UK fintech funding round-up: Caura, Themis and Keyzy
This week’s handy Friday funding round-up includes three UK-based fintech start-ups – Caura, Themis and Keyzy.
Caura, an all-in-one car management app for UK drivers, has received £4 million in funding from Lloyds Banking Group.
Caura’s mobile app brings together all driving-related payments in one place with the aim of taking the hassle out of car ownership.
Car owners can manage their car insurance, MOT, vehicle tax, tolls and city charges within the app.
The funding from Lloyds Banking Group will enable Caura to support the development of new and existing products and services for both consumers and businesses including vehicle maintenance and UK-wide parking for both iOS and Android apps.
The investment marks Lloyds Banking Group’s third fintech investment.
UK-based digital financial crime platform Themis has raised £3.1 million in its pre-Series A funding round at a valuation of £15.4 million.
Themis had previously raised £1.67 million in its seed round in 2021.
Launched in 2020, Themis uses artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) along with data, research and intelligence to detect potential links to financial crime.
Its anti-money laundering (AML) software solutions include screening, know your customer (KYC) onboarding, risk mapping, enhanced due diligence and automated monitoring.
London-based real estate fintech Keyzy has secured £3 million in seed funding.
Axeleo Capital and Outward VC co-led the funding round. Seed X also participated in the capital raise alongside existing investors Global Founders Capital and ActivumSG Ventures.
The money will be used to accelerate its purchase of homes and the development of its technology platform, enabling more of its target group of key workers and young professionals to join the property ladder for the first time.
“This funding round allows us to accelerate home purchases and meet the surging demand from 1,000 applicants and more than 3,000 who signed up to our pre-launch waitlist,” says Simon Groll, co-founder of Keyzy.