QED Investors

QED leads $7M round into startup that offers financing to SaaS businesses across US-South Asia corridor

There are a number of companies in the U.S. that offer revenue-based financing to SaaS companies, including Capchase, Pipe, Founderpath and Arc. But the options for South Asian companies are far more

QED Investors says pace of investing from new funds will be ‘extremely disciplined’

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QED closes on $925M to back fintech startups globally

QED Investors today announced the closing of two new funds totaling $925 million, capital that it will be using to back early-stage financial technology startups, as well as growth rounds for later st

Finch lands $40M to connect disparate HR systems with a single API

Finch, a platform that helps companies connect to various HR apps, services and systems, today announced that it raised $40 million in a Series B round co-led by General Catalyst and Menlo Ventures wi

Ntropy raises cash to normalize and classify transaction data

Ntropy, a company offering an API that enriches transaction data for financial services businesses, today announced that it raised $11 million in a Series A round led by Lakestar with participation fr

OatFi secures capital to power BNPL services for SMBs

The buy now, pay later (BNPL) market was once seen as a bulletproof investment, given the meteoric rise of players like Klarna and Afterpay during the pandemic. But increased scrutiny over the busines

Remofirst raises $14.1M to make it cheaper and easier for businesses to hire remote workers globally

Remote work has never been as accepted, or mainstream, as it is today. Yet some businesses hesitate to explore the option of hiring people in other countries because the prospect can be daunting and c

QED makes its first African investment, backing Nigerian fintech TeamApt in $50M+ deal

QED Investors, a U.S. fintech-focused venture capital firm, has led a new investment in TeamApt, a Nigerian fintech that provides business payments and banking platforms. The investment was over $50 m

Shop Circle wants to keep Shopify merchants from going ‘round and ‘round finding apps they need

The London-based company is creating a one-stop shop for what it considers to be the “best-of-the-best” e-commerce apps to get merchants up-and-running quickly.

Why Latin America’s freight-forwarding opportunity is still attracting capital

Amid a pandemic and unrest over gasoline prices, investors are still pouring money into Latin America's logistics and shipping businesses.

Live near an ocean? Kin Insurance’s data aims to more accurately predict home risk

By using data and technology to accurately price the risk, Kin Insurance is able to remove some of the costs of traditional insurance firms, like agents.

Colombian e-commerce enablement startup Melonn raises $20M to help SMBs scale in LatAm

Melonn, a Colombian startup that provides fulfillment and software services to small and medium-sized e-commerce companies in Latin America, has raised $20 million in a Series A round led by QED Inves

Wayflyer raises $150M on a $1.6B valuation for a new spin on providing loans to e-commerce merchants

E-commerce has continued to boom in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, but running an e-commerce business has also become significantly more chaotic, with unpredictable supply chains, logistics hiccup

QED Investors hires Gbenga Ajayi as partner to focus on investments in Africa

In a move rarely made by Western venture capitalists, QED Investors announced today that it has hired an African partner, Gbenga Ajayi. He will focus on Africa investments as part of QED’s internati

Fairplay closes $35M in equity, debt to provide revenue-based financing to entrepreneurs

Fairplay provides a sales advance as funding in exchange for a flat fee and a steady revenue share of earnings until the capital is paid back.

BHub secures $20M to become LatAm companies’ back-office administrator

Company owners can integrate BHub with their financial systems and view everything through one financial dashboard.

EasyHealth, a startup targeting the Medicare experience, announces $135M Series A

EasyHealth, a startup focused on navigating the Medicare experience, announced a $135 million Series A round on Thursday. EasyHealth has a simple purpose: to help enroll, and follow-up with (more on t

AARP, T. Rowe Price, QED kick off community to target $8.3T 50-plus market

Prior to the global pandemic, technology for older folks was a nice to have, but now is “an absolute necessity to live your best life,” according to AARP's Andy Miller.

Why QED, hot on Nubank, is bullish about LatAm fintech

QED's first investment in the region was Nubank, a deal that is set to pay off handsomely.

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
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