• Away Just Became a Unicorn. Its Leaders are Finally Ready to Embrace Being ‘Female Founders'

    1 month ago - By Fortune

    Away, the trendy luggage and travel brand, became a unicorn-a startup valued at more than $1 billion-last week when a $100 million investment took its valuation from an estimated $700 million last November to $1.4 billion. The funding, led by Wellington Management Company, is part of the brand's plan to expand its retail footprint, reach more customers internationally, and move from luggage into apparel and other categories within travel.
    The valuation put Away in a rarefied but growing group of women-led companies to hit unicorn status, a marker of startup success; as of May 2018, of 130...
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  • This $1.2 billion San Diego fintech unicorn backed by Bridgepoint says its new payments partnership with JPMorgan is a 'game-changer'

    This $1.2 billion San Diego fintech unicorn backed by Bridgepoint says its new payments partnership with JPMorgan is a 'game-changer'

    1 month ago - By Business Insider

    Treasury and liquidity manager Kyriba just partnered with JPMorgan Chase to send real-time payments in the US.
    Clients of the company, valued at $1.2 billion, will now access JPMorgan's "application programming interface," or API, to allows clients of both firms to send payments.
    Kyriba clients include HSBC and music streaming service Spotify, and it has received funding from funds including Bridgepoint.
    Financial management technology firm Kyriba says it's partnering with JPMorgan Chase for a real-time payments service - a move that the San-Diego based company calls a "game...
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