Top FinTech funding rounds in the Americas: June 2021
By Pavithra R
Tracking FinTech investments provides a better perspective on the competitive and strategic trends in the industry. The article list top funding announcements that were made this month.
EBANX, a technological payment solution provider connecting Latin American consumers to global companies, has announced securing an investment of US$400 mn from Advent International and an additional commitment of US$30 mn to the company’s planned IPO in the U.S.
EBANX is planning to use the funding to continue its aggressive expansion across Latin America and reinforce its leadership in Latin America as it prepares for a U.S. IPO. The firm will also continue to recruit talent. The FinTech recently hired Alexandre Dinkelmann as CFO, who brings his public company experience as CFO of TOTVS, the largest software company in Brazil. EBANX has grown at an exponential rate in recent years, and processed over US$3.5 bn in volume and 150 mn transactions in 2020.
Canadian identity verification provider Trulioo has announced securing $394 mn in a Series D funding round at a $1.75 bn valuation. The investment round was led by TCV, one of the world’s largest growth equity firms, with participation from existing investors Amex Ventures, Citi Ventures, Blumberg Capital and Mouro Capital.
Founded in 2011, Trulioo is the premier global identity network enabling companies to reliably onboard customers in a digital-first world. With digital transformation accelerating, the U.S. digital identity market alone is projected to increase to over $30bn by 2023, according to One World Identity. Trulioo by leveraging its vast global reach and fast, accurate identity verification technology, has demonstrated strong momentum and captured an increasing share of this market. The company, over the past one year alone, has expanded into new verticals, grown its leadership team and established a presence in Dublin, Austin and San Diego. Trulioo has also welcomed TCV General Partner, Jake Reynolds, and Principal Amol Helekar to its Board of Directors.
Silicon Valley firm Addepar, a wealth management technology provider has announced securing $150 mn from D1 Capital Partners at a pre-money valuation of $2 bn as part of its Series F financing.
Addepar was founded by Joe Lonsdale in 2009 and was built with the goal of creating a more transparent financial system. The fintech was launched in the wake of the financial crisis to meaningfully improve how finance works and enable more efficient capital allocation. The company is planning to use the investment to further accelerate its rapid growth, fuel expansion of the business and workforce into new geographies and drive continued development of its category-defining platform.
ComplySci, a leading provider of regulatory technology and compliance solutions for the financial services sector, has announced securing a growth capital investment of $120 mn from K1 Investment Management, a leading private equity investment firm focused on high-growth enterprise software companies.
ComplySci offers innovative compliance software that creates a robust employee compliance function. The FinTech will use the investment to further build out its platform including existing modules, such as Political Contributions Verification, Senior Managers and Certification Regime, and Compliance Program Management and Compliance Control Room and Conflict Checking products, which track firm activities along with employee activities to proactively identify potential conflicts of interest and market abuse through a single integrated solution.
Chainalysis, the blockchain analysis company, has announced raising $100 mn Series E financing led by Coatue, bringing its valuation to $4.2 bn. Previous investors Benchmark, Addition, Dragoneer, Accel, Durable Capital Partners, and 9Yards Capital increased their investment in the company, and Altimeter, GIC, Pictet, Sequoia Heritage, Blackstone, and SVB Capital also participated.
Chainalysis will use the finance to execute its vision as the blockchain data platform for cryptocurrency, including:
- Data: Deepen its data advantage by covering additional cryptocurrencies, focusing on emerging use cases like DeFi, and launching a Global Intelligence function to quickly identify warning signs for potential threats and minimize time to response.
- Software: Develop collaboration tools in its suite of software solutions so that both the public and private sector teams can work together from the same data set with a consistent, shared understanding.
- Access: Provide direct access to Chainalysis data through APIs so that government agencies, financial institutions, and cryptocurrency exchanges can combine Chainalysis data with information from within their enterprises to make better decisions.
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