本周三，信用卡业务创企Petal宣布获得1300万美元A轮融资，由Peter Thiel掌管的Valar Ventures领投。
Petal, a credit card startup pioneering “Cashflow Underwriting” as an alternative to traditional credit scoring, announced on Wednesday it raised $13 million through Series A financing round, which was led by Peter Thiel’s Valar Ventures. Founded in 2016, the fintech company is looking to build a different kind of financial services company, with a mission to make safe and affordable credit accessible to everyone.
The company also noted that it has developed a new technology called “Cashflow Underwriting,” which analyzes, in real-time, an individual’s digital financial record.
Along with receiving the Series A funding, Petal announced it hired Shiri Wolf, a longtime senior counsel with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), as its general counsel. The company noted that over the past few months, Petal has made a number of high-profile hires, including Shiri Wolf, Senior Counsel in the CFPB’s Office of Regulations, which crafts and implements federal regulations governing financial services and products.