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Monzo secures additional $190m funding from new and existing investors

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  • Funding Round Details:
    • Monzo, the UK-based digital challenger bank, has secured an additional $190 million in its latest round of funding.
    • The funding round was supported by new investor Hedosophia, a UK-based VC firm, along with existing investors such as CapitalG, the independent growth fund of Google’s parent company Alphabet.
  • Valuation and Momentum:
    • With this latest funding, Monzo’s post-money valuation has now surpassed $5.2 billion.
    • Monzo’s CEO, TS Anil, sees the additional funding as a testament to the momentum and strength of their business model, suggesting that the best is yet to come for the company.
  • Utilization of Funds:
    • Monzo plans to utilize the new funds to support its ongoing growth initiatives.
    • The company has recently launched new products such as instant access savings accounts, a retail investment service, cashback rewards, a mortgage tracker, and a call status fraud prevention tool.
  • Customer Base and Revenue:
    • Monzo currently serves more than 9 million retail customers, which marks a growth of 2 million from 2022’s figures, and over 400,000 business customers.
    • The growth in customer base supported Monzo’s shift into profitability in March 2023.
    • According to its latest financial statement, Monzo secured revenues of approximately $450 million in 2023.
  • Expansion into the US Market:
    • The new funds are expected to support Monzo’s renewed push to tap into the US market.
    • Conor Walsh, former head of global product at Square’s mobile payment service Cash App, was hired as Monzo’s new US CEO in October last year, indicating the company’s focus on expanding its presence in the US.

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