Mission based digital banking startup Varo Money secured their second significant round of the last two years by raising $45mn; investors in the round include The Rise Fund, led by U2 ‘s lead singer Bono, and Warburg Pincus who also helped to lead their first round; Varo applied for a national bank charter in July and plans to use the money for hiring, product development and marketing. Source.
Todd is the host of PitchIt: the fintech startups podcast, a weekly interview show featuring emerging fintech founders and leading venture capitalists. He is responsible for leading the content team which covers fintech through daily & weekly email newsletters, editorial, virtual events, and in-person conferences. He has been covering fintech, banking, and venture capital for more than 15 years, including speaking regularly at industry events.