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Vitaliy Lebedev’s one-man startup “Finwy” is acquired by “SumUp”



A global FinTech “SumUp” operating in many countries around the globe just acquired a core-banking startup “Finwy” ran by a single entrepreneur from Latvia – Vitaliy Lebedev.

“SumUp” representatives state that this acquisition helps them strengthen their banking technology solutions. Vitaliy Lebedev agreed to sell the company for 800,000 euros.

“SumUp” is a FinTech operating in 32 countries and has more than 3 million clients. “Finwy” is a core-banking provider for payment providers and banks.

Both companies have already been cooperating for a year. “SumUp” was actually the biggest “Finwy” client, Vitaliy Lebedev says.

“This acquisition has been made regarding our strategy – to make innovative banking solutions by using the best technology in the market. We are glad with the agreement made with “Finway” and looking forward to continue their work.”,- said Dimitri Gugunava, the head of banking and acquisitions at “SumUp”.

“The hard work finally paid off. Being bought by a giant FinTech is every entrepreneur’s dream. I did not do all of the work by myself though. “Finway” had hired around 50 different contractors from around the world during the past 2 years. Most importantly, I had a very successful banking advisor which in fact owned 30% of the company.”,- said Vitaliy Lebedev.

“Finway” acquisition – a strategic move by “SumUp” to strengthen company’s product portfolio. During the last 2 years company acquired “Debitoor”, “Shoplo” and “Goodtill”.

Note: This article was originally published on January 25th 2021 and it is reposted now on April 4th 2022.


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