out Of Beta, Tykoon Teaches Kids (And Parents) About Managing Finances

NYC-based financial services startup for families, <a href="">Tykoon</a>, is exiting its private beta and is launching its first mobile app for iPhone. The company, which aims to

BodeTree Is A Financial Tool For People Who Hate Finance

Today, a company called <a href="">BodeTree</a> is launching a new web-based solution to help small business owners make better sense of their financial data. Like another ne

ReadyForZero Helps Users Pay Off $12.5M In Debt; Now Launching Offers Platform

<a href="">ReadyForZero</a>, an online financial service (and YC alum) focused on addressing a real need - getting people out of debt faster - appears to be working. The co

Tesla Reports Q2 Financials (updated)

<img src="" />Tesla has released the details of their 2010 Q2 financial performance, and it looks like things are coming up roses

PC sales data shows growth across the board, Asus surging

<img src="" />The second quarter PC shipment data from IDC has hit, and it makes for interesting reading. First of all, sales are u

"Missing" non-AT&T iPhones cost Apple $300+ million

I’m a little skeptical regarding these numbers but some fancy-pants financial types are estimating a $300-$500 million loss in revenue due to unlocked, non-AT&T iPhone sales. This presumes t

Some guy says Apple will launch ultra-portable then makes stuff up about about Android

Artist’s rendering I love financial analysts. They get “super-secret” news from “super-secret” sources — mostly the same sources we all have — and tell people

New iMacs "Likely" To Boost Apple Profits

Duh. New iMacs Likely To Boost Apple [Seeking Alpha]