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Helping big banks out-Affirm Affirm and out-Chime Chime, gives Amount a $681 million valuation

Helping big banks out-Affirm Affirm and out-Chime Chime, gives Amount a 1 million valuation Amount, a new service that helps traditional banks compete in a digital world, has raised $81 million from none other than Goldman Sachs as it looks to help legacy fintech players compete with their more nimble digital counterparts. […]

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Extra Crunch roundup: A fistful of IPOs, Affirm’s Peloton problem, Zoom Apps and more

Extra Crunch roundup: A fistful of IPOs, Affirm’s Peloton problem, Zoom Apps and more {$inline_image} DoorDash, Affirm, Roblox, Airbnb, C3.ai and Wish all filed to go public in recent days, which means some venture capitalists are having the best week of their lives. Tech companies that go public capture our imagination because they […]

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A16z is now managing $16.5 billion, after announcing two new funds

A16z is now managing .5 billion, after announcing two new funds Andreessen Horowitz (a16z) has closed a pair of funds totaling $4.5 billion, the firm confirmed in a blog post this morning. The firm has raised $1.3 billion for an early-stage fund focused on consumer, enterprise, and fintech; and closed a $3.2 […]

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Affirm files to go public

Affirm files to go public Affirm, a consumer finance business founded by PayPal mafia member Max Levchin, filed to go public this afternoon. The company’s financial results show that Affirm, which doles out personalized loans on an installment basis to consumers at the point of sale, has an enticing combination of rapidly […]

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Khosla Ventures seeks $1.1 billion for its latest fund

Khosla Ventures seeks .1 billion for its latest fund Khosla Ventures, the eponymous venture firm helmed by longtime Silicon Valley rainmaker, Vinod Khosla, is raising  $1.1 billion for its latest venture fund, according to documents from the Securities and Exchange Commission. The filing was first spotted by Ari Levy over at CNBC. […]

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Extra Crunch Live: Join a live Q&A with Max Levchin today at 1pm PT/4pm ET

Extra Crunch Live: Join a live Q&A with Max Levchin today at 1pm PT/4pm ET Money makes the world go round, as the saying goes. But how and where we spend it are still very much up for grabs. One person who has been pondering that question and providing answers very successfully […]

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Extra Crunch Live: Join fintech legend Max Levchin for a live Q&A on August 6 at 4pm ET/1pm PT

Extra Crunch Live: Join fintech legend Max Levchin for a live Q&A on August 6 at 4pm ET/1pm PT We’ve got a great Extra Crunch Live chat coming up on Thursday, August 4, that you won’t want to miss. The one and only Max Levchin, is Silicon Valley icon and entrepreneur extraordinaire, […]

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Working to understand Affirm’s reported IPO pricing hopes

Working to understand Affirm’s reported IPO pricing hopes News broke last night that Affirm, a well-known fintech unicorn, could approach the public markets at a valuation of $5 to $10 billion. The Wall Street Journal, which broke the news, said that Affirm could begin trading this year and that its IPO options […]

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A major fintech startup exec is being minted into NYC’s latest VC

A major fintech startup exec is being minted into NYC’s latest VC There is massive momentum in fintech right now: regulations are finally opening up, APIs are more widely available than ever before, and there is a sense that existing products — both financial and technical — are just not doing the […]

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Thrive gives loans to students based on summer internships and job offers

Thrive gives loans to students based on summer internships and job offers Thrive, founded by Twitter alumni Deepak Rao and Siddarth Batra, wants to fund student expenses by looking at job offer letters as a way to evaluate loans. Today, it launched its loan platform and is accessible to students on over […]

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