本次融资由欧洲私募股权公司Vitruvian Partners、Kinnevik和公司现有股东（包括e.ventures）共同投资。本次融资过后，Deposit Solutions估值已经达到5亿美元。而此前，Deposit Solutions已经完成了1.4亿多美元的融资，投资方包括谷歌亿万富翁Peter Thiel和美国风投公司Greycroft，不过两者均未参加本次投资。
A German fintech startup that lets people access the best interest rates from multiple banks without having to open up new accounts has raised $100 million to fuel its expansion.
Hamburg-headquartered Deposit Solutions said on Thursday that it raised the sum from European private equity house Vitruvian Partners, Kinnevik, and existing shareholders including e.ventures. The funding round values Deposit Solutions at $500 million.
Dr. Tim Sievers, CEO and founder of Deposit Solutions, said in a statement: "We are delighted to welcome Vitruvian and Kinnevik as new shareholders. They are experts in supporting high-growth companies, which makes them ideal partners for us."
Deposit Solutions, founded in 2011, built a platform that lets people access the best interest rates from multiple banks without having to open up new accounts with each lender.
Imagine bank A, which offers a 2% savings account, has money sitting on its balance sheet that it doesn't need right now. Bank B, meanwhile, offers a 5% savings account but needs more money. Deposit Solutions platform lets Bank A offer its customers Bank B's 5% product.
The customer gets Bank B's 5% rate without the hassle of opening another account. Bank A gets a happy customer who, hopefully, is less likely to leave. And Bank B gets access to capital.
70 banks from 16 countries have registered on its platform. The company employs 250 people across offices in Hamburg, London, Zurich, and Berlin.
Deposit Solutions has raised just over $140 million in total from investors including Silicon Valley billionaire Peter Thiel and US venture capital firm Greycroft, although neither were involved with the new funding round.