Our mission is to build tomorrow’s technology that helps the world’s businesses grow, today.
Crowdz is a leading financial technology company committed to building digital tools for financial institutions that support the current and future growth of the businesses shaping our world.Our vision is to bridge the gap between our current and future financial systems to create better outcomes for businesses and investors alike.
The Visual Identity
Our bold and innovative identity is no coincidence. Crowdz is a new and unique product that is meant to disrupt the way businesses get funding.
The dolphin symbol: Dolphins are parts of a pod and while together, they are stronger. That's how we see bringing small and medium businesses together.
The circular motion: A circular swim pattern hints at the continuous flow of cash that comes from teaming up with Crowdz.
$75M receivables funded with Crowdz
Crowdz secures $10M investment led by Citi
$50M receivables funded with Crowdz
9 patents pending 3 awarded
Recurring Revenue Finance launches on Crowdz, a financing option that provides capital to SaaS or businesses operating on a subscription-based model
Meta Invoice Fast Track expands pilot program to certified diverse-owned businesses in partnership with 7 organizations
$10M receivables funded with Crowdz
Crowdz partners with Western Union to develop a new payment platform for funding and repayment
Crowdz total capital raised is $13.8M
Crowdz awarded as Technology Pioneer by World Economic Forum
Crowdz goes live in the US and the UK + launches its first White Label
The Global Receivables Marketplace launches into production
Crowdz launches the first pilot of the Global Receivables Marketplace
Series A: The company receives its first institutional investment (5.5M) led by Barclays Bank and Bold Capital Partners
Crowdz joins Barclays Techstars London Accelerator Program
Payson does a presentation at 500 Startups Read More
A Harvard Business School study reveals most small businesses (SMBs) only have enough cash on hand to stay afloat for 2 weeks, while UK SMBs can last 2–4 weeks. The research also shows that SMBs outpace enterprises when it comes to US employment contributions, hugely impacting economic activity.
Innovation platform Plug And Play (Brand and Retail + Supply Chain accelerators programs) invites Crowdz to participate in its accelerator platform.
Other accelerators include FuturePlay (Korea) and TechCode (China)
Crowdz members spend a lot of time in Beijing and Seoul.
The first risk scoring process emerges and is called SMART score. (The name later changed to SuRF Score; as part of a Californian branded theme.)
Kevin Hopkins joins as a co-founder, Chief Strategy Officer & Senior Vice President, Product. Brings lots of experience. Wears lots of hats.
Crowdz adopts a B2C strategy for retail purchasing but swiftly returns to its roots, the supply chain for B2B.
Crowdz was officially incorporated
Crowdz moves into its first office, located in Santa Clara, California.
Cue the elbow grease
100 Years of combined industry experience on the executive team
Crowdz CEO Payson E. Johnston and COO Steven Lee—who crossed paths as Cisco’s global B2B supply-chain senior managers for global processes—share a lightbulb moment when recovering the supply chain of the Thailand Floods and Japanese Earthquakes of 2011.
Crowdz Co-Founders Payson E. Johnston and Steven Lee meet for the first time.