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This past month has seen several African fintechs such as Flutterwave and Union54 make headlines for compliance checks issues and fraud allegations. Both unlinked events re-emphasize the importance of know…

Identity verification company Youverify extends seed funding to $2.5M as it expands across Africa

A second Vision Fund is in the works.

Microsoft in talks to invest in SoftBank’s second Vision Fund

Slack’s rapid rise and upcoming IPO are clear signs of the ripe opportunity to be had in the field of enterprise messaging. Today, a startup that’s built a messaging product…

Symphony, a messaging app that’s been a hit with Wall Street, raises $165M at a $1.4B valuation

Fintech in Southeast Asia continues to pique the attention of global investors. Alibaba, Tencent and others have jumped into the region and deployed hundreds of millions of dollars, and now Warburg…

Momo, Vietnam’s top payment app, lands big Series C investment led by Warburg Pincus

Forty-seven and a half million dollars is a big commitment to African technology companies — even with the recent uptick in VC investment on the continent.

Africa Roundup: African startup investments turn to fintech this winter season

Vietnam is emerging as a technology market of note in Asia. Weeks after U.S. VC firm 500 Startups announced a fund for the country, Vietnam-based fintech startup Momo has landed…

Momo, a mobile payment firm in Vietnam, lands $28M led by Standard Chartered Bank