Exclusive: Wells Fargo-Favored Mortgage Master Blend Raises $130 Million

Blend has raised $130 million in new venture capital funding. The cash injection likely puts the San Francisco-based fintech startup within striking distance of “unicorn” status, meaning a private valuation of $1 billion or more. The terms of the deal, including the latest valuation, were not disclosed. A source close to the deal who was […]

Exclusive: Fintech Startup Tally Raises $50 Million to Automate People’s Finances

Tally, a San Francisco-based financial technology startup, has raised $50 million in new venture capital funding. Founded in 2015, Tally aims to automate the financial services of consumers at low cost. The company’s first product, released last year, offered an automatic credit card debt payment service. In March, the firm added an automatic savings account […]

Ellevest Raises $33 Million From Valerie Jarrett and Melinda Gates’ Pivotal Ventures

Ellevest’s mission has always been to create more wealth for women through its digital investment platform. In a funding round announced Thursday, the two-year-old startup brought on investors backing that mission, including former Obama White House advisor Valerie Jarrett and Melinda Gates’ firm Pivotal Ventures. The investment is one of Pivotal Ventures’ first in a […]