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Draper Esprit PLC Invests $16.5 million in Revolut

Draper Esprit Plc (LON:GROW), a leading venture capital firm investing in and developing high growth digital technology businesses, today announced a commitment of up to $16.5 million in Revolut, the London headquartered fintech company.

Draper Esprit’s investment in Revolut is part of their latest Series C funding round, which sees Revolut valued at $1.7 billion, taking their total funds raised to $340 million since launch in 2015. The round was led by Hong Kong based DST Global.

Revolut, one of the fastest growing tech companies in Europe, was founded in 2015 by Nikolay Storonsky and employs over 350 people, providing alternative digital banking services direct to customers. It functions like a digital bank, allowing users to transfer money across different currencies without transaction fees.

The business has over 250,000 daily active users and is targeting 100 million customers in the next five years. In the last few months alone, it has launched features that allow customers to instantly buy and sell cryptocurrencies as well as a savings feature that lets customers round up their daily transactions and save their spare change in a digital Vault.

Simon Cook, CEO at Draper Esprit Plc, commented: “Revolut is a fantastic business which we have got to know both directly and through our relationship with Seedcamp. We have been tracking their progress within the digital banking ecosystem for a while. Their status as one of the fastest growing tech companies in Europe is testament to the great work that Nikolay and his team have undertaken in recent years. App-only digital banks like Revolut are changing the way we bank and we are tremendously excited about working with the business given its enormous potential to completely revolutionise the way we borrow, save, pay and invest.”