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FinTech companies continue to make waves as the last week witnessed a slew of heavyweights scoring millions of dollars with headlines being filled with decacorns and unicorns alike.
FinTech firm Plaid unveiled the first cohort of startups in its new accelerator program, FinRise.
TryNow, a software platform designed to help consumers try items before they buy them, has scored $12m in its Series A round.
San Francisco-based FinTech Plaid, co-founded by Zach Perret and William Hockey, is raising $600m in new funding and will reportedly be valued at as much as $15bn, according to The Information.
Digital banking solution developer Narmi has bagged $20.4m in its Series A funding round to help community banks and credit unions better compete against megabanks, challenger banks and FinTechs, it claims.
After a year marred by an antitrust suit, Visa's acquisition of Plaid has officially been called off as the CEO says regulatory reviews threatened consumers' interests.
Northstar, which is enabling employers to offer their staff more financial wellness benefits, has scored $7.3m in its Series A round.
Visa's $5.3bn acquisition of Plaid was supposed to be one of the biggest FinTech deals this year, but the US Department of Justice seems dead set against it and has filed a suit to stop the deal.
Visa bought Plaid in January as part of a $5.3bn deal, but now fears about it creating a monopoly situation could make regulators put a stop to the acquisition.
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