Lunar, a digital mobile-based banking app that aims to change the way we handle money fundamentally, has raised €20 million in a Series B round led by Seed Capital. Other investors, including Greyhound, Socii, and David Helgason, founder of Unity Technologies, also participated. This brings the total funding to €46 million to date.
Additionally, the Copenhagen-based company has also announced that Ole Mahrt, former head of product, Monzo, will join its board of directors. Founded by Ken Villum Klausen in 2015, Lunar secured its banking license in 2019. As per the company claims, it has over 150,000 users in the Nordics. It has offices in Aarhus, Copenhagen, Stockholm, and Oslo and currently has employed around 120 people.
Lunar’s vision is to build a super financial app bundling all services essential for users. With this platform, users can save, spend, invest, get loans, and insurance under Lunar’s roof. In the upcoming months, the mobile-only bank is planning to launch other financial products as well, including credit facilities, loans, and sustainability-driven services.
Moreover, the company also offers – Lunar Business, which provides accounting software, loans, and more for small business banking.
Ken Villum Klausen, founder, and CEO of Lunar, said in a comment:
We are pleased to extend our latest funding round and bolster Lunar’s pan-Nordic play. We have a vertical strategy focusing only on the Nordics, allowing us to go deep into the defensive banking infrastructure. As the world closes down after the Covid-19 outbreak, we believe that regional challengers can benefit from more locally-focused features and products. Lunar taps into the Nordic infrastructure and that will expectedly impact our future unit economics and differentiates us from horizontally expanding challenger banks.
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