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More huge fintech funding rounds + Walmart getting into the payments game

Though we're closing in on the end of the year, fintech activity isn't slowing down. From M&A (sm
December 13 · Issue #10 · View online
Tearsheet Weekly Newsletter
Though we’re closing in on the end of the year, fintech activity isn’t slowing down. From M&A (smallish) to new financing rounds (biggish), 2016 is shaping up to be an interesting year. Fintech upstarts are going global and seed rounds are getting bigger (case in point, Sequoia’s investment in p2p insurer, Lemonade – a $13M seed round).
– Zack Miller, Managing Editor, Tradestreaming  

On the podcast this week...
Funding Circle’s Sam Hodges on scaling growth by navigating globally
The Incumbents
Nasdaq To Acquire Chi-X Canada - Expands Equity Trading Beyond U.S. And Nordics
Swift to launch global payment innovation project
The Startups: Who's shaking things up
TipRanks’ Uri Gruenbaum on the need for accountability and transparency in stock market analysis
Funding Circle is 3rd biggest SMB lender in UK behind RBS and Lloyds
Noah Waisberg of Kira Systems on the role of automated contract analysis in fintech
From Flipping Burgers To A $2.25B Fintech Startup
Startups raising/Investors investing
Sequoia Invests $13 Million In Seed Round For Lemonade, a P2P Insurance Platform
New Marketplace Lender Backed Secures $1.5M in Seed Funding From iAngels, Cyhawk Ventures
Income& Secures $2.9 Million; Announces Peer-to-Peer Marketplace PRIMO
Stealthy London Startup Curve Raises $2M From Notable Fintech Backers
Real estate lender Groundfloor takes in $5M Series A
Trizic Raises $2 Million to Help Advisors Compete with Algorithms
American Express joins $8 million Clip funding round
Tools of the trade
Is Walmart About To Ignite Mobile Payments?
Marketing and investor behavior
Fintech M&A climbs to $4B in 2015, data analytics may drive more deals in 2016
Investors Want a Robo With a Human Touch
Big Banks Risk Losing Billions From Disgruntled Customers
New financial products
Uber partners with SocietyOne to deliver car loans to its drivers
Credible Expands Into Personal Loans By Launching Multi-Lender Marketplace
Worldpay Enters SME Financing Arena
Citi Links With Invapay For Aussie Supplier Payments
Financial Ecosystems: Where's the action at?
Fintech’s Five Emerging Powerhouse Markets Are At A Crossroads
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