Accelerating Our Vision for Core Banking
We are thrilled to announce a significant milestone in Tuum’s journey: securing a EUR25m Series B investment, spearheaded by CommerzVentures and bolstered by Speedinvest, along with the continued support of our existing investors. This funding marks a pivotal chapter in our story, underpinning our dedication to spearhead a banking revolution with agile, expansive solutions.
Hear from CEO Myles Bertrand about the exciting news and plans for Tuum in the video and full press release below.
London, February 6, 2024 – Tuum, the leading next-generation core banking provider, today announces that it has raised EUR25m, in a series B financing round led by CommerzVentures, with participation from Speedinvest alongside existing investors.
Tuum has expanded rapidly since signing its first client partnership in February 2019, working with banks to ease their digital transition onto cheaper, flexible systems that can free them up to develop new products and enter new verticals. The company now boasts a customer base across 10 countries, with a pronounced presence in the UK, and Nordics. Over the last three years, Tuum’s revenues have soared, demonstrating a compound annual growth rate of over 250%.
Andreas Kitter, co-CEO of LHV UK, a Banking-as-a-Service provider working with over 200 fintechs, commented: “Bank executives are put off doing core replacements because of the costs and risks involved. With Tuum, we migrated millions of customers accounts in 2 months. We are now running a state-of-the-art core system with a small team and spending 75% of our IT budget on innovation.”
The fresh infusion of capital will bolster Tuum’s international presence, allowing it to target new territories in the DACH region, Southern Europe, and the Middle East, where it is opening a new office. The company plans to enhance its direct sales and marketing operations, while also fortifying its partner channel with key managed service relationships to amplify sales reach and implementation scalability.
The fundraise will also be used to deepen Tuum’s key competitive differentiators. The company will increase investment into its “smart migration” capabilities, which are making complex core migrations possible in as little as two months. Further investments will refine Tuum’s ‘Business Builder’, a platform designed for significant customization through configuration, providing a compelling alternative to the generic ‘one size fits all’ or ‘toolbox’ approaches of other cloud-native cores. Finally, Tuum will invest funds into expanding its comprehensive suite of modules and rich functionality, which currently include accounts, lending, payments, and card services, catering to both corporate and banking sectors.
Commenting on the fundraise, Myles Bertrand, CEO of Tuum, said: “I joined Tuum in the summer of last year because I saw the gap in the market for its proposition. Everyone knows that banks need to replace their aging core banking systems if they are going to successfully adapt their business models for digital banking. However, no core banking vendor has to date made core migration simple and predictable, which is what Tuum is now doing through a combination of smart migrations, a modular and functionality rich core, massive extensibility, and a broad ecosystem of partners.”
“With this Series B funding, we’re not just expanding our reach: we’re redefining the very essence of core banking for a digital-first future.”Myles Bertrand, Tuum CEO
Heiko Schwender, Managing Partner at CommerzVentures, added: “At CommerzVentures, we have been following and investing in the core banking market for a long time. While it’s hard to break into, this is a huge, highly attractive space, with over USD15bn in annual spending. Tuum’s standout modular approach is particularly suited to today’s ever-changing environment, offering a mature, yet flexible solution to a real pain point.
Tier 2 to 5 banks around the world will have to replace their aging core systems smoothly and cost-effectively. Tuum has developed an impressively mature and differentiated offering that can help them do just this. We are delighted to be leading this series B, and we look forward to working with the Tuum team to help realize the company’s massive potential.”
At Tuum, our mission is to allow banks to replace their legacy systems quickly and safely, to lower their maintenance spending and to open up new possibilities to adapt and prosper in the digital world;
in short, to set them free.
We employ a smart migration approach to help banks to move off their current systems. Using this approach, our clients go-live on average within 7 months.
Once live, our system enables banks to easily launch new products and open up new verticals. Offering more than core, Tuum allows banks to operate multiple business lines from a single system, including accounts, lending, payments and cards, as well as go further through access to a pre-configurated ecosystem of partner solutions.
Tuum also allows for business transformation. Our business builder gives banks the fine-grained settings to precisely configure their operating, sourcing and distribution models to launch unique models to capitalize on the possibilities of digitization.
Tuum. Core banking. Without limits.