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With this latest investment, Crowdz and Citi plan to collaborate based on that goal of giving SMEs “rapid and efficient access to the working capital needed to keep their businesses running.” Crowdz claims to be the only non-bank fintech that is offering both invoice-based and recurring revenue financing.

1 December 2022

Can Institutional Investors Unlock Opportunities During a Bear Crypto Market?

Cryptocurrencies are feeling the pain of a bear market and multiple company collapses, but could the hidden strengths of decentralized technologies offer innovative opportunities for institutional investors or has the crypto winter iced them out?

17 November 2022

Interview: Crowdz Is Addressing Liquidity With a New Web3 Receivables Marketplace

Crowdz, a Web2 platform that provides alternative funding for businesses, to make its first entry into Web3 with Avalon Marketplace.

9 November 2022

Crowdz Releases White Paper for First Polygon-Powered DeFi Receivables Platform

Avalon Marketplace powered by Crowdz is to be released only to institutional investors as the company works to be a force for legitimacy on Web3 with secure, fast, and digitized receivables.

19 October 2022

SME Financier Crowdz Shops for Open Banking Payment Solutions with GoCardless

The online payment processing solution is to integrate its open banking technology with Crowdz’s platform to enhance the platform’s ability to drive equitable access to finance for small businesses.

18 October 2022

Crowdz Picks GoCardless for Open Banking Payments

Crowdz, which secured $10 million in investment earlier this year led by Citi and Global Cleantech Capital, will incorporate three GoCardless payment features powered by open banking to improve its payment and risk modelling capabilities. 

1 September 2022

Polygon to Power NFT Receivables Platform Avalon Marketplace

Avalon Marketplace will allow the trading of real world receivables, by means of NFT technology, while rewarding both buyers and sellers with Crowdz ($CRZ) tokens that Crowdz aims to launch soon.

15 August 2022

Crowdz White Label Collaboration with Meta Invoice Fast Track

Through its Invoice Fast Track service, launched late last year, it is offering to buy the invoices of US-based small businesses – a sector that widely uses Meta’s social media network Facebook for paid advertising.

1 June 2022

Meet the United State's Top 101 CEOs in the Supply Chain Management Space

This list showcases the top United States based CEOs operating in the Supply Chain Management space.

11 May 2022

Citi backs Crowdz, a Pipe Competitor That Just Raised $10M for its First Blockchain-Powered Invoice Financing Marketplace

By offering invoice and recurring revenue financing, Crowdz says it wants to help SMEs have a greater shot at success by opening up access to capital.

18 February 2022

2022 Best Startups in Campbell

The Tech Tribune staff has compiled the very best tech startups in Campbell, California for 2022.

10 February 2022

State of Small Businesses

With resources and guidance available from a number of recently emerged industry leaders, Monzo, Revolut, and Crowdz, among others, the programme aims to help UK small businesses recover and grow both in the UK and internationally.

7 January 2022

Crowdz Helps to Power Facebook's $100M Effort to Provide Affordable Working Capital for Minority SMBs Hit Hardest by COVID-19

Receivables financing fintech company Crowdz has collaborated with Facebook to help minority SMBs survive the global pandemic.

24 December 2021

Crowdz Partners with Western Union Business Solutions to Help Offer SMBs Fast Access to Capital

Payson Johnston is the CEO of Crowdz, an invoice finance platform for SMEs that allows them to access cash flow otherwise caught up in lengthy payment terms.

25 November 2021

Behind the Idea: Crowdz

Payson Johnston is the CEO of Crowdz, an invoice finance platform for SMEs that allows them to access cash flow otherwise caught up in lengthy payment terms.

11 October 2021

Shortlisted for Rise Fintech Company of the Year

Crowdz is a competitive receivables marketplace that helps enterprises speed up cash flow, with a tool that puts money on the books in record time.

14 September 2021

Facebook Expands Invoice Fast Track Program To Allow SMBs To Get Paid Right Away

The social media giant has partnered with two firms to make it happen, Trimiew said. They include the Detroit-based financing firm called Supplier Success that provides the capital, and a technology platform provider, Crowdz.

13 September 2021

Introducing New Ways for Businesses to Get Easier Access to Capital

We [Facebook] will fund up to $100 million in invoices on an ongoing basis and are operating the program in partnership with Supplier Success and Crowdz.

10 September 2021

Expectations Vs. Realities Of Securing Alternative Finance As A Small-Business Owner

Invoice finance is not the solution to every financial predicament, but when used strategically and responsibly, can become a powerful resource for cash flow stability and growth.

11 August 2021

Blockchain Statistics – Why Blockchain Matters in 2022

Where will blockchain go next? The technology has seen plenty of ups and downs, but appears to be increasingly dominant in a vast range of industries.

15 June 2021

Crowdz Awarded as Technology Pioneer by World Economic Forum

"Crowdz is proud to be acknowledged as a pioneer by the World Economic Forum. It's humbling to have the Forum recognize the importance of the global issue we're addressing," said Payson Johnston, Crowdz CEO and co-founder.

1 June 2021

Raising Capital Amid A Pandemic: How Businesses Can Secure Funding To Sustain Growth

Although the pandemic presents a challenge in building relationships or making initial contact the traditional way, a wealth of tools exist to facilitate these relationships.

31 May 2021

Invoice Financing 101: What is Invoice and Receivables Financing?

These marketplaces enable businesses of any size to list and sell their invoices, while also enabling peer-to-peer investors to browse and select those they are willing to finance.

15 February 2021

Crowdz: Smarter Risk Assessment is the Equitable Financing Solution for SMEs

This new wave of corporate social responsibility (CSR) is a simple way to drive tangible support outcomes for struggling businesses

22 January 2021

Redefining CSR: What It Means To Be Socially Responsible During A Pandemic

Rather than participating in greenwashing or viewing CSR as a box to tick, new-age giving platforms allow enterprises to make tangible change in communities.

14 August 2020

Crowdz Partners with Wiserfunding to Boost SME Default Assessment

Smartscore assesses the probability of default, payment and soon also the probability of supply, environmental, social and governance, and reputational risk.

11 August 2020

Trade Finance Blockchain Startup Grows Customers by 5,000% during COVID

The Barclays backed company leverages blockchain to provide an SME invoice auction marketplace where banks can bid and provide trade finance.

30 June 2020

As PPP Loans Lose Their Sheen, Fintechs Could Offer Hope For SMEs

Alternatives such as invoice financing are becoming increasingly popular for businesses wanting to leverage funds already owed to them.

4 June 2020

Crisis Scale-Up Advice From an Experienced COO: ‘Test the Waters, Don’t Put Your Eggs In One Basket’

We are likely to see a significant recession by the year's end-a dire prospect for many-but as business leaders, we must strive to find the silver lining.

27 May 2020

Six Tips to Get Outstanding Invoices Paid During a Crisis

As businesses now map out the road to recovery, budgets will still be tight, so prepare for bottlenecks in cash flow.

30 April 2020

How SMEs Can Speed Up Payments from Large Corporations

Through enabling the open negotiation of reasonable payment terms for SMEs, positive, productive working relationships will be forged, creating a business economy where corporations avoid risk to their reputation and overall business and SMEs are able to thrive and prosper.

29 April 2020

Running a Beta Test? 16 Ways to Get the Feedback You Need

The feedback you receive helps you understand what works, what doesn't and, most importantly, whether your idea is worth pursuing further.

23 April 2020

What the New Stimulus Money Means for Small Business Loan Programs

“Small businesses should make sure they are in the queue now with their bank for the new round of PPP funding,” says Payson Johnston, CEO of Crowdz, a fintech company that works with small businesses.

7 April 2020

Blockchain: An Alternative Financing Solution for Small Businesses Impacted by COVID-19

A key feature is that the supplier can also opt to sell the invoice to the highest bidder or best terms to suit their working capital needs, which for SMEs these days is critical.

7 April 2020

Banks are Moving Away From Supplier Finance and SMEs are Scrambling; is Blockchain the Solution?

Through blockchain powered smart contracts and the tokenization of supplier invoices, a new era is just beginning to start: one of viable and beneficial supplier financing options, minus the paperwork or crippling rates.

25 March 2020

Tokenization: Solving Trade Finance Problems or Purely Conceptual?

While tokenization of trade finance is not yet easily accessible to the public, it’s starting to cross the line from concept to reality.

5 March 2020

Businesses are Preparing for the Blockchain Revolution

Business leaders are finally recognizing its huge potential as one thing becomes certain: blockchain does work.

28 January 2020

Crowdz CEO Says Blockchain Invoice Financing Marketplace Will Go Live by Mid-Year

Speaking to GTR, Crowdz CEO Payson Johnston explains InvoiceXchange’s purpose, discusses other trade finance marketplaces and says that collaborations are on the cards.

16 January 2020

Crowdz Pilots Invoice Crowdfunding Platform InvoiceXchange

B2B invoicing and payments firm Crowdz has announced a new pilot aimed at connecting businesses to crowdfunding services to finance their unpaid invoices.

11 November 2019

Ashurst Names 36 Companies Enrolled in Inaugural FinTech Legal Labs Program

36 companies are taking part in the initiative, which aims to help fintech businesses gain insight into legal issues affecting their business.

30 October 2019

Oracle Selects First 20 Startups for Chainlink Blockchain Project

Crowdz is a partner of fellow participant Quant, which established the Overledger multi-chain network and blockchain operating system.

10 July 2019

Less Hype and More Collaboration: How Barclays is Exploring Blockchain Technology

Many of these companies, including Crowdz, Capexmove and Synswap have graduated from the Barclays Accelerator, powered by Techstars, programme – a global network dedicated to helping fintechs scale up and deliver breakthrough innovations.

17 June 2019

The Pitch: Crowdz Offers Faster Money via Quicker Invoices

Crowdz says it has developed the banking industry’s first global Invoice Exchange.

6 June 2019

Crowdz Raises $5.5M in Series A Funding

The round was led by Barclays Bank and BOLD Capital Partners, with additional investments coming from TFX Capital Partners, Techstars Ventures, and First Derivatives.

29 May 2019

Barclays Leads $5.5m Funding for Trade Finance Blockchain Startup Crowdz

The Invoice Exchange has a B2B payment gateway, and in addition to offering trade finance, it enables matching of orders with invoices and payments which provides increased confidence for funders.

29 May 2019

Barclays Leads $5.5 Million Funding Round for Blockchain-Based Invoice Exchange

Barclays and BOLD led a $5.5 million funding round for a blockchain-based invoice exchange.

29 May 2019

Barclays Leads $5.5 Million Round for Blockchain Business Payments Startup

Barclays Bank has jointly led a $5.5 million Series A funding round for blockchain-based B2B payments startup Crowdz.

28 May 2019

Fintech Innovator Crowdz Raises $5.5M in Series A Funding Led by Barclays Bank and Bold Capital Partners

Premier Silicon-Valley startup launching industry's first global invoice exchange to revolutionize $9 trillion receivables market

22 May 2019

The Fintech Files: Barclays in Fintech Fundraising Flurry

Barclays has co-led a $5.5m Series A investment in Crowdz, the blockchain start-up, Fintech Files can reveal.

6 May 2019

Barclays Invests in New Blockchain Invoice Exchange

Barclays has led a US$5.5mn series A investment round for Crowdz, a US fintech firm looking to launch a global blockchain-based invoice exchange that provides small businesses with much-needed working capital.

30 January 2019

The Two Ways for Startups and Corporations to Partner

Corporations are increasingly battling for the hearts and minds of the best startup partners – and building an effective interface is vital to a winning strategy.

23 January 2019

Barclays Expands Rise New York and Launches Rise Growth Investment Funds

Barclays announces Rise Growth Investments, new investment capital of up to £10m per Barclays Accelerator, powered by Techstars class.