Affirm Raises $500M Series G Round
According to the press release, published by Affirm, the company has raised a $500 million series G round of funding. The funding round was led by GIC, a returning investor, and Durable Capital Partners LP. Other returning investors include Lightspeed Venture Partners, Wellington Management Company, Baillie Gifford, Spark Capital, Founders Fund, and Fidelity Management & Research Company LLC. Affirm has raised over $1.3 billion from investors to date.
“We’re excited about this vote of confidence from both new and existing investors as we advance our mission to build honest financial products that improve lives,” said Max Levchin, CEO and founder of Affirm.
The company is also introducing an interest-free biweekly payment product for transactions as low as $50. As with Affirm’s existing monthly payment options, consumers will never be charged late or hidden fees when using this new product.
“Alongside this new capital, our latest product is another step towards becoming as ubiquitous as credit cards – Affirm is now an even more attractive payment option for everyday wants and needs,” Levchin added. “We can also now better support merchants who offer smaller ticket items and bring their customers a more transparent, flexible way to pay.”
When choosing to pay biweekly with Affirm, consumers can check eligibility in seconds, without impacting their credit score or inputting their social security number. For merchants, adding Affirm is simple and can take as little as one hour.