Dec. 15, 2022, Washington – Elizabeth Park Capital Management (Elizabeth Park) and Calvert Impact announced they are teaming up on an investment fund to invest in mission-driven U.S. banks. The Mission Driven Bank Fund (the Fund) will be established to support Minority Depository Institutions (MDI) and Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) banks through direct investment, market development and other technical support services. The Fund seeks to improve bank sustainability, promote an equitable economy, and address chronic racial gaps

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The Closing Exchange announced today it has integrated its signing services with Black Knight’s suite of closing solutions, including Expedite Close and DocVerify, to enable trained and vetted notaries the ability to execute signings via Remote Online Notarizations (RON).

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Savings and investing app Acorns has raised $300 million in a Series F funding round that values the company at nearly $2 billion. The announcement of the raise comes about six weeks after the consumer fintech startup said it was shelving its plans for its $2.2 billion SPAC with Pioneer Merger Corp. in favor of an eventual traditional IPO. New York-based Acorns had last raised more than three years ago — a $105 million Series E round in January

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We thought you would be interested in the recent announcement that Say Technologies is being acquired by Robinhood for approximately $140 million in an all cash deal. Strandview principals have personally invested in and advised Say since its founding in 2017.  Say’s founders previously worked at Strandview’s predecessor funds and at Acorns, a predecessor portfolio investment that recently announced a $2.2 billion IPO through a SPAC merger. Say is a shareholder reporting and communication platform

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Acorns Grow Incorporated ("Acorns"), the saving and investing app, has entered into a definitive business combination agreement with Pioneer Merger Corp. (NASDAQ: PACX) ("Pioneer"), a publicly traded special purpose acquisition company. The combined company (the "Company") will continue as a publicly listed entity and have an expected pro forma fully-diluted equity value of approximately $2.2 billion, assuming no redemptions.  Institutional investors including Wellington Management, Senator, Declaration Partners, Greycroft, The Rise Fund, TPG's global impact investing platform, and

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Silvergate to be the Exclusive Issuer of U.S. Dollar Backed Stablecoins by Diem  This strategic partnership will leverage Silvergate’s regulatory experience and modern financial infrastructure.May 12, 2021 04:15 PM Eastern Daylight Time LA JOLLA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Silvergate Capital Corporation (“Company”) (NYSE: SI), the leading provider of innovative financial infrastructure solutions to the digital currency industry, today announced a partnership with Diem Networks U.S. Inc. (“Diem”), in which the Company’s wholly-owned subsidiary Silvergate Bank (“Silvergate”) will become

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How UNest Founder Ksenia Yudina Is Disrupting The Male-Dominated World Of FinTech UNest is a fintech solution aimed at helping parents save for their children's futures.UNest One of the biggest concerns many parents share is saving for their children’s future, whether that be funding a college education or helping their kids get established in their first homes. Meanwhile, student debt has reached crisis levels, with 44 million Americans collectively owing $1.6 trillion. Ksenia Yudina, the founder

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