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Coinbase is launching its own cryptocurrency index fund

When you're the runaway leader in a growing industry, you typically have two opinions: A) Stay in your lane and let other companies pop up to solve the industry's problems, or B) Try to offer as many

Grove raises $2.1M to find the sweet spot between old-school financial advisers and chatbots

Right now if you want financial guidance and planning help you basically have two options – shell out thousands (or more) a year for an old-school Wall Street-affiliated advisor, or test your lu

Rally Road lets you buy and sell equity shares in classic cars

Want to put your money in something like a 1955 Porsche or 1985 Ferrari but don’t have hundreds of thousands of dollars to spend? Meet Rally Road. The New York-based startup lets investors buy a rea

Coinbase CEO: ‘Please invest responsibly’

In a Medium post, the CEO of Coinbase, one of the most popular cryptocurrency exchanges out there, is urging users to be responsible about their investments. "We also wanted to remind customers of som

Mangrove raises $170M for its new fund to invest in Europe and Israeli startups

Luxembourg-based Mangrove Capital Partners, one of Europe’s leading early-stage venture capital firms, has raised $170 million for its latest fund. Mangrove V will be used to invest across Europe an

Stash raises $40 million Series C to make investing more approachable

Micro-investing app Stash has raised an additional $40 million in Series C funding, the company announced this morning, following rapid growth in terms of sign-ups from new users – 86 percent of

Halal investment tool for Muslims lands a $5 million seed round

For religious Muslims looking to get started with investing, the options are limited. Average Muslim investors can’t afford the kind of nuanced advice that a high end financial advisor can provi

Micro-investing app Stash raises $25 million Series B

Stash, a mobile application that aims to make investing easier for those who aren’t as financially experienced, has raised $25 million in Series B funding, the company announced today. The round

Albert raises $2.5 million for its finance app that helps you save money

Everyone knows the basics of how to improve their financial health: put money into savings, track your spending, reduce your debt, look for ways to save on your monthly bills, and make smart investmen

Grow launches its app for socially responsible investing

Amid an increasing number robo-investors like Betterment, Stash, and Robinhood, a new San Francisco-based fintech startup called Grow is entering the fray to compete based on investment type, not o

Social investing site Instavest raises $1.7M in seed funding

Part of YC’s Winter 2015 class, Instavest is a startup trying to turn investing — an activity most of us are used to doing privately — into a social activity. The site launched abou

Golden Gate Ventures closes new $60 million fund for Southeast Asia

Singapore-based Golden Gate Ventures has closed a new $60 million fund for Southeast Asia's rapidly-growing startup ecosystem.

Investment opportunities in the autonomous vehicle space

As companies race to make autonomous vehicles a reality, investment activity in the space is heating up. The AV investment landscape is complex. It includes both hardware and software players; it feat

How will marketplace lending become a mainstream investment asset class?

A friend who recently started his own business couldn’t obtain a mortgage from three banks. I suggested he try marketplace lending platforms like SoFi to take advantage of the ongoing innovation in

The technology-driven transformation of wealth management

In today’s digital world, everyday functions such as making dinner reservations or hailing a taxi are done at the touch of a button. Similarly, other, more complex and esoteric functions, such as we

Former Citigroup CFO Sallie Krawcheck launches Ellevest, a digital investment platform for women

Former Citigroup CFO Sallie Krawcheck launched her anticipated new startup, a digital investment platform for women called Ellevest, this morning from the TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2016 conference&#82

Betterment and Robinhood clash on how to disrupt investing

What does the future of the financial services industry look like? The founders of two startups with two very different answers to that question took the stage at the TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2016 confer

PayPal leads $30 million round in Acorns investing app

Acorns, the investing app, is announcing a $30 million strategic investment from PayPal, with participation from the Rakuten FinTech Fund. This brings the team’s total funding to $62 million. With 8

New law changes the liquidity game for tech company founders, workers and investors

Late last year, Congress passed legislation that substantially improved the legal landscape for startups, early-stage companies and the stakeholders in the ecosystem. You might have read about, for ex

When capital prefers venture over public markets

Market movements in the technology sector -- particularly in SaaS tech companies -- are causing a stir among investors. It’s always a challenge to estimate valuation ranges for publicly traded compa
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