Extra Crunch Live, TechCrunch’s chat series for Additional Crunch members, is adding towards creators after inducing a host of investors: on Thursday, June 18, Plaid CEO Zach Perret will join us for a conversation. Plaid, understood for APIs that connect fintech applications with users’ checking account, came to prominence in late 2018 when it closed a huge $250 million Series C. The round– TechCrunch’s protection from the time is here— brought the value of the business to $2.65 billion on a post-money basis.
Payments and credit giant Visa bought Plaid earlier this year for $5.3 billion, a neat doubling from its preceding evaluation, and a rate that was an even higher multiple of its valuation at the time of its Series B and earlier rounds.
Plaid is at the epicenter of a couple of patterns, consisting of fintech’s recent savings and investing boom and the current VC rush to fund API-focused start-ups, so our conversation will cover an excellent quantity of ground, including fintech trends, offering a business instead of taking it public, the power of APIs and more. However because this is Bonus Crunch Live, we want to hear from you also. As always, we’ll watch on the Q&A portion of the Zoom and will operate in your notes as we go.
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