payments infrastructure

Finix raises $30 million as fintech’s spotlight picks its sides

Finix announced today that it has raised $30 million in new venture capital, bringing its total known raised to $133 million. The round comes nearly two years after the do-it-yourself payments company

Argentinian fintech infrastructure startup Geopagos leaves the boot straps behind with $35M funding round

Geopagos, a payments infrastructure startup based in Buenos Aires, has raised $35 million in a round led by Riverwood Capital. The financing marks the company’s first ever institutional funding. Fou

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. 

Ecuadorian payments infrastructure startup Kushki lands $100M at a $1.5B valuation

Ecuadorian payments infrastructure company Kushki has raised $100 million in an extension to its Series B round, more than doubling its valuation to $1.5 billion. The startup had raised $86 million in

The guide to great metrics: Product-led principles

Metrics alone don’t help you build a business. They can help you set targets, but they do little to help you hit those targets.

Southeast Asian payments infrastructure unicorn Xendit banks $300M

Xendit, a payments infrastructure platform for Southeast Asia, has raised $300 million in fresh funding. The company’s new valuation wasn’t disclosed, but it hit unicorn status in its last round o

Paddle, the company that wants to take on Apple in IAP, raises $200M at a $1.4B valuation to supercharge SaaS payments

Software as a service has become the default for how organizations adopt and use apps these days, thanks to advances in cloud computing and networking, and the flexibility of pay-as-you-use models tha

Kevin raises $65M as it charges ahead on account-to-account payments over point-of-sale terminals

Payments remains a very fragmented business around the world: depending on where you’re buying or selling something (and whether you are selling online or offline) you will have different &#8220

Chilean fintech Xepelin wants LatAm businesses to get paid

The B2B payments company is doubling down in both Chile and Mexico, while also eyeing new countries for expansion.

TechCrunch+ roundup: Musk’s Twitter bid, European cannabis survey, borrowing against NFTs

The U.S. is the world’s largest cannabis market, but as more European countries consider legalizing recreational use, investors are looking for opportunities in production, distribution and retail.

How social commerce is bridging Southeast Asia’s infrastructure gaps

Today social networks are more powerful than ever, and startups and corporations are innovating new commerce models that leverage the greater reach available to us.

African fintech Flutterwave triples valuation to over $3B after $250M Series D

African fintech Flutterwave has raised $250 million in a Series D round that tripled the company’s valuation to over $3 billion in just twelve months. In March 2021, the San Francisco-headquartered

Potential winners and losers line up as Plaid pushes deeper into payments

So now Plaid says it’s a payments company. It was only a matter of time, really.

Tiger Global and a slew of high-profile investors make a $35M bet on LatAm fintech Pomelo

Just over five months after raising a $9 million seed funding round, Latin American fintech Pomelo announced today that it is raising $35 million in Series A financing led by Tiger Global Management.

Brazil’s Hash raises $40M in a round led by QED and Kaszek for its white-label payments software

Hash, a payment infrastructure fintech, announced today that it has raised $40 million in a Series C funding round co-led by QED Investors and Kaszek. The raise comes just six months after the Brazili

TrueLayer nabs $130M at a $1B+ valuation as open banking rises as a viable option to card networks

Open banking — a disruptive technology that seeks to bypass the dominance of card networks and other traditional financial rails by letting banks open their systems directly to developers (and n

Indonesian fintech Xendit is now a unicorn, with $150M in fresh funding led by Tiger Global

There’s a new entrant in Southeast Asia’s growing list of unicorns. Jakarta-based Xendit, best known for its digital payment infrastructure but also focused on other financial products, announced

Checkout is the key to frictionless B2B e-commerce

Checkout is a platform play, not a payments play, and now is the time to build the category in B2B. Business buyer behavior is changing, and the stars are aligning on the fintech infrastructure front.

Privacy.com rebrands to Lithic, raises $43M for virtual payment cards

When Privacy.com was founded in 2014, the company’s focus was to let anyone generate virtual and disposable payment card numbers for free. The goal was to allow those users to keep users’ actual c
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