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London-based TRIVER raises further €22.9 million to revolutionise how SMEs access finance with Open Banking

SME working capital provider TRIVER has raised a further €22.9 million to revolutionise how small businesses can access finance. The deal, a €22.9 million debt facility with Luxembourg-based Avellinia Capital, will enable TRIVER to offer over £200m of funding annually to help small businesses in the UK and further its product development.

Leveraging Open Banking data and sophisticated AI, TRIVER funds small businesses’ short-term working capital needs, underwriting the risk of small business 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.

The €22.9 million raise follows €8 million equity funding announced in April 2023 involving Andreessen Horowitz, Stride VC, Axeleo Capital, Motive Partners, and Sequoia Capital. TRIVER subsequently launched its prototype in May and a commercial proposition with paying customers in August. It has already advanced invoices with a combined value of more than £1m. The average invoice size is £12,000 and the average duration of funding is 30 days.

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.”

With TRIVER, small businesses are granted a new facility within 3 hours of starting their application, and invoices typically take 2.5 minutes to fund. In the coming months, TRIVER plans to reduce this to sub-10 minutes to open a new facility, and less than 1 minute to advance an invoice. In comparison, banks typically take up to 4 weeks to open a facility and 24 hours to advance an invoice because of their manual processes.

Christoph Pfundstein, Partner at Avellinia Capital, added: 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, decision 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.” 

Founded in 2023, TRIVER 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. They can also receive a value-share back when their customers use TRIVER’s service.

TRIVER 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.

Stefano De Marzo
Stefano De Marzo
Stefano De Marzo is the Head of News at EU-Startups. He has been extensively covering startups, venture capital and innovation ecosystems, including contributions to numerous publications such as Sifted, Entrepreneur and Forbes. Through his work as an editor and writer, he continues to shape the narrative surrounding the best stories of the tech world.

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