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Postpay Launches Express Payment Service To Support Growth In E-Retailing

UAE-based buy now, pay later (BNPL) platform Postpay has launched an express payment service to provide a fast and seamless payment solution.

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26 July 2022

Refundid shakes off BNPL doubts to raise $12m

Refundid, a fintech start-up that provides instant refunds for online purchases, has closed a $12 million funding round.

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17 July 2022

Touch Ventures back Her Black Book

Women’s shopping app Her Black Book, founded by the sisters who started popular online aggregator Stylerunner, has raised $1.6 million.

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27 February 2022

Fintech company Postpay collaborates with Commercial Bank of Dubai

The strategic partnership will support Postpay on several fronts, including transaction banking, debt funding and e-commerce solutions

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6 February 2022

Sendle launches “seamless and simple” returns service for small businesses

Small businesses that use Sendle for their parcels now have access to a new returns service from the delivery provider.

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27 January 2022

Afterpay-backed Touch Ventures leads $5.5 million series A in retail experience platform preezie

Online shopping experience platform preezie has raised $5.5 million in a Series A.
The round was led by ASX-listed, Afterpay-backed Touch Ventures and Steve Baxter’s investment syndicate, TEN13.

Preezie will allocate the cash to team and product growth as well as international expansion.

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24 November 2021

Visa joins NAB, Westpac, Salesforce at data start-up Basiq

Payment giant Visa has made a strategic investment in Basiq – a Sydney-based start-up that captures bank data for fintechs – in a move that points to payments and broader data sources being combined to improve digital services across the economy.

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23 November 2021

Afterpay-backed Touch piles in as Till’s round hits $125m

Afterpay-backed Touch Ventures has poured money into a previously closed funding round at Sydney-based fintech start-up Till Payments, which takes it to $125 million, as it looks to expand its operations in Europe.

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21 November 2021

Refundid raises $3 million for tech turning BNPL model on its head

Instant-refunds startup Refundid has secured $3 million in equity and debt funding just six months after launching, as it gears up to eliminate a lingering point of friction in e-commerce.

The round was led by AP Ventures, the venture capital fund backed by Aussie buy-now, pay-later giant Afterpay. E-commerce veteran Paul Greenberg, who also founded the National Online Retailers Association, also invested and will join Refundid’s advisory board.

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1 September 2021

Afterpay’s Touch Ventures set for September ASX float

AP Ventures, to be rebadged Touch Ventures Ltd, is in front of potential investors seeking to raise $100 million at 40¢ per share in a deal that would see its shares start trading on September 29, according to terms in front of potential investors.

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30 August 2021

Dubai-based Postpay secures $10m investment to fund MENA growth

Dubai-based Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL) player Postpay has secured $10 million in equity investment, which is set to accelerate growth and fuel expansion plans for the MENA region.
The investment was secured from AP Ventures and global BNPL leader Afterpay.

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27 June 2021

Sendle raises A$45m with AP Ventures

Sendle, Australia’s first 100% carbon neutral parcel delivery service, has raised AU$45 million in a Series C funding round to become the global leader for small business shipping and drive market expansion in the United States. The funding round was led by Afterpay-backed AP Ventures alongside existing investors including Federation, Full Circle and NRMA.

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23 June 2021

AP Ventures invests in data startup, Basiq

Afterpay-backed AP Ventures has invested $10 million in data capture company Basiq, in a bid to strengthen Afterpay’s ability to offer budgeting and savings tools for customers joining Afterpay Money, a new app that will provide transaction accounts through Westpac.

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7 April 2021

AP Ventures announces completion of second investment:
20% interest in “Happay” China

AP Ventures Limited, the Australian-based investment company, today announced it has completed its investment into Chinese based buy now, pay later company, “Happay”. APV invested US$10m to acquire a 20% stake in the business.

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4 November 2020

Afterpay tech fund eyes China venture

Technology firm AP Ventures, which is backed by “buy now, pay later” juggernaut Afterpay, has raised $50m from investors, including billionaire Alex Waislitz, to bankroll its first move into the Chinese BNPL sector.

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15 September 2020

Billionaire investor Alex Waislitz predicts 2021 IPO for Afterpay VC fund

Waislitz’s TEK has backed the AP Ventures investment vehicle that reportedly intends to invest $50m-$60m in five or six ventures in the next few years. One of its investments is LayAway Travel, a firm that allows travellers to lay buy their trips.

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14 September 2020

Afterpay presses Play on LayAway travel venture

AP Ventures recently agreed to purchase an online travel business called LayAway Travel.

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17 February 2020