TRIVER Raises Further £20M to Provide Small Businesses with Instant Capital in a Click
Leveraging Open Banking data and sophisticated AI, TRIVER funds small business’ short-term working capital needs, underwriting the risk of small business borrowing instantly and automatically. Faster and more easily than high street banks, it can provide advances on a business’s client invoices 24/7, offering peace of mind of simple access to capital when needed.
The £20m raise follows £7m equity funding announced in April 2023 involving Andreessen Horowitz, Stride VC, Axeleo Capital, Motive Partners, and Sequoia Capital. TRIVER subsequently launched its first prototype in May and a commercial proposition with paying customers in August. It has already advanced invoices with a combined value of more than £1m. The average invoice size is £12,000 and the average duration of funding is 30 days.
Jerome Le Luel, Founder & CEO, said: “The vast majority of SMEs we interact with are willing to grant us access to their bank data via Open Banking. They’re familiar with this tool because it is commonly used with their accounting software. They see the benefit of a simpler process than manually providing bank statements and other data. Nor do they have to make personal guarantees when applying to us.”
With TRIVER, small businesses are granted a new facility within 3 hours of starting their application, and invoices typically take 2.5 minutes to fund. In coming months, TRIVER plans to reduce this to sub-10 minutes to open a new facility, and less than 1 minute to advance an invoice. In comparison, banks typically take up to 4 weeks to open a facility and 24 hours to advance an invoice because of their manual processes.
Le Luel added: “In the current economic climate, we see significant demand from SMEs to access short-term cash flow financing as payment terms extend and banks tighten access to credit. Thanks to continuous access to Open Banking data, we are confident we can manage the credit risk of our customers over the short horizon of their invoices.”
TRIVER is designed to be embedded within digital service providers already serving SMEs. These providers benefit from easy-to-integrate, automated processes that make it simpler to provide a short-term working capital solution to support their customers. They can also receive a value-share back when their customers use TRIVER’s service.
TRIVER has already signed 11 distribution partners since launching, spanning commercial brokers and lending platforms. These include Funding Options by Tide, Newable, Swoop, Clear Business Finance, and Capitalise.
Steve Green, Director at Clear Business Finance, said: “Our customers that have used TRIVER tell us they highly appreciate the experience. The process to access working capital is slick and they love the speed and great value on offer. With this very robust proposition, we believe instant capital delivered through TRIVER will quickly grow in popularity.”
TRIVER is in conversations with prospective partners in other sectors including banks, accounting software, insurance, utilities, and FX, and plans to launch more partnerships in the coming months.
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