Global Digital Trading Technology Company DriveWealth Raises $56.7 Million

By Noah Long ● October 27, 2020
  • DriveWealth — a U.S.-based leader in global digital trading technology — announced it has raised a $56.7 million Series C round of funding. These are the details.

DriveWealth — a U.S.-based leader in global digital trading technology — announced it has raised a $56.7 million Series C round of funding to build up its current technology stack, make strategic acquisitions, and scale its business. This round of funding was led by Point72 Ventures with participating investment from Raptor Group, SBI Holdings, Inc. and Route 66 Ventures, LLC. And DriveWealth also welcomed two new investors: Mouro Capital and Fidelity International Strategic Ventures.

And DriveWealth also added new members to its Board of Directors: Peter Monaco from Raptor Group, Pat Wilson from Route 66, Yukiko Roberts from SBI, and Donato Cuttone from Cuttone & Company.

DriveWealth’s API-based brokerage infrastructure is designed for modernizing financial services for the digital age. And DriveWealth’s technology allows its partners to deliver embedded investment experiences — including DriveWealth’s real time dollar-based investing capabilities — directly on their own mobile applications. Plus the company enables global partners, including online brokers, digital advisors and mobile online financial services companies to seamlessly access the U.S. securities market.

Currently, DriveWealth works with a number of fintechs, including Hatch, Revolut, Stake, and Moneylion to offer access to the U.S. equities market to millions of retail investors in 153 countries. And in the last 12 months, DriveWealth has expanded into the HSA space and partnered with Access Softek to bring its offering to community banks and credit unions.

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“DriveWealth saw its partners open more accounts in 2Q than E*Trade, Schwab and TD Ameritrade combined, and 3Q saw a 33% increase over 2Q. This type of activity speaks to the power of making it simple for consumers to start investing immediately. The new funding from our great investors will only help us improve our technology capabilities to democratize investing.”

— DriveWealth Founder and CEO Bob Cortright

“We are excited to support DriveWealth in its dominance of brokerage as an embedded finance capability for both fintechs and incumbents alike. We believe that the company is well-positioned to further expand both its product offerings and partnerships and increase access to investment opportunities for people around the world.”

— Alokik Advani, Managing Partner at Fidelity International Strategic Ventures

“We’re really proud to be backing Bob and the DriveWealth team on the next stage of their growth journey. Brokerage is a complex, heavily regulated industry that has historically been hindered by legacy technology and product constraints. But a new generation of investors are expecting something different and better, and we believe DriveWealth will be the infrastructure that helps enable this globally. They have a unique, brilliant combination of deep brokerage experience and a high-quality developer-first platform which is powering some of the fastest growing investment propositions around the world.”

— Matt Ford, Partner at Mouro Capital

“As incumbent and new financial services providers look to offer new products and better serve their customers, companies like DriveWealth will play a critical role in supplying the infrastructure that these firms need to innovate. We’re excited to continue to support DriveWealth in their efforts to help give more consumers access to investing tools.”

— Tripp Shriner, Partner at Point72 Ventures