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Automated Identity Verification Tool Veriff Raised $69 Million

One of the major challenges inherent to the FinTech sector involves regulation. While many startups aim to offer an easy and seamless experience to users, there are still several important steps they need to take in order to onboard customers while remaining compliant. This includes verifying the identity of applicants...

Plaid Raised $425 Million After Visa Deal Falls Through

If you've used any number of financial apps over the past few years, there's a strong chance that you've encountered the name Plaid. The firm's API allows applications to securely connect to users' banking accounts and retrieve read-only data, enabling aggregation tools among others. This technology has allowed Plaid to...

SoFi to Launch IPO Investing Feature for Customers

For many years, while everyday investors may have heard about upcoming initial public offerings (IPOs), buying shares at the original asking price was a right reserved for much larger investors. This reality has remained even as the popularity of retail investment apps has risen. Well, at long last, it seems...

HighRadius Announces $300 Million Funding Round

When it comes to FinTech, some of the most well-known companies are those that consumers interact with on a regular basis. These include the likes of Square, PayPal, SoFi, Robinhood, etc. However, it's often the startups that operate "behind-the-scenes" — such as Plaid, Stripe, and others — that actually attract...

Robinhood Files Paperwork for Planned Initial Public Offering

One of the largest, most popular, and often controversial FinTechs is apparently getting ready to go public. This week, Robinhood announced that it had confidentially submitted a draft registration statement on Form S-1 with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). While this filing confirms the company's eventual plans for an...

Revolut Applies for U.S. Bank Charter

Another FinTech app has announced that it's looking to become a bank. As TechCrunch reports, London-based Revolut has filed a draft application with the California Department of Financial Protection and Innovation as well as the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC). If granted, the charter would allow Revolut to offer a...

Equity Crowdfunding Platform Republic Announces $36 Million Round

Equity crowdfunding platform Republic has just announced that it's raised $36 million in its latest funding round. The Series A was led by Galaxy Interactive while Tribe Capital, Motley Fool Ventures, and Broadhaven Ventures also participated. With the new round, Republic has now raised more than $70 million since its founding in 2016. Republic's platform...

BlockFi Announces $350 Million Funding Round

With Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies continuing to show strength, FinTechs that make such assets more accessible or who utilize them in interesting ways are seeing impressive growth as well. In turn, recent weeks have brought significant investments to such firms. The latest example of this trend is BlockFi, which just...