worldpay News of 09/22/20
Vitesse, A Fintech Providing Real-Time Cross-Border Payments For Businesses, Scores £6.6m Series A
Vitesse , the London-based fintech that offers real-time cross-border payments for businesses, has raised £6.6 million in Series A funding. The round is led by Octopus Ventures, with participation from existing backers including Hoxton Ventures ...
Biometrics Security Technology Developer BioCatch Raises $145 Million
BioCatch , a developer of biometrics security technology, said it has raised $145 million in its latest round of funding. The company’s technology tracks user behavior on websites to determine if a customer is real or a fraudster, ...
Visa’S Africa Strategy Banks On Startup Partnerships
Visa has prioritized growth in Africa, and partnering with startups is central to its strategy. This became obvious in 2019 after the global financial services giant entered a series of collaborations on the continent, but Visa confirmed it in ...
Africa Roundup: Trump’S Nigeria Ban, Paga’S Acquisition And Raises — Fluterwave $35m, Sendy $20m
The first month of the new-year saw Africa enter the fray of U.S. politics. The Trump administration announced last week it would halt immigration from Nigeria — Africa’s most populous nation with the continent’s largest economy and leading tech ...
Nigeria Is Becoming Africa’S Unofficial Tech Capital
Africa has one of the world’s fastest growing tech markets and Nigeria is becoming its unofficial capital. While the West African nation is commonly associated with negative cliches around corruption and terrorism — which persist as serious ...
African Fintech Firm Flutterwave Raises $35m, Partners With Worldpay
San Francisco and Lagos-based fintech startup Flutterwave has raised a $35 million Series B round and announced a partnership with Worldpay FIS for payments in Africa. With the funding, Flutterwave will invest in technology and business ...
Elavon To Acquire Sage Pay, A Gateway That Competes With Stripe, PayPal And Adyen, For $300m
E-commerce continues to gain momentum — a trend we’ll see played out in the next two months of holiday shopping — and with that comes more consolidation. Today, Elavon , the payments company that is a subsidiary of US Bancorp, ...
Amazon Pay Inks Worldpay Integration As It Branches Out In The Wider World Of E-Commerce
Amazon rules the roost when it comes to e-commerce marketplaces in countries like the US, but today it’s announcing a deal that it hopes will be a start its plan to have that same kind of ubiquity outside of its walled garden. The company has ...
UK Military Veteran Launches Crowd-Funding For Pixie App To Revive Local Stores
What if, instead of sitting on your phone on the sofa ordering stuff from Amazon, you could buy the same things locally from local stores that ultimately enliven and enrich your local neighborhood? What if by doing that, you wouldn’t be walking ...