Posts Tagged ‘seed’

See ya, seed? Decline in seed-stage startup funding deals may impact venture ecosystem

A record amount of investment dollars are going to U.S. startups. But that doesn’t necessarily mean good news for founders trying to raise seed-stage capital. While total capital invested rose, VC-backed deal volume dropped to the lowest amount in nearly six years, following a trend of more money going to fewer, later-stage deals. There were 16 […]

Responsive raises $1.1 million to help wealth managers predict client behaviour

Vancouver-based Responsive has raised $1.1 million in a seed round led by Plug and Play Ventures, an early investor in PayPal, Dropbox, and Lending Club. Responsive’s platform targets banks and private managers. The funding will be used to integrate the work of Logan Grosenick, Responsive’s VP of research, that entails identifying if people are anxious or […]

Fintech Platform For Gig Workers Bon Raises $1 Mn Seed Funding

Pune-based financial services company for gig economy workers Bon has raised $1.08 Mn (INR 7.8 Cr) in a Seed Round led by Silicon Valley-based impact investing firm Omidyar Network. Early-stage investment firm Axilor Ventures and Better Capital’s AngelList India Syndicate also participated in the funding round. The startup plans to use the funding to further partnerships […]

Unmortgage Aims For Financial Inclusion In Housing Market

London startup Unmortgage has closed a £10 million (just over $13 million USD) seed round as it prepares to launch its “part-own, part-rent” platform next year. Investors in the seed round are FinTech venture capital firms Anthemis Exponential Ventures and Augmentum Fintech, which are betting on Unmortgage’s unique approach to helping first-time buyers secure their first […]

Real Estate Fintech Startup Obligo Raises $5 Million

Fintech startup Obligo Inc. has announced the completion of a $5 million seed financing round, which was led by Israel-based venture capital firm 83 North and participated by Entrée Capital, HFZ Capital, and Viola Credit. Obligo offers an alternative to the security deposit—the sum of money required by most landlords when renting an apartment. Obligo’s solution has renters […]