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Arc Raises $20 Million Series A Led By Left Lane To Build The Digital Bank For Software Startups
Company to use new funding to expand its treasury and software products
• Series A funding round increases total capital raised to $181 million over the last 12 months, with $31 million in equity and a $150 million credit facility.
• Left Lane Capital led the Series A equity financing with participation from NFX, Y Combinator, Clocktower Technology Ventures, Torch Capital, and Atalaya as well as founders from Wayflyer, Plaid, Column, Chargebee, Vouch, and Jeeves, among others.
• Arc launched in January 2022 and graduated from Y Combinator in March 2022.
• The company has over 1,000 startups on its platform and has deployed tens of millions of dollars in non-dilutive funding to high-growth software startups.
SAN FRANCISCO, August 16, 2022-- Arc, the future of startup finance, today announced that it has closed a $20 million Series A financing round led by Left Lane Capital. Other investors include NFX, Y Combinator, Clocktower Technology Ventures, Torch Capital, Atalaya, Bain Capital Ventures, Soma, Alumni Ventures, and Dreamers VC, as well as the founders of Wayflyer, Plaid, Column, Chargebee, Vouch, and Jeeves. The company will use the new funding to accelerate its growth and expand the availability of its treasury and software products built to help startups access and manage capital while retaining equity. The company also announced that Dan Ahrens, Managing Partner at Left Lane Capital, will join its Board of Directors.
“We are building the #1 digital bank for software startups,” said Don Muir, Co-Founder and CEO of Arc. “For the first time, startups can tap into their future revenue to access capital without dilution, deposit those funds into an FDIC-eligible account, and leverage proprietary finance software to optimize growth. We’re thrilled to join forces with this talented group of investors who bring relevant experience transforming fintech and SaaS startups into market-leading platforms. This capital injection will help us build and scale Arc Treasury to meet the digital banking needs of a new generation of software-driven businesses.”
Arc was founded with the belief that premium startups deserve a premium non-dilutive and non-debt funding alternative, along with financial tools to scale faster on their terms. The company has seen significant momentum since its seed funding in January 2022, and today supports 1,000+ high-growth software startups on its platform.
“Arc is setting the industry standard with its innovative financial solutions that help early-stage companies secure, spend and save capital without having to give up equity,” said Dan Ahrens, Managing Partner at Left Lane Capital. “We’re confident that the Arc team has the leadership, vision and expertise to redefine the alternative financing category and help startups grow sustainably, innovate and create new markets as we enter the next era of the economy.”
Arc recently expanded its suite of fintech tools with the launch of Arc Treasury in June 2022. Arc Treasury is a digitally native and vertically integrated cash management account that enables startups to access the essentials including instant deposits, free money movement, unlimited cards, spend control, and market-leading benefits—without the drawbacks of legacy offline financial institutions. The company’s other solutions include Arc Advance, which allows founders to convert future revenue into upfront capital, and Arc Runway, which helps startups analyze their net cash burn to more efficiently deploy their capital to maximize runway. Continued product line expansion is expected throughout the remainder of 2022, with a focus on financial software and analytics.
For a limited time, startups that sign up for an Arc Treasury account will receive a discount on Arc Advance funding. To see if you qualify, and to join the thousands of startups already on the Arc platform, visit https://app.arc.tech/.
Arc is the future of startup finance. Founded in 2021, Arc provides startups with the financial products they deserve. Arc converts startups’ future revenue into upfront capital, provides a cash management account to store, manage and spend funds, and delivers financial analytics to drive growth. The company is based in San Francisco and is funded by Left Lane Capital, NFX, Bain Capital Ventures, Clocktower Technology Ventures, Torch Capital, and Y Combinator, among others. To learn more, visit www.arc.tech.
About Left Lane Capital
Left Lane Capital is a leading New York-based global venture capital firm investing in high-growth internet and consumer technology companies. Left Lane’s mission is to partner with extraordinary entrepreneurs creating category-defining businesses fundamental to the human condition and spirit. Previous investments include GoStudent, Masterworks, M1 Finance, Tovala, FightCamp, Wayflyer, Blank Street, and more. For more information, please visit www.leftlanecap.com.
Note: Arc is a financial technology company, not a bank. Banking services provided by Evolve Bank & Trust®; Members FDIC.
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