Saving, not spending, is the new hotness in fintech

Hello and welcome back to our regular morning look at private firms, public markets and the grey-haired opening in between. Yesterday news broke that Robinhood is on the hunt for brand-new fund at a approximately flat valuation, per friend of…

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American stocks rally sharply on COVID-19 optimism as earnings loom

Stocks rallied Monday, with all major indices snapping back into positive domains as investors hijacked on any positive developments in the fight to mitigate the spread of COVID-1 9, the disease caused by coronavirus. The stock market is, of course…

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Goldman Sachs predicts brutal second quarter as unemployment spikes above 2 million

Even as the Trump Administration calls for states to not liberate unemployment data for the month of March, Goldman Sachs on Thursday published its own predictions on the jobs market and the broader health of the U.S. economy on Friday….

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Frontline Ventures raises new $80M fund focused on bringing US firms to Europe

Frontline Ventures, based in Dublin and London, announced here today a new $80 million money designed to assist U.S. tech companionships expanding into Europe. The brand-new Frontline X money — which means the house now has $ 200 million under…

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Political fixer Bradley Tusk closes second fund on $70M

Tusk Venture Partners, the venture capital firm led by Bradley Tusk and organizing collaborator Jordan Nof, has secured $ 70 million for its second flagship fund, the firm has confirmed to TechCrunch following a report by Fortune this morning. Fundraising…

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Payment startup Chipper Cash raises $6M for Southern Africa expansion

African cross-border fintech startup Chipper Cash has raised a$ 6 million seed round led by Deciens Capital. The San Francisco-based company offers mobile-based , no reward, P2P payment business in six countries: Ghana, Uganda, Nigeria, Tanzania, Rwanda and Kenya. Chipper…

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Startups Weekly: All these startups are raising big rounds

TechCrunch’s Connie Loizos published some interesting stats on seed and Series A financings the coming week, kindnes of data collected by Wing Venture Capital. In short-lived, seed is the new Series A and Series A is the new Series B….

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WTF are ISAs and can they transform education and spark a startup wave?

Soaring college tuition and are over 90 days delinquent. incentivized to be unaffordableis $90,000Income share agreements (ISAs) have been developed as a financing model that could reshape the way education programs operate by aligning interests while expanding access to those…

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Lyfts IPO is hot, YC Demo Day, two new unicorns and whats Boy Brow?

There are an integral part edit issues in the initial publishing of this week’s Equity episode that ought to have redressed. The player below will represent the corrected escapade . Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast,…

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Startups Weekly: Whats up with YC? Plus, mobility layoffs and Airbnbs grand plans

Where to begin … Netflix darling Marie Kondo is hitting up Sand Hill Road in search of $40 million to fund an ecommerce pulpit, Y Combinator is returning $150,000 to a startup constructing a $380,000 flying motorcycle( because why not)…

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