Embedded Payments Leader Infinicept Raises $23M to Accelerate Software-led Payments

Infinicept, a leading provider of embedded payments, today announced a $23M growth equity round led by SVB Financial Group (SVB), the financial partner of the innovation economy and parent of Silicon Valley Bank, and Piper Sandler Merchant Banking, with participation from existing investors, including MissionOG. The new capital will help the company to further innovate, grow and meet rising demand for its embedded payment operations (PayOps™) platform.

“The future of embedded payments includes beautiful PayOps software replacing the antiquated operations infrastructure in place today,” Todd Ablowitz, co-founder and co-CEO at Infinicept.. “We see an open, inclusive landscape free from stifling vendor lock-in where we can foster a new era of payments innovation. This investment allows Infinicept to build on our proven track record, extending our lead so we can help our customers accelerate their embedded payments journey.”

Infinicept has seen rapid growth since its last round of funding in 2020. The company’s annual payments volume has increased by more than 1,400% annually. The company’s expanding customer base includes a wide range of innovative organizations such as Fullsteam, a rapidly expanding SaaS platform acquirer and payments company; Payroc, a high-growth, merchant acquirer, processor, and payment facilitation company; and Squire, a booking and payment platform that connects people with barbershops.

The new funding will be used to amplify Infinicept’s product innovation, fuel customer success and drive market expansion. Infinicept plans to also invest in embedded finance capabilities, which will allow its customers to provide more value to their customers and increase financial inclusion for small and medium-sized merchants.

“Our robust platform and growing network of partners allows our customers to offer an exceptional experience tailored to their needs and future expectations,” Deana Rich is Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Infinicept.. “The new funding allows us to empower more organizations to benefit from our superior industry thought leadership and robust PayOps solutions. The Infinicept expansion enables our partners to innovate and scale on their terms, for their customers.”

Pursuing Infinicept’s mission to enable the transformation to software-led payments requires an open platform with maximum choice and flexibility of payment providers. Infinicept has developed partnerships and/or integrated relationships with industry leaders like Adyen. Discover. Fiserv. Handpoint Technologies. LexisNexis. Mastercard. Payroc. Silicon Valley Bank.

“Embedded payments and embedded finance represent an enormous market opportunity for our fast-growing clients, from vertical software-as-a-service companies to B2B payments and fintech companies. Silicon Valley Bank works with a variety of technology partners to bring cutting-edge solutions to our clients to help them build and offer their own payments services leveraging our payments infrastructure,” Kathleen Pierce-Gilmore, Head Global Payments at Silicon Valley Bank. “We are impressed with Infinicept’s growth, industry expertise and technology platform. We look forward to being a part of Infinicept’s next phase of growth and are excited to add them to the growing list of partners we work with to serve our clients’ embedded payments needs.”

Infinicept assists its customers to transition to the new era in software-led payments. The PayOps software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform allows payments companies, software providers and financial institutions to scale their payments operations and have total ownership of their payments strategy. Infinicept is a global leader in providing tools and services that support embedded payments for companies across the entire payments system. This includes payment facilitators.

“Infinicept’s SaaS platform creates a natural point of leverage for vertical software providers and payments companies, enabling them to better serve their customers, build valuable revenue streams and control their payments strategy. These capabilities create a meaningful competitive advantage in today’s dynamic market,” Bob Rinek, Piper Sandler Merchant Banking’s Managing Director. “We look forward to supporting the Infinicept team as it builds momentum and demand for its embedded payments platform in the marketplace.”

Infinicept provides services to over 300 software companies, either directly or through our banks and payments customers. Infinicept plays a key role in embedded finance markets that are expected to grow to $585 billion by 2030.

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