anybill raises 1.9 million euros in seed round
October 27, 2021
- High-Tech Gründerfonds, Ilavska Vuillermoz Capital and several business angels invest around 1.9 million euros in a seed financing round
- anybill shapes new dimensions in the payment ecosystem and enables the transfer of digital receipts across industries through a dense network of POS software partners
Munich/Regensburg, October 27, 2021 – Tech startup anybill has received seed funding of €1.9 million – High-Tech Gründerfonds and Ilavska Vuillermoz Capital as well as other business angels, including PAYONE founders Jan Kanieß and Carl Frederic Zitscher invested in the company. The funding is to be used primarily for the expansion of the acceptance infrastructure as well as further product development.
The receipt issuance requirement from 2020, which on the one hand states that a receipt must be issued for every business transaction and on the other hand defines that the receipt can also be issued digitally, has created a fundamental need among all those who issue cash receipts.
anybill’s goal is to provide a digital receipt for every payment – in retailer apps, banking and payment apps, or without an app – wherever tomorrow’s consumers expect to manage receipts. anybill focuses on POS-integrations and has already been able to win more than 35 POS partners in the recent months. With the scalable API services, retailers of all sizes and industries can issue digital receipts. anybill acts as an enabler for issuing receipts and provides SDK modules for third-party applications such as banking or merchant apps to offer digital receipts as an embedded service. In addition to numerous POS software integrations, the company was able to win its first paying major customers as well as SMEs and banks.
In acceptance applications from the partner ecosystem, digital receipts and shopping cart information can be managed and released for further processing. Possible examples are exports for accounting applications or warranty purposes. The goal is to enable digital receipt management, especially fully integrated and linked to card payments – without the need of an e-mail address or mobile number.
Beyond Payment – Towards the Digital Receipt Scheme
With the support of knowhow and the right network gained from the financing round, we are getting a decisive step closer to our goal of being the enabler for the issuance, acceptance and further processing of digital receipts. We are building an additional layer on top of the existing payment infrastructure to enrich transactions with purchasing information. Through our POS ecosystem on the one hand and our partner network on the other, we bring both worlds together and thus offer a unique technical basis. We enable actual value-added services around payments and can contribute in enabling full automation around digital receipt management in the future.
Lea Frank, Co-founder and CEO of anybill
anybill was founded in December 2019 by Lea Frank, Tobias Gubo and Patrick Göttler. Currently, the company employs around 25 people at its locations in Regensburg and Munich. In the future, the focus will be on expanding the team as well as the partner and acceptance network.
From the very beginning on, we have been convinced that the most promising way to build a holistic receipt management system is through a broad POS network and integration with third-party providers from the payment & retail sector. This is exactly where anybill has shown strong development in the last months and we are excited to support the team in the next growth phase.
Louis Heinz, Senior Investment Manager at High-Tech Gründerfonds
The goal of anybill is to provide digital receipts to every payment – in merchant apps, banking and payment apps, or without any app – wherever the consumer of tomorrow expect receipts. For a high availability, anybill focuses on cash register integrations. With scalable API services, merchants of any size and industry have the possibility to issue digital receipts. anybill acts as an enabler for issuing receipts and provides SDK modules for third-party applications such as banking or merchant apps to offer digital receipts as an embedded service. anybill was founded in December 2019 by Lea Frank, Tobias Gubo and Patrick Göttler and has locations in Regensburg and Munich.
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Lea Frank, Co-Founder & CEO
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About Ilavska Vuillermoz Capital
Ilavska Vuillermoz Capital (IVC) is a Luxembourg private equity firm which was founded in 2019. IVC’s Venture Capital FinTech Arm is already invested in companies such as N26, Penta, Solarisbank and many other well-known FinTechs. anybill is among the fund’s first early-stage investments.
About High-Tech Gründerfonds
High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF) is a seed investor that finances high-potential, tech-driven start-ups. With around EUR 900 million in total investment volume across three funds and an international network of partners, HTGF has already helped forge more than 650 start-ups since 2005. Driven by their expertise, entrepreneurial spirit and passion, its team of experienced investment managers and startup experts help guide the development of young companies. HTGF’s focus is on high-tech start-ups in the fields of digital tech, industrial technology, life sciences, chemistry and related business areas. To date, external investors have injected more than EUR 3.5 billion into the HTGF portfolio via more than 1,800 follow-on financing rounds. HTGF has also successfully sold interests in more than 140 companies.
Investors in this public-private partnership include the Federal Ministry For Economic Affairs and Energy, KfW Capital, and Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft e.V., as well as the companies ALTANA, BASF, BAYER, B.Braun, Boehringer Ingelheim, Robert Bosch, BÜFA, CEWE, Deutsche Bank, Deutsche Post DHL, Dräger, 1+1 AG, EVONIK, EWE AG, FOND OF, Haniel, Hettich, Knauf, Körber, LANXESS, media + more venture Beteiligungs GmbH & Co. KG, PHOENIX CONTACT, QIAGEN, RWE Generation SE, SAP, Schufa, Schwarz Gruppe, STIHL, Thüga, Vector Informatik, WACKER and Wilh. Werhahn KG.
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