Meniga has closed an $9.4m (€8.5m) strategic investment led by customers Groupe BPCE, the second-largest banking group in France and lead investor in this round, Portugal’s Grupo Crédito Agrícola and long-standing strategic partner UniCredit. Other participants in the round include current institutional investors Velocity Capital, Industrifonden & Frumtak Ventures.
“We are very pleased to welcome Groupe BPCE and Crédito Agrícola to our growing group of strategic investors. Partnering closely with our customers is a key part of our strategy to be our clients’ preferred digital innovation partner. An equity relationship is an excellent way to strengthen such partnerships”, said Georg Ludviksson, CEO and Co-founder of Meniga. “We appreciate the continued vote of confidence and growing business we have with our impressive global client base.”
The funding will be used for continued investment in Meniga’s R&D activities, as well as for strengthening the sales & service teams to meet growing demand. But with the Open Banking movement spreading rapidly across the globe, Meniga is facing increasing demand for its products and services, which are already being used by more than 90 million banking customers across 30 countries. Responding to growing market needs, Meniga opened new office locations in Barcelona and Singapore in 2019, adding to its existing physical presence in London – where the company is headquartered – Reykjavik, Stockholm, Helsinki, and Warsaw.
Groupe BPCE, one of Meniga’s largest customers, first partnered with Meniga back in 2018 and is now joining the group of strategic investors based on the positive experience collaborating with Meniga on digital channel innovation over the past two years.
“Our partnership with Meniga has been extremely positive to date. Together, we have laid the groundwork for continued digital innovation at Groupe BPCE to better serve our customers in a very dynamic banking market. We look forward to continue transforming our digital customer experience and contribute to building the future of digital banking together with Meniga “, said Yves Tyrode, Chief Digital & Data Officer, member of the Management Board of Groupe BPCE.
Crédito Agrícola recently launched its new banking app powered by Meniga – the innovative moey! app.