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Untangled Finance secures $13.5m in equity funding from Fasanara Capital

The fintech is working to bring institutional-grade private credit onto the blockchain

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London-based fintech Untangled Finance has raised a $13.5m equity funding round, with Fasanara Capital leading the round.

Untangled is working to bring institutional-grade private credit, like invoices and SME loans, onto the blockchain.

By moving these assets on-chain via structured credit pools, they can then issue collateralised debt notes for investors to trade.

Fasanara is one of the largest investors in alternative credit, with over $4bn in assets under management and debt investments in everything from receivables financing to real estate.

“We see an upcoming merging of worlds, on one side, fintech lending which fills the gap in underserved SME and consumer markets and, on the other, the way values are being transferred within the new world of digital assets,” Francesco Filia, CEO and chief investment officer of Fasanara Capital said.

“We are looking forward to working with Untangled to engineer these entirely new financial rails so, for the first time, [we are] able to handle users at scale.”

By working with Fasanara as a strategic investor, Untangled will also have access to more than 130 asset originators across 60 countries, which will give the fintech a leg-up when trying to reach investors looking for an alternative method of accessing the market.

"Our partnership with Fasanara is a step towards developing reliable DeFi yield mechanisms, broadening the investment possibilities in crypto but also helping to mitigate its inherent volatilities, all while striving to make finance more accessible around the world,” Manrui Tang, Untangled Finance's co-founder said.

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