Prepaid Technologies Acquires Dash from Karmic Labs

Business payment solutions provider Prepaid Technologies has acquired Karmic Labs Dash, as well as other select assets, reports Jane Connolly of Fintech Futures (Finovate’s sister publication.)

The Dash prepaid purchasing card portfolio and expense management solution will be added to Prepaid Technologies’ existing suite of services. Several members of Karmic’s key personnel will join the Prepaid Technologies team.

Prepaid Technologies provides customers with a mobile-focused platform enabling business owners to move money in real-time to individual cards and accounts for everyday purchases.

“This cardholder portfolio more than doubles our existing expense management business, elevating purchasing to the level of our payroll, incentive and rewards lines of business,” said Prepaid Technologies CEO, Stephen Faust.

Over the coming months Prepaid Technologies will integrate the Dash portfolio and will provide clients with access to additional solutions, including: payroll card programs that it claims will improve bottom-line performance and value for employees; reward and incentive cards; state-of-the-art API Payment Integrations that will support faster, more efficient internal operations.

Current Karmic and Dash customers will also receive an expanded range of services, including Prepaid Technologies’ dedicated customer support.

Karmic Labs demonstrated Dash at FinovateSpring 2015. The company was founded in 2014 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

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Karmic Labs Lands $17.2 Million to Grow Enterprise Payment Solutions

Karmic Labs, the creator of Dash expense management platform, has received $17.2 million in Series B funding, bringing the company’s total funding to just under $25 million. Participating in the round were Alsop Louie Partners, Arbor Ventures, Greycroft, Marketplace Funds, Startup Capital Ventures, and others.

As part of the deal Wei Hopeman, Managing Partner at Arbor Ventures, and Jim Whims, Partner at Alsop-Louie Partners, have joined the San Francisco-based company’s board of directors. Karmic anticipates the funds will fuel the expansion of its enterprise-focused business. “This investment propels Karmic to the next stage of growth, and adding Wei and Jim’s expertise to our board will help us get there quicker,” said Mario Furgiuele, CEO of Karmic.

Founded in 2014, the company debuted the Dash Prepaid Mastercard at FinovateSpring 2015. The platform supplies employees with prepaid Mastercards and enables managers to view, approve, and control employee spending via the Dash mobile app. Karmic also offers co-branded and fully-customized card and mobile app products for a more seamless, branded experience.

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Where Are They Now? FinovateSpring Alums Raise More than $326 Million in a Year

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Last week we took a look at what the alums of FinovateSpring 2015 have been up to in the year since they demoed on the Finovate stage. Today, we’re focusing on the funding.

All $326 million of it.

Of the 72 companies that demoed at FinovateSpring 2015 in San Jose last year, 21 of them had raised capital within a year. Kabbage’s raise of $135 million certainly stands out. But the $25 million investment picked up by itBit in May of last year, as well as the $15 million raised by Trulioo and the $12 million raised by Moven were also major contributors to a strong fundraising performance from the Class of FinovateSpring 2015. And this doesn’t even include companies such as Yodlee, which was acquired by Envestnet for $660 million, or Aurora Financial Systems, bought by fellow Finovate alum, Finicity, for an undisclosed sum.

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A Dash of Good Karma: Karmic Labs Raises $5 Million

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Was it good karma? San Francisco-based Karmic Labs, a company whose APIs offer payment and SaaS solutions to enterprises, pulled in $5 million in a Series A funding round today.

The funds come from Greycroft Partners, who led the round, with participation from Trusted Ventures, Accelerator Ventures, Pipeline VC, Correlation Ventures and individual investor Iqram Magdon-Ismail. The new amount tops the company’s 2013 Seed round, in which it garnered $2.7 million from Draper Associates. Karmic Labs’ funding now totals $7.7 million.

The comDashCardsMobilepany debuted its Dash Prepaid MasterCard at FinovateSpring 2015 (watch the live demo below). Dash is a business-expense-management platform that supplies employees with MasterCard prepaid cards, and enables managers to view, approve and control employee spending via a mobile app. The all-in-one system facilitates budgeting and accounting by simplifying the expense-reporting process.

The company is working with FIS as a distribution partner for Dash and plans to use the $5 million to advance Dash and create product awareness.

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