- Lithic — a card issuing platform for developers — announced it raised $60 million in Series C funding. These are the details.
This round of funding was led by Stripes with participation from Bessemer Venture Partners, Index Ventures, Exor, Rainfall, Tusk Venture Partners, and Commerce Ventures. And the new round of funding comes on the heels of its May 2021 Series B when Lithic also officially launched its API developer platform.
Launched 2 months ago, Lithic created the first modern API platform for developers at startups and enterprises alike for quickly launch new debit and credit card programs. And while issuing payment cards has historically been an archaic and expensive process for startups and enterprises looking to build new financial products, Lithic’s self-serve platform removes key pain points for companies by allowing developers to optimize back-office operations and avoid the unnecessary administrative burden.
Lithic has undergone rapid growth as leading startups and large enterprises across various sectors are increasingly turning to its API developer platform to create configurable cards and approve transactions in real-time. And Lithic has reached a number of milestones this year, including surpassing $1 billion in annual processing volume and 4x growth on its API developer platform in just the past 8 months.
As Lithic is continuing to grow, the new round of funding will help the team scale and meet the demand for its developer platform. And the funding will also support Lithic as the team looks towards expanding the platform through strategic acquisitions to enhance the product and its core offerings.
“Since launching the Lithic brand only 2 months ago, the demand for our API platform has only continued to grow. Card issuing is undergoing a renaissance similar to what card acquiring underwent a decade ago. By building accessible infrastructure and lowering the barrier to entry for developers and startups to create credit and debit cards, we’re helping the next generation of companies to launch new financial services products faster and more cost effectively.”
— Bo Jiang, CEO and cofounder of Lithic
— Saagar Kulkarni, Partner at Stripes