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Dynamic Planner acquires pre-seed investment from FPE Capital

The first institutional investment into Dynamic Planner, a top provider of software to the UK wealth management industry, has been made by FPE Capital LLP, a lower mid-market growth investor with a focus on software and services. This is the second investment from FPE Fund III, whose successful final close at a raised hard cap […]

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Teen-focused fintech app Copper raises $29M, grows to over 800,000 users in less than a year

Copper, a digital banking service aimed at teens, has raised $29 million in Series A funding in a “preemptive” round led by Fiat Ventures. The investment comes just over seven months after the startup revealed it had raised $9 million in a seed round, and included participation from Panoramic Ventures, Insight Partners, Invesco Private Capital […]

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PayU doubles down on LatAm fintech, acquires Ding and leads $46M investment in ‘superapp’ Treinta in Colombia

PayU, the fintech business controlled by Prosus with operations in 50+ countries — it’s been described as the PayPal of emerging markets — announced a double-deal today to expand its presence in Latin America. The company has acquired Ding, a mobile payments platform; and it has led a $46 million investment into Treinta, a financial […]

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Google incubated edu-fintech startup Financepeer raises $31M in Series B round

Google-incubated education fintech startup Financepeer on Wednesday announced that it has raised $31 million in Series B funding led by US VC QED Investorsand Mumbai-based Aavishkaar Capital. This round also saw participation from US-based edu-tech investor Ardent Ventures, DMI Sparkle Fund, DMI, 9Unicorns, LC Nueva AIF, and Maxar VC. With a vision to make quality […]

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Fintech NovoPayment raises first venture round in 15 years to expand its full-stack banking API platform

The digital transformation of banking and payments services is a red-hot trend that’s shown no signs of slowing down. Banking-as-a-service (BaaS) products like Synapse, Unit and Bond have helped fuel the shift by allowing companies to quickly spin up new financial services using APIs. NovoPayment is a global BaaS startup based in Miami that has […]

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Indian crypto exchange CoinDCX tops $2 billion valuation in new $135 million funding

CoinDCX has doubled its valuation to $2.15 billion (post-money) in eight months following a fresh $135 million funding, it said today, as the Indian cryptocurrency exchange looks to aggressively expand its product offerings and talent base, including some to double down on compliances in the world’s second largest internet market. Steadview and existing backer Pantera […]

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Zambian card-issuing startup Union54 raises $12M led by Tiger Global

Zambian card-issuing fintech Union54 has raised $12 million in a seed extension round led by Tiger Global. Other participating investors in this financing round include existing ones such as Vibe VC and new investors Earl Grey Capital and Packy Mccormick’s Not Boring Capital. It’s been only six months since Union54, whose API allows African software […]

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Welcome Tech, which wants to build a ‘super app’ for immigrants, raises $30M

Immigrants to the United States face myriad challenges besides having to learn a new language. In many cases, they are dealing with a foreign and complex financial system, may struggle with finding adequate housing and healthcare, and often are just generally feeling lost. Welcome Tech, a startup aiming to build “an operating system” for immigrant […]

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