Flourish Ventures

Spade digs into credit card fraud detection intelligence following new capital raise

When a card is swiped or typed, the issuer sends Spade the data in real-time, and that transaction is linked with a verified merchant identity.

Flourish Ventures, a ‘fintech venture fund with a purpose,’ secures $350M in new capital

Flourish Ventures, an early-stage venture firm investing exclusively in fintech companies in the U.S. and in emerging markets, has secured $350 million in fresh capital, TechCrunch is the first to rep

TC Startup Battlefield master class with Flourish Ventures: Defining early-stage product-market fit

Flourish Ventures' Emmalyn Shaw explains how early-stage startups can define, test, pivot and successfully figure out their product-market fit.

TrueBiz aims to help financial services providers onboard business customers faster, avoid fraud

Due diligence was a big topic in 2022 for a variety of reasons. But due diligence doesn’t just apply to investors pouring money into startups, or companies acquiring other companies. Businesses,

Global VC Flourish launches Madica, an Africa-focused program to back pre-seed-stage startups

Access to funding and lack of support systems are some of the greatest challenges faced by startup founders in sub-Saharan Africa. And while venture capital and founder support programs within the con

Live near an ocean? Kin Insurance’s data aims to more accurately predict home risk

By using data and technology to accurately price the risk, Kin Insurance is able to remove some of the costs of traditional insurance firms, like agents.

Daily Crunch: Salesforce, AWS collaborate to offer bundled services for streaming content providers

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Unit’s Itai Damti explains how the company fundraises using culture and value

Unit CEO and co-founder Itai Damti broke down the company's pitch deck with investor Emmalyn Shaw.

Unit CEO Itai Damti and Flourish’s Emmalyn Shaw to explain fundraising strategies on TechCrunch Live

Itai Damti co-founded Unit in 2019 to help businesses integrate banking services into their consumer products. In 2020, Emmalyn Shaw, as Flourish’s managing partner, invested in Unit’s Ser

Brick closes $8.5M seed to enable open finance across Southeast Asia

Financial apps are proliferating across Southeast Asia, making things like bookkeeping or securing an online loan easier. But this means fintechs need access to large amounts of data that they can use

Taptap Send raises $65M to build cross-border remittances focused on the most underserved markets

Cross-border remittances — when people living and working abroad send money back home to friends and family — continues to be a huge part of how those living in developing countries, off t

Jetty raises $23M to help give renters more payment flexibility

Jetty, a fintech company which aims to give renters flexibility when paying rent, has raised $23 million in a funding round co-led by Citi and Flourish Ventures. The financing brings Jetty’s total r

Commerce platform ShopUp raises $75 million in Bangladesh’s largest funding

ShopUp, a startup that is digitizing neighborhood stores in Bangladesh, has raised $75 million in a new financing round that is also the largest in the South Asian market. Peter Thiel’s Valar Ventur

Steady’s Adam Roseman and investor Emmalyn Shaw outline what worked (and what was missing) in the Series A deck

Steady founder and CEO Adam Roseman and Flourish Ventures' Emmalyn Shaw joined Jordan Crook for a recent episode of Extra Crunch Live.

Fintech investor Emmalyn Shaw will share why she led the Steady Series A

Investors often say they don’t just invest in products, but in the right teams to solve a particular problem. With Steady, Adam Roseman built the platform based on his own personal experience. H

Check out the incredible speakers joining us on Extra Crunch Live in March

Extra Crunch Live is off to a great start this year. Lightspeed’s Gaurav Gupta and Grafana’s Raj Dutt taught us how to nail the narrative. Felicis Ventures’ Aydin Senkut and Guidelin

Unit raises $18.6M to offer banking features as a service

Companies like Stripe and Twilio have changed the game for online businesses by making it easier to integrate payments and communications services into their customer interfaces without having to buil

Mexican challenger bank albo raises $45 million to expand

With nearly half a million customers across Mexico and a network of 30,000 retail locations where representatives can take deposits, the challenger bank albo is already on its way to becoming a domina

ShopUp raises $22.5 million to digitize millions of mom-and-pop shops in Bangladesh

A startup that is aiming to digitize millions of neighborhood stores in Bangladesh just raised the country’s largest Series A financing round. Dhaka-headquartered ShopUp said on Tuesday it has raise

Kenya’s Apollo Agriculture raises $6M Series A led by Anthemis

Apollo Agriculture believes it can attain profits by helping Kenya’s smallholder farmers maximize theirs. That’s the mission of the Nairobi-based startup that raised $6 million in Series
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