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$2.8bn was raised in last week’s 54 FinTech funding rounds

$2.8bn was raised in last week’s 54 FinTech funding rounds

June 14, 2022 - A total of $2.8bn was raised across last week’s 54 FinTech deals, of which, the top nine raised $1.5bn.

Crypto tax software Ledgible closes $20 million Series A round

Crypto tax software Ledgible closes $20 million Series A round

June 14, 2022 - Crypto tax and accounting startup Ledgible has closed a $20 million Series A led by asset management firm EJF Capital. Thomson Reuters Ventures, Fenbushi US and TTV Capital among others also joined the round, according to a release.

Welcome Tech, which wants to build a ‘super app’ for immigrants, raises $30M

Welcome Tech, which wants to build a ‘super app’ for immigrants, raises $30M

April 20, 2022 - Immigrants to the United States face myriad challenges besides having to learn a new language. In many cases, they are dealing with a foreign and complex financial system, may struggle with finding adequate housing and healthcare, and often are just generally feeling lost.

How Greenwood Became the Most Hyped Startup in Black America

How Greenwood Became the Most Hyped Startup in Black America

April 20, 2022 - Founders Paul Judge and Ryan Glover knew little about banking, but 700,000 believers joined their exclusive waitlist. So can their fintech company actually repair centuries of racist banking?

African Mobile Games Publisher Carry1st Is Andreessen Horowitz’s African Investment With $20M Series A

African Mobile Games Publisher Carry1st Is Andreessen Horowitz’s African Investment With $20M Series A

March 16, 2022 - Carry1st, an African mobile gaming publisher, has announced a $20 million Series A extension round led by respected Silicon Valley firm Andreessen Horowitz, its first into an African-headquartered company.

In The Ongoing Talent War, Is Retention More Important Than Recruiting?

In The Ongoing Talent War, Is Retention More Important Than Recruiting?

March 16, 2022 - For Max Farrell, the employee-employer relationship had been fundamentally flawed long before the “Great Resignation” made it a pressing topic for most companies.

A record year saw 11 Atlanta startups raise more than $90M

A record year saw 11 Atlanta startups raise more than $90M

December 27, 2021 - 2021 has been a year of breaking records for the Atlanta technology ecosystem. Georgia startups raised $3 billion in the first three quarters, smashing 2019’s previous record. More local venture capital firms are raising funds than ever before. Massive tech corporations have announced thousands of new jobs in the city.

Tech startup FairPlay aims to root out lending bias with AI

Tech startup FairPlay aims to root out lending bias with AI

November 15, 2021 - As regulatory scrutiny of banks’ lending practices intensifies, one startup is promoting artificial intelligence software aimed at helping banks remove biases built into their automated lending systems.

Mattermost moves beyond messaging to unify developer collaboration and productivity

Mattermost moves beyond messaging to unify developer collaboration and productivity

October 31, 2021 - Mattermost is eyeing a slice of Trello, Asana, and Notion’s pie as the open source “Slack alternative” officially rolls out a new unified platform with integrated project and workflow management tools aimed at the software development fraternity.

Crypto tax software provider TaxBit raises $130M at a $1.33B valuation

Crypto tax software provider TaxBit raises $130M at a $1.33B valuation

August 31, 2021 - Just five months after raising a $100 million Series A, TaxBit announced today it has raised $130 million in a Series B round of funding.