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Ribbit Capital

Ribbit Capital

Ribbit Capital is a global venture capital firm focused on fintech (financial technology). It was founded in 2012 and is located in Palo Alto, California.

History

The firm was founded by Meyer Malka and focuses on technology companies involved in lending, payments, insurance, accounting, tax preparation and personal financial management. Malka states that Ribbit Capital invests in already established companies. It generally invests between $2 million and $15 million in early stage financial start ups. The firm has invested mostly in companies headquartered in the United States, Latin America, and Europe.

Investments

The firm has invested directly in Bitcoin. In addition to direct investments in Bitcoin, Ribbit has financed five Bitcoin companies. Other notable investments include Robinhood, Battery Ventures, Cross River Bank, Lending Home, and Root.In 2018, United Kingdom-based unicorn start-up Revolut raised $1.7 billion with investment contributions from venture capital firms including Ribbit.

Ribbit Capital has raised five funds as of 2019. There was a $100 million fund in 2013, a $125 million fund in 2014 and a $226 million fund in 2015, a $300 million fund in 2017, and a $420 million fund in 2018.

Timeline

Associated investment funds

People

Name
Role
LinkedIn

Antonio Bravo Acín

Investor

Cary Cole

Investor

Jay Reinemann

Investor

Kyle Matson

Employee

Meyer Malka

Founder

Nick Shalek

Partner

Nikolay Kostov

Partner

Shan M

Investor

Further reading

Title
Author
Link
Type
Date

Fintech Investor Ribbit Capital Sets $420 Million Goal for Its Latest Fund

Ana Alexandre

Web

September 13, 2018

Robinhood Raises $323 Million From DST, Sequoia, and Ribbit Capital

Daniel Kuhn

Web

July 22, 2019

Documentaries, videos and podcasts

Title
Date
Link

Interview with Nick Shalek of Ribbit Capital and Dan Romero of Coinbase - IIF Spring Membership Meet

June 6, 2014

Micky Malka of Ribbit Capital @ CoinSummit

Companies

Company
CEO
Location
Products/Services

News

Title
Author
Date
Publisher
Description
Omar Faridi
May 19, 2021
Crowdfund Insider
AI enhanced investment management provider Vise secures $65M via Series C led by Ribbit Capital, Sequoia Capital.
Jordan Crook
May 18, 2021
TechCrunch
Vise today announced a $65 million Series C financing round led by Ribbit Capital, with participation from existing investors including Sequoia. The startup launched on the Disrupt Startup Battlefield stage in 2019 and has since raised upwards of $125 million. Vise uses an AI-powered platform to give independent financial advisors the same level of data as [...]
Reza Chowdhury
May 7, 2021
AlleyWatch
The Pulse of New York Tech
Reza Chowdhury
May 6, 2021
AlleyWatch
The Pulse of New York Tech
Omar Faridi
April 30, 2021
Crowdfund Insider
German Fintech firm Vivid Money has secured €60M from Greenoaks, Ribbit Capital, reacches €360M valuation.
Reza Chowdhury
April 1, 2021
AlleyWatch
The Pulse of New York Tech
Reza Chowdhury
April 6, 2021
AlleyWatch
The Pulse of New York Tech
Catherine Shu
March 29, 2021
TechCrunch
Ajaib, the Indonesian investment app, has added $65 million to its Series A, bringing the round's new total to $90 million. The extension was led by Ribbit Capital, the fintech investor that also led Robinhood's $3.4 billion funding last month. Ajaib is Ribbit Capital's first investment in Southeast Asia. The extension will be used to [...]
Áine Cain and Shannen Balogh
March 3, 2021
Business Insider
Other retailers have experimented with fintech ventures, but Walmart's strategic move could mean it's committed to the emerging industry.
Matt Gaughan
March 2, 2021
Business Insider
Walmart is emerging as a threat in the digital banking space as it continues to build out its fintech startup, this time with hires from Goldman.
Melia Russell
February 4, 2021
Business Insider
You may not know of Ribbit Capital, Micky Malka's fintech-focused firm. But it's backed some of the largest fintech exits of the last year.
Crunchbase News
January 12, 2021
Crunchbase News
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Mary Meisenzahl
January 11, 2021
Business Insider
Walmart has given no details of what consumer-facing offers will be products of the partnership with Ribbit, including its name or launch date.
Samantha Hurst
November 20, 2020
Crowdfund Insider
Click HERE to find out ⭐ African Cross-Border Fintech Startup Chipper Cash Secures $30 Million Through Series B Investment Round Led By Ribbit Capital With Participation from Jeff Bezos' VC Fund. | Crowdfund Insider: Global Fintech News, including Crowdfunding, Blockchain and more.
Samantha Hurst
November 5, 2020
Crowdfund Insider
Click HERE to find out ⭐ German Fintech Vivid Money Secures €15 Million Through Series A Funding Round Led By Ribbit Capital. | Crowdfund Insider: Global Fintech News, including Crowdfunding, Blockchain and more.
FinSMEs
July 7, 2020
FinSMEs
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