两轮融资来自风险投资公司Blumberg Capital、Target Global、Maverick Ventures Israel、Rhodium以及部分金融业私人投资者。
Sharegain由首席执行官Boaz Yaari及其团队于2015年创立，该证券借贷平台允许投资者通过贷出自己的金融资产来获益。对于在低收益和不稳定环境中寻求额外收入的金融机构，Sharegain将大规模简化证券借贷流程 - 采用无法实施的监管平台。对于私人投资者和财富管理机构，Sharegain首次通过透明，可控且简单的解决方案为证券借贷提供了机会。
The UK-based fintech startup Sharegain, whose securities lending platform allows any investor to generate revenue through loaning out their financial assets, has raised a total of $12 million (including $5 million in the latest round) to support the roll-out of its platform to private banks, online brokers and robo-advisers, as well as scaling up its operations with family offices and asset management firms in line with significant early demand.
The funding, over two rounds, comes from Venture Capital firms Blumberg Capital, Target Global, Maverick Ventures Israel, Rhodium and private investors from the financial industry.
For over 40 years, some of the world’s largest investors have made additional gains through securities lending – loaning out their stocks, bonds and ETFs (Exchange Traded Funds) in return for a payment known as ‘lending revenue’. Securities lending is a $2.5 trillion market, but this represents a tiny proportion of the industry’s potential; there are about $40 trillion in assets currently sitting idle, globally.
Until now, the sector has been confined to a small number of large institutional investors. As the first fintech to receive FCA approval to offer its SLaaS platform to retail investors, Sharegain aims to create a more transparent and effective market that’s open to any investor with all the benefits that will bring, from greater liquidity, to better data, to eventually building long-term trust in capital markets.
The Sharegain CEO Boaz Yaari and his team founded the company in 2015. For financial institutions seeking additional revenue in a low-yield and volatile environment, Sharegain will simplify the securities lending process at scale – with a regulation-proof platform that is effortless to implement. For private investors and wealth managers, Sharegain opens up the opportunity of securities lending for the first time with a transparent, controlled, and simple solution.