13 FinTech startups from Y Combinator’s latest batch to take note of

Seed accelerator Y Combinator has just announced its latest batch of startups. And there are some FinTech ventures that piqued our interest.

Lumia Capital looks for more money to back international tech businesses

Lumia Capital, a VC investor focused on expanding technology businesses in international markets, is back with a new fundraise.

LendInvest raises $39.5m in its ‘pre-IPO’ round

Online property financing and investing platform LendInvest has raised $39.5m in a Series C debt and equity round.

Ireland-based P2P lending platform Linked Finance secures €50m from Banco BNI Europa

P2P lending platform Linked Finance has secured €50m in a funding round from Banco BNI Europa.

UpLift bags $15m from four investors through series B round

Payment solution platform UpLift has raised $15m from four investors after a series B funding round.

Crowdlending platform WeShareBonds secures €12m

France-based crowdlending platform WeShareBonds has secured a €12m financing round.

Reward Finance Group receives £40m of debt funding

SME lender Reward Finance Group has received £40m of debt funding from Foresight Group. Reward provides business finance, invoice finance and trade finance to businesses...

Startup investment platform CircleUP looks for $100m

Investment platform for small consumer brands CircleUp is planning to raise $100m, according to an SEC filing.

P2Binvestor picks up $7.7m for crowdfunding business lending

Business lending marketplace P2Binvestor (P2Bi) has raised $7.7m in a Series A1 round led by Rockies Venture Club (RVC).

Zafin lands $10m from Vistara and Beedie

Vistara Capital Partners and Beedie Capital Partners have committed $10m in additional growth capital to Zafin.

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POS lending solution Affirm closes $500m Series G

Affirm, a buy now and pay later solution, has closed its Series G round on $500m.
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Solving the challenge of creating a customer-centric business model – Kidbrooke demo

A recent survey from PWC found that 61% of bankers believe customer-centric business models are very important, and yet only 17% of them are “very prepared” for it. Kidbrooke has released a new demo highlighting the problem in the market.

Over 60% of InsurTechs and insurers are keen to work with BigTech companies

Over 60% of InsurTechs and insurers are looking to collaborate with BigTechs, as they look to keep up with changing customer demands, a new report claims.

Good services is more important to policyholders than pricing

New research claims the key to driving long-term relationships in home insurance is less about pricing and more about great services and reputation.

TCARE closes $3m in round led by SixThirty Ventures

TCARE, which claims to be the only evidence-based, CMS 1115 approved and accredited family caregiver support platform, has netted $3m in funding.

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