Category: FinTech News

Future Raises $5.3 Million for Climate Change-Fighting Debit Card

A FinTech looking to help consumers make more eco-conscience purchasing choices has announced a fresh round of investment, This week, Future revealed a $5.3 million investment. The seed round was led by Accomplice, while Active Impact Investments, Techstars Ventures, Urban Impact Ventures, and Climate Capital also participated alongside author and activist Baratunde Thurston. With the newly-acquired funds, Future plans to make its debit card more rewarding for customers by attracting...

Vet Care Financing FinTech Scratch Raises $35 Million

With pet care being a necessity for millions of Americans, a startup that enables pet owners to get their furry friends the services they need by helping them finance the cost has closed a new round of funding. This week, Scratch Financial announced that it had raised $35 million. The Series C was led by Norwest Venture Partners, with Alumni Ventures, Companion Fund, Struck Capital, SWS Venture Capital, TTV Capital,...

Ecommerce "CashBack" Platform Fondue Raises $10.5 Million

A FinTech that's focused on replacing ecommerce coupon codes with a more beneficial solution has just secured a significant investment. This week, Fondue announced that it had raised $10.5 million. The seed round was led by Quiet Capital and Hanaco Ventures, while other participants included Infinity Ventures, Ground Up Ventures, Sugar Capital, Starting Line, R-Squared Ventures, Gaingels, Verissimo Ventures, Samsung Next, and JAM Fund along with individuals. With the acquired...

Power Emerges from Stealth Mode with $16.1 Million Round

When a FinTech startup begins its life, it's fairly common for it to go under the radar. In fact, some companies seem to prefer this, opting to stay in "stealth mode" until the time is right — such as announcing a product launch or fundraising. That's the case with a FinTech startup called Power, which is now letting the world know about its service. This week, Power announced its exit...

Mercury Debuts IO Company Card for Startups

A FinTech banking platform meant to help startups manage their money as they scale is getting into the credit card game. This week, Mercy announced the launch of the IO card. Issued by Patriot Bank, the card carries no annual fee and has 30-day repayment terms. The IO card earns 1.5% cashback on all purchases, including international transactions. Earned cashback is then automatically deposited when all settled transactions are paid...

Robinhood Debuts "Investor Index" with App's Most-Owned Stocks

Since the brokerage app Robinhood launched in 2015, its seen more than its fair share of media attention. In addition to high-profile coverage of the company's own missteps, there's also been plenty of focus on what types of investments the app's users are pouring their money into. Now, Robinhood has announced the launch of its Investor Index that will provide a bit more insight on that topic. The new Investor...

Alloy Announces Additional $52 Million for Series C

A FinTech that helps other FinTechs as well as banks to better automate their decision-making process has raised more money on top of its recent "megaround." Last week, Alloy announced that it had raised another $52 million, with the latest round valuing the company at $1.55 billion. These funds add to the company's previously-announced $100 million Series C nearly one year ago. The round was led by Lightspeed Venture Partners...

FTC Orders Credit Karma to Halt "Pre-Approved" Offers

For years, the free credit score site Credit Karma has grown in popularity, becoming a default option for many consumers curious about their credit. While the site has remained free to use, one of the ways the company has monetized is by offering credit card referrals to customers, with many of these suggestions being accompanied by a rating of how likely a customer was to be approved based on certain...