The Startups: Who’s shaking things up (Week ending January 24, 2016)


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The Startups: Who’s shaking things up (Week ending January 24, 2016)

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The Startups: Who’s shaking things up

Unbundling financial data, Tammer Kamel’s Quandl is powering an entire finance app ecosystem (Tradestreaming)

NerdWallet? The $520m company that wants to solve all your financial needs (Inc.)

Robinhood ramping its free trading app via integrations, global expansion in 2016 (Tradestreaming)

Francois de Lame of PolicyGenius on how to build a digital-first insurance brand (Tradestreaming)

Startups raising/Investors investing

After round, Lufax, Chinese marketplace lender, highest valued fintech startup ($18b) (Bloomberg)

Chinese e-commerce outfit JD.com raises $1.1b to grow financial arm (Finextra)

ING, Khazanah invest $160m in Asian online lender, WeLab, backed by billionaire Li Ka-shing (Bloomberg)

LendUp pulls in $150m to build out its alternative to payday loans (PEHub)

Opendoor pays cash to buy and flip homes; Raises $80m at $580m val (WSJ)

Digital Asset Holdings, the blockchain startup led by former JPMorgan exec Blythe Masters, has raised more than $50m in a new funding round (CoinDesk)

BlueVine raises $40m to help small businesses with cash flow via factoring (TechCrunch)

Patreon gains $30m to grow crowdfunding of the arts (TechCrunch)

Neyber raises £6m to take on credit rivals in lending to UK employees (Telegraph)

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