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Kate Rooney / CNBC:
Automated financial advisor startup Wealthfront launches a high-yield cash account with 2.24% interest rate, which it says is cleared with regulators   —  - Wealthfront is the latest start-up to offer a cash account with zero fees and an above-average interest rate.
Feb 14, 2019, 10:40 AMIn context
Kate Rooney / CNBC:
Venmo processed $19B in payments in Q4, up 80% YoY, and $62B in 2018, up 79% YoY, with an annual revenue of $200M+   —  - The company saw $19 billion in payments volume through its peer-to-peer lending app Venmo in the fourth quarter — an 80 percent increase year-over-year.
Jan 31, 2019, 12:10 PMIn context
Kate Rooney / CNBC:
Investing and savings startup Acorns now valued at $860M after raising $105M Series E from Comcast Ventures, NBCUniversal, Bain Capital Ventures, and others   —  - The investing and savings start-up announced a $105 million Series E funding round on Monday, bringing Acorns' valuation to $860 million.
Jan 28, 2019, 6:50 PMIn context
Kate Rooney / CNBC:
Square launches Square Card, a debit card for small businesses that gives them immediate access to money from sales made on their Square payments system   —  - The fintech company is launching a debit card for small businesses that gives them immediate access to sales made on the Square payments system.
Jan 17, 2019, 12:40 PMIn context
Kate Rooney / CNBC:
Plaid, which links US bank accounts to popular fintech apps like Venmo and Robinhood, is buying competitor Quovo, source says for ~$200M   —  - Plaid, which links one quarter of U.S. bank accounts to popular fintech apps, is buying a similar data company called Quovo.
Jan 8, 2019, 8:50 AMIn context
Kate Rooney / CNBC:
Plaid, which makes tools to let other apps connect to users' bank accounts, raises $250M Series C led by Mary Meeker, source says at a $2.65B valuation   —  - The San Francisco-based company announced its latest $250 million funding round led by venture capital veteran Mary Meeker, who is also joining Plaid's board.
Dec 11, 2018, 8:05 AMIn context
Kate Rooney / CNBC:
Bitcoin hit its lowest level in more than a year on Monday, falling under $5,000, with the entire cryptocurrency market cap losing roughly $40B in the past week   —  - The world's largest cryptocurrency is now down 22 percent in the past week, falling as much as 12 percent Monday to its lowest level in more than a year.
Nov 19, 2018, 10:30 PMIn context
Kate Rooney / CNBC:
Bitcoin dropped to $5,650, its lowest level in over a year, as other major cryptocurrencies fell 10%+; total crypto market has dropped by $15B in 24 hours   —  - Bitcoin fell more than 7 percent Wednesday, a new low for the year, after a relatively calm few months.
Nov 14, 2018, 12:35 PMIn context
Kate Rooney / CNBC:
Square reports Q3 adjusted revenue of $431M, up 68% YoY, as gross payment volume rises 29% YoY to $22.5B; stock down 10%   —  - Wall Street analysts are expecting 11 cents per share and $413.9 million in revenue from the payments company, according to forecasts by Refinitiv.
Nov 7, 2018, 4:22 PMIn context
Kate Rooney / CNBC:
PitchBook/JMP Securities report: crypto M&A deals have surged over 200% this year with 115 deals having been announced, on pace to hit 145 by year's end   —  - Merger and acquisition activity for cryptocurrency companies has more than doubled in the past year amid a 54 percent slump in bitcoin prices …
Oct 19, 2018, 11:25 AMIn context

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