Funding

Checkout.com Raises US$1 Billion Series D, Now Valued at US$40 Billion

Checkout.com, a London-based payments solutions provider, raised US$1 billion in its Series D funding round at a valuation of US$40 billion. The firm has more than doubled its valuation since its US$450 million Series C a year ago. Primary investors

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SEBA Bank Raises CHF 110 Million in Series C Fundraise

SEBA Bank, a digital assets firm with a Swiss banking license from FINMA, announced that it has raised CHF 110 million in a significantly oversubscribed Series C funding round. The round was co-led by Altive, Ordway Selections, and Summer Capital,

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Record-Fundraising in France: €486 Million for SME Banking Startup Qonto in Series D

France SME Banking Startup Qonto announced today it has raised €486 million in Series D funding, bringing Qonto’s valuation to €4.4 billion. This amount is unprecedented in the French tech ecosystem and is one of the largest funding rounds ever

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French Payroll Solution Specialist Payfit Raises €254M

PayFit, payroll and HR management solution for SMEs, announced that it has raised €254M in a Series E funding round, a record-breaking amount for a French human resources (HR) startup. General Atlantic, a leading global growth equity firm, led the

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Mexican Fintech Clara Clinches Unicorn Status With US$70 Million Series B

Mexico City-based end-to-end corporate spend management solution Clara has secured US$70 million in a Series B equity financing round. The round was led by Coatue, and takes Clara’s valuation to US$1 billion. With the Series B, Clara has become the

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Visa Invests in LATAM Open Finance Platform Belvo’s US$43 Million Series A

Visa has invested in Mexico City-headquartered open finance API platform Belvo through its US$43 million Series A. The two companies have also signed a strategic partnership to jointly develop open finance solutions in Latin America, a statement from Belvo said.

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B2B Cashflow Solutions Provider Tradeshift Fetches US$200 Million

San Francisco-headquartered B2B e-invoicing and accounts payable automation company Tradeshift has raised over US$200 million in funding from existing and new investors. Tradeshift raised the funding, which includes debt, from Koch Industries, as well as IDC Ventures, LUN Partners, Private

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Tiger Global Leads US$60 Million Series B for Blockchain Firm TRM Labs

US blockchain intelligence company TRM Labs has raised US$60 million in a Series B funding round. Tiger Global was the lead investor in the Series B, according to a statement. The round also saw participation from American Express’ Amex Ventures,

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Climate Fintech Catches On with Rising Funding Activity

Climate fintech, a sector comprising digital innovations, applications and platforms that help tackle climate change, is rapidly taking off. Over the past year, at least 16 climate fintech companies have raised rounds, data from Crunchbase show, and now, one of

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Schweizer Anlage-App überzeugt in Höhle der Löwen

Nach dem erfolgreichen Launch der Anlage-App im Februar und dem strategischen Produktausbau im Oktober hat findependent gestern Abend erfolgreich in der 3. Staffel von «Die Höhle der Löwen Schweiz» auf 3+ teilgenommen. Da sowohl E-Commerce-Unternehmer Roland Brack, als auch Amorana-Gründer

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