Thought Machine raises $200m in Collection C funding to deliver world’s banks to the cloud

New buyers JPMorgan Chase Strategic Investments, Customary Chartered Ventures and ING Ventures be part of cap desk and shopper checklist

  • Nyca Companions leads Collection C spherical elevating Thought Machine’s valuation to greater than $1bn
  • New institutional buyers embrace ING Ventures, JPMorgan Chase Strategic Investments and Customary Chartered Ventures
  • Lloyds Banking Group, who led Thought Machine’s Collection A spherical can be taking part on this funding spherical and continues to spend money on the enterprise to keep up its shareholding

Thought Machine, the cloud native core banking expertise agency, immediately proclaims the shut of its collection C funding spherical, bringing $200m into the enterprise from new and current buyers. This new spherical sees Thought Machine obtain unicorn standing.

This spherical was led by Nyca Companions, a New York and San Francisco-based enterprise capital agency, with funding additionally coming from the funding arms of a few of Thought Machine’s international tier one banking shoppers – ING Ventures, JPMorgan Chase, and Customary Chartered Ventures. Present buyers Lloyds Banking Group, British Affected person Capital, Eurazeo, SEB, Molten Ventures (previously Draper Esprit), Backed, and IQ Capital have all participated within the spherical. 

This announcement follows a interval of accelerated progress as Thought Machine executes its internationalisation technique and continues to deploy cloud native core banking expertise into the world’s most formidable banks and fintechs.

In October 2021, Thought Machine relocated to a bigger London HQ to assist its headcount progress after including greater than 200 staff since 2020.

Thought Machine will probably be utilizing the funding to proceed growing and increasing Vault. The agency intends to additional develop Vault and its Common Product Engine, which permits for unparalleled flexibility in product growth and configuration. The corporate will broaden its worldwide attain, strengthening its 5 international places of work and concentrating on new key markets to speed up the adoption of cloud native core banking globally. 

Based in 2014 by former Google engineer Paul Taylor, Thought Machine supplies fashionable, cloud native core banking expertise to a number of the largest and most formidable banks on the earth. A lot of Thought Machine’s buyers are additionally shoppers, together with Lloyds Banking Group, Customary Chartered, SEB and others – signalling to the market Thought Machine’s crucial function in the way forward for international banking expertise.

Paul Taylor, Chief Govt Officer and Founder, Thought Machine: 

We’re delighted to have earned the assist of our new and current buyers as we proceed to maneuver the world’s main banks into the cloud. We got down to eradicate legacy expertise from the trade and be certain that all banks deployed on Vault can succeed and ship on their ambitions. These new funds will speed up the supply of Vault into banks all over the world who want to implement their future imaginative and prescient of monetary companies.

Hans Morris, Managing Companion, Nyca Companions:

Thought Machine is the main expertise among the many new technology of cloud native core platforms, and consequently it has turn out to be the best choice for tier one banks trying to improve their core structure. These establishments inform us that Thought Machine’s engineering method is unrivalled; Vault is very configurable, versatile, scalable, and particularly designed for the advanced setting and necessities of tier one banks. Investing in Thought Machine is an funding in the way forward for banking and we’re very energized to be working with them as they construct a brand new commonplace for core banking expertise.

Alex Manson, Head of SC Ventures, Customary Chartered:

The deployment of Thought Machine is tied to our digital banking technique, as we now have adopted Thought Machine because the core banking software program for our digital banks in Singapore and Hong Kong. Thought Machine’s cloud-native and agnostic expertise stack provides agile and simply replicable deployment throughout markets, boosting our capacity to roll out environment friendly digital banks with nice buyer expertise in different markets. Digital Banking is one among our high-conviction themes, as we strongly consider finance must be a seamless expertise embedded in our prospects’ existence. This may proceed to be a spotlight space for SC Ventures.

Initially printed on Thought Machine‘s web site.

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