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London fintech Triver raises £20M to revolutionise the way small businesses access finance

Triver team
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London fintech Triver, which revolutionises how small businesses access finance, has raised a further £20 million as a debt facility from Luxembourg-based Avellinia Capital. It will enable Triver to offer over £200 million of funding annually to help small businesses in the UK and further its product development.

This £20 million raise follows the £7 million equity funding it raised earlier this year from Andreessen Horowitz known for investing in ElevenLabs and Hippocratic AI, Stride VC, Axeleo Capital, Motive Partners, and Sequoia Capital.

Revolutionises how SMEs access finance

Triver was founded in 2022 in London by Jerome Le Luel, a former Funding Circle Chief Risk Officer and former global head of risk analytics for Barclays. He is one of the world’s foremost experts in deploying advanced credit analytics at world-class lenders. 

Leveraging Open Banking data and sophisticated AI, Triver funds small businesses’ short-term working capital needs, underwriting the risk of small businesses borrowing instantly and automatically. Faster and more easily than high street banks, it can provide advances on a business’s client invoices 24/7, offering peace of mind of simple access to capital when needed.

It is designed to be embedded within digital service providers already serving SMEs. These providers benefit from easy-to-integrate, automated processes that make it simpler to provide a short-term working capital solution to support their customers. 

Triver launched its first prototype in May and a commercial proposition with paying customers in August. It has already advanced invoices with a combined value of over £1 million. The average invoice size is £12,000 and the average duration of funding is 30 days.

The company has already signed 11 distribution partners since launching, spanning commercial brokers and lending platforms. These include Funding Options by Tide, Newable, Swoop, Clear Business Finance, and Capitalise.

Jerome Le Luel, Founder & CEO, said: “The vast majority of SMEs we interact with are willing to grant us access to their bank data via Open Banking. They’re familiar with this tool because it is commonly used with their accounting software. They see the benefit of a simpler process than manually providing bank statements and other data. Nor do they have to make personal guarantees when applying to us.”

Christoph Pfundstein, Partner at Avellinia Capital, said: “We are proud to support Triver in its journey to become a significant funding provider to UK SMEs. Triver has by now a proven model that is set to transform the SME finance market in terms of user experience, decisioning speed, and attractive pricing. Credit provided by banks is slow to be approved and typically costs between 2% and 4% for a 30-day term versus 1.8% offered by Triver. There is enormous potential.”

Le Luel added: “In the current economic climate, we see significant demand from SMEs to access short-term cash flow financing as payment terms extend and banks tighten access to credit. Thanks to continuous access to Open Banking data, we are confident we can manage the credit risk of our customers over the short horizon of their invoices.”

Steve Green, Director at Clear Business Finance, said: “Our customers that have used Triver tell us they highly appreciate the experience. The process to access working capital is slick and they love the speed and great value on offer. With this very robust proposition, we believe instant capital delivered through Triver will quickly grow in popularity.”

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