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FinTech Digital Banking Options: A Round-Up 4

Ever since the 2008 banking crisis, Americans have grown warier and warier of major banks. In turn, financial technology startups — known as "FinTechs" — have continually offered alternatives to these institutions. This began with options like peer to peer lending and, more recently, has found several startups launching their...

Button Partnering with Bits of Stock for Stock Back Offering

So far, despite being a less-than-stellar year overall, 2020 has been remarkably bright for FinTech. In addition to big acquisitions and major funding rounds, there have also been several exciting partnerships that have formed in recent months. Joining that list are Button and Bits of Stock, who are now teaming...

DeFi Protocol Startup Teller Raises $1 Million

You may not have heard of the startup Teller just yet but it seems they won't be silent much longer. Having recently participated in A16z's Crypto Startup School, the company is looking to disrupt both the decentralized finance (DeFi) and lending markets — and will now have some venture capital...

Private P2P Payment App Mezu Announces Impending Shut Down 3

Recently it seems as though the FinTech industry has been on a bit of a hot streak. Between major acquisitions and impressive funding rounds, there's been plenty of good news to go around for startups in the space. Unfortunately, that hasn't been the case across the board as there have...

Robinhood Adds to Latest Funding Round for $600 Million Total

The popular trading app Robinhood has just announced that it's raised even more money. As TechCrunch reports, the FinTech has more than doubled its previously declared $280 million Series F by raising another $320 million. Following this round, the investment platform is now valued at $8.6 billion. For the record,...

SoFi Re-Applies for a National Bank Charter

SoFi — short for "Social Finance" — is ready to become a bank. This week, the FinTech filed for a national bank charter with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC). In their application, SoFi says having its own bank charter would help lower their funding costs by...

FinTech nCino Plans Initial Public Offering

It looks as though another FinTech initial public offering could soon be upon us. This week, nCino announced plans to go public. As TechCrunch reports, the firm is currently eying a share price between $22 to $24. With nCino planning to issue 7.625 million shares, the IPO could raise as...

Chainalysis Announces Expansion of Series B to $49 Million

The blockchain analysis company cleverly named Chainalysis has just upped its latest funding effort. Originally announced last year as a $36 million round with participation from Accel, Benchmark, MUFG, and Sozo Ventures, Chainalysis has now expanded the Series B by $13 million. The additional investments come from Ribbit Capital and Sound Ventures....