Synctera, a San Francisco, CA-based solution for partnership banking at scale, raised $33M in Series A funding.
The round, which brought total funding raised to date to $45.4M, was led by Fin VC, with participation from Mastercard and Gaingels, and follow-on investments from Lightspeed Venture Partners, Diagram Ventures, SciFi Ventures and Scribble Ventures, and strategic angel investors including Omri Dahan (Chief Revenue Officer, Marqeta), Nuno Sebastiao (Chairman and CEO, Feedzai), Tim Sheehan (Co-Founder and CEO, Greenlight), and more.
The company intends to use the funds to expand operations hiring for roles across engineering, product and sales, accelerate the development of its product roadmap, and prepare for a future international expansion.
Launched in 2020 by CEO Peter Hazlehurst, former head of Uber Money, head of Google Wallet and CPO at Yodlee, as well as CTO Kris Hansen and Head of Product Dominik Weisserth, Synctera is building a SaaS based partnership banking marketplace connecting community banks with FinTech platforms that need a licensed partner to operate in the US. The platform allows banks to streamline day-to-day reconciliation, operations and regulatory compliance and FinTechs to launch via a one-stop-shop API.
The company is also onboarding new customers, such as Lineage Bank, a new community bank, and Ellevest, a new FinTech collaborating with Coastal Community Bank, which onboarded in May 2021.
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