The Startups: Who’s shaking things up (Week ending January 17, 2016)


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The Startups: Who’s shaking things up (Week ending January 17, 2016)

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The Startups: Who’s shaking things up

Lendvo’s Benjamin Lichtman wants to lend you money based on the value of your website (Tradestreaming)

Leading pub on digital currency, CoinDesk acquired by Digital Currency Group (CoinDesk)

How Remitly’s Matt Oppenheimer built a mobile-first remittance company (Tradestreaming)
Remitly also announced this week that it was approaching $1 billion in total transactions.

Startups raising/Investors investing

Online insurance broker PolicyGenius raises $15M (Vator.tv)

Financial supply chain co, Taulia raises $46 Millon; Names new CFO (Finovate)

Moneybox, a digital savings/investment app that rounds up spare change from card transactions into stocks, raises $3 million (Finextra)

Insurance brokerage app FinanceFox raises $5.5m led by Salesforce Ventures (TechCrunch)

Mambu pulls in $8.7m to replace core banking (Finovate)

Thiel joins EUR6.5m round in Deposit Solutions, a B2B European banking platform (Finextra)

Founders Fund leads $52m round for Brazil’s online Nubank (NY Times)

Alterna invests $15 million in Lendful, Canadian online lender (Insurance Journal)

CUneXus Raises $1 Million to build out its sales and marketing tech for online lenders, Signs partnership with Edmunds.com (Finovate)

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