Short Takes: DeFi 4% rates via Compound, Circle, Current, Coinbase; Revolut to launch roboadviser; Andreessen $2.2B cryptofund; B2C audience rounds for SmartAsset ($100MM) & ClearScore ($200MM)

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Here are the top ones hitting our radar:

  1. Revolut to cash in on meme stock hype with robo-adviser and trader tracking (link here)

  2. Wise (formerly TransferWise) confirms direct listing on the LSE in early July, reportedly at a $6B-$7B valuation (link here)

  3. Investing app Stash expands education push with PayGrade acquisition (link here)

  4. Dutch payments startup Mollie raises another $800M at a $6.5B valuation (link here)

  5. SmartAsset raises $100 Million in Series D funding, bringing its valuation to over $1 Billion (link here)

  6. ClearScore raises $200M in funding (link here)

  7. Andreessen Horowitz triples down on blockchain startups with massive $2.2 billion Crypto Fund III (link here)

  8. Circle bringing institutional DeFi to the world (link here)

  9. Compound Labs Launches ‘Treasury’ to Get Big Firms Reaping DeFi Yields (link here)

  10. Coinbase Launches High Yield USDC Accounts With 4% APY (link here)

  11. Crypto sleuthing firm Chainalysis

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