Agora Data Reveals $400 Million In New Funding Capacity Raised

By Amit Chowdhry • Mar 19, 2024

Agora Data, a fintech company that aims to enable any car dealer to be a finance company by offering technology, capital, guidance, predictable loan performance, and analytics, started this year by successfully closing multiple company financial milestones.

In three transactions that closed this year, Agora added nearly $200 million in new funding capacity from numerous new and repeat equity investors, a revolving asset-backed credit facility provided by a large global money center bank, and a new corporate debt facility set up by Phoenix Merchant Partners. Combined with additional transactions that closed late last year, these capital raises and commitments result in $400 million in funding capacity to support Agora’s dealer partners.

Agora utilizes advanced AI modeling and unique structures to provide capital for a turnkey captive finance company, enabling multi-point dealerships to benefit from financing revenue by setting up their own captive finance companies. This is similar to large national dealer groups.

Agora’s capital program does not change a dealership’s finance and insurance (F&I) process, making it easier to add significant income to its bottom line.


“To match our growing demand, we increased capital capacity to help independent and franchise auto dealers become their own captive finance companies. Auto dealers can benefit from our program by keeping customers in their ecosystem and increasing their bottom-line revenue without changing processes. These most recent initiatives were accomplished through incredible teamwork in an astonishingly short time. As a result of the efforts between Agora and our partners, Agora is now extremely well positioned to support our dealers.”

– Chris Hawke, CFO of Agora

“Agora continues to raise the bar in its offerings, and we are pleased to provide this credit facility to help diversify its funding capacity to better serve the auto industry at a time when other companies are pulling back. Agora’s cutting-edge business model and growth trajectory is remarkable, validating its mission to provide much needed capacity to any multi-point auto dealer that wants to be its own captive finance company and grow their non-prime portfolio, and we believe there is significant runway to enhance the company’s reach and accelerate its growth.”

– Art Mbanefo, Phoenix Founder, CEO and CIO