By Oliver Smith on Tuesday 15 June 2021
Maximilian Tayenthal and Raffael Johnen are among the investors.
Paris-based fintech Upflow, which helps businesses manage their unpaid invoices, has raised $15m with the help of some familiar faces.
Upflow CEO Alexandre Louisy said that the cash would be used to accelerate the business’s product development as well as opening a new New York office and tripling the team’s headcount.
“There is a common misconception that 'late payments' are only a symptom of big companies holding smaller vendors to long payment cycles,” said Louisy.
“Upflow sees it differently: late payments are a tech problem, as B2B payments haven't changed for decades."
He added that the business had reached breakeven before the fundraise, handling more than $200m worth of invoices a month for over 1.5m transacting companies.
Upflow’s core feature is tracking unpaid invoices and automating follow-up actions like scheduling chasing of payments and operating a simple payment gateway.
“We provide a solution that adds connectivity and clarity to a company's payment and invoicing stack. Where systems were previously closed and disconnected, Upflow's platform enables smooth and clear processes.”