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Weekly Funding Highlights – 13 January 2021

In this funding article, we explore the most prominent rounds and transactions of the week. We look closely at various sectors, such as payments solution providers, financial planning, mobile payment apps, AI, SaaS, digital insurers, APIs, investment platforms, SMEs, and more! Dive into the material and happy reading! raises $450M (€369.5m) in Series C funding (London, UK), a connected payments solutions provider, closed a $450m (€369.5m) Series C funding round, led by Tiger Global Management, with participation from Greenoaks Capital and existing investors Insight Partners, DST Global, Coatue Management, Blossom Capital, Endeavor Catalyst, and Singapore’s Sovereign Wealth Fund GIC. With this new funding, which puts the company at a $15bn valuation, plans to use the funds to continue to expand across the globe, further grow its balance sheet and drive new innovative opportunities. Read more

Rapyd raises $300M (€246.61m) on a $2.5B valuation

Rapyd (London, UK), an API-based “fintech-as-a-service” platform provider covering payments, banking services, fraud protection and more, has raised $300 million (€246.61m), led by VC Coatue, with Spark Capital, Avid Ventures, FJ Labs and Latitude, as well as General Catalyst, Oak HC/FT, Tiger Global, Target Global, Durable Capital, Tal Capital and Entrée Capital (all previous backers) also participating. With the new raised sum, Rapyd plans on expanding its team, building out more technology (next up: expanded fraud ID services and a wider marketplace) and making selected acquisitions. Read more

Jedox picks up a funding of over $100 million (€82.12m)

Jedox (Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany), a startup that builds tools to help companies with their financial planning and analysis using data sourced from basic documents like Excel spreadsheets, raised over $100 million (€82.12m) in funding led by Insight Partners, with Iris Capital, eCAPITAL and Wecken & Cie. also participating. With the new sum, Jedox plans to expand its applicability into an even wider set of use cases and verticals. Read more

Curve raises $95M (€78.02m) Series C funding

Curve (London, UK), a fintech that combines multiple cards and accounts into one smart card and an app, has secured a Series C funding round of $95 million (€78.02m), led by IDC Ventures, Fuel Venture Capital and Vulcan Capital, with participation from OneMain Financial, the U.S. personal finance company, and Novum Capital. Curve says it plans to use the funds to expand internationally, including to the U.S., and to deepen its European reach. Read more

Gro Intelligence raised $85 million (€69.8m)

Gro Intelligence (NY, US), an AI-powered insights company, has secured $85 million (€69.8m) in Series B funding co-led by Intel Africa, Africa Internet Ventures, and several other investors including GGV Capital, DCVC, Schusterman Family Investments, Dick Parsons, Rethink Food, and more. The funding will be utilised to accelerate the growth and global adoption of the Gro Platform. Read more

Clark raises €69M in Series C Funding

Clark (Frankfurt, Germany), a digital insurance manager, raised €69m in Series ​C funding. The round was led by Tencent with participation from existing investors Portag3 Ventures, White Star Capital and Yabeo. The company intends to use the funds to accelerate its growth through further investments in its product and user acquisition. Read more

Sysnet raises $65m (€53.38m) in debt funding

Sysnet (Dublin, Ireland), a payments security company, has raised $65m (€53.38m) in debt funding from US investment firm Keybanc Capital Markets, the Irish Times reports, as it rolls on with its latest acquisition. Read more

Capchase Raises $60M (€49.27m) Asset-Backed Credit Facility

Capchase (Boston, MA, US), a SaaS and recurring revenue financing platform, raised $60M (€49.27m) in funding. The financing is led by i80 Group. The new funds will be used to deliver larger advances to SaaS companies. Read more

Modern Treasury Raises $38M (€31.21m) in Series B Funding

Modern Treasury (San Francisco, CA, US), a payment operations software provider, raised $38m (€31.21m) in Series B funding. The round was led by Altimeter Capital, with participation from Benchmark and Y Combinator. The company intends to use the funds to continue to expand operations and its business reach to finance teams in various markets. Read more

TagPay raises €25M to transform financial services industry

TagPay (Boulogne-Billancourt, France), a company which helps financial institutions by offering a complete suite of scalable and open Core Banking System technology, raised €25M in its latest funding round, led by Long Arc Capital. The latest funding round for the startup is said to help it strengthen its sales, product and technical teams while accelerating its growth in the European market. Read more

Ajaib gets $25 million (€20.53m) Series A

Ajaib Group (Jakarta, Indonesia), an online investment platform, announced it has raised a $25 million (€20.53m) Series A led by Horizons Ventures, the venture capital firm founded by Li Ka-Shing, and Alpha JWC. Returning investors SoftBank Ventures Asia, Insignia Ventures and Y Combinator also participated in the round, which was made in two closes. Read more

Brace Secures $15.7 Million (€12.89m) Through Series B Investment Round

Brace (Los Angeles, US), a digital mortgage-servicing platform, announced it secured $15.7 million (€12.89m) through its Series B funding round, which was led by Canvas Ventures and included participation from Point72 Ventures and Crosslink Capital. Brace then added it will use the new funding to expand its team, broaden the suite of services it offers, and bolster future product initiatives. Read more

BukuKas raises $10 million (€8.21m)

BukuKas, a startups helping SMEs go online, announced that it has raised a $10 million (€8.21m) Series A led by Sequoia Capital India. The funding included participation from returning investors Saison Capital, January Capital, Founderbank Capital, Cambium Grove, Endeavor Catalyst and Amrish Rau. BukuKas’ Series A will be used on user acquisition, its engineering and product teams in Jakarta and Bangalore and to introduce new services for merchants. Read more

Altruist Raises Additional Funding

Altruist (Los Angeles, CA, US), a fully-integrated digital investment platform for financial advisors, closed an additional round of funding of undisclosed amount. The round was led by Venrock, with participation from personal investments by Ron Carson of Carson Group and Bill McNabb, as well as a strategic third-party investor. The company intends to use the funds for continued growth and continued innovation. Read more


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