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Cryptocurrency Exchange IDEX Announces $2.5 Million Seed Round

Just as the FinTech market has been ripe for investment even throughout the pandemic, cryptocurrency-centric startups have also gotten a fair share of attention. Among some recent fundraising efforts are DeFi's $1 million seed round, Chainalysis' $49 million Series B, and the more than $15 million in investments that Celsius...

Sequoia Found to Be Most Active FinTech VC of the Past Year

When it comes to investments in FinTech, a few investment firms tend to come up again and again. But which venture capital group has participated in the most funding rounds as of late? According to CB Insights' latest State of FinTech report, it's Sequoia Capital that's been the most active...

Varo Money Granted National Bank Charter, Forming Varo Bank

As several startups have started expanding into banking services, such companies have partnered with existing banks in order to provide FDIC insurance and other benefits to their customers. However, at the same time, some of these businesses have attempted to build their own path by applying for charters — and...

Mortgage Company Rocket Announces Initial Public Offering

It looks as though a major FinTech initial public offering is just around the corner. Rocket Companies (referred to as either “formerly known as Quicken Loans” or “the parent company of Quicken Loans” depending on who you ask) will offer 150 million shares of Class A common stock as part...

FinTech Digital Banking Options: A Round-Up

Ever since the 2008 banking crisis, Americans have grown warier and warier of major banks. In turn, financial technology startups — known as "FinTechs" — have continually offered alternatives to these institutions. This began with options like peer to peer lending and, more recently, has found several startups launching their...

Button Partnering with Bits of Stock for Stock Back Offering

So far, despite being a less-than-stellar year overall, 2020 has been remarkably bright for FinTech. In addition to big acquisitions and major funding rounds, there have also been several exciting partnerships that have formed in recent months. Joining that list are Button and Bits of Stock, who are now teaming...

DeFi Protocol Startup Teller Raises $1 Million

You may not have heard of the startup Teller just yet but it seems they won't be silent much longer. Having recently participated in A16z's Crypto Startup School, the company is looking to disrupt both the decentralized finance (DeFi) and lending markets — and will now have some venture capital...

Private P2P Payment App Mezu Announces Impending Shut Down 3

Recently it seems as though the FinTech industry has been on a bit of a hot streak. Between major acquisitions and impressive funding rounds, there's been plenty of good news to go around for startups in the space. Unfortunately, that hasn't been the case across the board as there have...