Creditera has raised $1 million to help business owners stay on top of their credit. The startup consolidates data on personal and business credit a single account and protects against identity theft.
On Deck says it opened its round to further investment so it can build more products, and hire technical talent. But the company will also benefit from its association with Thiel, a major player in Silicon Valley, and a notoriously founder-friendly investor.
As we reported recently, since Google raised the price to access its maps API, a lot of companies have switched to OpenStreetMap when adding geo-data into their services. Now it seems like Apple has joined the club, using OSM in the new iPhoto for iPad and iPhone. But as intrepid blogger Alistair Aitchison points out, Apple didn’t bother to credit the creators of these maps, and is using two-year-old, out-of-date information.
For most people, getting a loan requires a clean credit record and a strong credit score. Since not everyone’s credit report is spotless, ZestCash offers loans to customers who don’t belong to banks or who don’t have any credit data. The company announced today it has secured $73 million in its second round of funding.
Consumers bewildered by a rash of resetting rates on loans and various outstanding credit lines now have the same tools banks have to aggregate all their debt in one place, after free online personal finance tool Credit Sesame launched a beta version today to help users get a complete financial snapshot all in one place.