UPDATED 12:36 EST / JULY 08 2019

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Soldo raises $61M to centralize expense management for companies

Soldo Financial Services Ltd., a British startup working to streamline companies’ expense management workflows, today announced that it has raised a $61 million funding round led by Battery Ventures and Dawn Capital.

The investment marks the third time Soldo has raised outside capital. Accel and Connect Ventures, which led the startup’s previous $11 million raise in 2017, contributed as well, along with Silicon Valley Bank.

Soldo operates a cloud-based expense management platform used by more than 40,000 organizations worldwide. It enables companies to set up business spending accounts, issue prepaid cards to employees and control purchases through a centralized dashboard. 

Managers can create so-called “expense center” accounts for departmental purchases, such  subscriptions to a cloud service used by the entire team. Soldo also make it possible to create budgets and issue cards to individual employees, which is the area where the startup promises to save the most time for companies.

Soldo centralizes several different tasks in one management console. The accounting department can set a custom budget for each employee, configure recurring transfers to automatically top up their account when they’re running low and define spending rules. Soldo makes it possible to place purchase caps on specific items such as travel fares or subscriptions.

The platform also includes a set of security controls for protecting company finances. Soldo provides the ability to disable cards remotely if they’re reported stolen, limit their use to specific geographic regions and turn off certain payment features if necessary.

The new capital will enable the startup to accelerate its expansion plans. Chief Executive Officer Carlo Gualandri told TechCrunch that Soldo could become profitable in a year or two if that would be the priority, but the current focus is driving growth. The startup intends to more than double its workforce over the next 12 months and in the process expand to more international markets, as well as add more features to its platform.

Soldo has raised more than $82 million in funding to date.

Photo: Soldo

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