Wagestream tech.eu

London’s Wagestream raises £20 million, bringing total to £65 million, to give employees control over payday

London-based Wagestream, a fintech startup that allows workers to access earned income in real time, has secured £20 million in a round led by Northzone, with participation from QED Investors, Latitude Venture Partners and Balderton Capital. This latest investment, which brings the total raised to £65 million, will be used to consolidate the company’s market […]

Swedish startup Willa raises $3 million to help freelancers get paid for their work, on time no less

Swedish-American fintech startup Willa is today announcing that it has raised $3 million from EQT Ventures to help creative professionals and freelancers spend less time worrying about admin and chasing (or even missing) payments. Founded by four entrepreneurs with a background at Spotify and influencer marketing agency Relatable (picture down below, but don’t hold your […]

Starling Bank co-founder completes £5.25 million round for fiat-to-cryptocurrency exchange Ziglu

Mark Hipperson, a co-founder and former CTO of British neobank Starling Bank, is today announcing £5.25 million in seed funding for his latest venture, cryptocurrency exchange platform Ziglu. Somewhat oddly, the names of the investors were not disclosed – only that it involves “a number of specialist UK FinTech investors, and entrepreneurs.” Ziglu provides a […]

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Estonian fintech startup Planet42 raises €2.2 million to support mobility in emerging markets

Estonian startup Planet42, which combines fintech and mobility services in the South African market, has raised €2.2 million in seed funding. The round was led by Change Ventures and joined by private backers such as Martin Villig (Bolt), Ragnar Sass (Pipedrive), Marko Virkebau (MeetFrank), Kristjan Vilosius (Katana MRP) and other Estonian tech entrepreneurs. The company […]