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Bitcoin Financial Services North America Peer to Peer Transaction Processing

Abra Announces $55 Million in Series C Funding

– Abra has raised $55m in Series C funding. The round was led by IGNIA and Blockchain Capital, with new investors including Kingsway Capital, Tiga Investments and the Stellar Development Foundation.
– The round brings Abra’s total funding to date to over $85m since inception.
– This new round will enable the company to further expand its world-class product team into new offerings for wealth management, trading, and payments; scale its marketing team; and develop the company’s fast-growing high net worth and institutional sales offerings.
– Abra has experienced tremendous growth over the past year. The company’s revenues have increased more than ten-fold, while custody services, Abra Trade and Abra Earn, went from zero to $1bn in AUM, with zero defaults.

E-Commerce Food and Beverage Marketing Automation North America Payments Restaurants Retail SaaS Small and Medium Businesses Software Transaction Processing

SpotOn Raises $300 Million in Series E Funding Led by Andreessen Horowitz; Transaction Values Company at $3.15 Billion

– SpotOn, one of the fastest-growing software and payments companies with comprehensive solutions for restaurants and retail businesses, announced $300m in Series E funding, raising its valuation to $3.15bn.
– The funding will be used to acquire Appetize, a leading digital and mobile commerce platform for enterprise businesses, such as sports and entertainment venues, theme parks, zoos, college campuses, and more.

Financial Services FinTech Mobile Payments Sub-Saharan Africa Transaction Processing

Sequoia Heritage, Stripe and others invest $200M in African fintech Wave at $1.7B valuation

– Wave, a U.S. and Senegal-based mobile money provider, raised $200m in Series A funding.
– The investment is the largest-ever Series A round for the region, and it values Wave at $1.7bn.
– The round was led by Sequoia Heritage, an endowment-style fund and a separate entity that operates independently under the Sequoia brand; Founders Fund; payments giant Stripe; and Ribbit Capital.
– Other investors include Partech Africa and Sam Altman, the former CEO of Y Combinator and current CEO of OpenAI.

Banking Financial Services FinTech North Africa and the Middle East Payments Transaction Processing

TenureX Raises $5M in Seed Funding

– TenureX from Tel Aviv develops a SaaS based corresponding banking platform.
– The company raised $5m in seed funding.
– The round was led by Fintop Capital with participation from Chris Adelsbach, Jason Henrichs, Nissim Bar-El, Tom Brown, Rob Frohwein, Kathryn Petralia, Jonathan Ebinger, Ehud Arad, and Roman Regelman.
– TenureX plans to use the funds to further accelerate its network growth and add more members to the network.

Finance Financial Services FinTech Payments Southeast Asia Transaction Processing

Nium crosses $1B valuation with $200M Riverwood Capital-led round

– B2B payments platform Nium raised $200m in Series D funding.
– The round was led by Riverwood Capital and joined by Temasek, Visa, Vertex Ventures, Atinum Capital, Beacon Venture Capital and Rocket Capital Investment.
– Including the new funding, Nium has raised $300m to date.

B2B Credit Financial Services Loyalty Programs North America Payments Software Transaction Processing

Paystone Adds $30 Million in Funding with Strategic Backing from Crédit Mutuel Equity

– Paystone, a leading payments and integrated software company, secures a $30m investment from Crédit Mutuel Equity, the private equity arm of Crédit Mutuel Alliance Fédérale, one of France’s leading financial institutions.
– The funds will support Paystone’s ambitious growth strategy and further propel its best-in-class electronic payments and customer engagement technology platform.
– Paystone gives businesses the ability to win more customers and drive growth through a fully integrated technology platform, which continues to generate a significant amount of interest in the market with an emphasis on service-oriented verticals.

Consumer Software E-Commerce Mobile Apps North America Shopping Transaction Processing

nate Raises $38M in Series A Funding

– nate is a NYC-based universal shopping app.
– The company raised $38m in Series A funding.
– The round was led by Renegade Partners, with participation from Forerunner Ventures and existing investors Canaan Partners and Coatue.
– The new investment will be used to expand the business of its online payment solutions.

Digital Marketing Loyalty Programs Marketing Automation North America Payments Point of Sale SaaS Software Transaction Processing

SpotOn Raises $125 Million in Series D Funding Led by Andreessen Horowitz

– SpotOn announced $125m in Series D funding, increasing its valuation to $1.875bn.
– The round was led by Andreessen Horowitz (a16z), one of the world’s leading technology and software investors, with continued participation from current investors, including DST Global, 01 Advisors, Dragoneer Investment Group, and Franklin Templeton, as well as new investor Mubadala Investment Company.
– SpotOn develops technology that integrates the core needs of SMBs into a seamless, reliable system that becomes the backbone of their operation, providing the ease of one integrated platform while saving thousands of dollars in payments and software fees to multiple vendors.

FinTech North America Payments Subscription Service Transaction Processing

Gravy Solutions Raises $4.5M in Series A

Arlington Family Partners from the US led a $4.5m Series A funding in Gravy Solutions from London.
Arlington Family Partners was founded by former Morgan Stanley Managing Director, Brackett Darrell.
– Gravy provides technological and human expertise to reduce ‘involuntary churn,’ or the unintentional discontinuation of a subscription service due to the failure of the associated payment method.

FinTech North America Payments Subscription Service Transaction Processing

Gravy raises $4.5M for its service that helps subscription businesses recover failed payments

– Gravy, a startup helping subscription-based businesses recover failed payments, has raised $4.5 million in Series A funding.
– The round was led by Birmingham-based Arlington Family Partners, one of the few family offices in the southeast.
– It brings Gravy to a valuation of $10 million.
– The company plans to use the new funding to expand its team and grow its client base.

Europe Software Transaction Processing

K1 Invests in XTM International to Drive Accelerated Growth and Scale Global Footprint

K1 Invests in XTM International to Drive Accelerated Growth and Scale Global Footprint
– XTM is a leading provider of translation management software to global blue-chip clients
K1 Investment Management, LLC (“K1“), a leading investment firm focusing on high-growth enterprise software companies
– XTM enables its customers to overcome the increasingly complex problem of localization by centralizing and automating disparate processes

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