British fintech startup Revolut reportedly raised $500 million in a new round of funding, lifting its valuation to $5.5 billion.
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The company, which was founded in 2015, is something like a new-age bank: Users can create accounts in the Revolut app and deposit and send money with it.
The new round brings Revolut’s total funding to about $837 million, according to Crunchbase. Its last valuation was $1.5 billion, but with its new $5.5 billion price tag, it’s tied with Swedish payment installment startup Klarna for the title of Europe’s most valuable fintech startup, according to Bloomberg.
Fintech startups are certainly hot right now–they’re getting plenty of funding and a couple have seen high profile exits. Visa announced plans to acquire Plaid for $5.3 billion last month, and just yesterday Credit Karma confirmed rumors that it would be acquired by Intuit for $7.1 billion.
Revolut has more than 10 million customers and has processed more than 350 million transactions, according to the company’s website.
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Craft Ventures led the round, which also included participation from AngelList CEO Naval Ravikant and Okta CEO Jon Runyan.
Launched by General Catalyst alumni, the 15-person firm has invested in six businesses in the U.S. and Canada.
The San Francisco-based company has raised a total of $368 million since its 2007 founding by Ken Lin, according to Crunchbase data.
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