Brex and Barclays Investment Bank Sign $100M Debt Capital Raise
Funding Will Fuel Brex’s Continued Expansion in B2B Financial Services
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - April 16, 2019 - Brex, the first corporate card for startups, and Barclays Investment Bank, today announced a $100 million debt capital raise to help power the next phase of Brex’s growth. The capital comes in the form of a warehouse line of credit, which is backed by Brex’s corporate charge card receivables. With the financial support from Barclays, Brex will continue to scale its corporate offerings to different business verticals and evolve to meet the needs of its growing clients.
Recently, the company has made significant enhancements to its financial and capital markets infrastructure including software upgrades and strategic financial hires from SoFi, PwC and Kraft Heinz.
“We are innovating at a rapid pace, and our partnership with Barclays allows us to continue to support our growth financially,” said Henrique Dubugras, co-founder and CEO of Brex. “We will continue to expand the Brex platform by harmonizing our impactful technology with financial expertise and regulatory compliance.”
By reimagining underwriting, Brex made it possible for ambitious entrepreneurs – in the technology and ecommerce markets alike – to get access to a corporate card both quickly and easily. With Brex, companies can get a credit card with no personal guarantees, have higher credit limits, greater transparency, and instant approvals. Powered by the Mastercard network, with best-in-class fraud protection, Brex offers personalized rewards and travel programs that better fit the needs of today’s businesses.
“A financing of this size and structure is a significant milestone for any company and reflects a meaningful maturity level of Brex's balance sheet, management and business model. Given the company’s existing customer momentum and new capital position, I anticipate even more successes as Brex tackles some exciting new customer verticals,” said Frank D. Yeary, former Global Head of M&A at Citigroup and Vice Chancellor of the University of California, Berkeley.
“Partnering with high-growth fintech companies like Brex is core to our strategy,” said Martin Attea, MD, Head of Securitized Products Origination at Barclays. “We are excited to see the continued growth at Brex and look forward to assisting them in offering high quality and cutting-edge solutions to their rapidly expanding customer base.”
To date, Brex has raised $215 million in equity financing from Y Combinator Continuity, Ribbit Capital, Greenoaks Capital, DST Global, IVP, Peter Thiel and Max Levchin.
Barclays is a transatlantic consumer and wholesale bank offering products and services across personal, corporate and investment banking, credit cards and wealth management, with a strong presence in our two home markets of the UK and the US.
With over 325 years of history and expertise in banking, Barclays operates in over 40 countries and employs 83,500 people. Barclays moves, lends, invests and protects money for customers and clients worldwide.
For further information about Barclays, please visit www.home.barclays
Brex is transforming B2B payments by creating corporate cards, rewards, and travel programs that are tailored to specific industries. In 2018 Brex launched the first corporate card and rewards program specifically designed for startups. By rebuilding the credit card tech stack from the ground up, Brex is able to reimagine every aspect of corporate cards, including underwriting, transparency and approvals, to create a radically better experience for customers. Brex has raised $215M in funding and is backed by Y Combinator Continuity, Peter Thiel, Max Levchin and more. The company’s headquarters are in San Francisco.
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