Fintech’s latest unicorn: Who is PPRO?
Founded in 2006 and based in London, UK, PPRO is dedicated to facilitating consumers’ preferred local payment methods via an integrated platform.
The company has also become a noticeably attractive prospect for investors; approximately six months ago in August 2020, it announced the closure of a $50m funding round. Both instances featured as a named investor.
Integrating payments on a single platform
Flexible, scaleable and engineered in-house to meet the company’s high quality standards, its solutions are backed up by a 24/7 TechOps team and suite of dedicated services that perform the “heavy lifting” for the client. The full list of its capabilities includes:
- Reconciliation and reporting
- Actionable advice
Achieving milestones and customer growth
In another display of fintech prospering even under the duress of COVID-19, PPRO’s Q4 transaction volume in 2020 represented a 100% year-on-year increase. It also managed to grow its global team by 60% over 12 months and expand into new territories, such as Singapore and Indonesia. The $180m fund injection will fuel the continuation of this work.
Simon Black, CEO, commented: “I am very proud of what the PPRO team has accomplished. Beyond securing the support of such prestigious investors and achieving a milestone valuation, we’ve enabled our customers to grow at record numbers during what has been a tough time for many.
“Our unique local payments infrastructure empowers our customers to quickly increase their global footprint. This investment will help us deliver the highest performance possible for companies leading the global payments industry.”
Image source: PPRO