US savings app Acorns raises $300m in funding after abandoning SPAC plans

Acorns, a US fintech startup, has managed to raise $300m in a Series F funding round that values the company at almost $2bn.


Bulgaria’s first-ever unicorn is an expense management fintech

Expense and payment management platform Payhawk has become the first $1bn startup in Bulgaria, after extending its Series B funding round this morning.


PrimaryBid raises $190m with SoftBank backing

SoftBank has led a $190m funding round in PrimaryBid, the startup aiming to democratise the public equity markets by allowing retail investors to buy shares in IPOs and other fundraisings.


Tencent invests in €210m funding round in French buy now, pay later firm Alma

lma, the French buy-now-pay-later platform, has closed a €210 million funding round and lured in Tencent and other new investors on board.


Berlin-based Vivid Money raises €100m with backing from SoftBank

Vivid Money, a German startup that marries up spending, saving and investing in one app, has raised €100m, with backing from first-time investor SoftBank.