Fintech Brex confirms $12.3B valuation, snaps up Meta exec to serve as its head of product – TechCrunch

In the latest fintech megaround, Brex has confirmed that it has raised $300 million in a…

Emerging markets lender Lendable seeks $100M to fund fintech companies – TechCrunch

Emerging markets fintech financier Lendable is targeting to raise a $100 million fund to invest in…

Laos to Study Digital Currency With Help From Japanese Fintech, Report Reveals – Bitcoin News

The central bank of Laos intends to explore issuing its own digital currency, according to a…

Gloria Lin thinks construction needs to ‘catch the wave of fintech’ – TechCrunch

As an engineering program manager at Apple, Gloria Lin was part of a group that conceptualized…

Fintech Slice joins UPI race to challenge PhonePe and Google Pay – TechCrunch

Slice is adding the popular railroad UPI on its eponymous app as the Indian fintech looks…

Climate Fintech Is Fertile Ground For Seed And Early-Stage Deals – Crunchbase News

A few years ago, J.P. McNeill’s family decided to make a more concerted effort to help…

Fintech and insurtech innovation in Brazil set to take off on regulatory tailwinds – TechCrunch

Startups and VCs see opportunities in open banking, finance and insurance Brazilian instant payment system Pix…

Traditional Banks in Africa Hold Trust Advantage Over Fintechs – Fintech Bitcoin News

A recent report by CR2 on Africa’s fintech transformation suggests traditional financial institutions can still be…

Is it time to worry about fintech valuations? – TechCrunch

Nu, the parent company of Nubank, reported its fourth-quarter financial performance, and in response to rapid…

Climate fintech company Evergrow nabs $7M seed from XYZ Venture Capital, Congruent Ventures and First Round – TechCrunch

Evergrow, a stealth climate fintech startup, just landed over $7 million in seed funding. With a…

With $250M Series D, fintech Flutterwave becomes Africa’s highest-valued startup – TechCrunch

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Kenyan fintech Asilimia raises $2 million in a pre-seed round, plans to extend loans to MSMEs and expand in East Africa – TechCrunch

Kenya’s economy is powered by informal businesses, which contribute 33.8% to the country’s GDP and provide…