You can’t afford a house, but you can probably afford Nada

Rents are going up in cities across the U.S., but the national homeownership rate has been steadily declining as prospective buyers grapple with low supply, weakening purchasing power and record-high costs. What if there was a way to invest in a city’s home...

Fintech Guava raises $2.4M to provide banking services to Black small-business owners

Guava, a banking and networking platform targeting Black entrepreneurs, announced today the closing of a $2.4 million pre-seed round led by Heron Rock. Founded last year by Kelly Ifill, the company aims to narrow the racial wealth gap by providing financial services...

Looks like (some) neobanks will be OK after all

The fintech funding boom of the past several years saw huge amounts of capital flowing into so-called neobanks, digital financial companies offering banking services to markets general and niche. The overarching idea behind the push made sense — many traditional banks...

Can everdrop scale it’s plastic-bottle-free cleaning products, as well as build a global brand?

Household cleaning chemicals in the form of a tablet that can be dissolved in water appear to have given rise to a number of startups. As well as Munich-based startup everdrop, there is also Atmo Home out of Berlin, as well as Grove Collaborative, Blueland, Smol,...

Truecaller foreys into live audio with its new Open Doors app

If you thought of the age of companies launching real-time audio chat apps, you’re wrong. Swedish caller identification service Truecaller is today launching a new app in the space called Open Doors. The company claims that this is a constructs-free app that has...