Empire Startups <3's FinTech | FinTech Fundraising Rounds from Jan25-Feb10

Congrats to the Empire Startups alum that recently closed funding rounds:

  • Better Mortgage — Vishal Garg, Founder & CEO, appeared on a Real Estate & Tech Boom panel at our NY FinTech Conference 2016
  • ERNIT — Soren Nielson, Founder & CEO, presented at a NY Demo Day last year
  • TransferWise — Joe Cross, General Manager, gave a keynote at the SF FinTech Conference 2015
RankCompanyAmount RaisedFund ClosedMore Info
1 BitFury Group $30 M Jan-25 >
2 First Performance Corporation $17.5 M Jan-26 >
3 Wealthsimple $15.3 M Feb-2 >
4 Better Mortgage $15 M Feb-9 >
5 Fundrise $14.5 M Feb-8 >
6 Exactuals $10 M Feb-8 >
7 Blooom $9.2 M Feb-6 >
8 SparkFund $7 M Feb-2 >
9 Qvivr $5 M Jan-31 >
10 Float $3 M Feb-9 >
11 Rippleshot $2.6 M Feb-9 >
12 Taxfyle $2 M Feb-2 >
13 GoldenKey $1.75 M Feb-1 >
14 Factom $.8 M Feb-7 >
15 ERNIT $0.7 M Feb-9 >
16 Wupplier $0.539 M Feb-2 >
17 Predictive, Inc. $0.35 M Jan-30 >
18 Symple $0.12 M Feb-7 >
Katipult Undisclosed Feb-7 >
Currency Capital Undisclosed Jan-30 >
Tradeshift Undisclosed Jan-30 >
TransferWise Undisclosed Jan-30 >
LendingFront Undisclosed Feb-1 >

Source: MEDICI and Crunchbase.

Year of the Rooster | Fifteeen FinTech Fundraising Rounds

Happy Chinese New Year! Here are Fifteen FinTech Fundraising Rounds that closed between Jan 14th and Jan 26th in North America. Shoutout to Alpaca, an Empire Startups Demo Day alum!

RankCompanyAmount RaisedFund ClosedMore Info
1 Incapture Technologies $50M Jan-19 >
2 BitFury Group $30M Jan-25 >
3 Credible $10M Jan-18 >
4 Bought By Many $9.14M Jan-16 >
5 Dwolla $6.85M Jan-20 >
6 Habito $6.8M Jan-22 >
7 Starburst Labs, Inc. $6.25M Jan-17 >
8 CUneXus Solutions $5M Jan-24 >
9 Prattle Analytics $3.3M Jan-24 >
10 ID DataWeb $3M Jan-20 >
11 Fabric $2.5M Jan-20 >
12 Alpaca $1.75M Jan-24 >
13 Buzz Points $1.7M Jan-24 >
14 InvestCloud $0.15M Jan-24 >
15 LMRKTS Undisclosed Jan-18 >

Source: MEDICI and Crunchbase.

January 2017 starting strong. | Fifteen FinTech Fundraising Rounds

2017 is starting out strong! We've compiled data form a couple resources and decided to post all FinTech fundraising that's happened to far this year. Check out the fundraising from January so far.

RankCompanyAmount RaisedFund ClosedMore Info
1 Namely $50m Jan-5 >
2 Transmit Security $40m Jan-12 >
3 Activehours $22m Jan-9 >
4 Mobile Cause $15m Jan-9 >
5 Credible Labs $10m Jan-4 >
6 Kasisto $9.2m Jan-13 >
7 Alkanza $6m Jan-9 >
8 Blockstack $4m Jan-5 >
9 Ripio (BitPagos) $1.9m Jan-3 >
10 Microventures $1m Jan-10 >
11 LendingStandard $600k Jan-5 >
12 payspan Undisclose Jan-5 >
13 BillGO Undisclose Jan-10 >
14 ClassWallet Undisclose Jan-10 >
15 Sway Finance Undisclose Jan-10 >

Closing Out December, 2016 | Fifteen FinTech Fundraising Rounds

A month in review — here are the fundraising rounds that closed in December. Happy holidays and catch you in the new year!

RankCompanyAmount RaisedFund ClosedMore Info
15 Maxwell Financial Labs, Inc. $1.95m Dec-15 >
14 Privacy $2.2m Dec-13 >
13 OpenBazaar $3m Dec-13 >
12 Connecticut Green Bank $3.6m Dec-22 >
11 SupportPay $4.1m Dec-13 >
10 Qapital $4.459m Dec-29 >
9 Numerai $6m Dec-12 >
8 ApplePie Capital $16.5m Dec-12 >
7 MoneyLion $22.5m Dec-5 >
6 Stash $25m Dec-14 >
5 Lemonade $34m Dec-5 >
4 Finicity $42m Dec-7 >
3 BlueVine $49m Dec-14 >
2 Personal Capital $50m Dec-15 >
1 Zibby $100m Dec-16 >

Fifteen FinTech Fundraising Rounds — Nov14-Dec15 2016

Check out this chart of the fifteen largest FinTech funding rounds of the last 31 days. Happy holidays!

RankCompanyAmount RaisedFund ClosedMore Info
15 SupportPay $4.1m Dec-13 >
14 Plastc $4.4m Nov-15 >
13 Finagraph $5m Nov-29 >
12 Varo Money $5.33m Nov-15 >
11 Numerai $6m Dec-12 >
10 P2Binvestor $7.7m Nov-15 >
9 T-REX $10m Nov-17 >
8 PeerStreet $15m Nov-17 >
7 ApplePie Capital $16.5m Dec-12 >
6 AdvisorEngine $20m Nov-18 >
5 MoneyLion $22.5m Dec-5 >
4 Stash $25m Dec-14 >
3 Lemonade $34m Dec-5 >
2 Finicity $42m Dec-7 >
1 BlueVine $49m Dec-14 >

Koyfin Demo

Koyfin (@KoyfinCharts) provides investment analytical tools focused on visualization.  Rob started Koyfin because he was frustrated with the lack of functional investment tools that were available when he didn’t have access to Bloomberg. Rob has been an investment analyst on Wall Street since 2002 with research and strategy roles at Goldman Sachs, Citigroup and most recently at Tekne Capital. Throughout his career, he focused on analyzing equity and macro investments using Bloomberg, Reuters, Factset and Capital IQ.

SF FinTech Meetup Demo Day, December 2016

Apply to demo at a future Demo Day here. 

Snapcheck Demo

SnapCheck (@goSnapCheck): SnapCheck’s blockchain-enabled digital checking platform lets users send highly-secure digital checks instantly, directly from their mobile/online banking account or their preferred accounting software. Because SnapChecks are 100% compatible with traditional paper check deposit methods (mobile, ATM, branch), recipients can maintain their legacy deposit processes or step up to instant, electronic deposits through SnapCheck, whenever they’re ready to do so. Fraud is eliminated through strong cryptographic controls built into the digital check. SnapCheck combines the strength of electronic payments with the ubiquity of checks to save costs and eliminate fraud for businesses and banks alike.

SF FinTech Meetup Demo Day, December 2016

Apply to demo at a future Demo Day here. 

Fifteen FinTech Funding Rounds — November 2016

This month, we've expanded the review to all of North America, bringing two startups with Canadian headquarters onto the list — Zafin and Flexiti Financial. Here are the top funding rounds that closed in November, 2016.

RankCompanyAmount RaisedFund ClosedMore Info
15 Albert $2.5m 11/23/2016 >
14 True Link Financial $3.6m 11/21/2016 >
13 Plastc $4.3m 11/15/2016 >
11 Finagraph $5m 11/29/2016 >
11 Flexiti Financial $5m 11/2/2016 >
10 Varo Money $5.33m 11/15/2016 >
9 P2Binvestor $7.7m 11/15/2016 >
7 T-REX $10m 11/17/2016 >
7 Zafin $10m 11/7/2016 >
6 PeerStreet $15m 11/17/2016 >
5 Droit Financial Technologies $16m 11/2/2016 >
4 AdvisorEngine $20m 11/18/2016 >
3 Quantopian $25m 11/14/2016 >
2 Cross River Bank $28m 11/1/2016 >
1 LiftForward Inc. $100m 11/17/2016 >

Source: Crunchbase

Fifteen Fintech Funding Rounds: Nov 21, '16

A quick report on the top 15 American FinTech funds that have closed their fundraising rounds in the last 31 days.

RankCompanyAmount RaisedFund ClosedMore Info
15 Exeq $1.5m 11/7/2016 >
14 SaaSOptics $1.8m 11/1/2016 >
13 Plastc $4.3m 11/15/2016 >
12 Varo Money $5.33m 11/15/2016 >
11 MPOWER Financing $6m 10/26/2016 >
10 P2Binvestor $7.7m 11/15/2016 >
9 T-REX $10m 11/17/2016 >
8 PeerStreet $15m 11/17/2016 >
7 Droit Financial Technologies $16m 11/2/2016 >
4 Lendio $20m 10/25/2016 >
4 Riskalyze $20m 10/31/2016 >
4 AdvisorEngine (formerly Vanare) $20m 11/18/2016 >
3 Quantopian $25m 11/14/2016 >
2 Cross River Bank $28m 11/1/2016 >
1 LiftForward, Inc. $100m 11/17/2016 >

Source: Crunchbase

Fifteen Fintech Funding Rounds

Here are the largest fifteen FinTech fundraising rounds to close between October 13th and November 14th, 2016.

RankCompanyAmount RaisedFund ClosedMore Info
15 PopPay $0.437m 10/27/2016 >
14 PortfolioQuest $0.75m 11/9/2016 >
13 Exeq $1.5m 11/7/2016 >
12 SaaSOptics $1.8m 11/1/2016 >
11 MPOWER Financing $6m 10/26/2016 >
9 Nvoicepay $10m 10/20/2016 >
9 TravelBank $10m 10/20/2016 >
8 Ladder $14m 10/19/2016 >
7 Droit Financial Technologies $16m 11/2/2016 >
5 Riskalyze $20m 10/31/2016 >
5 Lendio $20m 10/25/2016 >
4 Cross River Bank $28m 11/1/2016 >
3 Cloud9 Technologies $30m 10/13/2016 >
2 Privateer Holdings $40m 11/4/2016 >
1 Renew Financial $200m 10/18/2016 >

Source: Crunchbase

Sasha Orloff Keynote SF 2016

2016 Empire Startups FinTech Conference San Francisco

"Fighting for the 56%" by Sasha Orloff, Co-founder and CEO, LendUp

More than half of Americans have a credit score considered subprime. Another 24 million have no credit score at all. These consumers are locked out of traditional banking systems, forced to fend for themselves in the often predatory payday market. Smart phones, analytics, and software have the power to transform the options available to these underbanked Americans, as more new players develop innovative solutions for balancing meaningful social impact with profitability.

Bo Lu Keynote SF 2016

2016 Empire Startups FinTech Conference San Francisco

"The Future of Wealth Management" by Bo Lu, Co-founder and CEO of FutureAdvisor.

Reimagine the Delivery of Wealth - Advisors need to think differently about how they serve the next generation of wealth clients. The keynote will consider trends outside of finance to inform our thinking on the future wealth management.

FinTech Panel: Disrupting Venture

2016 Empire Startups FinTech Conference San Francisco

Is "smart money" evolving? Are they consuming big-data, AI, predictive analytics, social sentiment, or CRM automation to support sourcing and evaluating deals? While some are lemmings, this panel will dive into how technology is permeating modern venture capital firms.

Moderator: Nav Athwal, Founder & CEO, RealtyShares
Panel: Rory Eakin, Co-founder & COO, CircleUp; Sheel Mohnot, FinTech Partner, 500 Startups; Clara Sieg, Partner, Revolution; Arvind Purushotham, MD & Global Head of Venture Investing, Citi Ventures