SAN FRANCISCO, May 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — NerdWallet today announced a $64 million Series A funding round led by Institutional Venture Partners (IVP) with participation from RRE Ventures, iGlobe Partners and additional angel investors. This is the first venture capital round for NerdWallet, a profitable fintech startup that brings clarity to consumer finance decisions. By balancing personal finance in favor of the consumer, the company aims to provide economic well-being for everyone.
When combined with existing cash reserves and a $33 million flexible loan facility from Silicon Valley Bank, the funding gives NerdWallet more than $100 million to transform one of the few industries yet to be disrupted by the Internet — personal finance.
“Consumers don’t have a source of truth when making critical financial decisions,” said Tim Chen, CEO and founder of NerdWallet. “They are either turning to friends and family who aren’t experts or to advisors who want to sell them something. NerdWallet intends to bridge this gap by being an informed and trusted data-driven partner for consumers.”
Whether it’s selecting the best insurance provider, planning for retirement or starting a small business, consumers are faced with dozens of crucial personal finance decisions at every stage of their lives. NerdWallet helps consumers navigate these complex choices and provides transparency around all of their financial options.