money management

  • Sequoia-backed startup Empower aims to replace your bank’s app

    Sequoia-backed startup Empower aims to replace your bank’s app

    Empower, a startup looking to help millennials better manage their finances, is today launching its mobile app for iOS devices. The new application combines the ability to see an overview of your day-to-day transactions and spending behavior, with other tools to transfer money between accounts, automate your savings, and soon, pay bills and pay down your debt. The ultimate goal… Read More

  • Dave wants to save you from expensive overdraft fees

    Dave wants to save you from expensive overdraft fees

    Meet Dave: an AI dressed up in a bearsuit that’s just launched to save you from the evils of expensive overdraft fees. Hand Dave access to your checking account and the app’s machine learning algorithms will get busy crunching your spending data so the bear can warn you about pending transactions which might push you into the red and incur an expensive bank penalty. Read More

  • Keith Rabois Leads $1.5 Million Round For “Even,” An Interest-Free, Mobile Alternative To Payday Loans

    Keith Rabois Leads $1.5 Million Round For “Even,” An Interest-Free, Mobile Alternative To Payday Loans

    A startup whose first product is a mobile money management application called Even, designed to offer low-income workers interest-free credit to help them make ends meet in between paychecks, has raised $1.5 million in a seed round led by Keith Rabois of Khosla Ventures, with participation from other investors. The service is meant to offer hourly, and generally part-time workers an… Read More

  • Betterment Raises $32 Million To Disrupt Money Management

    Betterment Raises $32 Million To Disrupt Money Management

    Betterment, the online financial services firm pitching better investments through technology, has raised $32 million in its latest round of funding. Consumer-focused financial services startups of all stripes have raised significant investments from venture capitalists in recent months, as companies try to tackle the morass of modern money management. The financial services industry… Read More

  • Coupa Raises $22 Million Series E To Help Companies Track Spending

    Coupa Raises $22 Million Series E To Help Companies Track Spending

    Coupa, the creator of spend optimization software for businesses, which brings something of a Mint.com-like view into where a company spends on operating resources, is today announcing the close of a $22 million Series E round of funding led by a new investor, Crosslink Capital. Previous investors Battery Ventures, BlueRun Ventures, El Dorado Ventures and Mohr Davidow Ventures also committed… Read More

  • ReadyForZero Helps Users Pay Off $12.5M In Debt; Now Launching Offers Platform

    ReadyForZero Helps Users Pay Off $12.5M In Debt; Now Launching Offers Platform

    ReadyForZero, an online financial service (and YC alum) focused on addressing a real need – getting people out of debt faster – appears to be working. The company, which is now reporting 13% month-over-month growth, says its users have paid off $12.5 million in debt to date, out of the nearly $200 million worth of debt managed by the service. That number has been growing quickly, too. Read More