Tencent buys stake in UK fintech Previse
Tencent Holdings, the Chinese tech giant, has taken a stake in Previse, adding to its list of investments in British fintechs.
An arm of Tencent is leading a Series B funding round that will raise just over £10m, according to Sky News, which will value the company at around £65m.
The round would add to the fintech startup’s raise of $11m in 2020 led by Reffknot Investments and Mastercard, which brought its total raised to $21.8m.
Run by co-founder and CEO Paul Christensen, the company focuses on helping suppliers get faster payments.
The London-based financial services and technology company says its aim is to “turbo-charge B2B commerce by using buyer/supplier trading data”.
Tencent, which owns China’s biggest messaging app WeChat, has made a series of investments in British and European fintechs over the past 18 months.
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Source: Tencent buys stake in UK fintech Previse – AltFi