Thought Machine Raises US$160 Million Series D Led by Temasekby Fintech News Singapore May 18, 2022
Singapore’s state-owned investor Temasek leads the US$160 million Series D funding round raised by Thought Machine, a UK-headquartered core banking technology company.
Thought Machine is now valued at US$2.7 billion which is a 100% increase from its valuation at the close of its US$200 million series C round which earned it a unicorn badge.
The fundraise witnessed participation from Intesa Sanpaolo and Morgan Stanley.
Existing investors following-on in this round include Eurazeo, ING, JPMorgan Chase, Lloyds Banking Group, and SEB.
Funds from this investment round will continue the company’s expansion plans in Asia Pacific, growing in markets such as Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia and Philippines.
Thought Machine had also recently opened a new office in Sydney to expand its operations in Australia.
Additionally, Thought Machine will also use proceeds from the funding to continue investing in its technology by expanding the capabilities of its core banking platform and innovating in new product lines.
Lloyds Banking Group, an early investor in Thought Machine and a participant in this round, has extended its license agreement with the business until 2029.
This extension is part of Lloyds Banking Group’s continuing technology modernisation programme.
Thought Machine continues to strengthen its executive team with the appointments of former Bank of America and Finastra executive Arnaud Attamian as Chief Financial Officer, and former SAP and Box sales leader Dana Barisano as Chief Revenue Officer.
Paul Taylor, Founder and CEO of Thought Machine said,
“This new round of funding bringing Temasek, Morgan Stanley, and Intesa Sanpaolo into the business is our statement of intent: we intend to become the leader in core banking technology, and are being deployed by the biggest, most successful banks around the world.
We will use this new capital to accelerate our expansion plans, serve more clients around the world, and continuously refine the capabilities of our core banking platform and other products.”