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Fintech Fundings: 23 Companies Raise $2.7 Billion Week Ending Jan 22

money_yuanLast week, we set the record for most fintech deals in a single week with 28. This week, we established a new mark (by a large margin) for the highest weekly dollar total with $2.7 billion. The previous record was $1.6 billion the third week of August 2015. These are mind-boggling numbers. Imagine this: Your company, JD.com, raises $1 billion, and you are not even the biggest deal, as Chinese rival Lufax brings in $1.2 billion the very same week.

All told, 23 fintech companies worldwide brought in $2.733 billion. That included four Finovate alums who raised a total of more than $190 million:

Year-to-date, fintech companies have raised $3.5 billion in equity and debt worldwide, almost six times the $680 million raised during the first three weeks of 2015. And the number of deals is up 67% (75 compared to 45 in 2015).

Here are the fintech deals by size from 16 Jan to 22 Jan 2016:

Lufax
Chinese P2P lender
Latest round: $1.22 Billion Series B (at $18.5 billion valuation)
Total raised: $1.7 Billion
HQ: Shanghai, China
Tags: Consumer, credit, person-to-person, marketplace lender, underwriting, investing, Ping Am (investor)
Source: Crunchbase, Crowdfund Insider

JD Finance
Financial subsidiary of JD.com (direct sales company)
Latest round: $1 billion at $7.1 billion valuation
Total raised: $1 billion
HQ: Chaoyang, China
Tags: Consumer, SMB, credit, deposits, mobile, banking
Source: Crunchbase

WeLab
Consumer alt-credit provider
Latest round: $160 million Series B
Total raised: $180 million
HQ: Hong Kong, China
Tags: Consumer, credit, mobile, underwriting, lending, ING Bank (investor)
Source: Crunchbase

LendUp
Payday loan alternative
Latest round: $150 million Series B (mix of equity/debt)
Total raised: $164 million (mix of equity/debt)
HQ: San Francisco, California
Tags: Consumer, credit, lending, underwriting, mobile, Finovate alum
Source: Finovate

Digital Asset
Distributed ledger technology for financial services
Latest round: $50 million
Total raised: Unknown
HQ: New York City
Tags: Enterprise, blockchain, bitcoin, crypto-currency, database, securities trading, custody
FI investors: JP Morgan, BNP Paribas, ABN AMRO, Santander, PNC, Citigroup
Source: FT Partners

BlueVine
Small-business invoice factoring
Latest round: $40 million Series C
Total raised: $64 million
HQ: Palo Alto, California
Tags: SMB, credit, factoring, accounts receivables financing, underwriting, commercial credit, Finovate alum
Source: Finovate

Blend Labs
Mortgage processing platform
Latest round: $40 million Series C
Total raised: $65 million
HQ: San Francisco, California
Tags: Enterprise, mortgage banking/brokers, credit, home loans, process automation
Source: FT Partners

Zameen.com
Pakistani residential real estate portal
Latest round: $2o million Series C
Total raised: $29 million
HQ: Lahore, Pakistan
Tags: Consumer, real estate, lead gen, mortgage, home buying, agents
Source: Crunchbase

Housing.com (aka Locon Solutions)
Indian residential real estate portal
Latest round: $14.7 million Series
Total raised: $154.2 million
HQ: Mumbai, India
Tags: Consumer, real estate, lead gen, mortgage, home buying, agents
Source: Crunchbase

Travelers Box
Kiosk to convert foreign coins and currency into gift cards
Latest round: $10 million Series
Total raised: $14.5 million
HQ: Istanbul, Turkey
Tags: Consumer, FX, hardware, gift cards
Source: Crunchbase

Neyber
Platform for employers to lend to employees
Latest round: $8.56 million Series
Total raised: $8.56 million
HQ: London, England, United Kingdom
Tags: Consumer, B2B2C, credit, underwriting, HR, employee benefits, loans
Source: Crunchbase

PayIt
Government mobile payment processor
Latest round: $4.5 million Series A
Total raised: $4.5 million
HQ: Kansas City, Missouri
Tags: Consumer, payments, tickets, B2G2C, merchants, acquiring, debit/credit cards
Source: Crunchbase

CapLinked
Cloud-based platform for coordinating asset sales, financings and M&A
Latest round: $3.5 million
Total raised: $9.4 million
HQ: Manhattan Beach, California
Tags: SMB, deals, investing, investment banking, advisors, Peter Thiel (investor)
Source: Crunchbase, American Banker

Solovis
Investment management platform for advisors
Latest round: $3.25 million
Total raised: $3.5 million
HQ: Birmingham, Alabama
Tags: Investment managers, wealth management, investing, insurance, family office
Source: Crunchbase

LoanHero
Point-of-sale financing
Latest round: $2.5 million Seed
Total raised: $4.6 million
HQ: La Jolla, California
Tags: Consumer, credit, POS, underwriting, loans, purchase financing, tablet
Source: Crunchbase

EasyPolicy
Indian insurance portal
Latest round: $2.2 million Seed
Total raised: $2.2 million
HQ: Uttar Pradesh, India
Tags: Consumer, insurance, lead gen, price comparison, car/auto, life
Source: Crunchbase

Linxo
Personal financial manager
Latest round: $2.18 million Seed
Total raised: $2.18 million
HQ: Aix-en-provence, France
Tags: Consumer, personal finance management, PFM, spending, budgeting, mobile, Finovate alum
Source: Finovate

Cashforce
Enterprise cash management
Latest round: $1.1 million
Total raised: Unknown
HQ: Herentals, Belgium
Tags: Enterprise, SMB, accounting, cash management, treasury, commercial banking
Source: Let’s Talk Payments

Fisdom
Mobile personal investing
Latest round: $500,000 Seed
Total raised: $500,000
HQ: Bangalore, India
Tags: Consumer, investing, savings, personal finance
Source: Crunchbase

IP Commerce
SMB accounting technology (CommerceSync)
Latest round: Undisclosed Series A
Total raised: Unknown
HQ: Denver, Colorado
Tags: SMB, accounting, developers, ecommerce, financial management, payments, Finovate alum
Source: Finovate

Central Technology Services
Software and IT financing
Latest round: Not disclosed
Total raised: Unknown
HQ: Oakville, Ontario, Canada
Tags: SMB, enterprise, commercial credit, asset financing
Source: FT Partners

EPS
Retail banking and ATM technology
Latest round: Not disclosed
Total raised: $10 million (previously)
HQ: Mumbai, India
Tags: Financial institutions, B2B2C, deposits, banking, payments
Source: FT Partners

Precidian
Investment management
Latest round: Not disclosed
Total raised: Unknown
HQ: Bedminster, New Jersey
Tags: Enterprise, mutual funds, ETFs, trading, advisors, wealth management, Legg Mason (investor)
Source: FT Partners

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