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Scalapay, now a unicorn, announced raising $497m in a Series B funding round

By Joy Dumasia

February 24, 2022

  • BNPL
  • Cross Border Payments
  • Europe
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Scalapay, Southern Europe’s leading payment solution that enables customers to buy now and pay later (BNPL) without interest, announced that it had raised $497 million in Series B investment funding. The round was led by Tencent and Willoughby Capital, with participation from Tiger Global, Gangwal, Moore Capital, Deimos, and Fasanara Capital.

Scalapay is an innovative payment solution for e-commerce merchants across the globe that allows customers to buy now and pay later without interest. Their BNPL offerings include three options for customers (Pay in 3, Pay in 4, and Pay Later) in which customers are not required to make any payments upfront and can instead opt to pay in 3 instalments, 4 instalments, or entirely after 14 days. They make the purchasing experience more delightful and easy for customers by lightening the financial impact.

Driven by its mission of empowering merchants to offer their customers unique experiences, Scalapay has also launched a platform called Magic. The platform is designed to revolutionize the checkout experience for customers and solve the most painful areas for merchants wishing to provide a world-class e-commerce solution.

Scalapay was founded by Simone Mancini and Johnny Mitrevski in 2019. The founding team also comprises Raffaele Terrone, Daniele Tessari and Mirco Mattevi. The company has raised over $700 million in funding to date. Since its recent Series A round, Scalapay has grown its payment volume three times month over month.

Simone Mancini, Co-Founder, and CEO of Scalapay, said: “With interest-free instalments, we transformed one of the most frustrating parts of the shopping experience, the payment, into something pleasurable. Now with Magic, we are going one step further and helping European merchants transform their entire checkout experience, leverage a large network of shoppers, and offer repeat-like purchase experiences which drive significant increases in conversion.”

Johnny Mitrevski, Co-Founder and CTO of Scalapay, said: “There is an incredible opportunity for Magic to redefine European eCommerce, which has a lesser reputation compared to its US peers. With Magic, we have removed all the common friction points at checkout and addressed key reasons for cart abandonment, such as signup or login, shipping, payment selection, and privacy consents. We have done this whilst respecting Europe’s strict PSD2 and GDPR rules.” 

Scalapay continues to build a world-class team and aims to double its number of employees by the end of the year. They are also planning on expanding their executive team and company board. Some of their recently added board members are Amit Jhawar, former CEO of Venmo and former COO and CFO at Braintree.

“Scalapay is a brilliant solution that matches an elegant merchant solution with a simple but powerful user experience. I knew Scalapay was a winner when I saw the merchant and consumer experiences that perfectly delivered value to both sides of the two-sided network in Southern Europe,” said Amit Jhawar.

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