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Acorns App Launches Job Finder Powered By ZipRecruiter

Those seeking a side hustle, additional part-time job, or new career now have another resource for finding available positions. This week, the micro-investing app Acorns unveiled a new job finder tool, with listings powered by ZipRecruiter. To find this feature, users will first want to navigate to the "Earn more...

Hack Affects "Almost 2,000" Robinhood Accounts

It seems that the uber-popular trading app Robinhood has run into more issues. According to a report from Bloomberg, a hack left nearly 2,000 Robinhood accounts compromised. In some cases, those accessing the accounts sold off assets being held and transferred the funds. While Robinhood didn't offer many details on...

Clair Raises $4.5 Million to Disrupt Payday Loans

Over the past several months, there's seemingly been an uptick in venture capital funding for FinTechs who help ease financial pain points that the current pandemic has exacerbated. Take, for example, the need for those who are working to access their money quickly in order to catch up on their...

Macy's Invests in Swedish FinTech Klarna

When it comes to investment in FinTech, it's typically various venture capital firms fronting the money. However, every once in a while, a different kind of investor steps up to the plate. That's the case with Klarna, which just revealed a deal with a major U.S. department store chain. This...

Gamified Savings Account Yotta Savings Raises $3.3 Million

Can a savings accounts that come with a chance to win a lottery jackpot change the way American consumers save? That's what Yotta Savings is betting on — and now so are several venture capital firms. As Crunchbase reports, Yotta has just closed a $3.3 million seed round. In addition...

Wirex Reaches Crowdfunding Goal in Just 90 Minutes

Who needs venture capital firms anyway? Apparently not Wirex as the U.K.-based payments company easily smashed its fundraising goal using the platform Crowdcube. This morning, the startup surpassed its initial ask of £1 million ($1.28 million) in less than an hour and a half. The campaign was opened to the...

FinTech Credit Card Company Petal Raises $55 Million

Throughout the past few months, at a time when the whole world is feeling disrupted, startups once called "disruptors" have found their services becoming more important than ever. In turn, there seems to be a streak of investments in these companies. Case in point: this week, Petal revealed that it...

Savings App Guac Launches Equity Crowdfunding Campaign

Over the past few months, the FinTech industry has seen a slew of funding rounds — including some that have climbed even after their original announcement. While these traditional venture capital-led rounds are certainly the norm, they aren't the only way for startups to raise funds. Case in point: this...