Monetary wellbeing platform Blackbullion has at the moment introduced a £2.5m funding spherical to speed up monetary wellbeing for college students.
The brand new funding spherical will scale the platform’s progress, driving Blackbullion’s mission to simplify the advanced world of finance for younger folks, whereas connecting them with scholarships and extra funds whereas they research.
The oversubscribed spherical was led by Calyx Enterprise Fund with present buyers together with Lord Stanley Fink and MPA Schooling, additionally taking part; Blackbullion is the primary funding for MPA’s second fund.
Blackbullion’s platform is deployed by over 50 universities, schools, and better schooling organisations throughout the UK, Eire, New Zealand, Australia, and South Africa. Over 1.2 million college students have entry to the platform and 92% report elevated monetary confidence consequently. Up to now, Blackbullion’s college companions have awarded £10 million of funds to virtually 15,000 college students by way of their proprietary Funds Administration System.
Vivi Friedgut, founder and CEO of Blackbullion, mentioned, “We based Blackbullion to make monetary wellbeing accessible to all younger folks, by way of nice monetary schooling and higher, extra inclusive entry to funds.
“The present cost-of-living disaster makes this extra pressing than ever, as we proceed to create options actually specializing in college students’ particular monetary wants. We’re past excited to make this occur, with this new breed of operator-led buyers, as we head into our subsequent part of progress.”
The funding might be used to scale product improvement, funds-specific options in addition to an bold hiring plan. It can additionally help the combination of The Scholarship Hub additional into the Blackbullion platform, following its acquisition this spring.
Melody Lang, Founding Associate at MPA Schooling, feedback, “As we speak’s financial local weather means monetary schooling and wellness are extra pressing than ever; we couldn’t be prouder to launch MPA Schooling’s second fund with Blackbullion, to scale the platform at a worldwide degree. Congrats to Vivi for reaching this in what has been the hardest increase setting for years.”
Chris Donegan at The Calyx Enterprise Fund provides, “This was a possibility for us to put money into a fintech firm actually dedicated to taking up a serious international problem, driving monetary inclusion, by way of monetary schooling. Blackbullion has a robust enterprise mannequin, nice management and actual enterprise fundamentals which is why that is such an important proposition for us. We’re trying ahead to working with Vivi and her staff to assist make this mission occur sooner.”