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Spendesk, the spend management platform for SMBs has today announced it has raised $18 million in addition to its Series B round last year ($38 million).

The new investment comes from global VC fund Eight Roads Ventures and brings the total raised to $68.5 million. This funding will support the strong growth Spendesk has realised despite the current pandemic, which has accelerated digitisation of finance departments and increased the demand for spend management solutions.

Spendesk CEO & Co-Founder Rodolphe Ardant said, “Many companies see inefficiency in dated processes such as shared company credit cards and manual receipt collection, particularly when their teams are working remotely.

“The trend towards greater decentralised spending creates complexity for finance leaders looking to monitor and control this spend, especially at the speed SMBs need to operate. More than ever, finance teams seek visibility and real-time access to accurate data to allow their businesses to manoeuvre safely through these challenging times.”

Spendesk offers an all-in-one spend management solution that delivers more visibility and automation to today’s finance teams. The platform combines spend approvals, virtual and physical cards for employees, expense reimbursements and invoice management into one source of truth.

The startup has maintained strong growth throughout the disruption caused by COVID-19 with subscription revenue doubling year-on-year, demonstrating the mission critical nature of the tool, and resilience of the business model.

Since its Series B in September 2019, Spendesk has opened three new offices in Berlin, London and San Francisco, and increased their headcount from 100 to over 200 people.

“Spendesk is an emerging leader in a multi-billion software category. There are 900,000 SMBs between 10-250 employees in Europe alone, all in need of a platform to consolidate and track their corporate spend. We have known Spendesk and Rodolphe for many years and have been impressed by what they have achieved so far,” explains Lucile Cornet from Eight Roads Ventures.

‘We are excited to support the team in building this new category of spend management.”