social payments

Verse grabs $20.5M to take its p2p payments play beyond Europe

Social payments app Verse has closed a $20.5 million Series B round of funding from its existing investors. The round is led by Spark Capital, with eVentures and Greycroft Partners also participating.

Social payments app Circle adds two more European markets

Circle has lit up two more European markets as it works to rapidly build out its presence in the region. Users of the P2P payments app in Spain and Ireland can now connect any Spanish or Irish bank ac

Circle takes $60M to grow its social payments biz globally, as it steps into China

How do you compete with China's homegrown social payments giants? Veteran entrepreneur Jeremy Allaire, co-founder of US based social payments app Circle, reckons you don't; not like for like in the do

Social payments startup Circle rolls into Europe

It may have started as a Bitcoin wallet but veteran entrepreneur Jeremy Allaire's fintech startup Circle has since shifted focus to social payments, launching an app in Q4 last year that lets users se

Akimbo Lands $850K From Rackspace Co-founder & Others To Bring Prepaid Debit Cards Into The Social, Mobile Era

With the proliferation of smartphones, we're now able to use these mobile, mini computers to do just about everything we would do on our desktop while on the go. Yet, in spite of this evolution, mobil

I Am Jonathan’s Starbucks Card: A Social Payment Experiment (With Free Coffee)

<a HREF="!/jonathanscard">Jonathan's Starbucks card</a> lives in Jonathan Stark's wallet. You can download a copy of the card (shown here) and, when there is money on it, scan it a