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GoHenry Introduces "Money Missions" Encouraging Financial Education

After raising $40 million late last year and expanding into the United States, the kid-centric FinTech app GoHenry has now added a significant feature to its platform. This week, the app announced the debut of Money Missions. With Money Missions, children can learn about various personal finance topics while earning...

CB Insights Names FinTech 250 for 2021

As FinTech's blockbuster year rolls on into the fourth quarter, CB Insights has just released its list of the top 250 FinTechs of 2021. This is the fourth year that the firm has put out the list of private companies selected from a pool of more than 17,000. According to...

Insurtech Company Ladder Raises $100 Million Round

As the "insturtech" industry continues to grow, one digital term life insurance company just closed a "megadeal" investment. This week, Ladder announced that it had raised $100 million. The Series D was co-led by led by Thomvest Ventures and OMERS Growth Equity. It comes as the company reports that it quadrupled its revenue...

Mastercard Announces "Mastercard Installments" BNPL Program

Mastercard is getting in on the financing craze. This week, the company announced that Mastercard Installments will soon debut in the United States, Australia, and the United Kingdom. The new feature will enable banks, FinTechs, and others to offer "buy now, pay later" options to customers. Specifically, the company notes...

Renter Cash Back Platform Stake Announces $4 Million Funding Round

A FinTech that helps renters earn cashback has just raised some money of its own. This week, Stake announced that it had closed a $4 million funding round. The seed round was led by Shadow Ventures while Hometeam Ventures, Olive Tree Holdings, Blue Field Capital, Hampton VC, Gaingels, and Silicon Valley Connect managing director Ellen...

Goldman Sachs to Acquire Buy Now, Pay Later Platform GreenSky

It looks as though Goldman Sachs is joining the "buy now, pay later" (BNPL) trend. Recently, the bank announced plans to acquire GreenSky in an all-stock transaction valued at approximately $2.24 billion. At this time, the deal is expected to close in Q4 2021 or Q1 2022. GreenSky currently works...

Renters Loyalty Program and Credit Card Bilt Rewards Raises $60 Million

Just three months after debuting, Bilt has announced that it's raised $60 million in a growth fund round. Investors include the likes of Wells Fargo and Mastercard as well as a group of real estate owners including Blackstone, AvalonBay Communities, Douglas Elliman, Starwood Capital Group, and several others. Launched earlier this...

FinTech Credit-Building Card Startup Tomo Raises $10 Million

Another FinTech disruptor has just revealed a significant early-round investment. Earlier this week, TomoCredit announced that it had raised $10 million. The Series A was led by Kapor Capital and KB Investment Inc. with additional participation from Lewis & Clark Ventures. This round follows Tomo's $7 million seed round closed...