The fastest online credit: Spotcap reinvents financing

Tech startup brings power back to small business owners making use of big data

04 SEPTEMBER 2014, MADRID, SPAIN
Summary
Spotcap is the new innovative online credit platform providing fast and flexible financing to small businesses. The company’s mission is to enable business owners to invest and grow without having to worry about how to finance their projects. Applying for Spotcap’s credit lines takes as little as five minutes making it the fastest online credit.

Madrid, September 4th 2014 – Spotcap is the new innovative online credit platform providing fast and flexible financing to small businesses. The company’s mission is to enable business owners to invest and grow without having to worry about how to finance their projects. Applying for Spotcap’s credit lines takes as little as five minutes - making it the fastest online credit.

Spotcap uses an innovative credit scoring technology that directly evaluates real-life business data from the customer’s online accounts. All of that without the tedious paperwork, long waiting times and stringent credit criteria typically imposed by banks. Today the company launches its business in Spain with an initial focus on online merchants and plans to expand its service both geographically and across products.

SMEs account for 65% of GDP and 80% of total employed people in Spain. As such, SMEs fuel the Spanish economy and are often the driving force behind important innovations. The convenient and fast credit lines from € 500 - € 50,000 that Spotcap provides to small online business owners therefore play a vital role in supporting macroeconomic growth and increasing employment.

Toby Triebel, co-founder of Spotcap: “Having worked in the industry for many years, I witnessed first-hand how smaller businesses struggle to receive funding from banks. With the goal to address these challenges, we created Spotcap in order to enable small businesses to fulfill their visions and grow without having to worry about financing.”

The business world is changing quickly and business owners require new and innovative ways of financing to grow their business. This is why the architects of Spotcap developed a unique algorithm which assesses the real-life financial performance of customers rather than solely looking at customers’ financial history. At Spotcap, online business owners simply connect their online merchant accounts and receive an instant credit decision. Once approved, businesses can flexibly draw on their credit line when they need it, in order to pursue opportunities as and when they arise.

How does Spotcap work?

1. Application: Online merchants apply for credit lines ranging from € 500 to € 50,000 on www.spotcap.es.

2. Assessment: Spotcap’s unique algorithm checks the business’ performance and creditworthiness, providing instant feedback.

3. Offer: Spotcap proposes a non-binding offer for a credit line, with the amount and cost based on the company’s scoring.

4. Payout: The business owners can request a payout whenever and wherever they need upon confirmation of the credit terms.

About Spotcap:

Spotcap enables small business owners to grow their business by providing fast and flexible financing which leverages cutting-edge technology. The company was launched in Madrid in September 2014 and is led by co-founders Toby Triebel and Jens Woloszczak in Berlin and managing director Pablo Pastega, who leads Spanish operations. The team - currently consisting of 30 credit and online experts - plans to expand its service both geographically and across products. Spotcap is backed by Rocket Internet – the world's leading global internet platform outside of the US and China.

Read more about Spotcap: www.spotcap.es

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Rocket Internet incubates and invests in Internet companies with proven business models. It provides operational support to its companies and helps them scale internationally. Rocket Internet focuses predominantly on four industry sectors of online and mobile retail and services that make up a significant share of consumer spending: Food & Groceries, Fashion, General Merchandise and Home & Living. Rocket Internet’s selected companies are active in a large number of countries around the world with more than 28,000 employees. Rocket Internet SE is listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (ISIN DE000A12UKK6, RKET). For further information please visit www.rocket-internet.com.

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