Investor Increases Revolut Valuation by 20%

Investor Increases Revolut Valuation by 20%
Revolut Valuation History

Hey FinTech Fanatic!

Last week, I invited you to participate in a poll following the announcement that Dutch neobank Bunq is aiming to secure a banking license from U.K. financial regulators later this year or early next year, as reported by CNBC. The big question on everyone's mind was:

Who will be the first to obtain a UK Banking License—Bunq or Revolut?

Here are the results:

Who will be the first to obtain a UK Banking License—Bunq or Revolut?

It was a close call! Only time will tell who will prevail.

Meanwhile, Molten Ventures has increased the valuation of its investment in Revolut, as reflected in the firm's annual report, which indicates a total portfolio value growth to £1.38 billion.

According to Molten Ventures, the current valuation of its stake in Revolut stands at £65.1 million, marking a 20% increase year-over-year as of March 2024. This figure, however, remains lower than the £91.3 million valuation reported in 2022.

Additionally, during the latest reporting period, the venture capital firm invested an extra £4 million into Revolut.

Revolut’s last publicly shared valuation stood at $33bn in 2021.

This week, I also have a new poll question for you. Apple's recent announcement of their new feature, "Tap to Cash," has sparked mixed reactions.

Is Apple's "Tap to Cash" an industry game changer?

Is Apple's "Tap to Cash" an industry game changer? - Vote here!

I'd love to hear your thoughts on this. Thanks in advance for your contributions, and I'll share the poll results with you soon!



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🇦🇪 The Central Bank of the UAE (CBUAE) is preparing to launch a domestic card scheme – dubbed Jaywan – through its subsidiary, Al Etihad Payments, later this month. Jaywan intends to increase the availability of payment options with a specific focus on e-commerce, digital transactions and financial inclusion.

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🇧🇷 Itaú Unibanco has opened Bitcoin and crypto trading to over 60 million customers, as per reports. The bank's investment app, Ion, now allows users to buy and sell Bitcoin and Ethereum after initially offering crypto trading to only select clients in December 2023.


🇷🇺 Russia to start using CBDC for cross border payments in 2025. Russia intends to perform its first cross border payments using the digital ruble in the second half of 2025. Central bank digital currency (CBDC) transactions with China or Belarus are on the cards.


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Returns to Monzo and Revolut Crowfunders

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🇵🇱 Wealthon, a Polish FinTech company that provides financial support to SMEs and offers innovative tools for entrepreneurs, secured debt financing of USD12.3M from funds managed by CVI Dom Maklerski. The funds will be used to scale up the business, develop financial products and expand in the e-commerce sector.

🇺🇸 Lightspeed Venture Partners leads $4.3M seed in automated financial reporting FinTech InScope. Along with the cash flow statements, the company will release a feature later this year that helps customers draft annual and quarterly financial reports, co-founder Mary Antony said.


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🇬🇧 The London Stock Exchange is in talks about a deal to boost its offering to retail investors by taking over parts of PrimaryBid, one of the hottest British FinTech start-ups of recent years. Alongside its discussions with the LSE, City sources said that Sir Donald Brydon is to step down as chairman of PrimaryBid.


🇬🇧 announces  the promotion of Jenny Hadlow to Chief Operating Officer. Since joining the firm in 2021, Jenny has led the Global Revenue Operations team, driving commercial excellence and scaling the company’s operations globally. She will now also oversee the Risk Operations and Merchant Care teams.

🇩🇪 N26 appoints Peter Kleinschmidt to supervisory board. Peter, an avid investor in startups with a focus on new and emerging technology, brings decades of experience in the financial services, banking and insurance industries. 

🇬🇧 S64 appoints Marcus Glover as CTO. Glover brings to S64 his extensive experience in software engineering and a deep understanding of wealth management technology. In his role as CTO, Glover is responsible for shaping the future direction of S64's enterprise private markets technology platform.

🇬🇧 Hannah Dobson appointed as KPMG's UK head of FinTech. Hannah was previously Co-Head of FinTech alongside John Hallsworth, who is retiring from the firm in July 2024. She joined the firm in 2015 and in addition to leading its FinTech team she is a Partner in KPMG’s indirect tax team.

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