Swiss Web3 payment startup DePay, announced it is joining forces with the self-hostable, open-source eCommerce plugin WooCommerce, pushing decentralization further and providing merchants with the ability to have customers send payments directly to their own wallets.
Global innovation platform Plug and Play, together with founding partners Visa, AllianceBlock, The INX Digital Company, IGT, and Franklin Templeton, has announced the launch of their new Crypto and Digital Assets program.
Nigerian money app Kuda, announced it is launching in the UK as part of a global expansion drive with a view to serving the cross-border transfer needs of UK-based Nigerians.
Yabx, a fintech venture headquartered at Netherlands, announced its foray into Nigerian markets with a mission to democratize credit across the country with its digital lending offerings.
Startup Wise Guys (SWG), Europe’s startup accelerator and one of its most active investment funds, has selected the second batch of participants for its €7.5 million fund for African startup investment.
Fintech startup Fordefi raises $18m seed round to launch institutional DeFi wallet and security platform
Fordefi, a financial technology and software company, announced a $18 million seed round and the public launch of its institutional MPC wallet built for transacting on decentralized applications (dApps).
Nigeria’s credit-led SME fintech Payhippo has acquired Maritime Microfinance Bank (MFB), a financial institution specializing in saving products, demand deposits, and investments as well as micro and SME loans
A report by payment services company Mastercard has revealed that South Africa, Nigeria and Kenya are among the most vibrant fintech markets in the continent.
Zest AI secures over $50m growth capital to advance the next generation of AI-automated underwriting
Zest AI, the leader in automating underwriting with more accurate and inclusive lending insights powered by AI, announced that the company has raised over $50 million in a new growth round.
Hong Kong and Singapore lead green fintech development among the five economies in the APEC region, study
GoImpact, together with The CUHK Business School, released the findings from their working paper, Exploring the Green Fintech Ecosystem in Asia: Insights from Five Economies in APEC.
London-based Sidekick raises £3.33m pre-seed to build a modern investment manager for today’s changing world
Sidekick, a digital active investment manager built for today’s rapidly changing world, announced a £3.33 million pre-seed equity round led by Octopus Ventures.
GS1 Hong Kong (GS1 HK) announced it has welcomed the launch of Commercial Data Interchange (CDI) by the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA).
Fintech startups in Africa grew 81% in 2021, with South Africa, Nigeria, and Kenya emerging as key hubs on the continent, found a Mastercard study on the state of fintech in African markets.
Kenyan fintech startup Tanda announced plans for agency banking entry in Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania to accelerate growth within the East African markets.
NALA, a Tanzanian fintech startup facilitating remittances from the African diaspora in the UK and US, has integrated Google Pay into its suite of payment options for users.
Swiss settlement banking startup Arf raises $13m seed seed round to further develop its blockchain-based technology
Arf, the VQF-regulated global settlement banking platform using Web3 technologies has raised $13 million in a seed round with the participation of industry leaders.
Banyan, the network for SKU data, announced it has raised $43 million Series A round led by Fin Capital and M13. The investment will accelerate Banyan's technology and infrastructure growth.
LHoFT has announced the 15 fintech startups that have been selected to participate in the fifth edition of the CATAPULT: Inclusion Africa program.
Moove announced it has raised £15 million in financing from Emso Asset Management to scale up its UK operations following a successful launch in August.
Mobile banking fintech NorthOne raises $67m Series B funding to accelerate growth across small business communities
NorthOne announced it has raised $67 million in Series B funding. With participation from new and existing investors, NorthOne is poised to further expand the reach of its business management platform.
Mastercard Vice Chairman Gilberto Caldart joins climate impact venture capital firm Vidavo as Venture Partner
Vidavo Ventures announced that the top executive and one of the architects of Mastercard's international expansion and accelerated growth Gilberto Caldart, has joined the firm in the role of Venture Partner.
In its latest 'State of European FinTech 2022’ report, fintech venture capital firm Finch Capital forecasts a period of cooling and consolidation across the fintech sector, as macroeconomic conditions grow more challenging.
Tugende, the innovative fintech platform for MSME credit and asset-financing in East Africa, closed in Q2 pre-Series B equity funding from existing shareholders led by Partech and two new investors, including Women’s World Banking.
BNP Paribas announced the signature of an agreement for the acquisition of Kantox, a fintech for the automation of currency risk management.
Uganda's Digital Lender Numida has secured a $12.3 million pre-Series A round of equity and debt funding to help it expand its team and move into new markets.
Tongo, a fintech company realigning income and expenses for the commission economy, announced it has raised $7 million in seed funding.
Ghanaian fintech SecondSTAX (Secondary Securities Trading and Aggregation eXchange), announced it has raised $1.6 million in pre-seed funding from private investors and venture capital firms, including LoftyInc Capital and STEMeIn.
Julaya, a fintech stratup based in Côte d’Ivoire, Senegal and France, announced it has raised $5 million extension round led by European venture capital fund Speedinvest to expand its operations in West Africa.
Nigerian fintech startup Kippa has launched Kippa Start, a business registration platform to enable Nigerian MSMEs scale through their businesses.
Ethiopian fintech startup Chapa has launched an online payment gateway to enable businesses accept payments from people worldwide.
Heru, an AI-based tax platform that simplifies the tax-filing process and provides intelligent insights for future filings, announced a $6 million seed round led by Gradient Ventures, Google's AI-focused venture fund.
Nigerian blockchain payments startup Bitmama announced a pre-seed extension of $1.65 million, adding to the $350,000 it received last October, thus closing the round at $2 million led by Unicorn Growth Capital and Launch Africa.
Nigerian fintech startup Kippa has raised $8.4 million in an oversubscribed seed round led by Goodwater Capital, TEN13 VC, Rocketship VC, Saison Capital, Crestone VC, VentureSouq, Horizon Partners, and Vibe Capital.
Power, a fintech startup with plans to reshape global commerce, has finally teased early progress as it emerges from stealth with $16.1m in seed funding, a $300m credit facility, and a fast-growing list of customers.
Nigerian fintech startup NowNow Digital Systems has raised $13 million in its seed round for expansion across Africa.
Waya, a Kenyan and US-based fintech startup has announced the official launch of its full-service digital bank and money transfer app targeting the African Diaspora.
Fintech startup Duplo raises $4.3m seed funding to transform business-to-business payments in Nigeria
Duplo, a business-to-business payment platform that makes it easier for African businesses of all sizes to pay each other, has raised $4.3 million in seed funding to launch new products and expand into new business verticals in Nigeria.
African fintech startup Flutterwave secures switching and processing license from Central Bank of Nigeria
Flutterwave, Africa's payments technology company has been granted a Switching and Processing License by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), widely regarded as CBN's most valuable payments processing license.
Nigerian fintech moblity startup Moove has announced its launch in London as part of its global expansion through a new partnership with Uber.
Pezesha, a Kenyan fintech that has built a platform where small and medium enterprises can access funding, has raised $11 million in a pre-series A equity and debt funding.
Swedish invoicing and payment startup Billogram has raised €15 million in funding round led by Swisscom Ventures, with participation from Partech, CNI Nordic and Inbox Capital.
FMO has partnered with a pan-African tech accelerator, Startupbootcamp (SBC) AfriTech, for the third installment of the Africa Startup Initiative Accelerator Program which is designed to scout skill and scale early-stage tech startups in Africa.
Nigerian fintech startup Grey has raised $2 million in seed funding to simplify cross-border payments across Africa. The seed funding round included participation from Y Combinator, Soma Capital, Heirloom Fund and other high-profile investors.
Kyanda is a Kenyan fintech startup that offers Digital Financial Services to businesses, SMEs and citizens.
Pomelo announced a Series Seed of $20 million in venture capital and $50m in warehouse facility for a total of $70m in seed financing, and is the first company to combine credit and international money transfer.
Klavi, a SaaS platform in data aggregation, analytics, and API services, who aims to empower companies with its Open Finance solutions , has just received an investment of $15 million.
Truework, a fintech startup that provides income and employment verification for the nation's largest mortgage, auto, and consumer lenders to approve more borrowers in a fraction of the time, announced it raised $50 million in Series C funding.
Venture capital firm JVP announced it is expanding its activities in New York. Along with new investments in Fintech, Blockchain, Cyber, Climatech, Foodtech, and Digital Health, the fund has focused on growth.
Kompliant, the U.S.-based compliance startup closed a $14 million seed round led by Level One Fund. Kompliant solves for end-to-end compliance lifecycle management through leading-edge technology and innovative workflows.
CoinFlip, a fintech company powered by cryptocurrency, announced the launch of CoinFlip Ventures, a new initiative that will support Web 3.0 based startup companies.
Bizao, a fintech that facilitates payments for both local and international businesses operating in Africa, announced a €8 million Series A funding to accelerate its geographical footprint across the continent and invest in the design of new lines of products and services.
Bloc, the Nigerian fintech infrastructure provider, has announced the acquisition of Orchestrate (previously Getwallets), a proprietary payments orchestration startup that gives businesses instant access to multiple payment providers with one integration.
Bloom, a Sudan-based fintech that offers a high-yield savings account and adjacent digital banking services, announced it has raised a $6.5 million seed round, after an undisclosed pre-seed round last year.
DreamStart Labs, a fintech for emerging markets, and BRAC Bank, a commercial bank in Bangladesh, have entered into an agreement to provide digital financial services to unbanked women in Bangladesh.
Stori becomes Mexico's newest Unicorn after raising $150m round of financing, valuing the startup at $1.2b
Stori, a fintech company offering credit card products to Mexico's underserved population, announced a $150 million round of financing, valuing the company at $1.2 billion, achieving a "Unicorn" status.
Flagstar Bank announced it has wrapped up its third MortgageTech Accelerator program - the first and only accelerator in the United States solely dedicated to mortgage technology.
Mobile-first blockchain ecosystem Celo has launched a new programme to support African startups across payments, remittances, virtual assets, savings, and related financial services.
Nigerian fintech startup CARMACHAIN announced it has hit over 80 million consumer profiles. This milestone is a major move for CARMACHAIN as it takes another step forward in realising its mission of decentralising data.
Griffin, a Banking as a Service (BaaS) fintech firm, announced it has raised $15.5 million funding to launch the OS for embedded finance.
OpenFin, the operating system (OS) of enterprise productivity, announced it has secured a strategic investment from ING Ventures, the venture capital arm of ING.
Crescent fintech raises $5m pre-seed round, launches platform to help companies improve cash management
Crescent, a fintech best known for crypto-backed high yields, announced it has raised $5 million pre-seed round from strategic angels and tech founders.
Israeli fintech and capital markets startup Deshe Analytics raises $6.5m funding to expand to international markets
Israeli fintech and capital markets startup Deshe Analytics announced a $6.5 million seed funding round led by Group 11.
Flutterwave, Africa’s payments technology company, announced the appointment of former Goldman Sachs’ Managing Director, Gurbhej Dhillon as Chief Technology Officer (CTO).
Mono, a Nigerian fintech startup that builds open banking infrastructure to enable access to customer financial data and bank payments for digital businesses in Africa, announced it has expanded its services to Kenya.
London-based invoice intelligence platform Xelix completes $5m Series A funding to accelerate growth
Invoice intelligence platform Xelix announced it has successfully completed the Series A funding round, raising $5 million.
The British International Investment (BII), the UK government’s Development Finance Institution (DFI), announced a $20 million, 4-year structured credit investment in Moove, a mobility fintech democratising access to vehicle ownership in Africa.
Swiss fintech startup Numarics is on its way to becoming the standard for state-of-the-art financial management and accounting for creators and small and medium-sized enterprises in Europe.
Mapan, an Indonesia-based leading startup focused on eliminating barriers to financial access for the masses in the country, announced it has closed a successful Series A round of $15 million.
London and Malta based fintech CityFALCON closed an equity fundraising campaign on Seedrs of $2 million to scale up the business and bring even more insightful products to market faster.
A Supervised Payment is a Digital Escrow Payment sent by a guardian to a dependent with the former setting the parameters of funds usage and the app supervising the actual use of the funds by the dependent.
Nibble Health, a B2B healthcare payments company, announced a $8.5 million seed round co-led by Wing Venture Capital and Tiger Global Management, with participation from A* Capital and Expa.
Nigerian fintech firm VeendHQ announced it has secured $330k pre-seed fund, backed by Magic Fund, The Oak Capital, Future Africa, Berrywood Capital and other angel investors, to expand its operations and scale growth.
Tugende, the East African fintech platform providing asset financing and digital services to small businesses, announced it has raised a pre-Series B investment round led by current shareholder Partech Africa.
On the heels of a recent $1.50 million (KSh 170 million) investment, Kenyan insurtech startup mTek has secured an additional $3 million (KSh 340 million) investment, through both debt and equity from African-focused fintech platform, Finclusion Group.
MFS Africa, Africa’s digital payments network, announced it has secured an additional $100 million in equity and debt funding led by Admaius Capital Partners, taking the total amount raised in the series to $200 million.
Entersekt, a global player in device identity and payment authentication, announced a new investment from PAPE Fund 3 (PAPE), a mid-market South African private equity fund.
Y Combinator-backed Proper Finance raises $4.3m to create an integrated reconciliation software for fintechs
Proper Finance, the integrated reconciliation and ledger data platform that enables financial technology companies to maintain complete financial accuracy, closed a $4.3 million seed round
Rigor, an innovative decentralized finance (DeFi) protocol for construction lending and payments, has secured $3.5m in institutional seed financing from an honor roll of venture funders.
AfricArena, the African series of tech events, announced a partnership with FMO Ventures Program, the Rise Open Innovation Challenge, which focuses on accelerating the growth of startups looking to improve the state of Africa.
Kenyan fintech startup Power Financial Wellness partners with Penda Health to extend healthcare services to users
Kenyan fintech Power Financial Wellness has signed a partnership agreement with private healthcare solutions provider, Penda Health, to see both companies mutually benefit from their tech services.
Bazaar, Pakistan’s B2B e-Commerce and fintech platform has raised $70 million in a Series B financing led by Dragoneer Investment Group and Tiger Global Management.
Dutch financial technology company Backbase, the creator of the category-leading Engagement Banking platform, raised €120 million in growth equity funding from Motive Partners.
Request Finance, the Web3 enterprise crypto payments startup, has closed a $5.5 million seed round with institutional backers including Animoca Brands, Europe's leading early-stage venture capital investor Balderton Capital, and XAnge.
Nigerian fintech startup Indicina announced it has raised $3 million in seed funding round to foster its commitment to the credit value chain.
Seae Ventures launches $107m Fund to invest in solutions addressing equity gaps in healthtech and fintech
Seae Ventures, a Boston-based venture capital firm dedicated to advancing equity by investing in women and Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) entrepreneurs, has launched its inaugural fund of $107m.
Constant Ventures, a part of the Constant Group, is raising a $100 million venture capital fund to invest across a range of technology startups with a focus on financial inclusion, education and healthcare.
Eversend, a Ugandan fintech startup providing cross-border money transfers for Africans and Africans in the diaspora has rebranded, to reinforce its commitment to users with an all-inclusive payment platform and a modified look to support this transition.
Constrafor raises $100m+ to increase the construction industry's productivity, dispel cash flow problems
Constrafor, a SaaS construction procurement platform with embedded financing, announced its $100 million+ Seed fundraise in debt and equity to build out new functionality.
Binance Labs, the venture capital and incubation arm of Binance, announced the closing of $500 million investment fund to invest in projects that can extend the use cases of cryptocurrencies.
Pemo, the UAE-based fintech startup empowering businesses across the Middle East, North Africa and Pakistan (MENAP),has announced that it has launched its all-in-one spend management platform.
in3, a Dutch 'Buy-Now-Pay-Later' (BNPL) fintech, announced a $85.3 million Series B funding round from the British VC Force over Mass, U.S. institutional asset manager Waterfall Asset Management LLC and Dutch investor Finch Capital.
Nigerian fintech startup Grey, announced the launch of its service to East Africa starting with Kenya in partnership with payments company, Cellulant.
ZenLedger, a global player in cryptocurrency data analysis, accounting, and tax, announced the close of its $15 million Series B funding.
London-based fintech Paddle acquires ProfitWell to automate payments infrastructure for SaaS companies
Paddle, the complete payments infrastructure for SaaS companies, announced it has acquired ProfitWell, the provider of subscription metrics and retention automation software.
Fintech startup Consilient raises $3m seed funding round to develop next-gen financial crime compliance technology
Consilient, a fintech innovator aiming to transform financial crime compliance, announced it has secured a private $3 million seed funding round.
Hisa App, a Kenyan mobile investment platform that allows anyone in Kenya to invest in U.S. stocks and ETFs using mobile money, announced it was selected to join the NVIDIA Inception programme.
Kenyan fintech startup Bamba secured $3.2 million in seed funding to scale its app and build out its team. Venture capital firm 468 Capital led the round with participation from Presight Ventures.
Adanian Labs Africa incubated fintech startup MooveBeta has announced its merger with ImpalaPay, a fintech blockchain company with operations across 42 African countries and 134 worldwide.
Unit, the banking-as-a-service platform that empowers companies to embed financial services in their products, announced it has raised a $100 million in a Series C round led by global software investor Insight Partners.
Fintech startup GravyStack raises $5.2m to launch gamified financial literacy banking platform for kids & teens
Serial entrepreneurs Scott Donnell and Travis Adams have raised a $5.2 million seed round led by Altrus Capital and a pool of private investors to launch the GravyStack financial literacy app.
BridgerPay, a Limassol, Cyprus-based payment operations platform provider, raised $6 million in seed (equity and secondary) funding, to build the world's first self-onboarding payment operations platform.
Kruze Consulting, a CPA and finance consulting company for VC-backed startups, released new data on the average salary for startup CEOs.
CE-Creates, the business incubation platform of Crescent Enterprises, has completed the merger of its portfolio of startups with hatch & boost, an Abu Dhabi-based venture-builder dedicated to ‘hatching’ startup ideas.
Danish startup Januar ApS, announced the closing of €6 million round to become the leading one-stop crypto gate for European businesses, serving the growing crypto and digital asset industry with a market cap of $2 trillion.
South African fintech firm Hello Pay has launched a new high-end Android Mobile point-of-sale solutions (mPOS) for local merchants and SMEs.
Viva Technology, IFC announce 45 emerging African startups to compete for the 2022 AfricaTech Awards
Viva Technology and the International Finance Corporation (IFC), announced the top 45 startups that have been long-listed for the first edition of the AfricaTech Awards.
kevin., the Lithuanian fintech startup providing an advanced A2A (account-to-account) payment infrastructure to replace costly card transactions, announced it has secured $65 million in Series A funding.
Nigeria’s technology innovation centre Co-creation Hub (CcHUB) in collaboration with Google, Ministry of ICT and Innovation Rwanda, and Mojaloop Foundation, announced the nine startups selected for the Fintech Incubation Programme
Huobi Incubator, the project incubation arm of Huobi Global, announced it will co-host Celo x Huobi: Stablecoin in Web3 & Sustainability hackathon with Celo.
Delta One, a Solana-based DeFi protocol, announced it raised $9.1 million seed round led by Alameda Research and Ship Capital, with participation from Solana Ventures.
Paysend, the UK-based fintech with over 6.5 million customers, announced the opening of its Americas headquarters in Miami.
Relativity6, the AI platform for industry classification, announced it has raised a $5.25 million seed round led by Fin Capital with participation from State Auto Labs Fund, Vectr Ventures, Cortado Ventures, Angel Ventures, and several strategic individuals.
Nigerian fintech startup ImaliPay closes $3m seed funding to bring financial services to gig workers
Nigerian fintech startup ImaliPay has closed $3 million seed funding round to bring financial services to gig workers.
Elloe, a US-based social e-Commerce startup focused on Kenya and emerging markets, announced the raise of an undisclosed amount in pre-Seed funding. Investors for the round were led by Philippines’ Mad Ventures, Inc.
African private equity fund manager, CardinalStone Capital Advisers (CCA), has appointed Shirley Somuah as a Partner, as it strengthens its presence in Ghana with a new office opening in Accra in Q2.
Tom Gong, Co-Founder AliExpress and former Technical Program Manager for Google Wallet, will be joining Lipa Later as the new Chief technology Officer effective March 2022.
Lefebvre Sarrut Group reaffirmed its commitment to innovation and invites European startups to participate in the new edition of LightSpeed, its startup accelerator.
South African tech startup SmartWage raises $2m to bridge gap between enterprises and frontline employees
SmartWage, an innovative HR and communications technology startup, raised $2 million oversubscribed seed funding round to support its vision of transforming Africa’s workforce.
Access Bank has partnered with financial infrastructure startup Credrails to develop open finance rails that will dramatically improve the experience of banking customers across the continent.
Colombian-based consumer and fintech company Leal has raised a $10 million Series A round co-led by global internet services leader Rakuten Group – through its investment arm Rakuten Capital – and IDC Ventures global fintech investment firm.
African fintech Flutterwave announced it has gained approval from the Bank of Tanzania (BoT) to launch its payment service in the country.
Egypt’s on-demand bus-hailing company Swvl, announced a new partnership with African fintech mobility startup Moove to scale Moove’s revenue-based vehicle financing model across the MENAP region.
Plug and Play Japan has selected 25 startups from Japan and overseas for their accelerator program that promotes open innovation in Smart Cities theme. From the Batch 3 program, it will expand and operate at two locations, Tokyo and Osaka.
The LHoFT Foundation has announced the 10 African fintech startups that will take part in the special edition of CATAPULT: Inclusion Africa which will be held in Dubai, UAE.
Lipa Later, a payment option that allows customers to purchase commodities through affordable monthly instalments has on-boarded Hotpoint as a new retail partner. Hotpoint appliances is Kenya’s premier supplier of Home Appliances and Electronics.
HoneyQuote’s machine learning algorithm matches users with property insurance carriers in real-time. Its proprietary search engine allows consumers to shop and purchase homeowners' insurance online.
With more than $7 million in capital deployed in 2021, over $3 million invested in Q1 2022 and over $14 million since inception, Riverbend Capital has now participated in over 85 VC rounds across growth stages, sectors and geographies.
Lipa Later Group, Africa’s Buy-Now-Pay-Later (BNPL) firm, has announced the appointed Flutterwave Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Mr. Olugbenga ‘GB’ Agboola as a member of its advisory board.
Kenyan fintech credit provider 4G Capital has raised $18.5 million in Series C funding from global private equity firm Lightrock.
Cryptocurrency exchange platform Luno, a subsidiary of Digital Currency Group (DCG), has launched Luno Expeditions, an early-stage investment arm to support fintech and crypto/web3 startups from around the world.
Singapore-based Treehouse Finance raises $18m seed funding to establish a standard for DeFi analytics
Treehouse, a Web3 company transforming on-chain data into meaningful metrics to help decentralized finance (DeFi) investors make informed financial decisions, announced an $18 million seed round raise.
Ghanaian fintech startup Dash closes $32.8m seed round to create a unified payments app for Africans
Dash, the unified and accessible payments app, announced it has raised $32.8 million in an oversubscribed seed round, one of the largest seed rounds for an African technology startup.
Mobility fintech, Moove, which provides revenue-based financing to mobility entrepreneurs across Africa, has raised $105 million in an oversubscribed Series A2 round consisting of equity and debt.
Yuno, a Colombia-based startup has raised a $10 million seed round to bring to Latin American companies an easy online checkout solution that solves the pain point of managing multiple payment methods.
African blockchain payments startup Basqet announced the launch of its cryptocurrency payments gateway which will allow businesses to accept Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies as payment.
Smart addressing startup OkHi secures $1.5m seed funding to drive smart address verification in Africa
Smart addressing startup, OkHi, has secured a $1.5 million seed extension, bringing the total of its seed funding to $3 million. This raise is supported by notable firms and individuals who, beyond funding, bring a wealth of expertise to OkHi.
Cadana, the salary on-demand startup has expanded operations into Nigeria following a strategic partnership with Flutterwave, Africa’s leading payments technology company.
The Standard Chartered Bank has opened applications for the 5th cohort of its Women in Tech incubator program.
Cybersecurity startup MindWise announced the launch of an equity crowdfunding campaign on MicroVentures.
South African fintechs Payflex and Merchant Capital launch cash advance solution for small retailers
Two South African fintechs, alternative lender Merchant Capital and buy-now-pay-later (BNPL) specialist Payflex, have launched a cash advance solution for small and mid-sized retail sector.
South African cryptocurrency exchange VALR raises $50m Series B funding to expand across the continent
VALR.com, a South Africa cryptocurrency exchange, announced it has raised $50 million, Africa’s largest ever crypto funding round, bringing the company`s valuation at $240 million.
German investor CommerzVentures closes €300m third fund to support European fintech and insurtech startups
CommerzVentures, the specialist fintech investor, announced its third €300m fund, to go towards supporting early and growth-stage companies in the fintech and insurtech sectors.
M-KOPA, the fintech platform that provides connected financing and digital financial services to underbanked consumers across four markets in Africa, announced its $75 million growth equity round, bringing its total equity funding to $190 million.
Four African fintech startups have been selected to join the tenth cohort of the Catalyst Fund accelerator. The startups are among the six selected that are building solutions designed to improve the resilience of underserved.
Shenzhen-based fintech startup Dowsure Technologies, has attracted the attention of global strategic investors, fueling the growth of millions of e-Commerce sellers from China on marketplaces like Amazon, eBay, Shopee and more.
Kenyan retail tech startup MarketForce raises $40m Series A to scale up super app for Africa’s informal merchants
MarketForce, the Nairobi-headquartered B2B platform for retail distribution of consumer goods and digital financial services in Africa, announced the closing of a $40 million Series A round.
London-based fintech startup Nous raises $9m seed to help households navigate the cost of living crisis
Nous (to rhyme with ‘house’) a London-based fintech startup, announced it has raised a $9 million seed financing round to build out its service that helps households get smart and stay vigilant as they navigate the imminent cost of living crisis.
African fintech startup Flutterwave has unveiled a significant re-brand and identity during the Flutterwave 3.0, virtual event held on Friday, 18th February 2022.
South African fintech Troygold digitises R300b in Krugerrands allowing owners to use value for day-to-day transactions
South Africans have an estimated R300 billion in Krugerrands hidden in drawers and safes, unaware that they could be using the value of their gold to fund day-to-day financial transactions.
Nigerian fintech startup Earnipay which provides flexible and on-demand salary access to income-earners has closed a seed round of $4 million.
[African Startup Review] Pie Kamau: Nigerian fintech Flutterwave is now Africa's highest valued Unicorn
As the African fintech industry continues to bloom, so does the funding. Flutterwave has now become Africa's highest valued startup after closing $250 million Series D funding, bringing the company’s valuation to over $3 billion.
Technology company Flutterwave, announced it has raised $250 million in Series D funding, valuing the company at over $3 billion as the brand continues to transform the way Africans transact on the continent and worldwide.
Check, the payroll infrastructure company that lets platforms embed payroll into their products, announced it has raised a $75 million Series C led by Stripe, with participation from existing investors Bedrock, Thrive and Index.
Brazilian fintech startup Trace Finance raises $4.3m seed investment to disrupt global banking for Latin American startups
Trace Finance, a Brazilian fintech startup that enables faster and more streamlined cross-border banking for startups, has announced a $4.3 million seed funding round.
South African API fintech startup Stitch has raised a $21 million Series A funding round to scale its operations.
Silicon Valley fintech startup Branch raises $300m to open mobile ecosystem, provide solution to walled gardens
Branch, the cross-platform solution for mobile linking and attribution, has secured $300 milion in funding at a $4 billion valuation, led by existing investor NEA.
Fraugster partners with Dutch-based fintech startup Payaut to provide fraud prevention services to e-Commerce marketplaces
Fraugster, a German-Israeli payment intelligence company, has partnered with marketplace payout specialist Payaut, an Amsterdam-based fintech startup, to provide fraud prevention services to marketplaces.
The startup ecosystem in Africa is taking shape. A lot of technological innovations especially in the areas of fintech, e-mobility, e-commerce, healthtech, foodtech and cleantech have seen accelerated growth towards Africa’s digital transformation and innovation.
Thndr, the Egyptian digital investment platform, announced a new $20 million series A investment round co-led by Tiger Global, BECO Capital and Prosus Ventures.
French fintech startup Silvr announced a €130 million Series A funding round, to support the growth of digital companies. This fundraising comes at a key moment in development and positions Silvr as the European leader in Revenue Based Financing.
Pay Theory, a Cincinnati-based fintech startup, has closed a $2 million seed funding round led by Zeal Capital Partners, a Washington, D.C.-based venture capital firm known for its commitment to inclusive investing.
Flexio, a platform revolutionizing business-to-business (B2B) payments in Latin America, announced it has raised $3 million seed round led by Costanoa Ventures with participation from Soma Capital.
Cannabis banking fintech company Abaca surpassed compliantly processing more than two billion dollars in commerce for the cannabis industry.
South African fintech, Ukheshe Technologies, has significantly improved its B-BBEE performance, becoming one of the only South African fintech enablers to achieve a Level One B-BBEE Contributor certification.
NBK Capital Partners Mezzanine Fund II has announced that it closed a $10 million financing facility with Uber's exclusive vehicle supply partner in Africa, the mobility fintech, Moove.
F-Prime Capital launches F-Prime Fintech Index to track the performance of disruptive fintech startups
F-Prime Capital announced the launch of The F-Prime Fintech Index, designed to track the performance of disruptive fintech companies enabling the delivery of core financial services across payments.
South African fintech startup CompariSure, raised R15 million ($980,000) from Cape Town based HAVAÍC and 4Di in a pre-Series A funding round.
Tomo, the fintech startup that's transforming the home-buying experience, announced it has doubled its mortgage footprint and now serves nearly a quarter of the U.S. market after expanding into Florida, Connecticut and Colorado.
M2P Fintech, Asia's financial Infrastructure company, announced a $56 million Series C1 raise led by New York-based global private equity and venture capital firm Insight Partners with participation from MUFG Innovation Partners.
Horizon Technology Finance leads $50m venture loan facility to fintech and insurtech startup, Autonomy
Horizon Technology Finance Corporation announced it led a $50 million venture loan facility to Autonomy, a completely digital mobility offering that provides consumers with an affordable way to get access to a vehicle without long-term debt.
Among the provisions of the National Payment Systems Act, 2020 is a requirement for all payment system operators to apply for and qualify for licensing after having satisfied a meticulous process applied by the Central Bank.
Blockchain and smart contract auditing startup HashEx raises $1m seed round for new product development
Smart contract audit firm HashEx completed a seed investment round, funneling the funds into developing a new product called AnalytEx.
SOMA.finance, a Hong Kong and New York-based decentralized marketplace for digital assets, announced the completion of a $6.5 million seed funding round.
Morocco fintech startup Chari closes a bridge round to pilot BNPL services with grocery stores in Francophone Africa
Aiming to take a serious step towards the Fintech space, Chari has announced the closing of a bridge round led by the Saudi-based venture capital fund Khwarizmi Ventures (KV).
Nigerian fintech startup P2vest Technology announced that its peer-to-peer lending application, P2Vest has hit 100,000 users with access to quick loans.
Kenyan fintech startup Zanifu announced it has successfully closed a $ 1 million seed financing round to scale its business and improve on its platform.
QED Investors, a global venture capital firm focused on investing in disruptive financial services companies, has hired Gbenga Ajayi as a Partner, to focus on fintech investments in Africa.
Canadian fintech startup Periculum launches in Nigeria to build credit assessment infrastructure for Africa
Canadian fintech startup and credit assessment company Periculum, has launched in Nigeria to tackle the challenge of domestic credit to the underserved markets.
Seattle-based fintech startup Seashell unveils inflation-resistant investment product alongside $6m seed round
Seashell, the fintech company dedicated to building a consumer-first, modern banking and investment experience, emerged from stealth with the announcement of Seashell Save.
Fintech Farm, a British fintech company creating neobanks in emerging markets, raised $7.4 million investment to develop its new project.
Lipa Later, one of it’s kind buy-now-pay-later (BNPL) company operating in Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda and Nigeria, has raised $12 million from a consortium of investors.
London-based alternative investment platform Koia raises $1.4m pre-seed round to make alternative assets accessible to anyone
Koia, a new investment platform which is bringing alternative assets to Europe, announced a $1.4 million pre-seed round.
Kenya's ride-hailing platform MARAMOJA Transport has opened its API to local fintechs and Insurtechs. Through a new partnership with Switchlink Africa, service providers will be able to connect with MARAMOJA's drivers and customers.
CrowFly has appointed Nita Bhatia as CEO. CrowFly is a fintech startup touting an innovative online platform that directly connects sellers of future structured settlement payments with qualified buyers.
Nashville-based worker’s compensation startup InsurePay secures Series B investment, buys Split Limit Studios
InsurePay, an Insuretech Property and Casualty (P&C) billing and payments platform, including workers' compensation insurance premium billing and payments has secured a Series B investment.
Berlin-based fintech startup Denario raises €1.3m to automate B2B payments experience for small businesses
Berlin-based fintech startup Denario announced the closing of €1.3 million venture funding led by 468 Capital, with participation from Presight Capital and MPGI.
Orange Ventures has opened applications for its Seed Challenge that will see the VC form award one fintech startup from Egypt with $570,000 in funding.
OppFi Inc., financial technology platform that powers banks to help everyday consumers gain access to credit, has announced that its Board of Directors has authorized a share repurchase program that permits the Company to purchase up to an aggregate of $20 million of its Class A common stock
Fintech startup Rêv enters U.S. payments market with the launch of an app-based multi-currency debit account
The X World Wallet account is easy to load from a user's existing bank account(s) and is linked to physical and digital Visa cards that can be easily added to Apple, Google, and Samsung Pay digital wallets for tap and go convenience.
Global fintech startup iCapital Network raises $50 million funding to enhance its platform technology
The round further expands the consortium of industry leaders aligned with iCapital’s industry-standard technology solution for facilitating private wealth channel access to alternative investments.
The unprecedented figure represents a 136% increase over last year, which concluded with a full-year total of $10.8 billion raised.
Taptap Send provides individuals with a simple, convenient platform to send cross-border payments instantly and without fee.
This announcement brings the Company’s total funding to $380 million in equity and debt financing, which will enable Ampla to impact even more small-to-medium sized businesses (SMBs) in the consumer brands space.
Paylend, a Kenyan fintech startup focused on providing access to finance and digitizing MSMEs in Kenya announced it has raised $2 million seed investment from Next Chymia Consulting HK Limited.
Kenyan fintech startup Tanda inks deal with Twiga Foods to enable vendors vend its digital financial services
Kenya’s fintech startup Tanda announced a new partnership with Twiga Foods that will see Twiga vendors become a one-stop-shop for a variety of digital and financial services offered by Tanda.
Moove, an African mobility fintech, has launched operations in Nairobi, its first city in East Africa and sixth on the continent.
Sympl will use the proceeds to accelerate the growth of its merchant network to serve multiple product and service categories across online and in-store merchants as well as improving the product offering to better serve the platform customers.
An agreement has been reached with Noonum, a Seattle based startup. Noonum works in the artificial intelligence arena, developing digital learning tools and textual analysis in order to perform financial analysis and portfolio construction.
Chargebee, the subscription management platform, announced it has opened a dedicated office and data center in Sydney, Australia to support SaaS and subscription businesses and ensure APP compliance.
Canadian Fintech startup Payment Rails has revealed that it is rebranding as Trolley—the payouts platform for the internet economy. The newly renamed Trolley also announced its recent $7M Series A funding round led by Pace Capital.
Egyptian fees management and digital collection platform, KlickIt, announced the closing of its first investment round to further develop its platform. The round was led by EFG Finance and Camel Ventures, the venture capital arm of dfin Holdings.
Nigerian B2B e-Commerce startup TradeDepot raises $110m to extend ‘Buy-Now-Pay-Later’ services to African retailers
TradeDepot, the B2B e-Commerce and embedded finance platform in Africa, has raised $110 million in an equity and debt funding round to support the delivery of Buy-Now-Pay-Later services to SME retailers.
nxtCRE founder Adam Sharif and his team of commercial real estate, CRE, experts, financial insiders, and tech-marketing wizards have broken the code to what they call “Must Buy Investors”---also known as 1031 exchange investors--- for early identification and efficient matching with CRE sellers and equity seekers.
WNS, a provider of global Business Process Management (BPM) solutions, has announced the launch of WNS FINSIBLE, a suite of banking solutions enabling FinTechs to efficiently streamline, manage and scale operations.
Lithuanian peer-to-peer crypto assets swap platform123swap Finance announced it closed $210k seed round funding from a number of angel investors, including Becker Venture Capital and Steven Becker.
The startup raised $1 million in pre-seed funding from a wide range of investors, including two-time unicorn founder, Fredrik Jung Abbou (co-founder of Kry and Lendo), Norrsken Impact Accelerator and other prominent founders from across Europe.
TruePay, a Brazilian startup whose innovative payment solution helps small and medium sized retailers have free and secure access to credit, has raised $32 million in Series A funding led by Addition.
Africa-based cryptocurrency exchange Busha, raised $4.2 million seed round led by Jump Capital. Cadenza Ventures, Blockwall Capital, CMT Digital, Greenhouse Capital, Raba Capital, and other investors also participated in the financing round.
TiiCKER hit the trifecta with the addition of an Android app to its web and iOS portals, giving America's estimated 130 million retail investors instant access to loyalty rewards.
South African fintech firm Ozow raised $48 million Series B funding round led by Chinese internet giant Tencent. Other investors Endeavor Catalyst and Endeavor Harvest Fund participating also participated in the round.
Rapyd seeks to serve customers with the best consumer experiences and is thrilled to partner with one of the faster growing consumer shopping apps to support its global expansion.
Fort Ross Ventures, an international venture-capital firm focused on startups in the U.S. and Israel, announced the $100 million first closing of its late-stage fund.
The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF), the philanthropy empowering African entrepreneurs from all 54 African countries, has selected 4,949 entrepreneurs from across Africa for its 2021 Entrepreneurship Programme.
MoneyLion Inc. an award-winning, data-driven, digital financial platform, has acquired MALKA Media Group LLC, a rapidly growing creator network and content platform.
Israeli startup EasySend raises $55.5m to help enterprises build, maintain digital customer journeys with its no-code platform
EasySend, a no-code digital customer journey platform announced a $50.5 million Series B funding round led by Oak HC/FT. Existing investors Vertex IL, Intel Capital, and Hanaco Venture also participated in the round.
Kenyan fintech startup Kwara opened regional offices in the Western, Central, Rift Valley and Coastal regions of Kenya as part of its expansion in the country.
Investor Advisor Seed Ventures (IA Seed Ventures) announced the first closing of its new venture fund with investments in five companies. These deals mark the beginning of active investment for this new network of accomplished investors.
The latest funding round brings JUMO’s total funding raised to date to c$200 million. Prior investment rounds have included Leapfrog, Goldman Sachs, Finnfund, Proparco, Vostok Emerging Finance and Brook Asset Management.
MFS Africa, Africa’s digital payments network, has raised $100 million through an equity and debt financing round.
Estonian-based fintech company Fairown will fuel international growth and empower more brands to shift from a linear to a circular economy.
To date, Payhippo has disbursed 5000 loans to small businesses across Nigeria
In its ongoing effort to offer clients a fully-fledged financial ecosystem in their pockets, SOLMate has further enhanced its solutions with the launch of this new generation debit card.
This new round of funding will enable Mployer Advisor to deploy new features on its platform, hire additional leadership roles and expand its insurance broker and carrier network.
Kenyan fintech startup Kwara partners with Lami Technologies to give SACCO members access to insurance products
Kenyan digital banking fintech startup Kwara has partnered with insurance technology company, Lami Technologies, to provide SACCO members with affordable and transformational insurance products.
Able, the first income management platform designed for the new economy of independent workers has raised $3.29 million in seed funding led by Elefund with additional backing from Moonshots Capital.
Spiceware, a cloud-based data security company and a member of Born2Global Centre, was selected as the "Joint Winner" at the Global Fintech Competition 2021 hosted by the British Ministry of International Trade (DIT).
The NINJA Accelerator in Kenya, powered by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) in partnership with Double Feather Partners, Deloitte Tohmatsu and Kenyan implementation partner GrowthAfrica, is kicking off its 2nd cohort with five tech-enabled Kenyan startups.
Payday, a Pan-African fintech startup announced it has joined Techstars Toronto Accelerator program.
Pan-African digital payments hub MFS Africa signed an agreement to acquire Baxi, one of Nigeria's super-agent networks. The deal, which is subject to approval from the Central Bank of Nigeria, will be the second highest fintech acquisition in Nigeria to date.
Brass, a Nigerian digital bank delivering easy access to affordable premium banking services for SMEs, secured $1.7 million in funding to address the heavily underserved banking needs of local entrepreneurs, traders, and fast-growing businesses.
Texas-based fintech startup CollateralEdge emerges from stealth with an oversubscribed $3.5m seed round
CollateralEdge, a Texas-based fintech company providing banks with a risk-mitigation tool to efficiently increase lending capacity without compromising credit quality, emerges from stealth mode with an oversubscribed $3.5 million seed round.
Subscription Management startup Chargebee partners with Worldline to improve customer engagement and retention
Worldline and Chargebee announced collaboration to provide an end-to-end payment, subscription and revenue operations solution for merchants operating in a subscription model.
During its very first “Google for Africa” event held early this month, Google announced it will be investing up to $50 million in African early- and growth-stage startups via its Africa Investment Fund.
Pan-African fintech startup Carbon partners with Network International to boost digital payment offering
Pan-African fintech startup and digital bank Carbon Bank has partnered with Network International, an enabler of digital commerce across Africa and the Middle East, as part of its plan to boost its digital payment offering.
Payday, a Pan-African financial technology company has raised one million dollars to build out what they believe will be the “PayPal” for Africa.
Femi Apesin is the Head of Growth and Marketing at OnePipe, a Nigerian startup that has raised almost US$1 million in a pre-seed round with a plan to make API integration seamless for banks and fintech companies.
Westchester Angels announces first exit opportunity, parlays early fintech investment into major win
Investment group Westchester Angels announced its first exit opportunity, providing significant returns to a group of local investors and highlighting their intuition for spotting growth opportunities.
South African fintech firm Ukheshe partners with Chipper Cash startup to accelerate rollout out of digital payment offerings
South African fintech firm Ukheshe Technologies has partnered with Chipper Cash to enhance and accelerate the rollout out of Chipper’s digital payment offerings.
Africa's crypto exchange Yellow Card raises $15m Series A funding to fuel expansion across the continent
Pan-African cryptocurrency exchange, Yellow Card, announced a $15 million Series A, the largest ever by an African cryptocurrency exchange, to ramp up hiring and continue its expansion across the continent.
EMURGO, the official commercial arm of the Cardano blockchain, announced the launch of a new Cardano ecosystem investment vehicle to invest into early startup and growth stage companies focused on building socially impactful solutions powered by Cardano.
Ugandan fintech startup Fin-e Innovations raises $300,000 to bridge funding gap of African energy SMEs
Fin-e Innovations, a fintech start-up based in Uganda, has closed pre-seed funding of $300,000 from an undisclosed party in the United States.
Nigerian fintech startup Infibranches secures $2m funding from All On to drive growth in the renewable energy sector
Shell-funded impact investment company All On announced a $2 million investment in fintech company, Infibranches Technologies, to help bridge the energy distribution gap in underserved rural and peri-urban areas of Nigeria.
Will Smith's Dreamers VC backs $4m funded fintech startup Front to take on wall street, arm investors with better insights
Front, a strategic investment platform and companion app to Robinhood, Coinbase, Stash, and more that helps guide better investment decisions for new investors, announced the launch of its new app with funding from Will Smith's Dreamers VC.
Apto Payments, a next-generation cards and payments company, announced its acquisition of challenger credit card startup, Vertical Finance. The move expands both Apto Payments' product offerings and team.
OneFor is a fintech startup that offers various mobile money applications and technical services, including account, payment and card services. Its card solution is supported by Mastercard International. The startup’s Co-Founder Marco Abele elaborates.
South African fintech startup SOLmate, an online payment platform that offers clients a digital wallet facility, has unveiled a new product offering together with an extensive rebrand and renewed corporate vision.
The Harambeans Prosperity Fund, a donor advised investment vehicle formed through the Harambe Entrepreneur Alliance’s network of prominent families and corporations co-invested $100,000 in Y Combinator Harambean venture MarketForce.
South African fintech firm Ukheshe partners with dzcard to expand digital payment solutions in Asia Pacific
South Africa“s fintech startup Ukheshe which has been on a rapid expansion to different markets has announced a new partnership with global next-generation card solutions and digital security company, dzcard.
Varicent, a provider of incentive compensation and sales performance management solutions, has acquired Concert Finance (Concert), an innovative provider of commissions software designed by compensation experts.
Arab Bank launched its fintech-focused corporate accelerator program “AB Accelerator” in Egypt, following its successful launch in Jordan back in 2018.
Fintech startup Pngme raises $15m Series A funding to power the future of financial services in Africa
Fintech startup Pngme raised $15 million in Series A funding as the company sets out to grow its financial data infrastructure and machine learning-as-a-service platform for financial institutions and fintechs across sub-Saharan Africa.
Kenyan fintech startup Kwara is among the 11 startups that have been selected to join the Mastercard Start Path program.
The acquisition of Kidfund will further accelerate UNest’s growth and deepen the company’s goal to simplify and streamline how parents save and invest for their kids’ future.
Mobility fintech startup Moove raises $23m Series A funding to democratize vehicle ownership in Africa
Moove, an African mobility fintech startup, announced it has raised $23 million in Series A funding, led by Speedinvest and Left Lane Capital.
Mastercard has opened door to startups around the world looking to grow platforms across open banking, predictive financial modeling for small businesses, smart rental payments and beyond.
The pan-African banking group, Ecobank group, is inviting African fintech entrepreneurs to join the 4th edition of the Ecobank Fintech Challenge.
Insurtech startup NEXT Insurance participates in Amazon Insurance Accelerator to provide access to affordable General Liability coverage
NEXT Insurance, the digital insurtech company transforming small business insurance, announced it is participating in Amazon Insurance Accelerator, providing Amazon sellers looking to buy insurance with instant quotes at competitive rates.
Rapyd, a global Fintech as a Service company, announced a $300 million Series E funding round led by Target Global.
Mark Bregman, a successful tech executive and entrepreneur, has launched Quidnet Ventures, a venture capital fund based in New Zealand and operated out of New Zealand, San Francisco and New York City.
Expert DOJO is committing $5 million fund to invest in early-stage African startups over the next 6-months. Expert DOJO will host the Africa-only cohort this September, marking the beginning of a long-term commitment.
Lithic, the card issuing platform for developers, raised $60 million in Series C funding, bringing the company's total fundraising to $110 million.
South African payments startup Yoco has raised a Series C funding round of $83 million (R1.23 billion) to accelerate product development and reach more merchants in South Africa and beyond.
Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), the global financial centre in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA) region, announced it has invested in UK-based legaltech startup, Clara.
HelloFlow, a Danish fintech startup, has closed a $1.6m Seed round led by a Danish VC PreSeed Ventures, and UK-based, Seedcamp.
Marco, the first tech-enabled financing platform built for small and medium-sized exporters in the United States and Latin America, announced it has raised $82 million in seed funding.
Nigerian fintech and lending startup Lidya announced the completion of its $8.3 million pre-Series B funding round. Alitheia Capital led the investment through its uMunthu Fund with the participation of Bamboo Capital Partners.
Banque Misr signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), with Microsoft Egypt to launch the first open innovation program in the Egyptian market, enabling a spurt in fintech startup growth.
Marketforce, the Kenyan-based B2B platform for retail distribution of consumer goods and digital financial services in Africa, announced the appointment of Ore Omolaja as the Nigeria Country Manager and Head of Business, effective 15th July 2021.
MarketForce, the Kenyan-based B2B platform for retail distribution of consumer goods and digital financial services in Africa, announced a $2 million pre-Series A round, bringing total funding to-date to $2.5 million.
Yes Lender acquires fintech startup Edge Funder to create AI-powered funding portal for small businesses
Yes Lender announced it acquired Edge Funder, a fintech startup that is transforming entrepreneur's access to working capital through its direct-to-merchant funding portal.
South African fintech startup Ukheshe Technologies comes second in KPMG Global Tech Innovator competition
The KPMG Private Enterprise Global Tech Innovator Africa competition came to a close this week and saw South African fintech startup Ukheshe, take second place among 75 other worthy entrants across Africa.
Nigerian fintech startup TeamApt has closed its Series B fundraising round, as it looks to expand its financial services beyond Nigeria.
Mapping Africa’s startup landscape between 2014 and 2020, the report provides data and analysis on venture capital (VC) deal activity in Africa in 2020 along with information about the types of investors that have participated in those deals.
The debt and equity raise for challenger fintech, Zeepay, head-quartered in Ghana, follows a $20 million equity and debt capital raise for Tugende, an East African technology-enabled asset financing business.
Ghanaian Fintech startup Zeepay announced the completion of a $7.9 million Series A.0 funding. The funding is a hybrid of both equity and balance sheet funds to support its operations.
South African fintech startup, Ukheshe Technologies has partnered with ForexPeople, one of the country’s names in forex with over 20 years of experience, to seamlessly facilitate cross-border payments from South Africa into Africa.
Global inclusive tech accelerator Catalyst Fund, managed by BFA Global, today formally announced its Circle of Corporate Innovators, with its first members, Fidelity Bank, Ecobank, Sterling Bank, Access Bank and the VFD Group.
Banking as a service startup Unit raises $51m Series B funding to expand the team, accelerate growth
Unit, the banking-as-a-service startup that empowers companies to embed financial services into their products, announced it has raised a $51 million Series B led by Accel.
MarketForce acquires Digiduka startup to consolidate distribution of consumer goods with digital financial services in Africa
MarketForce, the end-to-end retail distribution platform for consumer brands in Africa, announced the strategic acquisition of Digiduka, a startup on a mission to bring informal retailers in Africa into the digital economy.
B9 raises $1.7m in pre-seed round to launch fintech platform to deliver full suite of personal financial services
Fintech startup B9 Inc., announced it is launching a full suite of app-based financial services. The company raised $1.7 million in an ongoing pre-seed funding round and is building out a platform to address the needs of a huge market of potential customers.
ShareVision raised $2.1 million in seed funding to scale its financial streaming platform, where both businesses and consumers are streaming content on the stock market, economical updates and financial education.
The Beans, a financial technology startup built for America's Caring Class, announced $2 million in funding, led by Precursor Ventures.
Rapyd, a global Fintech-as-a-Service company, announced today the launch of Rapyd Ventures, its new venture arm that will focus on investing in early and growth stage businesses that are delivering the next wave of financial services innovation.
Green Feather, an Atlanta-based healthcare fintech company, announced a seed capital raise of $1.5 million. The capital will bolster customer acquisition and engineering resources for Feather Pay, Green Feather's next-generation patient payments platform.
Digital wallet startup Eco raises capital from cultural and business leaders to create a better financial future for everyone
Eco, a digital wallet for saving and spending, announced some of the world's most prominent cultural icons participated in its recent fundraise of more than $26 million, alongside a16z Crypto, Founders Fund, and more than one hundred others.
Global Innovation Platform, Plug and Play Japan has selected 91 Japanese and international startups into its Summer/Fall 2021 Batch, which will be carried out from June to September 2021.
Payment facilitation startup Tilled raises $11m Series A to provide PayFac-as-a-Service infrastructure to software companies
PayFac-as-a-Service startup Tilled, announced the close of $11 million in Series A funding to empower software companies to monetize the payments flowing through their platforms.
Synchrony, a consumer financial services company announced it will commit $15 million to venture capital funds led by Black, Latinx, and female investing partners.
TiiCKER, a Detroit-based fintech startup that engages, verifies and rewards retail investors through stock perks unveiled an aggregated news feature to its platform.
AlphaCode announces four startups taking part in the second phase of its incubate programme in South Africa
AlphaCode has announced the four fintech startups that will be part of the second phase of the AlphaCode Incubate programme.
South African fintech startup Ukheshe Technologies announced it will be expanding its footprint into the Asia-Pacific region as it introduces innovative digital-first payment solutions.
Finadvant takes advantage of Railsbank's innovative BaaS platform to secure GBP and EUR ledger technology, offering the ability for their customers to receive, send and convert payments via SWIFT and UKFP.
Treasury Prime, the Banking as a Service (BaaS) company, announced it has completed a $20 million Series B insider round co-led by Deciens Capital and QED Investors and with participation from SaaStr Fund, and Susa Ventures.
New venture capital firm TampaBay.Ventures, has launched its first $20 million seed fund in order to support the growing tech scene in the Tampa Bay region.
Expend, the AI-powered fintech startup changing the way businesses manage expenses and spending, announced a great start to its crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs.
Tippy, the digital tipping platform, announced it has been selected to join Mastercard Start Path, an award-winning program for fintech innovators.
Digital banking platform and fintech company Kwara has been selected for the first cohort of the Ninja Accelerator programme in Kenya.
Social Lend Africa is a Uganda-based financial technology company that facilitates transactions between micro-lenders and small business owners on its web and mobile app
Fortú announced the launch of its digital bank account focused on Latino and Hispanic U.S. residents who remain underserved by the "one size fits all" approach of traditional financial institutions.
Trust Payment has expanded into Ireland. The payments technology group will open an office in Dublin city centre as it seeks to benefit from local talent and rapid growth in the country's Fintech sector.