A new investment of more than $10 million (€10 million) will help core banking technology provider Five Degrees focus on both product development and global expansion. The funding comes courtesy of new investor Karmijn Kapitaal and existing investors, 5Square and Velocity Capital.
Calling Karmijn Kapitaal “more than just a new shareholder,” Five Degrees CEO Martijn Hohmann said the investment was a “sign of trust in our belief that delivering top technology is about people and creating an environment that is about unconventional thinking brought to perfection.” Karmijn Kapitaal partner Hadewych Cels added that the investment in Five Degrees represented a “unique opportunity to broaden” his firm’s portfolio. “We see Five Degrees as a winner in FinTech,” Cels said.
Five Degrees’ Matrix digital banking platform provides retail and private banks with a fully automated solution that supports any product or channel via a web-based, mid-office environment connected to either the client’s legacy back-office or Matrix’s. The technology can be deployed in a variety of pre-set configurations ranging from retail and SME banking to micro finance. The Matrix platform was recently deployed by LeasePlan Bank.
Five Degrees demonstrated its back-office solution, Matrix Accounts, at FinovateEurope 2016. This past spring, Five Degrees was named to FintechCity’s Fintech50 2016 and won the Banking & IT category at the Dutch Fintech Awards. Last summer, Five Degrees announced the addition of new chief commercial officer, Peter-Jan van de Venn. Five degrees was founded in 2009 and is headquartered in Breukelen, The Netherlands.