Top 5 VC Deals of the Week in Fintech (11/27/23)

Digital Wealth News Continues our Weekly Series Covering the Largest VC Deals of the Week Worldwide in Fintech


Actors on stage…

Long before ‘lights, camera, action’ are the auditions. In the startup world, those auditioning are likely the startup’s founders. However, many startups should take a different approach and have the VCs audition. There’s a lot at stake if the startup takes VC monies from the wrong investors…

“Efforts to predict the success of startup ventures using data and statistical modeling have been around for a while. But what about turning the tables on VCs?” – Crunchbase

What a novel idea! Once startups fully understand who the director is, perhaps it is time for them to say, “Next, please,” and exit off-stage to the next potential funding opportunity.

Some notable trends this week:

  • ‘Unlocation’ based startups are making waves
  • Domestic deals were on ‘vacation’
  • Blockchain picks up speed

Here are this week’s top 5 VC deals…


$300M, Capital| Equity | UAE | Wealthtech | Lunate, BNY Mellon |

LinkedIn Overview:

“Alpheya offers a full suite of cloud-native, AI-powered wealthtech solutions designed to strip away the complexities of wealth management and deliver differentiated experiences, insights, and new opportunities for your business.


$44M, Capital| Equity | France | Fintech | BlackFin Capital Partners, La Maison, iXO |

LinkedIn Overview:

Indy is today’s most-advanced AI-powered DIY bookkeeping & accounting software.


$20M, Capital | Equity | Ethereum Layer 2 blockchain protocol | Blockchain | Paradigm, Standard Crypto | (no website available)

Coindesk Description:

“Blast natively participates in ETH staking, and the staking yield is passed back to the L2’s users and dapps…


$18M, Series A, Capital| Equity| Startup that build blockchain-based tools for their operations | Blockchain | Paradigm, Sequoia Capital, Blue Yard, Archetype, Justin Waldron, Ben Leventhal, Dan Romero, James Prestwich, Tarun Chitra, Linda Xie, Patricio Worthalter, Cooper Turley |

LinkedIn Description:

Easily onboard your users to web3 with a simple, robust library. Add beautiful authentication flows in minutes and serve every user, whether they have a wallet or not, across mobile and desktop.


$13M, Series A, Capital |Equity | India | Blockchain | Omidyar Network India, Nexus Venture Partners, Stellaris Venture Partners |

LinkedIn Description:

“Discover a new way to pay! Bringing about India’s Credit-UPI revolution. Pay With Credit, Scan With Kiwi.

We’ll be back next week with more news on fintech VC funding.