INTERESTING COMPANIES FOUND

Monizo (2016, London) – Neo-bank for freelancers, but is yet to launch. First neo-bank catering to specific needs of freelancers.

SeguroPay (2016, Boston) – Mobile wallet, targetted towards the unbanked and the underbanked population. It claims to offer online and offline cash loading, online check deposit, merchant payment and P2P transfer and short-term loan.

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE DAY

  • Activehours, a US-based mobile paday loans app, has raised $22M in Series A funding led by Matrix Partners. Read More  
  • Sway Finance, an SF-based Finance Bot Startup, has received an undisclosed seed invesment from Slack. Read More
  • QikServe, a UK-based B2B cloud-based platform aimed at hospitality operators, has raised $3.4M in Series A funding from Maven Capital Partners. Read More   
  • Bankin’, a France-based personal finance management app, has raised $7.42M in funding round led by Omnes Capital. Read More    
  • Kalixa Payments, a Vienna-based online payment platform, has been acquired by Senjō Group, a Singapore-based payments operator and investment firm, for $37M. Read More   

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