Plaid, Visa, and the best fintech deal that never happened
An antitrust lawsuit helped torpedo Visa’s plan to acquire Plaid. But the startup's success could pave the way for a new generation of unicorns to become financial services giants.
European fintech startups with overseas ambitions fill war chests at record clip
European fintech companies this year have raised €7 billion (around $8.5 billion) of VC funding as of May 26, according to PitchBook data, putting the sector on course to far exceed the record €7.1 billion raised last year.
Why startup valuation matters more than any other KPI
Daniel Faloppa, Founder of Equidam, shares some insight about startup valuation and the fundraising process, and why getting it right matters.
Fintech — technology for financial services — encompasses lending, payments, investing, insurance, property management, risk assessment, and more.
Challenger Banks: 6 Challenger Bank Startups Take On Retail Banking
What is a challenger bank? Learn about the digital transformation happening in the banking world. Read about how 6 digital banks are taking on traditional banks.
Startup Valuation - Everything We Know
Every time you make a decision, you are trying to guess which scenario is going to have a better impact on your valuation. Every scenario has a component of both risk and return, and valuation is the only KPI that puts them together.
In this workshop we aim to explore four key points related to startup valuation:
- Methods behind valuation
- Best practices for making financial projections
- Accuracy vs defendability
- Importance of data sources and reliability
This is the type of information that companies need to be able to fully understand the valuation, and properly defend it in front of investors.
Wise to go public in direct London listing
Wise, the fintech company previously known as TransferWise, has announced its intention to go public in London through a landmark direct listing.
Kristo Kaarmann, co-founder and chief executive, said a direct listing “allows us a cheaper and more transparent way to broaden Wise’s ownership” than a traditional stock market launch.
Visa Payment Solutions To Transform Treasury Operations for Goldman Sachs Clients
The strategic partnership between Visa and Goldman Sachs will aid in seamless cross-border payment capabilities for clientele.
FamPay, a fintech aimed at teens in India, raises $38 million
How big is the market in India for a neobank aimed at teenagers? Scores of high-profile investors are backing a startup to find out. Bangalore-based FamPay said on Wednesday it has raised $38 million in its Series A round led by Elevation Capital. General Catalyst, Rocketship VC, Greenoaks Capital …
European Union Advances Plans For Digital Wallet
The European Union (EU) is advancing plans to launch a post-pandemic bloc-wide digital wallet that will give people a seamless way to digitally access public and private services, Financial Times reported on Tuesday (June 1).