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The Startups: Who’s shaking things up (Week ending January 31, 2016)

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The Startups: Who’s shaking things up (Week ending January 31, 2016)

[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 newsletter.[/alert]

Startups raising/Investors investing

Is VC the right money for fintech? (TechCrunch)

Citi Ventures invests in working capital marketplace, C2FO (Finextra)

College Ave Student Loans scores $20m (PE Hub)

Blockchain Capital raises $13m for second fund (CoinDesk)

Leftover currency converter TravelersBox raises $10m (Reuters)

Social investing startup SprinkleBit raises $10m (TechCrunch)

Dopay, payroll company for the unbanked, raises $2.5m (PE Hub)

MIT spinout Insurify raises $2m to replace insurance agents with robots (TechCrunch)

The Startups: Who’s shaking things up

NYT: How roboadvisers stack up against each other (NY Times)

How Robinhood became the first financial app to receive an Apple Design Award (Let’s Talk Payments)

Robo-advisor Betterment launches business platform (Finextra)
Betterment, the largest automated investing service, is launching Betterment for Business. This comes the same week as President Obama is expected to introduce a budget plan making it easier for small businesses to form retirement plans for their workers.

Broken TransferWise all “smoke and mirrors”? (The Memo)

Moven partners with loan refinancers, Payoff and CommonBond (Bank Innovation)

Spare change investment platform, Acorns launches education site (Bank Innovation)

Tencent’s WeChat Wallet lands in Hong Kong, beating Apple Pay to market for mobile payments (South China Morning Post)

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