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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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Crypto exchange Bitpanda closes $52M Series A from Valar Ventures, backed by Peter Thiel

Crypto exchange Bitpanda closes M Series A from Valar Ventures, backed by Peter Thiel Bitpanda, a crypto assets platform, has closed a $52 million Series A funding round form Valar Ventures, a venture capital firm backed by Peter Thiel. Vienna-based VC Speedinvest also participated, alongside other unnamed investors. Claiming 1.3 million users, Bitpanda has […]

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Revolut launches its financial app in Japan

Revolut launches its financial app in Japan Fintech startup Revolut is expanding to Japan. After testing the service with 10,000 users, anybody can now sign up and open an account. The company originally obtained its authorization to operate from Japan’s Finance Service Agency in 2018. When you open an account, you get […]

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Revolut loses its head of regulatory compliance, hires two former Amazon execs

Revolut loses its head of regulatory compliance, hires two former Amazon execs More personnel changes at Revolut are in motion, as a key member of the leadership team leaves for Barclays, and two former Amazon staffers join the London-headquartered neoank, including a new chief operating officer. TechCrunch understands that Chris Sing, Revolut’s […]

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Crowd equity platform Seedrs opens up its existing secondary market to any business

Crowd equity platform Seedrs opens up its existing secondary market to any business Seedrs — the UK’s first full-function private equity secondary market to launch back in 2017 — is launching its secondary market offering to all private businesses. The idea is that this will allow founders, employees and early investors to […]

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Revolut extends Series D round to $580 million with $80 million in new funding

Revolut extends Series D round to 0 million with million in new funding Fintech startup Revolut just announced that it has raised $80 million as part of its Series D round that it had already announced in February. The new influx of funding comes from TSG Consumer Partners. In February, Revolut raised […]

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Robinhood, the stock trading app, postpones UK launch ‘indefinitely’

Robinhood, the stock trading app, postpones UK launch ‘indefinitely’ Robinhood, the U.S.-based stock trading app, is postponing its U.K. launch “indefinitely,” more than a year and a half after the company begun executing on plans to cross the pond. It now intends to refocus its efforts on its home market. In November […]

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Revolut partners with Paxos to bring cryptocurrency trading to the US

Revolut partners with Paxos to bring cryptocurrency trading to the US Neobank Revolut launched in the U.S. a couple of months ago. The startup is slowly catching up with features that are available in the U.K. and Europe. This time, Revolut is adding cryptocurrency trading through a partnership with Paxos. Users in […]

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Revolut expands bank account aggregation to Ireland

Revolut expands bank account aggregation to Ireland Fintech startup Revolut has expanded its open banking feature to Ireland. The feature first launched in the U.K. back in February. Once again, the startup is partnering with TrueLayer to let you add third-party bank accounts to your Revolut account. The feature launch also marks […]

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Belvo scores $10M from Founders Fund and Kaszek to scale its API for financial services

Belvo scores M from Founders Fund and Kaszek to scale its API for financial services Belvo, a Latin American fintech startup which launched just 12 months ago, has already snagged funding from two of the biggest names in North and South American venture capital. The company is aiming to expand the reach […]

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