Mint’s first PM raises millions for Monarch, an Accel-backed money management platform – TechCrunch

Reading Time: 7 minutes Monarch, a subscription-based platform that aims to help consumers “plan and manage” their financial lives, has raised $4.8 million in seed funding. Accel led the round, which also included participation from SignalFire, and brings the Mountain View-based yet fully distributed startup’s total funding since its 2019 inception to $5.5 million. Co-founder and CEO Val Agostino … Read more

Twitch Streamers Rake in Millions With a Shady Crypto Gambling Boom

Reading Time: 8 minutes “Morality came into play. It did. I felt shitty doing any type of gambling sponsorship,” he later said on stream. “And I know people are like, Mizkif, but you do sponsors all fucking day. If you download Dungeons and Dragons, what’s the worst that happens? You lose $40 and a couple of hours of your … Read more

After selling Bread last year for over $500M, this founder just raised millions for his new fintech startup – TechCrunch

Reading Time: 9 minutes When Daniel Simon sold Bread, a consumer purchase finance and payments startup he’d co-founded, to Alliance Data Systems for over $500 million late last year, he quickly set his sights on building another startup. During the pandemic, Simon says he observed how much strain was placed on what he described as ‘real-world’ businesses and their … Read more

Daylight raises millions to build a digital banking platform ‘designed for and by’ the LGBTQ+ community – TechCrunch

Reading Time: 10 minutes Over the past year, there has been a surge of newly formed digital banks aimed at specific demographics. The banks in nearly all cases are trying to meet the needs of certain populations that they believe are feeling left out or underserved by traditional financial institutions. The latest such neobank to emerge is New York-based … Read more