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Neobank Chime Now Valued at $25 Billion Following Latest Round

So far in 2021, the FinTech industry has been on a winning streak. Between record-breaking investment rounds, major acquisitions, IPOs, and big announcements, the sector has garnered plenty of attention. Now, Chime is earning FinTech even more headlines following its latest eye-popping funding round and valuation. As CNBC reports, Chime...

Upgrade Announces $105 Million Round at $3.3 Billion Valuation

Another FinTech megadeal is in the books as Upgrade has just announced that it raised $105 million in its latest investment round. The Series E was led by Koch Disruptive Technologies (KDT) with BRV and Ventura Capital also participating. To date, Upgrade has raised a total of $307 million, including...

Credit Karma Money Adds Bill Tracking Features for Accountholders

The past few years have been busy ones for Credit Karma. In 2019, the free credit score site — which is now owned by Intuit — launched Credit Karma Savings. Later, when an accompanying checking account was added to the mix, the name was changed slightly to Credit Karma Money,...

"FinTech as a Service" Company Rapyd Raises $300 Million

As a record year for FinTech continues, this week, Rapyd announced that it had raised another $300 million. The Series E round was led by Target Global with participation from new investors Fidelity Management and Research Company, Altimeter Capital, Whale Rock Capital, BlackRock Funds, and Dragoneer as well as returning...

Square to Acquire Afterpay, Integrate BNPL Into Existing Platforms

FinTech giant Square is once again looking to expand its reach and venture into other aspects of finance — this time setting its sights on "buy now, pay later" (BNPL). Over the weekend, Square announced plans to acquire the Australia-based service Afterpay. With the deal anticipated to be paid in...

Robinhood Flounders in Market Debut, End First Day Down 8%

After years of hype and some high-profile missteps, yesterday the stock trading app Robinhood went public, hitting the Nasdaq under the ticker symbol $HOOD. Unfortunately, the FinTech faltered in its debut, closing down 8% from its opening price. What's more, the $38 IPO share price was on the low end...

Landis Raises $165 Million to Help Americans Become Homeowners

New York-based startup Landis has just landed a major investment that will help them continue their mission of turning renters into homebuyers. The $165 million round is comprised of debt and Series A equity financing. Leading the round was the most-active FinTech venture capital investment firm Sequoia Capital with participation...

FinTech Funding Reaches Record High in Q2 2021

FinTech is on fire! As the latest "State of FinTech" release from CBInsights notes, last quarter marked a boom for financial technology startup funding. In fact, Q2 set a new record for investment deals in the sector. According to the report, FinTech companies raised a total of $30.8 billion from...