Cloud Banking Technology Innovator Alkami Eyes IPO in 2021

Who needs a SPAC to go public? According to Reuters, cloud-based digital banking technology provider Alkami is looking to enter the public markets the old-fashioned way: with an IPO.

The Reuters report cites sources who requested anonymity, and neither Alkami nor Goldman Sachs – who has been reportedly engaged to lead IPO preparations – have commented on any specific IPO plans Alkami might have. Sources say that an initial public offering could earn the company a valuation of $3 billion and give the state of Texas its next fintech unicorn.

Alkami has raised more than $385 million in funding from investors including D1 Capital Partners, General Atlantic, and MissionOG. The company secured $140 million in its last round in September, and acquired fellow Finovate alum ACH Alert a month later.

“Alkami continues to be the go-to partner for FIs wanting to accelerate their digital strategies, plans and results,” company CEO Mike Hansen said when the acquisition was announced. “Together with ACH Alert, we expect to continue to create and deliver winning digital solutions to our clients and their consumer and business digital users.”

Founded as iThryv and making its Finovate debut under that name in 2009, Alkami has grown into a digital banking technology innovator with more than 160 clients, 10+ million users, and $130 million in annually recurring revenue. The company’s platform provides a complete digital banking solution with user onboarding, engagement, and account servicing functionality for both retail and business customers. Users can take advantage of both Alkami’s products as well as third-party services and solutions courtesy of more than 230 integrations.

Named to the 2020 CB Insights Fintech 250 last fall, Alkami recently added a number of women to leadership positions within and around the company. This included inviting financial services veterans Merline Saintil (formerly of Intuit) and Barbara Yastine (formerly of Ally Bank) to join its Board of Directors and hiring former Hewlett Packard Enterprise executive Allison Cerra as Alkami’s new Chief Marketing Officer.

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