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ReceiptBank secures £55 million Series C investment led by Insight Partners with Augmentum FinTech, Kennet Partners and CIBC

Receipt Bank raises $73m in Series C fundingDoubling of customers and Series C makes “stellar 2019” – CEO

London, UK 3 January 2020. Receipt Bank, the world’s leading digital bookkeeping platform, has raised $73 million (£55 million) in equity and debt in a successful Series C funding round. The round was led by Insight Partners, joined by Augmentum Fintech with participation from existing investors Kennet Partners and Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC). Receipt Bank and its shareholders were advised by Harris Williams.

The funds will be used to extend Receipt Bank’s award-winning product suite, and continue rapid expansion in Europe, Australia and North America. 

The company doubled customers in 2019, taking the total number of businesses using the platform to above 360,000. 

Receipt Bank’s proprietary machine learning technology fetches financial information from multiple sources, digitises and categorises it, dramatically improving the productivity of accountants and bookkeepers, more than 50,000 of whom use the platform. The platform processes and stores 45 new fields of small business financial data every second from receipts, bank accounts, invoices and bills. 

Receipt Bank CEO, Adrian Blair, commented:

“This investment is an endorsement of our mission at Receipt Bank – to help accountants do more, empowering millions of small businesses to save time on their finances and focus on growth. Our machine learning technology enables accountants to dramatically enhance their service to small business clients, expanding the market for professional advice by making accountants far more productive.  We look forward to using these funds to expand our award winning product set.”

“The addition of Augmentum alongside our current investors, Insight, Kennet and CIBC, strengthens our board and will help us meet our ambitious growth goals, following a stellar 2019.” 

Jason Ewell, Operating Partner at Insight Partners and Receipt Bank Board member, commented:

“Receipt Bank’s powerful machine learning technology allows businesses and their accountants to spend more time solving critical problems and less time on administration.”

Tim Levene, CEO of Augmentum Fintech, said:

“Digital bookkeeping allows businesses to save both time and expense, and Receipt Bank’s technology make the company a clear leader in this sector.” 

One of the fastest growing British technology companies, Receipt Bank automates bookkeeping to save businesses time and money on their taxes. The platform saves accountants one hour per client weekly and frees small business from 120 hours of annual financial admin.

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Notes to Editors

  1. Receipt Bank was advised by Harris Williams, a multinational independent investment bank and financial services company.
  2. The portfolio of investors includes:
  3. Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (TSE: CM-Y) (the “Company” or “CIBC”) is a global financial institution and one of Canada’s five largest banks. 
  4. Augmentum Fintech plc (LSE: AUGM) (the “Company” or “Augmentum”) is the UK’s only publicly listed investment company focusing on the fintech sector.
  5. Insight Partners is a leading global venture capital and private equity firm investing in high-growth technology and software companies that are driving transformative change in their industries. Founded in 1995, Insight currently has over $20 billion of assets under management and has cumulatively invested in more than 300 companies worldwide. Our mission is to find, fund, and work successfully with visionary executives, providing them with practical, hands-on growth expertise to foster long-term success. Across our people and our portfolio, we encourage a culture around a core belief: growth equals opportunity. For more information on Insight and all its investments, visit www.insightpartners.com or follow us on Twitter @insightpartners.
  6. Kennet Partners is a leading international growth equity firm that invests in successful high-growth companies in Europe and North America.
  7. Individual shareholders
  8. Receipt Bank’s award-winning accounting software is used by over 50,000 accountants and bookkeepers globally. The company is based in London and has offices in 7 markets with 450 employees, including US, Canada, France, South Africa, Australia and the UK. 
  9. Receipt Bank has helped over 1 million individuals digitise 250 million pieces of paperwork, and processes more than 2 million financial documents per week with the highest measured data accuracy rate in the industry.
  10. Financial paperwork includes receipts, bank statements, plus cost and sales invoices.

Manoj Ranaweera

Manoj has founded, failed and successfully exited from a number of technology product companies as well as support organisations since 2004. Among them, Northern Tech Awards and edocr.com were acquired by GP Bullhound and Accusoft, Inc respectively. Today, Manoj is building a trusted support network for technology companies. He is working with founding teams to help them accelerate including raising investment and M&A.