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New Investment in Zafin to Drive Innovation in Financial Services

Financial services software provider Zafin picked up $17.2 million in funding this week. The Series B round, led by Accenture Ventures, Beedie Capital, and Vistara Capital Partners, takes the company’s total financing to more than $47 million, and follows Zafin’s partial acquisition and strategic alliance between the company and Accenture announced in December.

In a statement, the company said the funding will help it “fully execute” its business plans, including expanding market share worldwide. Zafin founder and Group CEO Al Karim highlighted four areas – open banking, core transformation, AI, and machine learning – where he believed the company and its investment partners can deliver value.

Zafin’s technology powers strategic pricing, product, and customer strategies to help FIs increase profitability, deliver more personalized services and solutions, and compete more effectively. Alan McIntyre, head of Accenture’s global banking practice, praised Zafin’s offerings, noting how the company helped “financial institutions to improve pricing, personalization, and product make-up without having to replace their legacy systems.” McIntyre said this was especially important “for many of those not among the top ten players in the market.”

Vistara Capital Partners founder and managing partner Randy Garg was impressed by the company’s traction. “Zafin’s innovative solutions have become increasingly known amongst global banks as the sector continues to go through its technologically driven evolution,” Garg said. “Over the past several years of our involvement, it has been very satisfying to see the levels of adoption taking place with many of the world’s most discerning bank customers.”

Zafin demonstrated its miRevenue Enterprise Banking platform at FinovateFall 2017. The company was recognized by Deloitte as one of the fastest growing companies in Canada in 2016, and today has more than 40 global banking customers in the U.S., Canada, Europe, and Asia. Zafin was founded in 2002, and is based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.