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Tuum raises €25M to expand in DACH, Southern Europe, and the Middle East

Myles Bertrand, CEO of Tuum, announced the expansion of their reach with Series B funding. Photo: Tuum

Tuum, a Tallin-based next-generation core banking provider raised €25 million, in a series B financing round led by CommerzVentures, with participation from Speedinvest alongside existing investors. 

Tuum has expanded rapidly since signing its first client partnership in February 2019, working with banks to ease their digital transition onto cheaper, flexible systems that can free them up to develop new products and enter new verticals. The company now boasts a customer base across 10 countries, with a pronounced presence in the UK, and Nordics. Over the last three years, Tuum‘s revenues have soared, demonstrating a compound annual growth rate of over 250%.

Andreas Kitter, co-CEO of LHV UK, a Banking-as-a-Service provider working with over 200 fintechs, commented: “Bank executives are put off doing core replacements because of the costs and risks involved. With Tuum, we migrated millions of customer accounts in 2 months. We are now running a state-of-the-art core system with a small team and spending 75% of our IT budget on innovation.”

The fresh infusion of capital will bolster Tuum’s international presence, allowing it to target new territories in the DACH region, Southern Europe, and the Middle East, where it is opening a new office. The company plans to enhance its direct sales and marketing operations, while also fortifying its partner channel with key managed service relationships to amplify sales reach and implementation scalability.

With this Series B funding, we’re not just expanding our reach: we’re redefining the very essence of core banking for a digital-first future. Myles Bertrand, Tuum CEO

The fundraiser will also be used to deepen Tuum’s key competitive differentiators. The company will increase investment into its “smart migration” capabilities, which are making complex core migrations possible in as little as two months. Further investments will refine Tuum’s ‘Business Builder’, a platform designed for significant customisation through configuration, providing a compelling alternative to the generic ‘one size fits all’ or ‘toolbox’ approaches of other cloud-native cores. Finally, Tuum will invest funds into expanding its comprehensive suite of modules and rich functionality, which currently include accounts, lending, payments, and card services, catering to both the corporate and banking sectors.

“I joined Tuum in the summer of last year because I saw the gap in the market for its proposition. Everyone knows that banks need to replace their aging core banking systems if they are going to successfully adapt their business models for digital banking. However, no core banking vendor has to date made core migration simple and predictable, which is what Tuum is now doing through a combination of smart migrations, a modular and functionality rich core, massive extensibility, and a broad ecosystem of partners. With this Series B funding, we’re not just expanding our reach: we’re redefining the very essence of core banking for a digital-first future,” commented the fundraise, Myles Bertrand, CEO of Tuum.

Heiko Schwender, Managing Partner at CommerzVentures, added: “At CommerzVentures, we have been following and investing in the core banking market for a long time. While it’s hard to break into, this is a huge, highly attractive space, with over $15bn in annual spending. Tuum’s standout modular approach is particularly suited to today’s ever-changing environment, offering a mature, yet flexible solution to a real pain point. Tier 2 to 5 banks around the world will have to replace their ageing core systems smoothly and cost-effectively. Tuum has developed an impressively mature and differentiated offering that can help them do just this. We are delighted to be leading this series B and we look forward to working with the Tuum team to help realise the company’s massive potential.”

GOOD TO KNOW

Tuum offers a modular banking system

  • Tuum is a leading API-first and modular core banking technology provider, backed by prominent investors Portage, Blackfin, and karma.vc.
  • Its cloud-native, cloud-agnostic and highly configurable platform enables financial institutions and any other company to effortlessly launch customer-centric financial solutions, including accounts, payments, lending, cards and more. Tuum’s microservices-based architecture and modularity provide clients with the flexibility to choose, implement, and pay only for the specific capabilities they require.
  • Since its founding in 2019, the company has expanded its customer base throughout Europe and is located in Tallinn, Barcelona, and London.

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