Chime, which provides fee-free debit cards for consumers, has raised $750 million in new funding at a $25 billion valuation, the company announced on Friday. Chime was valued at $14.5 billion last fall. The new round, which was first reported by The Wall Street Journal, was led by Sequoia Capital Global Equities with participation from SoftBank’s Vision Fund, General Atlantic, Tiger Global...
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