The firm was founded by Meyer Malka and focuses on technology companies involved in lending, payments, insurance, accounting, tax preparation and personal financial management. Malka states that Ribbit Capital invests in already established companies. It generally invests between $2 million and $15 million in early stage financial start ups. The firm has invested mostly in companies headquartered in the United States, Latin America, and Europe.
The firm has invested directly in Bitcoin. In addition to direct investments in Bitcoin, Ribbit has financed five Bitcoin companies. Other notable investments include Robinhood, Battery Ventures, Cross River Bank, Lending Home, and Root.In 2018, United Kingdom-based unicorn start-up Revolut raised $1.7 billion with investment contributions from venture capital firms including Ribbit.
Ribbit Capital has raised five funds as of 2019. There was a $100 million fund in 2013, a $125 million fund in 2014 and a $226 million fund in 2015, a $300 million fund in 2017, and a $420 million fund in 2018.
Robinhood is a Palo Alto, California-based financial technology company founded in 2013. They offer free stock and equity trading and commission-free crypto-trading.
Nubank is a financial technology company based in Brazil issuing, administrating, processing and transfering payments related to post-paid credit cards and equity investments.
Revolut is a London-based Fintech startup and bank offering mobile banking, card payments, money remittance, and foreign exchange services.
Affirm is a financial technology services company offering installment loans to consumers at the point of sale.
A financial technology company providing payments solutions that allow businesses to accept, process and disburse payments.
GuiaBolso is a personal finance platform automatically aggregating people's financial information who also offer credit and investment products.
An insurance technology company offering car insurance.
Digit is a San Francisco-based financial mobile application analyzing a users spending habits and automatically saving money for them.
Capital Float is a Bangalore-based online platform providing working capital financing to small and medium enterprises in India.
Figure is a San Francisco-based company that uses blockchain technology to provide home equity loans online.
Earnin is a Palo Alto, California-based mobile banking company giving users access to their pay directly from mobile application.
Credit Karma is a personal finance company providing finances and credit information to improve its members financial standing.
Funding Circle is a San Francisco-based multinational peer-to-peer lending marketplace
ForUsAll is a San Francisco-based retirement planning and wealth management company offering retirement plans for small and medium sized businesses.
Raisin is a Berlin-based company offering a savings and investment marketplace to connect retail customers with banks looking to expand their deposit reach.
Also known as Viva Republica, Toss provides a peer-to-peer mobile payments platform in Korea.
Upgrade is a neo-bank offering affordable credit to consumers.
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July 22, 2019