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To measure sales efficiency, SaaS startups should use the 4×2

To measure sales efficiency, SaaS startups should use the 4×2 Brian Ascher Contributor Share on Twitter Brian Ascher is a partner at Venrock, where he invests broadly across enterprise and fintech and serves on the boards of several companies, including Personal Capital, 6Sense, Socrates AI, Dynamic Signal, Retail Solutions, SmartBiz Loans, and […]

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No Libra style digital currencies without rules, say EU finance ministers

No Libra style digital currencies without rules, say EU finance ministers European Union finance ministers have agreed a defacto ban on the launch in the region of so-called global ‘stablecoins’ such as Facebook’s planned Libra digital currency until the bloc has a common approach to regulation that can mitigate the risks posed […]

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Delphia wants to turn your data into investment capital through collective action

Delphia wants to turn your data into investment capital through collective action A lot of companies talk about the value of your data, and about helping you get more control over the information you share, but Toronto-based Delphia is unique in aiming to build a viable, sustainable and scalable way to take […]

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Xiaomi launches app to offer credit to millennials in India

Xiaomi launches app to offer credit to millennials in India Xiaomi, the top smartphone vendor in India, today joined a growing wave of fintech startups in the nation that are offering credit to aspirational young professionals and millennials. The Chinese electronics giant said today it is launching Mi Credit, its digital lending […]

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Kredivo’s parent firm FinAccel raises $90M to expand its credit lending platform in Southeast Asia

Kredivo’s parent firm FinAccel raises M to expand its credit lending platform in Southeast Asia Singapore-headquartered FinAccel has secured $90 million in what is the largest funding round for a fintech startup in Southeast Asia as it looks to further grow its credit lending app Kredivo and build more financial services. The […]

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Africa Roundup: Nigerian fintech gets $360M, mints unicorn, draws Chinese VC

Africa Roundup: Nigerian fintech gets 0M, mints unicorn, draws Chinese VC November 2019 could mark when Nigeria (arguably) became Africa’s unofficial capital for fintech investment and digital finance startups. The month saw $360 million invested in Nigerian focused payment ventures. That is equivalent to roughly one-third of all the startup VC raised […]

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SoFi founder Mike Cagney’s already well-funded new startup is raising another $100 million

SoFi founder Mike Cagney’s already well-funded new startup is raising another 0 million Figure Technologies, a nearly two-year-old, San Francisco-based fintech cofounded by Mike Cagney, the founder of the more established fintech company SoFi, is raising a whole lot of money — again. By February of this year, Figure had already raised […]

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As the new year beckons European investors start moving into new roles

As the new year beckons European investors start moving into new roles As the Holiday Season approaches, new jobs for players in the tech ecosystem beckon. And this is no less true for investors. Two notable moves have recently happened that are worthy of note in the European scene. The first is […]

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Startups Weekly: Chinese investors double down on African startups

Startups Weekly: Chinese investors double down on African startups Hello and welcome back to Startups Weekly, a weekend newsletter that dives into the week’s noteworthy startups and venture capital news. Before I jump into today’s topic, let’s catch up a bit. Last week, I wrote about Airbnb’s issues. Before that, I noted […]

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Bunq launches metal card and plants a tree for every €100 spent

Bunq launches metal card and plants a tree for every €100 spent Fintech startup Bunq is launching a metal card called the Green Card. While some banks offer a cashback program with premium cards, Bunq is offering a special kind of “cashback”. For every €100 spent, Bunq plants a tree. The company […]

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