The grant, delivered as $30,000 worth of public relations and communications services, will be awarded to one early-stage fintech with a founder who identifies as a woman. The winner will be selected by a judging panel made up of experts in technology and communications. [Read more…] about Talk Shop Launches $30,000 Women in Fintech Grant
Silicon Valley’s Affirm is acquiring Toronto’s PayBright, a leading Canadian player in the growing “buy now, pay later” payment industry. [Read more…] about Silicon Valley’s Affirm Buys Toronto’s PayBright For $340 Million
Payment processing giant Stripe and Evolve Bancorp will power two products within Shopify Balance, the Canadian e-commerce giant’s business banking offering first revealed earlier this year. [Read more…] about Shopify Balance To Be Powered By Stripe, Evolve Bancor
The acquisition strengthens Lightspeed’s position as an industry leader with high-performing restaurateurs across the United States as those restaurants refine the digital dining experience. [Read more…] about Lightspeed Acquires Restaurant Software Company Upserve
Ario’s platform uses data and algorithms to offer lending and cash flow management solutions for small businesses. [Read more…] about Thinking Capital Acquires Fintech Startup Ario
This acquisition reinforces Lightspeed’s status as a clear category leader for complex retailers and restaurateurs seeking to modernize their operations as the global economy undergoes unprecedented digital acceleration. [Read more…] about Lightspeed To Acquire ShopKeep For $440 Million To Advance POS
Apple has reportedly acquired Montreal’s Mobeewave for US $100 million in a deal which could see iPhone’s turned into contactless payment terminals. [Read more…] about Apple Acquires Montreal-Based Startup Mobeewave
Canadians can now turn to challenger bank KOHO to help pay expenses on time and avoid fees and interest.
KOHO launched an Early Payroll feature today to their entire user base, which provides users free access to $100 of their paycheque 3 days before the scheduled payday. [Read more…] about KOHO Launches Free Early Payroll Feature
Lending startup Affirm is partnering with Shopify in the United States to let the e-commerce company’s shoppers pay in installments. [Read more…] about Affirm Partners With Shopify to Exclusively Power Shop Pay Installments in the U.S.
Toronto’s Foxquilt has raised a $3.5 million seed round.
Foxquilt empowers small businesses and B2B networks to save on business insurance by leveraging their Insurance-as-a-Service platform and unique underwriting infrastructure. [Read more…] about Insurtech Startup Foxquilt Raises $3.5 Million Seed Round