LONDON, July 24, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Crossflow, the working capital marketplace for corporates and their supply chains, today announces its annual results and outperforms all expectations.
Crossflow has grown its turnover from £885k in 2016 to over £20m in 2017 and becomes the fastest growing fintech globally, and also the closest to profitability, reporting a nominal loss of only £401k.
Crossflow allows financial institutions to cost-effectively finance corporates and suppliers in a click. The business was commercially launched in 2014 by a team of finance and supply chain experts, following three years of research and development. Its rapid growth highlights the attractiveness of the Crossflow service.
Following a seed funding round in 2016, Crossflow received significant investment from Calibrate Management, a leading investor focused on early stage, high growth firms. It is now undertaking a Series A Round to continue its ambitious growth strategy.
Crossflow is a member of ELITE, London Stock Exchange Group's business support and capital raising programme, which includes over 900 companies from 33 countries across 34 sectors.
Tony Duggan, Chief Executive of Crossflow Payments said: "We have experienced an exceptional period of growth and we are strongly positioned to scale even more rapidly and capitalise on the changing market dynamics and growing sector demand."
The supply chain finance market in the UK alone is estimated to be worth £46bn
The market is expected to grow by around 15% with further acceleration from Brexit
London is the fintech capital of Europe, with 53% of European fintech deals happening in the capital
"At Crossflow, we have combined technological innovation with our deep credit expertise at a time when there is significant demand in the market from both companies and financial institutions. The supply chain finance sector is ripe for fintech disrupters and the rapidly changing market represents a huge opportunity for businesses like us, who are willing to work with those who traditionally dominated the supply chain finance market, the banks," says Duggan.
"If the traditional banks can see fintech companies doing something better, cheaper and faster they are more than ever willing to partner with us. If, we are all open-minded to the possibilities of working together the opportunity here is endless", comments Magda Rozczka, Crossflows COO.
Greensill, the London invoice financing business, which operates a similar business model to Crossflow, last week announced a $250m investment from tech investor General Atlantic valuing the seven-year-old company at $1.64bn.
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About Crossflow Payments
Crossflow is a global, innovative working capital marketplace for corporates and their supply chains and is backed by a range of financial institutions providing large-scale funding capacity.
Crossflow fuels business growth by helping companies optimise working capital and allowing suppliers instant access to finance for transactions with tenor typically of 30-120 days. Full process automation is achieved using state-of-the-art technology, with high-grade data security and simple and seamless integration with the client's operational systems.
Crossflow provides financial institutions with access to growing and market-leading businesses and through its sophisticated algorithms provides strategic insights to help Financial institutions to shape their offerings for maximum utilisation and returns.