PayPal Joins in $48mn Fundraising Round for Korean Payment App Toss

Viva Republica is the operator of Toss; firm has announced a $48 million funding round for the payment app from PayPal, Goodwater Capital, Bessemer Venture Partners, Altos Ventures and Partech Ventures; Toss has reported significant market share in Korea with over six million app downloads and payment transactions of over $3 billion; Viva Republica has also partnered with 18 of Korea’s 19 major banks and now provides payment services to 98% of Korea’s banking customers; for PayPal the investment builds out its payment services portfolio which includes mobile payment processor Venmo.  Source