Brex brings on $150M in new cash in case of an ‘extended recession’

Brex brings on $150M in new cash in case of an ‘extended recession’

Fast-growing fintech behemoth Brex is raising big money as its customer base itself — high-growth and spendy startups — is struggling. The company, which sells a credit card tailored for startups, today announced that it has raised $150 million in a Series C extension...
Tech for good during COVID-19: Sky-high gifts, extra help, and chips

Tech for good during COVID-19: Sky-high gifts, extra help, and chips

When Roger Lee, the co-founder of Human Interest, heard that San Francisco imposed shelter-in-place orders, he started blogging about layoff news and posting crowdsourced lists of employees who were laid off. His goal was to increase awareness about layoffs and give...

Precursor Ventures’ Charles Hudson on ‘the conversation no one has during an upmarket’

For pre-seed startups, precarious times are baseline until they secure their first customer, first hire and first check. But no matter how built-in turbulence might be for a pre-seed founder, we’re entering a period where stresses are amplified and outlooks are...

Green shoots for software companies

Hello and welcome back to our regular morning look at private companies, public markets and the gray space in between. This morning we’re hunting up “green shoots” for software companies. Green shoots is financial slang for positive signals that could point to an...

8 top fintech VCs discuss COVID-19 trends, signals and opportunities

In recent years, fintech’s revolution has felt like a rising tide. Behemoths like Stripe and Square edged out banks while newbies like Brex nonchalantly raised nine-figure rounds. Today, however, the state of the financial technology industry feels more wobbly — some...