Convective Capital’s $35 million answer to the increasing threat of wildfires

Wildfires have become an ever-increasing threat as houses are built closer together and the growing impacts of climate change wreak havoc on natural landscapes. Entrepreneurs, in response, have starte

Payrails emerges from stealth with $6.4M led by a16z to build the OS for payments

Payments — taking and paying out money — remains a fragmented and complex area for merchants, marketplaces and others that do business with multiple parties online. As it grows — fro

A new $124 million for Brazil’s Movile proves that investors still see promise in Latin American tech

Brazil’s macroeconomic picture may be gloomy, but technology investors still see hope in the nation’s burgeoning technology sector — and a recent $124 million financing for the mobil

Equity podcast: More funding for scooters, Cruise gets a boost, and Chinese IPOs

 Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week was fun. Back in the studio, Connie Loizos, Matthew Ly

Chase closes WePay acquisition, a deal valued up to $400M

Banking giant J.P Morgan Chase is taking another step into tapping fintech startups not just for investment, but for growing its business more directly. The company has officially closed its acquisiti

WePay now accepts Apple Pay and Android Pay on the web

Apple Pay and Android Pay may be best known as Apple and Google’s mobile wallets, designed to expand their businesses in making payments with smartphones. But today comes an advance that und

As Google Looks To Expand Wallet Use, WePay Integrates Instant Buy API

Google is reportedly eyeing up an acquisition of Softcard to expand Google Wallet services to more points of sale with retailers; but it also wants to grow its position in the wider world of mobile-b

WePay Launches WePay Clear, A Stripe Competitor With Fraud Protection Built In

WePay — a startup from Palo Alto that competes against the likes of PayPal by providing payment services for marketplaces, crowdfunding platforms and other sites that enable online trans

WePay Withholds Funds From Sick Woman Due To Offer Of Porn For Donations

Should credit card processors and crowdfunding sites be able to deny funds to adult entertainers and sex workers? That's the thorny question at the heart of an unfortunate situation where donated medi

After A Pivot, WePay Raises $15M To Focus On Payments API For Marketplaces, Crowdfunding Sites And Others

<a target="_blank" href="https://www.wepay.com/">WePay,</a> an online payments startup, is announcing $15 million in Series C financing, led by Phil Purcell of Continental Investors, who us the co-fou

WePay Debuts iOS App To Allow Users To Accept Credit Cards And Send Invoices On The Go

Online payments startup <a target="_blank" href="https://www.wepay.com/">WePay</a> is expanding into new territory today with the launch of a new native app for iOS that allows small businesses to inv

WePay Launches Buttons To Allow Any Site To Accept In-Line Payments With Just A Line Of Code

Online payments startup WePay has been on a roll lately. The company is processing hundreds of millions of dollars in payments annually, and adding more than 1,000 active merchants per week. But it wa

Watch Out PayPal: Competitor WePay Drops Prices, Rolls Out White Label Payments API

Online payments startup <a target="_blank" href="https://www.wepay.com/">WePay</a> is today announcing lowered pricing and new API features, as it celebrates the one-year anniversary of its <a target=

WePay Raises $10 Million To Scale Its Online Payment Platform

Online payment platform <a href="http://wepay.com">WePay</a> just announced that it has raised $10 million in a new financing round. This round was led by <a href="http://www.ignitionpartners.com/">Ig

Leetchi Secures $5.5 Million To Launch In The UK And Germany

France-based <a href="http://Leetchi.com">Leetchi</a>, a group payment application along the lines of US-based <a href="http://WePay.com">WePay</a>, has raised a series B funding round of $5.5 million

WePay Adds Customizable Invoicing To Simple Payments Platform

Online payments platform and PayPal competitor <a href="https://www.wepay.com/">WePay</a> is adding a key new feature to its easy-to-use technology—Invoicing. For background, WePay is a <a href="

Online Payments Startup WePay Grows Revenue By Ten-Fold In 2011; Will Launch Mobile Apps This Year

Online payments platform and PayPal competitor <a href="https://www.wepay.com/">WePay</a> is announcing its growth data for 2011, and revealing details on the startup's product strategy for 2012. In c

‘The Millionaire Matchmaker’ Meets Silicon Valley: WePay CEO Looks For Love On Reality TV

Dude I know this happened a month ago but I've been staying at my parents' now for three days and we've already had the "You should start thinking seriously about your relationships" conversation beca

WePay Launches WePay Stores For Easy, Embeddable Storefronts

Back in March 2010, <a href="https://techcrunch.com/2010/03/31/wepays-hassle-free-group-payments-platform-launches-to-the-public/">WePay</a> launched to the public as a group-payments platform — on

WePay Adds Event Ticketing To Hassle-Free Group Payments Platform

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2011/05/wepay.png"><a href="https://www.wepay.com/">WePay</a>, a <a href="http://ycombinator.com/">Y Combinator</a> backed startup that aims to <a hre
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