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Revolut: $500 million investment in a Series D round
Revolut: $500 million investment in a Series D round
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Revolut: $500 million investment in a Series D round

By Amelia Tomasicchio - 25 Feb 2020

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Revolut obtained $500 million in a new Series D round of investments, reaching an overall valuation of $5.5 billion with more than $830 million raised from the previous investments.

The new round was led by TCV, an American fund opened in 1995 that previously also invested in Airbnb, Facebook, Expedia, Netflix, Spotify and many others.

The money will be used by Revolut to further improve the user experience and to increase both the business and retail offer with deposit accounts offering more advantageous interest rates for European customers (UK excluded). In the meantime, the company has also said it wants to improve its Premium and Metal accounts and to hire new staff across Europe and beyond. Revolut currently has over 2000 people on its team.

In 2019, Revolut users grew by 169%, the number of active users on a daily basis grew by 380% while revenues in 2018 increased by 354%. 

Nik Storonsky, Founder & CEO of Revolut, explained:

“We’re on a mission to build a global financial platform – a single app where our customers can manage all of their daily finances, and this investment demonstrates investor confidence in our business model. Going forward, our focus is on rolling-out banking operations in Europe, increasing the number of people who use Revolut as their daily account, and striving towards profitability. TCV has a long history of backing founders who are changing their industries on a global scale, so we are excited to partner with them as we prepare for the next stage of our journey.”

John Doran, General Partner of TCV, said: 

“We are delighted to partner with Nik, Vlad and the entire Revolut team. Using a modern technology stack and with a relentless focus on delighting customers, Revolut has built a truly exceptional customer experience that is exceeding anything that existing banks can offer. We look forward to supporting the team on their journey to build Revolut into one of the biggest financial services companies in the world.”

 

Amelia Tomasicchio
Amelia Tomasicchio

As expert in digital marketing, Amelia began working in the fintech sector in 2014 after writing her thesis on Bitcoin technology. Previously author for Cointelegraph and CMO at Eido. She is now the co-founder and editor-in-chief of The Cryptonomist.

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