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Branch International raises Sh350m to expand Kenyan financial services and lending products

Apps & Services Stock markets Payments
$45,000,000 Venture capital (Series D)
thetechstartups , FinSMEs , Finextra

Payment card processing startup Marqeta raises $45 million to fuel growth and accelerate expansion

Payments Funding Technology
TechCrunch

'Upgrade' director Leigh Wannell talks low-budget worldbuilding

Film
$110,000,000 Venture capital (Series E)
SiliconANGLE Media , Forbes , Reuters , +2

Circle raises $110M and announces new US dollar-linked cryptocurrency - SiliconANGLE

Payments
CoinDesk

Circle Adds Zcash to Crypto Investment App

Payments
Acquisition
AVCJ

PE-backed Chinese car trading platform Souche buys rival

Funding
$70,000,000 Venture capital (Series B)
PE Hub

Branch International rakes in $70 mln Series B

Messaging Data leaks
FinSMEs

Branch International Raises $70M in Series B Funding

Funding
The Verge

Upgrade is set up as a colorful near-future thriller, but it’s actually pure body horror

Film
$30,000,000 Venture capital (Series B)
TechCrunch , Finextra

BioCatch closes $30M round for its ‘behavioral biometrics’ tech for banks and other transaction businesses

Cyber security Funding Payments
FinSMEs

BioCatch Closes $30M in Funding

Funding
Finextra

Singapore's Active.Ai targets US market

Apps & Services
Acquisition
CryptoNinjas , CoinTelegraph , Fortune , +2

Circle acquires bitcoin and alt exchange Poloniex

Apps & Services Technology Payments
$20,000,000 Private equity
CoinDesk

Circle's CENTRE Spin-Off Raises $20 Million in SAFT Sale

Payments
$8,250,000 Venture capital (Series A)
Tech in Asia , AVCJ

Chatbot for banks developer Active.ai raises over $8m in series A round

Funding
$335,000,000 Venture capital (Series E)
ChinaMoneyNetwork , PE Hub , AVCJ

Alibaba Leads US$335M Series E Round In Chinese Used Car Transaction Platform Souche

Funding Asia
ZDNet , Finextra

Samsung SDS, BioCatch integrate behavioral biometrics to Nexsign

Cyber security Payments
Finextra

Alipay joins with Marqeta for US payments play

Payments
$2,000,000 Debt financing
TechMoran , Incubate Africa , TechMoran

Mobile lender Branch raises $2m to bolster its micro-loans in East Africa

Stock markets Funding
$10,000,000 Venture capital
bankingtech , Finextra , Business Insider

Deutsche Börse invests $10m in fintech firm Trumid » Banking Technology