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Plaid lays off 20% of staff

Fintech decacorn Plaid is laying off 260 employees, or about 20% of its workforce, the company announced today. While specific details around who exactly was affected remain unknown, sources in recent

Plaid names former Meta exec as its new payments head

Plaid today announced that it has named Meta veteran John Anderson to serve as its new head of payments. The fintech startup has slowly been evolving its offerings beyond its core product of account l

Five months after a $55M Series B, fintech Argyle cuts jobs

Argyle, which wants to help companies and institutions get access to employment records, has laid off a number of employees across all departments, TechCrunch has learned from sources. A spokesperson

As a Stripe investor cuts the value of its stake, more evidence of fintech valuation pressure

Stripe is one of the most valuable companies in the fintech game, period, and an obvious bellwether for the fintech startup market.

The next decade for health tech may look a lot like the last decade for fintech

Will healthcare startups tap into new regulatory guidelines with the same fervor that fintech founders have over the last decade?

Plaid adds read-only support for leading crypto exchanges

Plaid, the company building data transfer technologies to power fintech and digital finance products like smartphone-based wallets, today announced that it’s adding support for leading crypto ex

For businesses seeking low-code fintech infrastructure options, there’s a Quiltt for that

Company founders pivoted when customers wanted their fintech data engine over their budgeting app.

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. 

Fintech Kasheesh wants financially strained customers to say ‘bye’ to BNPL

Buy now, pay later (BNPL) products have become incredibly popular with users, and both startups and tech behemoths such as Apple have taken notice. But BNPL companies have attracted some controversy,

The rise of API-first companies, in fintech and beyond

It's not just in fintech that API solutions are on the rise — and helping solve a great range of problems.

A ping-pong match between bulls and bears

Hello and welcome back to Equity, a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. Happily we were once again at full strength this week, with Al

Stripe and Plaid suit up for battle

Plaid and Stripe are now standing face to face, if not already on each other’s toes.

Daily Crunch: Plaid product updates signal push to ‘own’ more of the account funding process

It’s Wednesday, May 18, 2022, and we are hanging out at our Mobility event, ogling cars that fly, drive themselves and have various identity crises. Wish you were here if you’re not, and hope to r

Plaid officially expands into identity and income verification, fraud prevention and account funding

  Fintech decacorn Plaid is expanding beyond its core product of account linking — its first major expansion since its 2013 inception. In conjunction with its “Plaid Forum” even

Gradient Ventures backs Mentum’s goal to democratize investment services in LatAm

The company offers technology in the form of APIs and widgets that businesses can use to create investment products for their customers.

The Interchange: Stripe takes a swing at Plaid

Hi all, it was a roller coaster of a week in the world of fintech as I published two separate articles on startup layoffs and a nine-figure funding round in the span of a few hours. It was also a week

Stripe is playing checkers with Plaid

Hello and welcome back to Equity, a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. The crew was back at full-speed, and maybe even full excitemen

From partners to competitors: What Stripe’s latest move means for Plaid

Earlier today, payments giant Stripe announced a new product that fills in some significant gaps in its play to be the financial services layer for merchants and other businesses whose models are base

Baseten nabs $20M to make it easier to build machine learning-based applications

As the tech world inches a closer to the idea of artificial general intelligence, we’re seeing another interesting theme emerging in the ongoing democratization of AI: a wave of startups buildin
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