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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.

 

About 

Our passion is small business, and having positive cash flow is vital to the health of businesses around the world. Our platform enables business expansion by unlocking immediate working capital.
 

Purpose 

Invoices are at the heart of everything small and mid-sized enterprises do. They impact hiring, buying products and growth. Every day spent waiting to receive a receivable is a missed opportunity. Our goal is to level the playing field by providing SMBs access to more working capital to grow their business. 
 

Social Impact 

By connecting buyers and sellers of receivables with the tools and the platform to get paid faster, we eliminate the need to wait to receive a payment. Social impact is at the core of Crowdz, and we want to ensure businesses have their chance to change the world. We're invested in ethical supply chains and environmental impacts.

September 2022

Polygon to Power NFT Receivables Platform Avalon Marketplace 

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August 2022

$75M receivables funded with Crowdz

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April 2022

Crowdz secures $10M investment led by Citi

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March 2022

$50M receivables funded with Crowdz

February 2022

9 patents pending 3 awarded

January 2022

Crowdz partners with Angels Den to launch the Angels Den Finance Program to help startups in the UK get access to working capital finance

October 2021

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

August 2021

$10M receivables funded with Crowdz

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July 2021

Crowdz partners with Western Union to develop a new payment platform for funding and repayment

Crowdz total capital raised is $13.8M

June 2021

Crowdz awarded as Technology Pioneer by World Economic Forum

Crowdz goes live in the US and the UK + launches its first White Label

2020

The Global Receivables Marketplace launches into production

2019

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

2018

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.

2017

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.

2016

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.

2015

Crowdz adopts a B2C strategy for retail purchasing but swiftly returns  to its roots, the supply chain for B2B.

2014

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

2013

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.

2011

Crowdz Co-Founders Payson E. Johnston and Steven Lee meet for the first time.