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London-Based Digital Bank Revolut Raises $500M To Reach $5.5B Valuation






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. 

Revolut wants to bring in 100 million customers in the next five years and expand outside of Europe, CEO Nik Storonsky told Bloomberg TV on Tuesday.

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.

TCV led the new round, and the company is also backed by investors like Index Ventures, TriplePoint Capital and DST Global. It last raised a $250 million Series C, led by DST Global, in April 2018. 

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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London-Based Digital Bank Revolut Raises $500M To Reach $5.5B Valuation






British fintech startup Revolut reportedly raised $500 million in a new round of funding, lifting its valuation to $5.5 billion.

Subscribe to the Crunchbase Daily

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. 

Revolut wants to bring in 100 million customers in the next five years and expand outside of Europe, CEO Nik Storonsky told Bloomberg TV on Tuesday.

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.

TCV led the new round, and the company is also backed by investors like Index Ventures, TriplePoint Capital and DST Global. It last raised a $250 million Series C, led by DST Global, in April 2018. 

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.

Illustration Credit: Li-Anne Dias







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.

Europe’s ride-sharing startups diversify by adding food and grocery delivery, and scooter and bike rentals to help take them to the top of the…

Source: Crunchbase News