Announcements and News

Here’s what happening at CMFG Ventures and in the larger financial technology space.

CMFG Ventures Kaas Talks the Good, the Bad, and the Necessity of Fintechs

CMFG Ventures President Brian Kaas joined CU Broadcast at the Underground Collision Money 20/20 to talk everything fintech.

Making Room At The Table Is Only The First Step For Minority Founders

CMFG Ventures recently launched the Discovery Fund to tackle the investment gap minority founders face and try to eliminate barriers to entry like funding, mentorship, and networking opportunities.

Three Ways Financial Institutions Can Support Consumers’ Financial Journeys Through Fintech

Credit unions are well-positioned to help their members navigate this time of uncertainty, but partnering with fintechs can quickly offer tools to help them reach financial stability.

CMFG Ventures’ Brian Kaas Shares Key Takeaways from the Company’s First-Ever Fintech Summit

The Fintech Summit brought together credit union and fintech leaders to discuss ways they can team up with the goal of innovating and strengthening their offerings.

Discovering a New Path to Financial Inclusion

A disproportionately low share of venture capital dollars goes to Black and female-led startups. CMFG Ventures has set out to alter that equation through the Discovery Fund.

Fintech Partners Bolster Credit Union Growth

The days when traditional financial institutions considered fintechs grave threats are over. Now, there's a consensus within the industry that joining forces is the way to go.

CUNA Mutual Partnering with Fintech to Offer Members a Refinance Option

CUNA Mutual Group said it has entered into a partnership with WithClutch, a fintech platform focused on allowing consumers to refinance high interest consumer loans.

CarSaver and CUNA Mutual Group Partner to Launch New Online Marketplace and Fintech Platform

CUNA Mutual Group and CarSaver, the leading automotive e-commerce marketplace, have partnered to launch the industry's first online marketplace for credit unions.

CMFG Ventures Launches Discovery Fund Targeting Start Ups Founded by People of Color and Women

CMFG Ventures Discovery Fund will invest $15 million in early-stage companies with underrepresented founders over the next three years.

In The Press


November 3, 2022 CUNA Mutual Co-Leads $50 Million Investment in Zest AI


November 2, 2022 Zest AI Secures Growth Capital from Fintech Investors, Strategic Partners, and Customers to Advance the Next Generation of AI-Automated Underwriting


November 1, 2022 Money 20/20: Advancing in Real Time Despite Headwinds


October 28, 2022 You Should Have Heard What They Had to Say


October 24, 2022 Credit Union & Fintech Leaders Move Critical Partnerships Forward: Part Two


October 20, 2022 CMFG Ventures: Connecting CUs and Fintechs


October 19, 2022 Hello Divorce Closes $3.25M in Oversubscribed Seed Round to Disrupt the Broken Divorce Process


October 19, 2022 Splash Honored by Goldman Sachs for Entrepreneurship


October 17, 2022 Credit Union & Fintech Leaders Move Critical Partnerships Forward: Part One


October 3, 2022 Meet 61 Up-and-Coming Fintechs Disrupting the World of Banking, Trading, and Investing, According to Top Investors


September 28, 2022 What Acquisitions Are Currently Trying To Achieve With Shearman and Sterling, Brex and More


September 14, 2022 EECU Joins CarSaver's Marketplace with Automated Upgrades to Help Members Buy, Finance, and Upgrade Cars Online


September 12, 2022 Momnt Announces $9.5m Investment


August 30, 2022 Investing in a More Diverse Fintech Future


August 23, 2022 Point and Shoot: Rippleshot and Flashpoint Team Up to Fight Card Fraud


August 23, 2022 How Fintech Can Help Credit Unions Stay Competitive


August 22, 2022 MD|DC Credit Union Association 2022 FinTank Winner Announced


August 17, 2022 Building Financial Inclusion: Elizabeth McCluskey, Director of the Discovery Fund at CMFG Ventures


August 3, 2022 Stackwell Successfully Closes $3.5 Million Seed Funding Round


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