Hatch Bank says hackers used Fortra bug to steal 140,000 customer Social Security numbers
Hatch Bank, a digital-first bank that provides infrastructure for fintech companies offering their own brand credit cards, confirmed hackers exploited a zero-day vulnerability in the company’s i
A decade of fintech failures: 4 innovations that didn’t live up to the hype
Lost in all of the celebrations of success and the billions in venture capital funding are the ideas that did not succeed.
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.
TechCrunch+ roundup: Growth activation metrics, 3 keys to Series B, pitch deck teardown
The investors I’ve spoken to recently are still open to good ideas, but when they come from founders who are already working toward product-market fit, it boosts their confidence.
An action plan for founders fundraising in fintech’s choppy waters
If your business isn’t working, it’s critical to understand why and make adjustments — and that can mean letting your runway get dangerously low or making difficult choices about preserving capi
Investment clubs are cool again, and maybe community is, too
The rise of group investing is just as much about culture as it is about cash.
Highbeam inks $7M to shine light on e-commerce-specific banking needs
By focusing on e-commerce, Highbeam is able to provide a single financial view of the business and help entrepreneurs decide the right cash and credit options.
The Silicon Peach is still ripe: Atlanta’s venture ecosystem stands strong
TechCrunch conducted a city vibe check with those in the Atlanta area to see how the ecosystem is faring. The verdict? The Silicon Peach is doing just fine
5 tips for scaling your green startup during a funding drought
Green startups now need to refine their strategies for raising VC money during the scaling stage, especially when they begin assessing their defining values vis-a-vis their finances.
Fintech Kasheesh wants financially strained customers to say ‘bye’ to BNPL
Buy now, pay later (BNPL) products have become incredibly popular with users, and both startups and tech behemoths such as Apple have taken notice. But BNPL companies have attracted some controversy,
UK-based Playter closes $55M round for its BNPL platform aimed at SMEs
Europe has no shortage of buy now, pay later startups and a quick search is revealing. Berlin-based fintech startup Mondu has taken in €39.9 million to expand its B2B BNPL solution. Madrid’s RITMO
8 factors to consider when fundraising during a downturn
The key difference between 2022 and previous downturns is that this contraction was anticipated for a long time, whereas the previous downturns were far more sudden.
Can Andreessen Horowitz prevent the next crypto winter?
Hey everyone, and welcome back to Chain Reaction. Last week, we talked about the rough road ahead for Coinbase. This week, we’re talking a bit about Andreessen Horowitz’s multibillion-doll
Founder alleges that YC-backed fintech startup is ‘copy-and-pasting’ its business
A new startup lifting elements of competing businesses is far from unusual in today’s venture world, but sometimes competing founders don’t find the imitation all that flattering. Andy Bro
Y Combinator-backed fintech Pebble uses stablecoins to offer 5% yield on cash
As equities continue to trade down from recent peaks, investors are searching for higher returns. Some have turned to the crypto-based decentralized finance (DeFi) realm, where yields from lending and
Luxus wants the crown jewel of your portfolio to be an actual diamond
A much-anticipated market downturn may finally be here, and investors have been preparing for it by diversifying their portfolios away from the traditional stock and bond holdings, and into alternativ
BNPL in 2022: 4 fintech investors discuss regulation, trends and how to stand out
To get a better picture of where the BNPL market is at right now, we spoke with four active investors about their expectations for the space, upcoming regulation, scalability, default risk and more.
Cheq hopes an easy-to-use app for stablecoins will appeal to inflation-wracked countries
People in the Global South are often subject to terrible fluctuations in their currencies, as well as hyperinflation. At the same time, many are unbanked, but still able to access a crypto wallet. A w
TechCrunch+ roundup: VC ‘bottom feeders,’ valuation calculator, think like an investor
Farmers don't get embarrassed when the price of corn drops; similarly, there's no reason for startup founders to lose their joy because publicly traded tech stocks are undercutting their valuations.