UPDATED: Smoakland is testing a loophole to sell cannabis by credit card
What do you do when you have a very successful and popular product (marijuana) that is legal in some places, but federally has been a Schedule 1 drug since 1970? Well, you can’t rely on any nati
3 investors explain why earned wage access startups are set to cash more checks
It always feels good to get paid, so it’s no surprise that a payroll model like earned wage access (EWA), which lets employees withdraw their accrued wages at any time, has exploded in popularity.
Google files counterclaim to Match’s antitrust lawsuit, says Match wants to use its services for free
Google has responded to dating app maker Match Group’s antitrust lawsuit in a scathing new court filing which refers to Match’s original complaint as a “cynical attempt” to tak
DEUNA enters Latin America’s crowded one-click checkout sector flush with $37M
The company is targeting the region's challenges of customer acceptance, conversion and fraud with its "Commerce 3.0" payment infrastructure.
Is Stripe cheap at $95 billion?
Did Stripe raise at a price that it cannot defend, as many other startups and unicorns did last year?
Nigerian restaurant management platform Orda gets $1.1M, wants to be the Toast of Africa
Cloud-based point of sales for small, medium and large-sized restaurants has increased tremendously in both size and popularity. The market, dominated by incumbents like Toast and upcoming players suc
Payment orchestration platform Gr4vy pulls in another $15M in a Series A extension
Retailers often build their own “orchestration” platforms for payment processing and routing, but these can be complex to maintain. Spreedly plays in this space, and, last year, new startup Gr4vy
Silverflow nabs $17M for its updated, cloud-based take on payments processing technology
When it comes to online payments, the front end of the system has seen a massive amount of disruption in the last several years, with companies like Stripe, Adyen, PayPal, Square and others building A
Workiz raises $40M on a surge of interest for productivity tools aimed at home service teams
We may hear a lot about how big businesses are undergoing digital transformation, but the trend isn’t exclusively limited to them, and today a startup that’s building better productivity t
Digital restaurant startup Zak orders up new capital on mission to be ‘Toast of LatAm’
As food operators themselves, ZAK founders saw first-hand last year the toll it was taking on restaurants that needed to quickly reinvent themselves during the pandemic.
US government offers $10M bounty for DarkSide ransomware hackers
The U.S. Department of State is upping the ante in its fight against ransomware by offering a reward of up to $10 million for information that helps identify or track down leaders of the notorious Dar
SpotOn raises $300M at a $3.15B valuation and acquires Appetize
Last year at this time, SpotOn was on the brink of announcing a $60 million Series C funding round at a $625 million valuation. Fast-forward to almost exactly one year later and a lot has changed for
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.
Embedded finance won’t make every firm into a fintech company
Starbucks offers an integrated wallet and payments within its app, and Lyft offers its drivers a debit card. But that doesn’t make them fintech companies.
The next generation of global payments: Afterpay + Square
Sunday was a big day in fintech: Afterpay has agreed to merge with Square. This agreement sets two of the most admired financial technology companies in recent history on a path to becoming one.
Payments company Paystone raises $23.8M to help service-based businesses engage with customers
Paystone provides electronic payments and customer engagement technology to businesses, particularly those that provide services.
SpotOn raises $125M in a16z-led Series D, triples valuation to $1.875B
Certain industries were hit harder by the COVID-19 pandemic than others, especially in its early days. Small businesses, including retailers and restaurants, were negatively impacted by lockdowns and
Pipe, which aims to be the ‘Nasdaq for revenue,’ raises more money at a $2B valuation
Fast-growing fintech Pipe has raised another round of funding at a $2 billion valuation, just weeks after raising $50 million in growth funding, according to sources familiar with the deal. Although t
Equity Monday: Palantir might have a very eventful hump day
Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This is Equity Monday, our weekly kickoff that tracks the latest big
All B2B startups are in the payments business
There’s a massive amount of revenue on the table, and it’s just too easy to blow this opportunity and alienate clients in the process.