Buckzy Payments raises $14.5m in Series A financing
By Edlyn Cardoza
Buckzy Payments, Inc., one of the leading real-time cross-border payments companies, today announced it has secured $14.5 million in Series A financing. Buckzy will use the funds to enter new geographies and support the expansion of its product offerings.
Mistral Venture Partners and Uncorrelated Ventures led this all-equity financing, with participation from new investors Luge Capital and Blue 9 Capital and existing investors Revel Partners. As part of the round, Karim Gillani, former Xoom, and PayPal executive and current General Partner of Luge Capital, will become a board advisor.
Founded in 2018, Buckzy enables real-time cross-border payments and Banking-as-a-Service capabilities through an embedded finance platform that is secure, scalable, modular, and fully compliant with regulations. This powerful offering is quickly gaining traction with financial institutions looking to serve their own customers better. Since going live in 2020, Buckzy has added over 140 customers to its client roster, including traditional banks, neobanks, and FinTechs.
“This round of financing is a validation of Buckzy’s vision to create an intelligent and automated international payment system,” said Abdul Naushad, Founder, and CEO of Buckzy. “We’re on a mission to build the plumbing for real-time money movement globally, the same way high-speed internet fundamentally shifted the communications industry.”
As a licensed money transfer company, Buckzy works with some of the largest banks around the world to enable real-time international payments that are reliable, secure, and affordable. The platform is sophisticated yet user-friendly and offers multi-currency bank accounts, local settlement accounts, and real-time FX quoting and booking, all with no hidden fees or unnecessary overhead costs.
“The cross-border payments market is approximately $150 trillion globally, and is still significantly underserved,” said Code Cubitt, Managing Director at Mistral Venture Partners. “Buckzy is blazing a path for a much better customer experience, more automation and lightning-fast payments. We are proud supporters of Buckzy’s impressive team, which has the right blend of experience, expertise and insight to build the next generation of cross-border payments.”
The Buckzy payment network currently disburses funds to over 80 countries, including the UK, India, the whole of the EU, the Philippines, the United Arab Emirates, and many more. The company recently expanded its network in Latin America, covering Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, and Uruguay.
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