F|T: The FinTech Times – Where are US FinTech’s next billion-dollar startups?

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Flare Systems raises $1 million for darknet intelligence software

Flare Systems, a Montreal-based cybersecurity startup that helps financial institutions security threats, has closed a $1 million seed round.


TechCrunch

Where are US FinTech’s next billion-dollar startups?

As FinTech investments soar to new heights, investors are looking at the bottom and top levels of the services stack to find the next billion-dollar startups.


India consumers can use Amazon Pay with Alexa for bill payment

India is the first market to have access to this combination of Amazon Pay and Alexa to pay bills.


BetaKit

Kik app acquired by holding company MediaLab

After a tumultuous few weeks, the Kik app has officially been acquired by US-based holding company MediaLab.


TechCrunch

True Balance raises $23M to bring its payments app to more small cities and towns in India

True Balance said on Tuesday that it has raised $23 million in its Series C financing round from seven Korean investors.


Ebanx achieves unicorn status

EBANX, a payments FinTech company headquartered in Brazil that connects global businesses to Latin American consumers, has raised a significant follow-on investment from FTV Capital, a US-based growth equity investment firm.


BetaKit

Blockchain music startup Beatdapp raises $3.2 million, adds new advisory board members

Beatdapp Software, a startup using proprietary blockchain technology to authenticate digital content streams, has completed a $3.2 million financing round.


TechCrunch

Galileo Financial raises $77 million for its FinTech services that were 19 years in the making

The Salt Lake City-based startup is planning to greatly expand its geographical reach beyond North America.


Bank/FinTech partnerships: the fad is over

“Bank/FinTech partnerships are crucial to the future of banking” has become a widely accepted meme in the industry.


TechCrunch

Proportunity raises £2M seed for its ‘help to buy’-style property lending

Proportunity, the startup that provides “help to buy”-style equity loans primarily for first-time property buyers, has raised £2 million in additional funding.


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