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7 May 2015

Spark Capital heads up $275m round for fintech company Affirm

lighter-fireworks-5-1415127-m Venture investor Spark Capital Growth has led a hefty $275m funding round for financial technology company Affirm, which is headed up by PayPal co-founder Max Levchin. New investors Jefferies and Andreessen Horowitz and existing backers Khosla Ventures and Lightspeed Venture Partners also led the round, which consists of debt and equity financing. Affirm aims to[...]

3 July 2014

Santander launches $100m fintech-focused venture fund

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Banking group Santander has launched a $100m London-based venture fund to invest in fintech businesses around the globe.

3 June 2014

Susquehanna co-founder La Ruffa to lead Aquiline Capital financial tech dealmaking

interview hire job suit tie Aquiline Capital Partners has hired Susquehanna Growth Equity co-founder Vincenzo La Ruffa to lead the firm’s efforts in financial technology investments.

31 March 2014

Ribbit Capital launches $110m second fund $

payment_lrg Venture capital firm Ribbit Capital is seeking $110m for its second fund, according to a document filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission.

10 February 2014

SME-focused foreign currency exchange Kantox seals €6.5m VC round

Kantox, a London-based FX firm offering SMEs and mid-caps a foreign currency exchange solution via a peer-to-peer trading platform, has secured €6.5m of new funding.

7 February 2014

Passion Capital leads $2.4m round for fintech company Birdback

credit card payment Venture capital firm Passion Capital has led a $2.4m investment round for financial technology company Birdback.

28 January 2014

GTCR raises $3.85bn for seventh buyout fund

chicago 3_sq Private equity firm GTCR has held a final close of $3.85bn for its seventh buyout fund after only seven months on the road.

25 September 2013

GTCR, ex-VeriFone CEO Bergeron launch $500m investment firm

bergeron Private equity firm GTCR has teamed up with former VeriFone CEO Douglas Bergeron to launch Opus Global, a $500m investment firm focused on the financial technology sector.

14 August 2013

TTV Capital hits $40m mark for latest fund $

ecommerce Venture capital firm TTV Capital has raised nearly half of its third fund after more than two years on the road, AltAssets has learned.

26 July 2013

Lightyear hires ex-Lava Group CEO as senior advisor

korhammer Private equity firm Lightyear Capital has hired former Lava Trading CEO Richard Korhammer as a senior advisor to help find and evaluate financial technology and capital markets investment opportunities.

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