Financing

Fintech startup Klarna taps Permira for around $250M at $2.5B valuation

Klarna, the Swedish startup that works with e-commerce businesses and retailers to provide financing and other payment services, today announced that it has picked up yet another large investment, its

Fashion magnate takes $225M+ stake in Swedish payment unicorn Klarna

Payments startup Klarna is ramping up its valuation again as it picks up a new, strategic investor. Last valued at $2.25 billion in 2015, the company today announced that Brightfolk, controlled by fas

Aye Finance raises $10.3M to supply micro-loans to small companies in India

Aye Finance, a startup that specializes in micro-loans in India, has landed $10.3 million in new funding of its own led LGT and existing investors SAIF Partners and Accion.

Affirm is partnering with Expedia and Eventbrite so you can pay for experiences over time

Affirm has made it no secret that its success will hinge on its ability to offer customers a wide range of retail partners where they can frequently use Affirm to pay. While the lending startup orig

Managing Your Startup In 2016: New Rules For A New Environment

It’s a new environment for startups in 2016. Financing will get harder. Valuation inflation will dissipate. Profitability will be in vogue again. And old-fashioned business fundamentals will balance

iZettle Gets $67M To Expand From Mobile Payments To Small Business Financing

European mobile payments player, iZettle, is expanding into what amounts to small business loans -- announcing a capital advance product, called iZettle Advance, which will be available to select iZet

Eventbrite Raises Around $50M At A Valuation North Of $1B, Fortune Reports [Update: Confirmed At $60M]

Update: Eventbrite has confirmed to TechCrunch that the amount raised was $60 million, not $50 million as originally reported. Event ticketing startup Eventbrite has raised a new round of funding at a

Tesla Motors Partners With Wells Fargo And US Bank To Finance Model S Electric Cars

Today, Elon Musk’s Tesla Motors announced a plan to allow consumers to finance its Model S Electric cars, thanks to a partnership with Wells Fargo and US Bank. The company says that this is a n

[Excerpt] Fundraising: From $1,000 To $1,000,000

<strong>Editor's Note:</strong> <em>The following is an excerpt from <a href="https://bitly.com/theultralightstartup">Onswipe</a> CEO Jason L. Baptiste's new book <a href="https://bitly.com/theultrali

Intel Wins Piece of Swedish Spectrum

Intel won a piece of the Swedish airwaves and announced today that it plans to develop a nationwide WiMax network. Intel paid $26 million for a 15-year license and hopes to make money by selling micro

Buzzd Secures Series A Funding

Buzzd, a location-based city guide and social network for mobile phones, announced that it has completed Series A funding, led by Greycroft Partners and Monitor Ventures. The money will be used for pr

$18 Million Raised by Thumbplay

Thumbplay, a mobile entertainment company, announced today that it has raised $18 million in new capital. Thumbplay will use the seed money to expand its direct-to- consumer product offerings, in addi

Handango Receives $9.5 Million in Seed Money

Handango, a provider of smartphone content, raised an additional $9.5 million in its Series C round of financing. The money will be used to support the company’s new distribution deals, improve the

AD Infuse gets $12 Million in Seed Money

The mobile advertising company Ad Infuse announced today that it has secured $12 million in financing. New investor SoftBank capital led this new financing round, which also includes existing investor