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April 22
2021

Tribal Credit, Which Provides Credit Cards to Startups in Emerging Markets, Raises $34.3 Million

By Mary Ann Azevedo

The B2B payments space has seen an explosion in demand, and investor interest, in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic as businesses try to figure out how to pay each other digitally. The challenges become even more complex when dealing with cross-border payments.

Startups that were formed before the pandemic stand to benefit from the shift. One such startup, Tribal Credit, launched its beta in late 2019 to provide payment products for startups and small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) in emerging markets.

Today, Tribal Credit announced it has raised $34.3 million in a combined Series A and debt round led by QED Investors and Partners for Growth (PFG). Existing backers BECO Capital, Global Ventures, OTG Ventures and Endure Capital also participated in the round, along with new investor Endeavor Catalyst. The raise follows “10x” year-over-year growth, according to CEO and co-founder Amr Shady.

Photo courtesy of Photo by Tima Miroshnichenko from Pexels.

Source: TechCrunch (link opens in a new window)

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credit, emerging markets, financial inclusion, financial services, social impact, startups