fintech infrastructure

BNPL is just another way of saying ‘debt’

The Equity crew is rounding up the week’s biggest startup and tech news, from WeWork's struggle to stay alive to deals from Charlie and Almouneer.

Aaron Burr’s tech angle, blue skies and no photos at this time

Hello, and welcome back to Equity, a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. This week Mary Ann, Natasha and Alex got right into it &

Fintech predictions and opportunities for 2023

While 2022 was largely about the reset of the funding environment, 2023 will be a year of recalibration for fintech companies.

Preparing for fintech’s second decade: 4 moves your firm must make now

It’s time to start thinking about a long-term strategy to build a compelling set of products, services and perks to face the next decade.

The alternative asset class needs new infrastructure — who will build it?

Just as traditional alternatives are becoming a consistent part of the modern portfolio, a new era of alternative assets is emerging, fueling a broader and more fragmented landscape for investing.

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.

Argentinian fintech infrastructure startup Geopagos leaves the boot straps behind with $35M funding round

Geopagos, a payments infrastructure startup based in Buenos Aires, has raised $35 million in a round led by Riverwood Capital. The financing marks the company’s first ever institutional funding. Fou

Why web3 companies get hacked so often, according to crypto VC Grace Isford

On the Chain Reaction podcast this week, Lux Capital’s newest investor, Grace Isford, joined us to talk about the opaque but crucial world of web3 infrastructure. At Lux, Isford invests in the

Brazilian fintech infrastructure company Dock closes on $110M in funding, now valued at over $1.5B

If there’s one area that has thus far felt insulated from the global venture downturn, it’s infrastructure. Companies that offer banking as a service and help other businesses offer their own fina

London-based Fidel API lands $65M in Series B funding, proving fintech infrastructure is hotter than ever

Financial infrastructure startup Fidel API has raised $65 million in a Series B funding round led by Bain Capital Ventures. The London-based company provides identity, data and payments products that

Jeffrey Katzenberg backs the $10M seed round for HUBUC’s embedded finance API

I recently wrote about the so-called “Embedded finance” trend, citing the example of Intergiro’s recent fundraising in the space. There’s now yet another example of this trend in the shape of

TechCrunch+ roundup: Growth budgets, hiring tips, zero-party data Twitter Space

Are you curious about marketing with zero-party data? Join a Twitter Space with with Ben Parr, president and co-founder of Octane AI, tomorrow at 3 p.m. PST/6 p.m. EST.

3 ways fintech companies can help retailers launch financial services

As retailers expand banking opportunities, they will need help positioning their products, keeping them safe and selling to end users. Now is your chance to make connections in that world.

Lessons we learned from the last week of fintech earnings

Let’s examine a series of winning fintech results from BNPL, consumer finance, proptech and corporate finance before turning to fintech's earnings misses from Q3 2021.

SoftBank, Amazon, Accel and others put $108M in Brazilian banking and payments infra provider Pismo

There is no question that fintech has exploded in recent years. But along with that, we have also seen a related surge in funding into companies that provide the infrastructure that financial institut

All the reasons why you should launch a credit or debit card

To learn more about the pros and cons, we spoke with executives from Marqeta, Expensify and Cardless.

Pomelo raises $9M to build a payments infrastructure for LatAm fintechs

Pomelo, a startup building a fintech-as-a-service platform for Latin America, has raised $9 million in a seed round of funding. The Buenos Aires-based startup’s new infrastructure aims to allow fint

Weav raises $4.3M to knit together a universal API for commerce platforms

Weav, which is building a universal API for commerce platforms, is emerging from stealth today with $4.3 million in funding from a bevy of investors, and a partnership with Brex. Founded last year by

As COVID surges, what can data tell us about Airbnb’s recovery?

Is fintech’s Series A market hot, or just overhyped?

While we are encouraged by the progress the industry has made to return to “normal,” the market for Series A fintech remains challenging for the vast majority of startup founders.