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A survey from H&R Block found that 47 percent of Canadians reported they did not contribute to an RRSP or a TFSA at all in 2018.
Speaking to BetaKit ahead of her appearance at TechExit.io on April 10th in Vancouver, the serial CEO shared her lessons learned from leading multiple companies, and reflected on starting, growing, and eventually exiting PostRank.
Amazon and Worldpay are partnering to expand Amazon Pay acceptance (BUSINESSINSIDER)
The deal will give Amazon the ability to handle payments outside of its “walled garden,” the article states.
Marqeta files to raise $250M on a $1.9B valuation (TECHCRUNCH)
The round, a Series E offering of $3.8908 per share, represents a big jump on Marqeta’s previous valuation, which was $545 million as of last year.
This comes after the FinTech launched enterprise software solutions at the end of last year and expressed plans for an IPO.
Cross-border payments firm InstaReM closes Series C round at $41m (DEALSTREETASIA)
The fresh capital will enable InstaReM to launch a new consumer and enterprise product this year. It will also be used to accelerate growth in the company’s existing markets and enable it to enter new markets in Japan and Indonesia.
More than three-quarters of all respondents to the survey indicated that they would be willing to share data for discounts and competitive pricing.
The move comes as FinTech has become one of Africa’s most active investment sectors and startup acquisitions—which have been rare—are picking up across the continent.
Prediction startup Numerai raises $11 Million in ICO (COINTELEGRAPH)
The Numerai network provides a blockchain and cryptographic token-based ecosystem for incentivizing anonymous data scientists to create predictive models.
This Waterloo-based startup is creating a new model for individual and corporate philanthropy in the tech sector.
“We must provide clarity to the market about how regulatory requirements might best be tailored,” says Andrew J. Kriegler, president & CEO of the Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada.
Point, which allows homeowners to free their home equity without taking on new debt, raised the funding from Prudential Financial and DAG Ventures, with participation from existing investors.