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Ribbit, Robinhood’s key fintech VC firm, steps up at pivotal moment

From Pitchbook: Meyer “Micky” Malka, founder and managing partner of venture firm Ribbit Capital, once said his firm had a “boring” strategy of driving financial innovation across banking, brokerages and insurance. But things have gotten decidedly less boring in recent days for Ribbit. The Palo Alto-based firm stepped up to lead $3.4 billion in emergency funding[…]

Robinhood raises $1B after trading halts to keep its platform running

From Tech Crunch After a turbulent week for the stock market and halts to the trading of certain speculative securities including GameStop (GME) and AMC, consumer investing app Robinhood has raised new capital. The new funds total more than $1 billion, with the company telling TechCrunch that they were raised from its existing investor base. The New[…]