p2p News of 09/23/19
Nigerian Online-Only Bank Startup Kuda Raises $1.6m
Nigerian fintech startup Kuda — a digital-only retail bank — has raised $1.6 million in pre-seed funding. The Lagos and London-based company recently launched the beta version of its online mobile finance platform. Kuda also received its ...
SF Based African Fintech Startup Chipper Cash Expands To Nigeria
The African no-fee, cross-border payment startup Chipper Cash has expanded to Nigeria. The San Francisco based startup, with offices in Ghana and Kenya, will offer its P2P payment service and app in Africa’s most populous nation in ...
Peer-To-Peer Boat Rental Marketplace Boatsetter Raises $10m As It Looks To Grow Globally
Obviously, not everyone owns their boat, and boat ownership is far more unique than car ownership – which makes it maybe an ideal category for peer-to-peer marketplace rentals. P2P boat rental startup Boatsetter recognized this opportunity, and ...
Mercari’S New Instant Pay Feature Transfers Verified Sellers’ Balances To Their Debit Cards Within Minutes
For online sellers, waiting three to five days for e-commerce platforms to transfer their balance is one of their biggest pain points. Mercari is going after rivals with its new Instant Pay feature, which deposits money in a few minutes. Once ...
Amazon Pay Launches Peer-To-Peer Payments In India
Continuing its investment in India, Amazon today announced the launch of person-to-person (p2p) payments via Amazon Pay for Android users in the country. Customers can now make instant bank-to-bank transactions through the UPI platform on the ...
Facebook Is Discontinuing p2p Payments In Messenger In The UK And France On June 15
Facebook is pulling away from its ambitions to provide peer-to-peer money transfers via Messenger in Europe. Today, the company announced that it would be discontinuing the service — which let individuals send money to each other — in ...
Drivezy, India’S Vehicle Sharing Startup, Is Raising $100m+ At A $400m Valuation, Eyes US Expansion
Drivezy — the startup out of India that wants to turn private car usage on its head through a car-sharing network where people lend their cars and two-wheeled vehicles but also have options to use vehicles from a fleet managed by Drivezy ...
Korean Lending Startup PeopleFund Raises $11m Led By Chat App Kakao’S Payment Unit
South Korean peer-to-peer lending startup PeopleFund is in the money itself after it raised an $11 million Series B funding round that was led by Kakao Pay, the fintech division of Kakao, Korea’s top messaging firm. The deal comes as the ...
What The Bolsonaro Victory Means For Brazil’S Startup Ecosystme
Pedro H. Ramos Contributor Pedro H. Ramos is a partner at Baptista Luz Advogados . Pedro has been representing clients in the technology sector since 2009. He is an advisor to the Interministerial Committee for Digital ...