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The Startups: Who’s shaking things up (Week ending December 13th, 2015)

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The Startups: Who’s shaking things up (Week ending December 13th, 2015)

[alert type=yellow ]Every week, Tradestreaming highlights startups in the news, making things happen. The following is just part of this week’s news roundup. You can get these updates delivered direct to your inbox by signing up for the Tradestreaming weekly newsletter.[/alert]

TipRanks’ Uri Gruenbaum on the need for accountability and transparency in stock market analysis (Tradestreaming)
Analysts and pundits get their feet held to the fire with TipRanks.

Funding Circle is 3rd biggest SMB lender in UK behind RBS and Lloyds (CityAM)
Illustrating the power of crowdfunding, the third biggest lender to UK small businesses isn’t a bank or building society but peer-to-peer lending platform.

Noah Waisberg of Kira Systems on the role of automated contract analysis in fintech (Tradestreaming)
Imagine a future world where much of the contractual work around financings happens algorithmically – that’s what Kira is working on.

From Flipping Burgers To A $2.25B Fintech Startup (TechCrunch)
Klarna co-founder and CEO Sebastian Siemiatkowski took the stage at Disrupt London to discuss his payment startup and the wider financial tech ecosystem.
Startups raising/Investors investing

Funding Circle’s Sam Hodges on scaling growth by navigating globally (Tradestreaming)

Sam Hodges joins the Tradestreaming podcast to talk about going global, the challenges his firm faced expanding cross borders, and how he’s ramping growth for next year.

Sequoia Invests $13 Million In Seed Round For Lemonade, a P2P Insurance Platform (TechCrunch)
In one of the largest seed investments in the firm’s history, Sequoia Capital is committing to a $13 million round for Lemonade.

New Marketplace Lender Backed Secures $1.5M in Seed Funding From iAngels, Cyhawk Ventures (Crowdfund Insider)
Backed, a new marketplace lending platform that seeks to lower borrowing costs for young adults by mitigating traditional co-signing risks, raises a round.

Income& Secures $2.9 Million; Announces Peer-to-Peer Marketplace PRIMO (Crowdfund Insider)
Income&, based in San Francisco, runs PRIMO, a fixed income marketplace backed by mortgages.

Stealthy London Startup Curve Raises $2M From Notable Fintech Backers (TechCrunch)
Stealthy London-based fintech startup Curve has closed a $2 million seed round from a rather notable list of early backers.

Real estate lender Groundfloor takes in $5M Series A (PE Hub)
Groundfloor scores a nice round to build out its real estate lending platform that’s open to the general public.

Trizic Raises $2 Million to Help Advisors Compete with Algorithms (Finovate)
The San Francisco-based company’s Accelerator is a cloud-based advisory platform that caters to both advisors and their clients.

American Express joins $8 million Clip funding round (Finextra)
Clip, the Mexican equivalent of Square, has raised $8 million in a funding round led by Alta venture with new investors American Express and Sierra Venture.

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