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Nigeria’s Kippa gets $3.2M pre-seed for its small business finance management app

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Millions of small businesses globally, especially in emerging markets, have stayed offline for the better part of the past decade. Nigerian startup Kippa , attempting to improve the life cycle of these small businesses with its finance management app, has raised $3.2 million in pre-seed funding.

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NerdWallet acquires small business loan marketplace Fundera

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It created a marketplace where small businesses could find loans , subsequently expanding into other areas like legal services, while also (like NerdWallet) offering free financial content. “It can be the wild wild west out there for small business owners,” Hecht said in a statement. Fundera had raised $18.9

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Fundid injects first funding into providing capital, credit for small businesses

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Access to capital is one of the biggest hurdles for small businesses. Fundid founder and CEO Stefanie Sample recalls maxing out her personal credit card to purchase an expo booth for her first business, and when she saw similar things happening to friends, she knew she couldn’t just sit on the sidelines.

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Best budgeting apps for individuals, startups and small businesses

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As we head into the New Year, you might be interested in creating a budget for yourself or you may be looking for a new tool to help manage your startup or small business’s budget. You may be looking to switch out your current budgeting app for a better one, or perhaps you’re someone who […] © 2023 TechCrunch.

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Jia, a blockchain-based lender of small businesses in emerging markets, raises $4.3 million seed

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Jia, a blockchain-based fintech providing loans to micro and small businesses in emerging markets, has raised $4.3 Jia provides loans of up to $5,000 to small businesses filling the gap currently left by digital lenders and loan apps that don’t offer credit of more than $1,000.

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Small business payments and marketing startup Fivestars raises $52.5M

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It’s a difficult time for small businesses — to put it mildly. Ho argued that those platforms (whether they offer delivery services, user reviews or marketing tools) all have the same underlying model: “They seek to take over a small business’ customer base and then charge them a tax to start reaching those customers.”

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Durable cements $14M to build bots and other AI tools for small businesses in service industries

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But today a startup that’s building AI-powered business tools specifically for them — and the thousands of other categories that make up the world of small businesses and service […] © 2023 TechCrunch. All rights reserved. For personal use only.