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Panax Offers AI-powered Cash Flow Management Platform, Secures $15M to Scale and Meet Rapidly Growing Global Demand

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In the face of economic uncertainty, next-gen treasury automation solution empowers finance teams to fortify business resilience

NEW YORK, May 8, 2024-- Amid high-interest rates and cash uncertainty, finance teams are struggling to proactively manage complex cash flow, liquidity and financial risks. Panax offers an AI-driven cash flow management platform that empowers mid-market and large companies with complex treasury management needs to gain control and sustainability and optimize liquidity.

Finance teams are challenged with managing numerous bank accounts, fintech solutions, locations, currencies and entities. Panax solves all of these problems, giving companies real-time access to cash positions and critical insights by consolidating data directly from banks and ERP systems into a unified platform.

Panax's customers report saving $100K+ a year on interest payments through enhanced cash control, while others experience a 15-20% increase in cash invested in interest-bearing accounts. Before automation, unlocking these improvements required countless hours of manual data gathering and analysis, but with it, customers actually report saving 15-30 hours per week on work.

“The automated data collection and analysis, and proactive alerts helped us automate our cash policies. This saves us not only money, but also many hours of manual work that we can now spend on more strategic activities,” said Mackenzie Moore, VP of Finance at Oddity, a publicly traded company in the U.S.

As legacy treasury management systems cater mainly to well-resourced, large treasury teams, lean finance teams need simpler, more accessible solutions. Panax is addressing this gap by integrating Open Banking and GenAI technologies to streamline and automate financial processes. Gartner identified financial forecasting as the top use case for AI in corporate finance. In addition to improving forecasting, Panax utilizes AI to add other powerful capabilities including transaction categorization, proactive reporting and trends analysis, all leading to increased operational efficiency.

Panax is gaining rapid traction in the market, doubling its number of customers in the first quarter of 2024. With fresh funding from Team8 and TLV Partners, Panax has raised $15 million to date. The funds will be used to further accelerate this growth by scaling sales and support teams to meet the high market demand for its cutting-edge, next-gen treasury management solutions, expand its U.S. presence with a New York City office and increase its product development resources.

Panax was founded by Noam Mills, CEO; Sefi Itzkovich, CTO; and Niv Yaar, CBO. What sets Panax apart is that the founding team and leadership experienced these problems firsthand in their previous roles as finance professionals in operating companies and PEs. When they could not find any good solution, they decided to build one.

“In our previous roles, we couldn’t ignore the struggle of finance teams in companies with complex treasury operations,” said Panax CEO Noam Mills. “The more a company grows, the more complex it gets, working across many entities and regions and juggling many bank accounts and currencies. That always results in poor cash flow visibility, outdated or faulty data and a general lack of control. You are constantly bouncing between cash flow issues and suboptimal liquidity allocation. That’s why we created Panax.”

Hadar Siterman Norris, a partner at Team8 and former leader at Mastercard, said, "In finance's evolving landscape, the CFO role now demands strategic foresight, driving our pursuit of innovative tools. Noam, Niv and Sefi's profound grasp of CFO needs, tech expertise and ambitious vision for delivering value to mid- and large-scale enterprises impressed us. With Panax poised to lead, we see immense potential to revolutionize the CFO tools and technology."

The investment from Team8 Capital not only fuels Panax's growth but also affirms its dedication to security and compliance. Panax has met Team8’s rigorous security due diligence standards, emphasizing the platform’s reliability and robust security measures.

Yonatan Mandelbaum, a partner at TLV Partners who led the previous funding round and participated in the A round, said, “Panax has an ambitious goal to become the operating system and orchestration layer for finance teams who play a more important role than ever in the success of their businesses.” He also agrees the leadership team sets Panax apart from the rest. “Since first meeting Noam, Niv and Sefi, it was clear that their backgrounds as both finance leaders and technical leaders uniquely positioned them to build this company,” he said.

Learn more about Panax’s AI-driven liquidity management solution on the web or book a demonstration to see it in action.

About Panax

Panax empowers mid-market and large companies to gain full visibility and control over their cash operations and to optimize their liquidity by leveraging AI-driven automation and insights. From a single platform that centralizes, automates and streamlines all treasury analysis and processes, Panax is revolutionizing treasury and cash flow management. Finance teams get all the information and insights they need to control their cash flows and make optimal decisions that transform the finance function into a significant revenue generator for the organization. Visit us on LinkedIn.

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Business Contact:
Yonatan Shelach
VP Marketing
yonatan.s@thepanax.com
thepanax.com

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Deb Montner
Montner Tech PR
dmontner@montner.com

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