Supply chain finance company Tradeshift has raised more than $200 million in combined equity and debt funding. The San Francisco, California-based firm, which made its Finovate debut in 2012 at FinovateEurope, now has an estimated valuation of $2 billion according to Reuters. Tradeshift CEO and founder Christian Lanng, who did not confirm the valuation with Reuters, did tell the company that the new funding will help Tradeshift “refinance parts of our balance sheet focusing us on long term continued growth.”
The investment featured participation from Koch Industries, IDC Ventures, LUN Partners, Private Shares, and Fuel Capital. According to Crunchbase, the investment gives Tradeshift more than $1 billion in equity funding.
Founded in 2010, Tradeshift has become a leading B2B e-invoicing and accounts payable automation company. With more than 1.5 million companies connected on its platform, Tradeshift has processed more than $1 trillion in cumulative value since inception, a figure that has doubled in two years. The company’s offerings include its B2B marketplace for e-procurement Tradeshift Buy, its automated accounts payable platformTradeshift Pay, a supplier analytics solution Tradeshift Engage, early payment option Tradeshift Cash, and its virtual credit card offering Tradeshift Go.
By hosting all of these features on a single trade technology platform, Tradeshift enables businesses to transition from being “future proof” to “future flexible,” and to scale their operations virtually without limit. An early adherent of the value of embedded technologies, Tradeshift empowers companies to “continually digitize” their supply chain and take advantage of a dynamic, digital network of connected buyers and sellers.
“Embedding financial services directly into our product unclogs the flow of working capital across supply chains, eliminating a significant pressure point in the buyer-suppliers relationship,” Lanng explained. “As one of the first companies to recognize the potential for embedded finance in SaaS, we have been betting on the convergence of Fintech and SaaS products for awhile. We’ve built the technology and distribution channels to capitalize on what is now one of the defining trends in our industry.”
Named to Fast Company’s list of the World’s Most Innovative Companies for 2020, Tradeshift launched its cross-border e-invoicing solution last month, reducing friction in cross-border transaction flows for companies doing business in China. In October, the company announced that its Tradeshift Go virtual credit card solution was on track to process $2.5 billion in charge volume in 2021, a 6x increase over 2020. Tradeshift has forged partnerships this year with the Danish Export Credit Agency, trade and supply chain financing platform Raindew Trade, and Qatar-based Gulf Warehousing Company (GWC).