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HMBradley raises $18.25 million planting a flag as LA’s entrant into the challenger bank business

HMBradley raises .25 million planting a flag as LA’s entrant into the challenger bank business With $90 million in deposits and $18.25 million in new financing, HMBradley is making moves as the Los Angeles-based entrant into the challenger bank competition. LA is home to a growing community of financial services startups and […]

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Looking to emulate Venmo, JoomPay preps a Euro launch for easy bill splitting and cash payments

Looking to emulate Venmo, JoomPay preps a Euro launch for easy bill splitting and cash payments JoomPay, a startup with a similar product to PayPayl-owned Venmo in the US, is set to launch in Europe shortly after being granted a Luxembourg Electronic Money Institution (EMI) license. The app allows people to send […]

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Extra Crunch roundup: Inside DoorDash’s IPO, first-person founder stories, the latest in fintech VC and more

Extra Crunch roundup: Inside DoorDash’s IPO, first-person founder stories, the latest in fintech VC and more One of my favorite series of Monty Python sketches is built around the concept of surprise: Chapman: I didn’t expect a kind of Spanish Inquisition. [JARRING CHORD] [Three cardinals burst in] Cardinal Ximénez: NOBODY expects the Spanish Inquisition! I […]

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Startup fundraising is the most tangible gender gap. How can we overcome it?

Startup fundraising is the most tangible gender gap. How can we overcome it? Ximena Aleman Contributor Share on Twitter Ximena Aleman is co-founder and chief business development officer at Prometeo, an open banking platform that serves Latin America. Year-in, year-out, the gender gap in venture capital investment continues to be a problem […]

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Extra Crunch roundup: B2B marketplaces, edtech M&A, breaking into the $1M ARR club

Extra Crunch roundup: B2B marketplaces, edtech M&A, breaking into the M ARR club I’ve worked at TechCrunch for a little over a year, but this was one of the hardest weeks on the job so far. Like many people, I’ve been distracted in recent days. As I write this, I have one […]

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Is fintech’s Series A market hot, or just overhyped?

Is fintech’s Series A market hot, or just overhyped? Ryan Falvey Contributor Share on Twitter Ryan Falvey is co-founder and managing partner at Financial Venture Studio, an early-stage fintech venture capital firm. More posts by this contributor Fintech’s $138 billion opportunity Theo Katsoulis Contributor Share on Twitter Theo Katsoulis is an associate […]

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In the ‘buy now, pay later’ wars, PayPal is primed for dominance

In the ‘buy now, pay later’ wars, PayPal is primed for dominance Stephen Milbank Contributor Share on Twitter Stephen Milbank is the co-founder and Head of Global Strategic Partnerships at Button, a mobile commerce technology company that is powering a commerce-driven internet. The COVID-19 pandemic has already dramatically reshaped how Americans shop, […]

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Banks aren’t as stupid as enterprise AI and fintech entrepreneurs think

Banks aren’t as stupid as enterprise AI and fintech entrepreneurs think Simon Moss Contributor Share on Twitter Simon Moss is CEO of Symphony AyasdiAI, an enterprise artificial intelligence company for financial services. Announcements like Selina Finance’s $53 million raise and another $64.7 million raise the next day for a different banking startup […]

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Investment tech won’t solve systemic wealth gaps, but it’s a good start

Investment tech won’t solve systemic wealth gaps, but it’s a good start Dean Sterrett Contributor Share on Twitter Dean Sterrett is the co-founder, COO and head of product at LEX Markets, a commercial real estate securities marketplace for institutional and traditional investors. Philip Michael Contributor Share on Twitter Philip Michael is CEO […]

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Why is cloud revenue growth so slow if the digital transformation is accelerating?

Why is cloud revenue growth so slow if the digital transformation is accelerating? So far, 2020 has been mostly a garbage year, but it has also been consistently interesting in terms of the amount of change that it has brought. Venture capital? Changed. Public markets? Very changed. How to go public? How […]

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