Currency Cloud, a fast and secure payment network for businesses, has landed $18mm in Series C funding led by Sapphire Venture.
London's finance and tech worlds are forming successful companies (Source; Getty) One of London’s FinTech stars has landed a new round of funding as investors scramble for a piece of London’s booming financial technology sector. Currency Cloud has landed $18m (around £12m) from investors, including ecommerce giant Rakuten, in its latest funding round, just a week after London cemented its status as the tech capital of Europe during London Technology Week. The investment, led by Sapphire Ventures and including new funding from existing investors Anthemis, Atlas Ventures, Notion Capital and Xange, brings total funding to $36m since 2012. Japanese tech giant Rakuten is a new investor in the startup through its Rakuten FinTech fund.