Tink raises €56m, plans to double workforce
Open banking platform Tink today said it has completed a €56 million investment round, which is the company’s largest to date.
The Swedish company, which recently opened an office in London, said it is also launching in five new markets today and plans to double its workforce to 300 this year.
Insight Venture Partners led the funding round. Also participating were existing investors Sunstone, SEB, Nordea Ventures and ABN AMRO Digital Impact Fund. They were joined by new investors Christian Clausen, former Chairman of the European Banking Federation, and Nikolay Storonsky, founder of Revolut.
Launching in five new markets
Tink’s developer platform is launching in five new markets – bringing its total to nine - significantly boosting its European coverage. Now, developers can get access to financial data in the Nordics, the UK, Austria, Germany, Belgium and Spain through Tink’s account aggregation API.
The investment will facilitate Tink’s ambitious growth plans over the next year and beyond. The firm said it will now further expand its European connectivity to be present in 20 markets by the end of 2019, providing customers ranging from big banks to individual developers with its infrastructure and growing product portfolio.
Currently, the company employs 150 people at its Stockholm headquarters. Having recently opened an office in London, it will now look to establish four more offices this year, doubling its European team to around 300.
“This funding round allows us to accelerate our European roll-out but also invest further in our data-services”, said Daniel Kjellén, co-founder and CEO, Tink.
Europe opening up
“As Europe gradually embraces open banking, our platform has proved to be its rails and brains - delivering the technology that makes it possible.
“We attribute our success to being the first platform provider to combine Account Aggregation and Payment Initiation, the scale of our connectivity and our smart data products that make it all understandable.
“And now we are going to offer our services to customers in more markets, and to developers in every corner of Europe. By expanding from nine to 20 European markets we are enabling more customers to leverage our products – and propel the development of customer centric financial services.”
Teddie Wardi, Managing Director, Insight Venture Partners, added: “At Insight we commit a lot of time to looking at financial services API providers, and we believe that Tink is a category leader in this field.
“It has an impressive list of current customers in both fintech and traditional banking, and it is well positioned to continue its expansion across Europe.
“We are excited to welcome Tink into our portfolio and look forward to helping the company drive continued growth.”