Fintech Fundings: 26 Companies Raise $270 Million Second Week of August

The fintech sector attracted $266 million in new capital the second week of August. Half went to Finovate/FinDEVr alums including: $56 million to customer service specialist Interactions $52.5 million to alt-auto-title lender Finova Financial $17 million to Upguard for its cybersecurity technology $5.8 million went to Finovate alum Pindrop to further its phone-based fraud solutions Read more…

Fintech Fundings: 30 Companies Raised $330 Million First Week of August

The fintech sector attracted $332 million in new capital the first week of August. The number of deals totaled 30, slightly above the YTD average of 28 deals per week. Nearly two-thirds of the money went to solar energy lender, Mosaic. Seven deals involved insurance startups, the most ever in a single week. Four of Read more…

Fintech Fundings: 106 Companies Raise $2.0 Billion in July

Total funding worldwide in July was $1.95 billion from 106 deals compared to June with $1.6 billion across 186 deals. Due to our weekly tracking methodology, an additional week in June was added, so average weekly deal flow was 37 in June compared to 27 in July. While that is a 30% decline month-over-month, July’s total was Read more…

Fintech Fundings: 26 Companies Raised $530 Million Third Week of July

As July drew to a close, fundings continued at a brisk pace with 26 new fundings during the week ending July 22. However, it  was slightly less than the average of 28 fintech deals per week this year. The total amount raised this week was $532 million. More than half ($325 million) were debt commitments to two alt-lenders, CommonBond ($300 million) and West Read more…

Fintech Fundings: 32 Companies Raise $210 Million Second Week of July

Through mid-July, the blistering pace of deals continued with 32 new fundings during the week ending 15 July 2016. There has been an average of 28 fintech deals per week this year. The total value of deals this week was $206 million, with half ($100 million) going to Canadian blockchain technology provider Blockchain Intelligence.  Two Finovate alums raised a total of Read more…

Fintech Fundings: 23 Companies Raise $530 Million Week Ending July 8

In a holiday-shortened week in the United States, 23 deals were announced that brought in a total of $527 million. Most ($449 million) went to Chinese payment and investment platform, Qufenqi. Four Finovate alums raised a total of $18 million during the week: Coinbase landed $10.5 million from Bank of Tokyo P2Binvestor raised $5.1 million StockTwits raised $2 million Read more…

Fintech Fundings: 186 Companies Raised $1.6 Billion in June

Second quarter 2016 closed with a frenzy of fintech fundings: 49 deals were announced the last week alone, 10 more than the previous weekly record. The total amount raised was $327 million across 34 fundings with announced amounts (15 deals had undisclosed amounts). Of the total, $61.5 million was debt. Four Finovate alums raised a total of Read more…

Fintech Fundings: 26 Companies Raise $280 Million in 4th Week of June

It was a huge week in German fintech funding, coinciding with, but too soon to be caused by, Brexit. Eight of the 26 global deals were German with five out of Berlin, one from Frankfurt (Finovate alum ayondo), and one in Koln. The total raised by the eight was at least $60 million (although two raised undisclosed Read more…

Fintech Fundings: 35 Companies Raise $470 Million the Third Week of June

For the third week in a row, the number of deals flirted with the single-week record of 39. This week, 35 fintech companies worldwide raised $469 million the second week of June. Included were three Finovate alums: Cachet Financial Systems recorded a $2.55 million convertible note to further its remote deposit business StockTwits took in $2 million for its Read more…

Fintech Fundings: 38 Companies Raise $220 Million the Second Week of June

For the second week in a row, the number of deals reported, 38, was just one below the weekly record. In all, fintech companies worldwide raised $222 million the second week of June. Nine deals were for undisclosed sums and $500,000 was reported as debt, although two were convertible notes. There was an odd cluster of fundings around Read more…