总部位于美国加州旧金山的移动银行金融科技初创公司Varo Money宣布获得了一笔4500万美元B轮融资，联合领投方为美国华平投资集团和The Rise Fund，参投方为私募股权公司TPG。截至目前，该公司的融资总金额为7840万美元。
Varo Money, a digital challenger bank, has closed a $45 million Series B funding round led by existing investor Warburg Pincus and The Rise Fund, a global impact fund led by private equity firm TPG. Varo said that 30 other investors participated in the round including angels, existing investors and management. The funding will be used to further the growth of Varo’s banking app. To date, Varo will have raised over $78 million in less than two years – to execute on its vision of what the future of banking will be.
Colin Walsh, co-founder and CEO of Varo Money, said he founded Varo because customers deserve better banking options than the existing group of traditional banks.
Varo was founded by financial and tech veterans. Team members include talent from many well known brands including Amazon, American Express, Apple, Charles Schwab, Citi, Google, Instagram, Lending Club, Lyft, McKinsey, TaskRabbit, Visa, and Wells Fargo.
Varo’s mobile first approach seeks to provide customers with a frictionless bank account that integrates banking, saving and lending products with tools to help customers smooth cash flow and build savings. Varo says it has eliminated the unfriendly fees that traditional banks often charge, such as overdraft fees, minimum balance fees and foreign transaction fees. Importantly, Varo does not charge ATM fees at a network of over 55,000 Allpoint ATMs worldwide.