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Revolut

Revolut is a London-based Fintech startup and bank offering mobile banking, card payments, money remittance, and foreign exchange services.

Revolut was launched by Nik Storonsky and Vlad Yatsenko in July 2015. With Revolut, users can set up an app-based current account, spend abroad in over 150 currencies with no fees, hold and exchange 24 currencies in-app and send free domestic and international money transfers with the real exchange rate. Funds can be stored on a mobile wallet or a physical prepaid card, which, starting December 2018, can be purchased in-person at wilko stores in the UK. Once the prepaid card is purchased and connected to a users Revolut account, users can begin conducting transactions such as ATM withdrawals, purchases at physical and online retailers, and more.

In December 2018, there were 8,000 to 10,000 people opening a Revolut account per day.

Funding

By December 2018, Revolut had raised a total of $336m from investors including DST Global, Index Ventures, Balderton Capital and Ribbit Capital.

Venture round

On May 27, 2019 Revolut completed a venture capital round with an undisclosed amount of funding from Future Fifty.

Series A

On July 14, 2016 Revolut completed their series A funding round with $10 million in funding from Balderton Capital (lead investor), Venrex Investment Management, Seedcamp, Point Nine Capital, NJF Capital, Index ventures, Digital Space Ventures, Ricardo Schaefer, and Nicole Junkermann.

Series B

On July 11, 2017 Revolut completed their seres B funding round with $66 million in funding from Index Ventures (lead investor), Ribbit Capital, Greyhound Capital, and Balderton Capital.

Series C

On April 26, 2018 Revolut completed their series C funding round with $250 million in funding from DST Global (lead investor), Sprints Capital, Socii Capital, Ribbit Capital, Lakestar, Index Ventures, Greyhound Capital, Global Founders Capital, and Draper Esprit.

Timeline

July 15, 2021
Revolut raises $800,000,000 in Series E funding round co-led by Softbank Vision Fund 2 and Tiger Global.
July 15, 2021
Revolut raises a $800,000,000 series E round.
December 2, 2020
Revolut launches early salary feature in the UK and web app.
July 24, 2020
Revolut extends Series D round to $580 million with $80 million in new funding.

June 3, 2020
Revolut announces the launch of its new financial app version.
March 24, 2020
Revolut launches digital banking app in the US
February 17, 2020
Revolut raises a $500,000,000 series D round from DST Global, GP Bullhound, Lakestar, London Impact Ventures, Ribbit Capital and TCV.
August 1, 2019
Revolut launches stock trading in limited release

Fintech startup Revolut is launching its stock trading feature today.

April 1, 2019
In September, Revolut said 7,000 new accounts were being opened a day, and that it was processing $3bn in transactions a month.
April 2018
Revolut raises a $250,000,000 series C round from DST Global, Index Ventures, Ribbit Capital and TechCrunch.
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Nik Storonsky

Co-Founder and CEO

Vlad Yatsenko

Co-Founder

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Omar Faridi
August 28, 2021
Crowdfund Insider
Revolut Introduces new features in August to enhance UX .The Fintech firm's app gives users more control of their finances.
Nils Pratley
August 19, 2021
the Guardian
Cheap money, the Delta variant and China's sluggish performance add up to tough times ahead
Romain Dillet
August 19, 2021
TechCrunch
Fintech startup Revolut is launching a new feature called Payday. It is an alternative to credit card debt and short-term credit as it lets you unlock a portion of your wage early. If a business decides to integrate with Revolut, users can then access the feature from the financial super app directly. Right now, the [...]
Romain Dillet
August 19, 2021
TechCrunch
Fintech startup Revolut is launching a new feature called Payday. It is an alternative to credit card debt and short-term credit as it lets you unlock a portion of your wage early. If a business decides to integrate with Revolut, users can then access the feature from the financial super app directly. Right now, the [...]
JD Alois
August 19, 2021
Crowdfund Insider
Click HERE to find out ⭐ Revolut Adds Earned Wage Feature to Banking App. | Crowdfund Insider: Global Fintech News, including Crowdfunding, Blockchain and more.
JD Alois
August 17, 2021
Crowdfund Insider
Click HERE to find out ⭐ Revolut is Making Millionaires of Early Employees: Report. | Crowdfund Insider: Global Fintech News, including Crowdfunding, Blockchain and more.
Omar Faridi
August 16, 2021
Crowdfund Insider
Digital Banking: Fintech Unicorn Revolut shares latest updates from automatic reminders to improved integrations.
Omar Faridi
August 3, 2021
Crowdfund Insider
Digital banking Fintech Revolut to streamline cross-border payments between US and Mexico with remittance corridor.
Omar Faridi
July 29, 2021
Crowdfund Insider
Digital Banking: Revolut explains how to easily send crypto, earn competitive interest with savings accounts.
JD Alois
July 28, 2021
Crowdfund Insider
Click HERE to find out ⭐ Next Feature: Revolut Adds Restaurant Cashback Rewards. | Crowdfund Insider: Global Fintech News, including Crowdfunding, Blockchain and more.
JD Alois
July 21, 2021
Crowdfund Insider
Click HERE to find out ⭐ Revolut Adds Travel Feature Offering 10% Cash-back to Banking Platform. | Crowdfund Insider: Global Fintech News, including Crowdfunding, Blockchain and more.
Kalyeena Makortoff Banking correspondent
July 19, 2021
the Guardian
Banking app Revolut has been valued at £24bn while Wise, the forex transfer business, has listed at nearly £9bn
Ryan Weeks
July 16, 2021
The Block
Veteran staff at Revolut are being given the chance to sell a portion of their shares in the company as part of its Series E round.
Richard Dal Porto
July 15, 2021
TechCrunch
Hello friends and welcome to Daily Crunch, bringing you the most important startup, tech and venture capital news in a single package.
Nils Pratley
July 15, 2021
the Guardian
How can this six-year-old fintech firm be worth £24bn, supposedly 70% of Lloyds' stock market value?
Alex Wilhelm
July 15, 2021
TechCrunch
It's not super stupid to value Revolut far more richly with massively improved gross margins, profitability and more proven revenue growth.
Mark Sweney
July 15, 2021
the Guardian
Banking and payments app launched six years ago valued at £24bn in deal secured by 36-year-old CEO
JD Alois
July 15, 2021
Crowdfund Insider
Click HERE to find out ⭐ Big Money: Once Again, FT Partners Plays Key Role in Fintech Transaction Acting as Exclusive Advisor to Revolut Funding Round. | Crowdfund Insider: Global Fintech News, including Crowdfunding, Blockchain and more.
Karl Flinders
July 15, 2021
ComputerWeekly.com
Revolut has become the most valuable financial technology firm in the UK after its latest round of investment, with plans for a 'superapp'
Omar Faridi
July 15, 2021
Crowdfund Insider
Revolut becomes the United Kingdom's most valuable Fintech firm after securing a massive $800M at a $33B Valuation.
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