Rho Technologies Raises $15M Series A & Introduces Accounts Payable to Rho Business Banking
Rho Technologies, the NYC-based fintech behind Rho Business Banking, today announced that it has raised a $15 million Series A round led by M13 Ventures with participation from Torch Capital, Inspired Capital and Rogue Capital alongside seasoned operators & angel investors Michael Vaughan, Stephen Sikes, Josh Stech and Eric Kinariwala. The company will use the proceeds to further expand their team-oriented commercial banking platform, starting with today's launch of their integrated accounts payable platform.
"Rho Business Banking is dedicated to empowering the teams that run today's growing companies," said Everett Cook, CEO & Co-Founder of Rho Technologies. "We've developed the modern commercial banking platform built around the way companies operate today: distributed, team-oriented, transparent and built for scale. AP is the next step on our mission to help teams work better together with money."
"We knew the team had product market fit when we discovered that several of our portfolio companies which span different sectors and sizes chose Rho Business Banking. We believe there is an opportunity to build a powerful brand in business banking that treats the enterprise - and specifically the CFO - as a consumer, and they have done that with a fully integrated product that makes managing a business much easier," said Latif Peracha, General Partner at M13 and board member at Rho Technologies.
The company's accounts payable product expands on the core banking platform, by enabling companies to run full accounts payable lifecycles right within Rho Business Banking. Clients are now able to take advantage of full accounts payable automation - meaning invoices are uploaded, approved, coded, and paid - all within Rho Business Banking. Companies no longer need another payables solution in addition to their bank account. Vendors get paid on-time, accounting is more precise, and controls are safer than ever - all while saving thousands of dollars annually on payment and service fees.
The platform has become the first-choice for high-growth companies, and as of December 2020 is handling over $1.9 billion per year in annualized transaction volume for its clients, representing growth of over 15x in 2020. Rho's expanding customer base underscores the traction its business model is gaining by uniquely combining modern business banking tools with individually assigned account managers.
"Having built and scaled multiple businesses, I'd always found that commercial banking was a major point of friction. Today's companies expect and deserve a modern solution," said Alex Wheldon, Co-Founder of Rho Technologies. "Rho Business Banking is empowering the whole organization to work better together by removing the silos and bottlenecks associated with finance, while allowing companies to maintain safety and control."
The company was founded by former Point72 and Deutsche Bank alum Everett Cook and British-Canadian serial entrepreneur Alex Wheldon. With backgrounds in both finance and operations, they understood how badly fragmented and outdated current commercial finance solutions and tools were relative to the rest of today's enterprise software. The Rho Business Banking platform approach consists of a single solution that encompasses both collaborative finance software and commercial-grade banking, which together help businesses save time, money, and effort as they grow. Clients are all supported by its team of business bankers and capital markets professionals.
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