Richard Branson Joins Lightyear’s US$25 Million Series A Fundraise

Estonian-founded investment platform Lightyear announced that it has raised a US$25 million Series A equity round led by Lightspeed Venture Partners. The company’s seed investors, Mosaic Ventures, Taavet+Sten and Metaplanet also took part in the round alongside a number of

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GoCardless to Acquire Latvian Open Banking Platform Nordigen

Payments company GoCardless announced it plans to acquire Nordigen, a Latvian open banking data provider. The deal is expected to close later in the summer. Further terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. GoCardless will incorporate Nordigen’s next-generation open banking

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BNPL Firm Twisto Taps Veriff for AI-Powered Identity Verification

Veriff, a global identity verification provider, announced its partnership with Twisto, a Zip-acquired buy now, pay later (BNPL) platform, to provide identity verification services for online merchants. With this partnership, Veriff expedites the identity verification process for Twisto customers, while

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