Robinhood’s shares tumble after news of PayPal’s online brokerage services

Share of Robinhood Markets Inc fell by nearly 7% on Monday following a news that PayPal Holdings Inc may start an online brokerage service. Reports have also emerged saying, regulators were looking at imposing a potential ban on a practice that accounts for the bulk of the company’s revenue. Shares of Robinhood extended an early…

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Crypto broker CoinBurp does not full FCA registration: Britain’s Financial Conduct Authority

In a development that marks Britain latest crackdown on crypto trading, the country’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) said, CoinBurp, a crypto broker, is not fully authorised to continue operations. The development comes at a time when CoinBurp planned on launching its $BURP token and initial exchange offering (ICO). CoinBurp could start business under its temporary…

Database software company Couchbase eyes US IPO, valued more than $900M

In a statement database software company Couchbase Inc said, it plans on raising $161 million through an initial public offering, which could see the company valued at more than $900 million. As per its regulatory filing, Couchbase, whose investors include GPI Capital, North Bridge Venture Partners and Accel, plans on selling 7 million shares in…

Cloud Security firm Netskope valued at $7.5 billion, raises $300M in latest funding round

In a statement cloud security firm Netskope said, it was valued at $7.5 billion in its latest funding round led by existing investor ICONIQ Growth, wherein it raised $300 million. Other large existing investors of the company, including Accel, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Base Partners, Sequoia Capital Global Equities, Geodesic Capital, and Sapphire Ventures also participated…

Venture capitalists repose confidence on London-based fintechs, despite Brexit and COVID-19

London-based fintech companies have increased their funding from venture capital investors in the first six months of this year compared to any year in the past signaling the British capital’s resilience as a fintech hub post-Brexit. nvestors have sunk $5.3 billion into London fintech startups in the first half of 2021. compared to $2.1 billion…

China-based WeRide deepens tech partnership with Nissan Motor

On Wednesday, in a statement, China-based autonomous driving startup WeRide, said will deepen its autonomous driving technology partnership with Nissan Motor and aims to raise $310 million in a new funding round which chasing a valuation of $3.3 billion. Guangzhou-headquartered WeRide, which is testing vehicles in California, did not disclose details on the size of the…

Carro is Singapore’s latest unicorn following latest funding round

On Tuesday, Southeast Asian online automotive marketplace Carro said, it has raised $360 million in its latest funding round that was led by SoftBank Vision Fund 2, becoming the region’s latest unicorn. “The valuation for the company is well over a billion dollars,” said Carro, Aaron Tan, the CEO and founder of Singapore-headquartered Carro. Carro…

China bans financial institutions from cryptocurrency related transactions

In a development that marks China’s latest attempt to clamp down on speculative trading of cryptocurrency, Beijing has banned financial institutions and payment companies from providing services related to cryptocurrency transactions, warning investors against speculative crypto trading. Under the ban, institutions including banks and online payments channels are disallowed to offer clients any services involving…

China based autonomous driving startup WeRide valued at $3.3 billion in latest funding round

In a statement, WeRide, a China-based autonomous driving startup which is backed by Renault, Nissan, and Mitsubishi Motors  said, it has raised “hundreds of millions” of dollars in its latest funding round which valued it at $3.3 billion. Guangzhou, China headquartered WeRide however did not disclose details on the size of the funding. In a…