Category: FinTech News

FinTech TiiCKER Launches Android App

Recent years have brought about a retail investor revolution. Look no further than the advent of commission-free trading apps as well as the “Gamestonk” incident for evidence of this shift. Now, one FinTech app that enables shareholders to claim perks for their ownership is expanding its platform to a new medium. This week, TiiCKER announced the launch of its Android app. Previously, the platform was offered via an iOS app...

Imprint Raises $38 Million From Kleiner Perkins and Stripe

So far, 2021 has brought plenty of FinTech funding rounds — but one of the latest also happens to be one of the most unique. Earlier this week, the branded payments platform Imprint announced that it had raised $38 million. The Series A was led by Kleiner Perkins but also included participation from fellow FinTech Stripe. To date, Imprint has now raised a total of $53 million. Past investors in...

Upgrade Raises $280 Million Series F

The appropriately named Upgrade just managed one of their own with its latest funding round. Today, the company announced that it had raised $280 million. The Series F was led by Coatue Management and DST Global with additional participation from Dragoneer Investment Group, Gopher Asset Management, G-Squared, Koch Disruptive Technologies, Old Well Partners, Ribbit Capital, Sands Capital, Ventura Capital, and Vy Capital. To date, the FinTech has now raised a total...

Knott's Berry Farm Announces Cashless Initiative

Throughout the pandemic, adoption of contactless payments has continued to grow. This not only includes use of mobile wallets but also tap to pay technology on traditional credit and debit cards. In turn, some retailers have also begun discouraging the use of cash or even disallowing acceptance of it all together. Now, a major Southern California theme park has joined the list of places where cash will be all but...

EV Automaker Rivian to Offer IPO Shares on SoFi Invest

In recent years, the true power of retail investors — especially those using FinTech apps such as Robinhood and others — has been on full display. Thus, earlier this year, some of these platforms began offering customers the ability to purchase initial public offerings shares at their list price before they hit the market. Now, the much-hyped electric vehicle manufacturer Rivian has revealed that it will be inviting SoFi users...

Freelancer Financial Tool Able Raises $3.2 Million

A FinTech platform that looks to help self-employed creators and freelancers with their money has raised some of its own. This week, Able announced that it had closed a $3.2 million investment. The seed round was led by Elefund while Moonshots Capital, Next Coast Ventures, Signal Peak Ventures, and LocalGlobe also participated. With the funding, Able plans to expand its reach after launching its app earlier this year. Able is...

Klarna Announces Strategic Partnership with Stripe

In recent months, news related to "buy now, pay later" (BNPL) platforms has been coming fast and furious. Now, one popular service is expanding its reach thanks to a massive FinTech firm. Today, Klarna announced a strategic partnership with the payment platform Stripe. As a result of the partnership, retailers that employ Stripe can now add Klarna as one of the preferred payment methods without any additional application or onboarding...

X1 Credit Card Begins Official Roll-Out

A new FinTech credit card has hit the market. Just over a year after originally opening its waitlist, the unique credit card offering X1 has officially started rolling out. According to the company, the card is now making its way to the more than 350,000 people who joined said waitlist. Billing itself as "the smartest credit card ever made," X1 includes a number of modern FinTech features. For one, the...