GoodWorld Raises $1.7 Million to Make Donations via Social Media Easy

Now, a startup aims to turn online “slacktivism” into activism. GoodWorld Inc. has raised $1.7 million in seed funding for technology that enables nonprofits to raise money easily from their followers on social media networks, including Facebook and Twitter today.
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EverCompliant Secures $3.5 Million in Funding Led by Carmel Ventures

EverCompliant, a provider of cyber risk intelligence and merchant fraud detection solutions, announced today that it has raised $3.5 million in Series A financing, led by Carmel Ventures, Nyca Partners and existing EverCompliant investor Joey Low from Star Farm Ventures.
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Peer-to-peer lending: from the people, for the people

SAVERS DO NOT get much in the way of interest from their banks these days. But a different logic seems to apply to borrowers, who still often pay double-digit rates for credit—if they can get it at all. That has attracted a number of outfits offering to connect those who need cash with those who […]
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Max Levchin’s Lending Startup Affirm Raises $275M In Equity And Debt

Affirm is looking to expand its lending business for online shoppers. The new lending startup from PayPal co-founder Max Levchin is today announcing it raised $275 million in debt and equity to do just that. The round was led by Spark Capital Growth, with additional participation from the mid-cap investment bank Jeffferies and Andreessen Horowitz. […]
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Automated Savings Startup Digit Raises $11.3M From General Catalyst

To keep growing, the company received $11.3 million in new funding led by General Catalyst, with participation from existing investors Baseline Ventures and Google Ventures, as well as former Visa President Hans Morris. The company has now raised a total of $13.8 million, and with the latest round, Taneja has joined its board.
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