DriveWealth Brings Home $56.7 Million

Brokerage infrastructure API provider DriveWealth brought in $56.7 million in Series C funding today. The investment is more than double the Series B round of $21 million the company received in 2018. Today’s investment brings the company’s total to $100.8 million.

The round saw participation from existing investors Point72 Ventures– which led the round– as well as Raptor Group, SBI Holdings, and Route 66 Ventures. New investors Mouro Capital and Fidelity International Strategic Ventures also participated.

DriveWealth will use the funds to strengthen its technology, make strategic acquisitions, and grow the organization to scale its business.

The New York-based company offers a suite of APIs that allows its partners to embed investment experiences of U.S. securities within their own apps. Among DriveWealth’s products are tools for advisors, fractional share investing, and purchase round-up investment capabilities.

“DriveWealth saw its partners open more accounts in 2Q than E*Trade, Schwab and TD Ameritrade combined, and 3Q saw a 33% increase over 2Q,” said DriveWealth Founder and CEO Bob Cortright. “This type of activity speaks to the power of making it simple for consumers to start investing immediately. The new funding from our great investors will only help us improve our technology capabilities to democratize investing.”

Since it was founded in 2012, DriveWealth has already scaled its business to serve a range of geographies and now reaches investors in 153 countries. The company has formed partnerships with firms on six continents, including Asia, where it collaborated with Singapore-based Bambu on the launch of a white-label roboadvisory platform for U.S. wealth managers; and Africa, where the company teamed up with Sigma Securities and Trove Technologies to launch a digital U.S. equities trading product for retail investors in Nigeria.

Among DriveWealth’s clients are Hatch, Revolut, Stake, and Moneylion. The company recently partnered with Access Softek to help community banks and credit unions offer their members access to investing tools.

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