Ramp raises $300M at a $3.9B valuation, makes its first acquisition
African fintech OPay valued at $2B in SoftBank Vision Fund 2-led $400M funding
WorldRemit Group, now called Zepz, valued at $5bn after latest funding
Revenue-based financing startup Klub raises $20 million in seed round
India’s Khatabook raises $100 million for its bookkeeping platform for merchants
Paysafe expands European footprint with viafintech acquisition
Balance raises $25M in a Ribbit Capital-led Series A to grow its ‘consumer-like B2B checkout platform’
Mexican neobroker Flink raises $57M to boost financial inclusion in LatAm
Sightline Payments announces $1 Billion+ Valuation
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Alan Tsen - The Future Of Payment Initiation
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