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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Dedicated Goodwill Team Member Discovers Her Potential As She Works To Bring Her Family Out Of Poverty ROCKVILLE, Md., Nov. 11, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Eight years ago, Gina Casteal found herself homeless. With the encouragement and help of her loved ones, she entered and successfully completed the North Texas Institute for Career Development's CDL (commercial driver's license) training program, an offering of Goodwill Industries of Fort Worth (TX). Since then, Casteal has thrived as a Goodwill® team member and given her children

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Coverance to provide Medicare Insurance platform to CUNA Mutual Group, which serves 95% of credit unions and 30 million consumers  LONG BEACH, Calif., September 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Coverance Insurance Solutions is pleased to announce a $10.5 million financing led by CUNA Mutual Group, with participation from existing investor Strandview Capital. Coverance is an independent insurance agency that helps seniors navigate the complex Medicare insurance market to obtain the optimal policy and save money. CUNA

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Three years after its introduction to the digital currency industry, Silvergate’s payments platform achieves major milestone October 06, 2020 08:30 AM Eastern Daylight Time LA JOLLA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Silvergate Capital Corporation (the “Company” or “Silvergate”) (NYSE: SI), the leading provider of innovative financial infrastructure solutions to the digital currency industry, today announced that it has achieved $100 billion in transfer volumes across its Silvergate Exchange Network (“SEN”). Developed by the Company in 2017, SEN enables digital

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CUNA Mutual Invests in Medicare Agency Coverance Insurance Solutions receives $10.5M in financing from the venture capital arm of CUNA Mutual Group. By Jim DuPlessis  September 29, 2020 at 03:59 PM A Los Angeles-area Medicare insurance agency has raised $10.5 million in financing, including investments from CUNA Mutual Group and existing investor Strandview Capital. Coverance Insurance Solutions, based in Long Beach, Calif., announced the investment Monday, saying it will work with CUNA Mutual Group and explore opportunities to

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CXChoice is integrated with most title production software The closing process is often fraught with last-minute surprises that can create time delays and cost overruns. Technology offers a solution, but it is often a partial answer. In the case of eClosings, platforms need to consider both the high-tech considerations and the human element. CXChoice from The Closing Exchange is an integrated signing services platform providing flexibility and multiple closing options, including mobile notary, eSignings, hybrid

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