Perhaps these companies would have merely stayed private sans SPACs. If that's true, two cheers for blank-check companies?
Consumer financial services startup SoFi is going public via a merger with special purpose acquisition company Social Capital Hedosophia Holdings Corp V, one of a series of blank-check companies forme
Founder Mike Cagney is always pushing the envelope, and investors love him for it. Not long after sexual harassment allegations prompted him to leave SoFi, the personal finance company that he co-foun
Contrary Capital, which has raised money from Tesla, Reddit, SoFi and Twitch, knows a thing or two about how to work with tech’s brightest mafias. Now it wants to invest in them, before anyone else.
Consumer financial services platform SoFi is making its first expansion outside of the United States with the acquisition of Hong Kong-based investing app 8 Securities. The terms of the deal were not
Fintech startups were hot news before the COVID-19 era, but the pandemic hasn’t bumped the sector out of the headlines. Companies that were pitching optimistic news a few weeks ago are now cutti
The fintech wars continue to heat up with another major exit in the space. Consumer financial services platform SoFi announced today that it is acquiring payments and bank account infrastructure compa
Figure Technologies, a nearly two-year-old, San Francisco-based fintech cofounded by Mike Cagney, the founder of the more established fintech company SoFi, is raising a whole lot of money — agai
As fintech investments soar to new heights, investors are looking at the bottom and top levels of the services stack to find the next billion-dollar startups. That’s the word from seasoned inves
It’s generally agreed that higher education in the United States has gradually become more and more unaffordable. Students are dependent on external financial resources for which many of them do not
Another day, another monster fintech venture round. This morning, it was personalized banking app MoneyLion, which raised $100 million at a near unicorn valuation. Last week, it was N26, which raised
There’s a new fintech startup in the U.S. that is inching closer to unicorn status. New York City-headquartered MoneyLion, which provides customers both financial advice and access to loans and othe
Welcome back the latest transcribed edition of Equity, the TechCrunch podcast that takes a closer look at the startup headlines from the week. Kate Clark and Alex Wilhelm kick this week off by discuss
In this week's newsletter: CrowdStrike readies its IPO, Brex eyes a $2B valuation and SoFi lands a whopping $500M.
Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines.
Usually when it comes to big sums of funding, companies like to boast. Online lending startup Social Finance, better known as SoFi, took another tack this morning, quietly announcing in a press releas
Contrary Capital is raising $35 million to invest between $50,000 and $200,000 in students and recent college dropouts.
SoFi is one of the leading fintech startups to emerge from San Francisco and breach the financial markets. Originally started as a way to better finance student debt, it has since expanded to include
Figure, a 13-month-old, San Francisco-based company that says it uses blockchain technology to provide home equity loans online in as little as five days, has raised a whole lot of money in not a lot
The FTC announced this morning it has approved the final consent order with online student loan refinancer SoFi, which resolves the allegations around SoFi’s deceptive advertising practices. Las