Countingup closes ₤ 9.1 M for its organization current account with integrated accounting features

Countingup closes ₤ 9.1 M for its organization current account with integrated accounting features

Countingup, the U.K. fintech offering a company bank account with integrated accounting functions, has closed ₤ 9.1 million in Series An investment. Leading the round is Framework Venture Partners, with participation from Gresham Home Ventures, Sage and existing financiers. It’s notable that Countingup has actually previously taken investment from ING, and the addition of Sage as a […]
, the U.K. fintech providing an organization present account with integrated accounting functions, has closed ₤ 9.1 million in Series A financial investment. The company’s long-term vision is to be the one”financial hub”for micro companies in the U.K. and beyond. Its initial “attack vector” was to combine a business bank account with bookkeeping features to assist automate the filing of accounts– a major time sink and pain-point for sole traders and little organizations. Today that consists of a business bank account with its own sort code and account number, a Mastercard for making payments and assistance for faster payments and direct debits. …

Payfazz invests $30M in Xfers as the 2 Southeast Asian fintechs form Fazz Financial Group

Payfazz invests $30M in Xfers as the 2 Southeast Asian fintechs form Fazz Financial Group

Payfazz and Xfers, 2 startups that want to increase financial inclusion in Southeast Asia, announced today they have signed up with forces to create a new holding entity called Fazz Financial Group. As part of the deal, Payfazz, an agent-based monetary services network in Indonesia, invested $30 million into payments infrastructure company Xfers. Based in Singapore, Xfers […] , two startups that want to increase financial addition in Southeast Asia, announced today they have actually joined forces to produce a brand-new holding entity called Fazz Financial Group. Based in Singapore, Xfers will serve as the B2B and Southeast Asia arm of Fazz Financial Group, while Payfazz, which already utilizes Xfers’ payments infrastructure, will continue expanding in Indonesia. Kwik will serve as Fazz Financial Group’s group CEO, while Liu will be the financial entity’s deputy CEO. …

Revolut lets customers switch to Revolut Bank in 10 extra nations

Revolut lets customers switch to Revolut Bank in 10 extra nations

Fintech start-up Revolut has its own banking license in the European Union given that late 2018. It lets the company offer some extra monetary services without partnering with third-party companies. And the business is going to let clients change to Revolut Bank in 10 extra nations. The Bank of Lithuania has actually granted a specialized license– […] Now, clients in Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Estonia, Greece, Latvia, Malta, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia will be able to become Revolut Bank customers. Overall, Revolut has actually brought in 15 million customers. …

Cashify raises $15 million for its second-hand mobile phone company in India

Cashify raises $15 million for its second-hand mobile phone company in India

Tens of millions of individuals each year purchase a second-hand mobile phone in India, the world’s second-largest market. Phone makers and huge online sellers such as Amazon and Flipkart understand it, however it’s excessive of a trouble for them to inspect, resell and fix used phones. But these firms likewise know that clients [ …] A startup that is helping these firms tackle this challenge said on Thursday it has raised $15 million in a new financing round. Cashify states it’s the market leader in its classification in India. The start-up likewise works with leading e-commerce companies in India– Amazon, Flipkart and Paytm Shopping Center. The companies use Cashify’s trading and exchange software application, and also rely on the startup for liquidation of gadgets. …

Dear Sophie: Can you debunk the H-1B procedure and E-3 premium processing?

Dear Sophie: Can you debunk the H-1B procedure and E-3 premium processing?

Can you help demystify the H-1B process and supply any ideas? We likewise want to employ an Australian and move their E-3. How quickly can this be done? Dear Sophie: Can you debunk the H-1B process and E-3 premium processing? On the topic of H-1Bs, the registration duration for this year’s H-1B lotto will open at 9 a.m. PST on March 9 and will close at 9 a.m. on March 25. The random H-1B lottery in March means that H-1B candidates with the same education level who will be paid more will have no greater advantage than those being paid less. Regardless of whether there’s a random or wage-based lottery, people with a master’s or greater degree from a U.S. university will continue to have the finest chance of being selected in the H-1B lottery game. The annual cap on H-1Bs remains at 85,000 and of those, 20,000 H-1Bs are scheduled for people with a master’s degree or higher from a U.S. university….

Endless closes $4.5 M Series A to scale its subscription coffee service

Endless closes $4.5 M Series A to scale its subscription coffee service

As a dedicated coffee drinker I was enthused by the concept of Bottomless. The Y Combinator-backed startup sends its users coffee as they run low so that they never ever run out of the Magic Juice of Life. What could be better? Due to the fact that life is somewhat amusing, after registering for its service the company reached […] I truthfully do not recall the cost range of coffee that I selected, and do not know how much I am actually paying Bottomless at the moment. Before and even after Bottomless went through Y Combinator back in 2019, the company hand-built its coffee-weighing scales. Per the business, Bottomless scaled another 5-7x in 2020. Powering that development are a host of coffee companies that Endless works with. …

11 expressions and words to cut from your VC pitch deck

11 expressions and words to cut from your VC pitch deck

Weeks or perhaps months of working on your pitch deck could boil down to the 170 seconds (usually) that investors spend taking a look at it.. , an AI composing assistant for teams that assists everybody at a business write with the exact same style, terms and brand voice. With all that pressure to make an effect quickly, creators spend an incredible quantity of time on the design of their slides. When not utilized deliberately, the words in your deck can be sidetracking or downright off-putting. Using clichés can work against that goal. Keep the text on your slides grounded in relevant truths and figures….

From the ashes of nearly a billion dollars, Ample reanimates Better Location’s battery switching service design

From the ashes of nearly a billion dollars, Ample reanimates Better Location’s battery switching service design

A little over 13 years earlier, Shai Agassi, a promising software executive who was in line to be successful the chief executive at SAP, then one of the world’s mightiest software companies, left the business he had actually committed the bulk of his expert profession to and began a service called Better Place. That start-up guaranteed to transform […] Ample has actually raised roughly $70 million from investors, including Shell Ventures, the Spanish energy company Repsol and the Moore Strategic Ventures, a venture company that is the independently held financial investment company of Louis M. Bacon, founder of the multibillion-dollar hedge fund, Moore Capital Management. You either put a repaired battery system or an Ample battery plate. It’s clear that the company has an offer with Nissan for the Leaf thanks to the other collaboration that Ample has revealed with Uber. And Uber is the first company to use Ample’s robotic charging stations at a few places in the Bay Area, the business stated. Sufficient states it only takes weeks to set up one of its charging pods at a facility and that the business’s charging drivers on energy delivered per mile….

After 200% ARR development in 2020, CourseKey raises $9M to digitize trade schools

After 200% ARR development in 2020, CourseKey raises $9M to digitize trade schools

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit and required universities to go virtual, numerous were rushing to develop online or blended curriculums. That struggle was especially challenging for trade schools, a lot of which were not created to teach online and were primarily paper-driven. CourseKey, a San Diego-based trade school management SaaS start-up, was in a distinct […] , a San Diego-based trade school management SaaS startup, was in a special position. “So many schools had to adopt a digital toolbox. For Sophinos and Kannah, founding CourseKey was more than simply a service opportunity. CourseKey has an outstanding list of supporters beyond SignalFire and Builders. …