ApplePie Capital, a San Francisco, CA-based marketplace lender for franchise entrepreneurs, raised $6m in Series A funding and more than $28m in debt capital. The Series A round was led by Signia Venture Partners with participation from Freestyle Capital, QED Investors, and Ron Suber, President of Prosper, commitments from unnamed investors. The debt capital came […]

PeerIQ, a New York, NY-based financial information services company, raised $6m in seed funding. The round was led by Uprising and John Mack, former chairman and CEO of Morgan Stanley, with participation from Vikram Pandit, former Citigroup CEO; Arthur Levitt, former SEC Chairman; Dan Doctoroff, former CEO of Bloomberg LP; and Eric Schwartz, former co-CEO of […]

Dealstruck, Inc., a Carlsbad, CA-based online direct lender, secured a new $50m credit facility and $8.3m in equity funding. Brevet Capital Management provided the facility while Trinity Ventures made the equity investment. The company intends to use the funds to provide growth capital to more small businesses nationwide complementing other existing facilities bringing its total […]

Patch of Land, a Los Angeles, CA-based crowdfunding solution for real estate financing, raised $23.6m in Series A financing. The round was led by SF Capital Group with participation from Ron Suber, president of Prosper Marketplace. In conjunction with the funding, Neil Wolfson, President of SF Capital Group, will join the Board of Directors of Patch […]

Russian venture capital firm Life.SREDA released its annual report on the state of the fintech industry. According to the document, main trends in 2014 included: – vc investments tripled, amounting to a total of $6,8 Billion. – two IPOs took place (Lending Club, the p2p-lending platform, and Ondeck, the online lending service for SMEs). – Unicorns grew […]

The fintech revolution is now becoming a reality, according to a report by Silicon Valley Bank. The “2015 Fintech Report: Investment Trends in Fintech” says that the sector continues to accelerate the investment and exit activities, with the UK positioning itself as a key place. The document highlights the global and UK specific investment trends […]

Meaningful bitcoin venture investment activity continued in 2014, according to the latest quarterly State of Bitcoin report by CoinDesk, the world leader in news, prices and information on digital currencies. In 2014, $335m were invested in bitcoin startups resulting in a +342% in comparison to 2013 ($96m). The largest deals were the following: – Bitpay, which raised $30m in […]

Among the various tech trends, Bitcoin, the decentralized digital currency that enables instant payments to anyone, anywhere globally, is one of the most interesting and consitent. With no doubt, it can represent the next big think. Bitcoin leverage peer-to-peer technology and is not regulated by any central authority: the management of transactions and the issue […]