TrueLayer - an Open Banking API platform

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TrueLayer is a London-based technology company[1], founded[2] in 2016 by founder and CEO Francesco Simoneschi, and co-founder and CTO Luca Martinetti. The company is focused in developing Open Banking APIs (B2B2C) that startups and large companies partner with to operate within the Open Banking regulation. TrueLayer is headquartered in London, with operations in England, Ireland, Scotland, across Europe[3] and Australia[4][5]. The company is lead by Francesco, Luca and the COO and CCO Shefali Roy, and it is currently sized between 70-150 employees. The startup has raised in total US$46,8 million in 4 rounds (Series C) and it is classified as a Late Stage Venture.[6].

Products offered[edit]

The company’s API platform currently offers a Data API (AIS) and a Payments API (PIS)[7][8]

Investors and Funding[edit]

The company has raised US$46.8 million.[9]

Seed: In 2017, US$1.3 million led by Connect Ventures.

Series A: In 2017, US$3 million led by Anthemis Group.[10]

Series B: In 2018, US$7.5 million led by Northzone.

Series C: In 2019, US$35 million led by Tencent Holdings and Temasek[11][12].

Regulatory Compliance and Licenses[edit]

In 2017 TrueLayer[13] became one of the first UK companies to be authorised and registered[14] as a payment institution by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to provide account information (AIS) and payment initiation services (PIS) under Open Banking and PSD2 directory.[15]




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