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Swan is the easiest way to embed banking features into your product. Via Swan's simple APIs, European companies can integrate banking services (accounts, cards, and IBANs) quickly and easily into their own product. Co-founded in 2019 with start-up Studio eFounders, Swan received a 5M€ Seed led by Creandum in 2020 and a 16M€ Series A led by Accel in 2021.
Listed in "Europe's rising 100" by Sifted, Swan is currently expanding across Europe. Additional offices are set to be open in Germany and Spain, and the global team is projected to reach 100 by fall. Swan is a Mastercard principal member and a licensed financial institution, regulated by the ACPR.
Embedded finance is the contextualized integration of financial services into digital products. Tech companies of all kinds can benefit from embedding finance features like accounts, cards, and IBANs.
We believe banking operations are at their best when you barely notice them. Think about your favorite chauffeur app: you order a car, you're driven, and you get out. You don't have to worry about the payment, it just happens. All types of digital businesses can make this kind of super-smooth user experience by embedding banking features.
There are countless processes involving money movement that can be improved: welcoming a new employee, paying a supplier, getting a new tenant moved in. Specialized software already handles these things, but they’re often still lacking the required banking feature integrations to offer a unified user journey.
Swan’s easy integration lets companies put banking services right where the end-user might need them, and it’s all white-labeled so the user experience continues to match the companies own branding and colors.
Swan fully owns the payment and fraud risk. We’re a regulated financial institution with our own e-money license and partners get to piggyback on it! This is a big deal for our partners. They don’t have to worry about getting regulated themselves nor building up a compliance department.
Our partners can start building now - Right now! Building and launching with Swan is extremely quick and easy compared to other solutions, no need to wait ages for a demo. With a free public sandbox and no setup costs, companies can start testing out everything Swan offers within minutes. Just click Start now.
Developer-centricity. Our self-service platform offers the best implementation experience; our GraphQL APIs make sense and they “just work”.
Long story short: companies can go to market in weeks (instead of months) at a fraction of the cost of current providers.
Licensed financial institution (e-money license regulated by the ACPR/Bank of France)
Principal Member for Issuing
Accepting Apple Pay
Accepting Google Pay
EBA-STEP2 BNP Paribas SEPA Indirect Participant
We believe it should be super easy for tech companies of all kinds to innovate around the money movement in their apps. That’s the type of innovation that Swan enables. We’re the engine behind fintech builders all across Europe.
One year after our series A, we are rapidly scaling. Swan is a strong contender in several countries, and we’re working hard to become a leader across the continent. To get there we rely on the collective intelligence of our people.
An international team of experts in banking, fraud, payments, product development, and more.
A serial entrepreneur and payments expert, Nicolas has already cofounded two successful startups, Limonetik and Antelop, both acquired in 2021. Swan is his biggest venture yet, and his ambition is to make it a major European Banking platform for years to come. Nicolas is an avid cyclist, and one of the things that keep him up at night is how to build a more ecologically responsible company.
Nicolas integrated 40+ payment methods at Limonetik and went on to manage payments and a B2C Finance Management app at Veolia. He leads daily operations with a sharp product vision and unbreakable positivity. Once upon a time, Nicolas Saison was actually CEO Nicolas Benady's apprentice. The two later joined forces as partners to make Swan take flight.
Mathieu pilots super complex projects with admirable tech prowess. Passionate and altruistic, he's as comfortable sharing at a conference as he is huddled around a beer. Ex-lead dev at Xebia, then technical director, Breton has already launched his first tech company, JS-Republic, and now brings his savoir faire to Swan.
Before joining Swan as Chief Compliance Officer, Stéphie was at Leetchi, European leader in online money pots (12 million+ users), where she created a powerful scoring engine and built a compliance department from the ground up. An expert in fraud, regulation, and client services, Stéphie is just the powerhouse Swan needed to help us earn our coveted e-money license, and to provide the most robust possible compliance processes.
Sarah has worked across fintech, banking, and finance for almost 20 years. She recently scaled the marketing team at Currencycloud from 5 to 50 people, including a successful brand update that supported an acquisition by Visa. She has also previously led the B2B marketing within UK bank NatWest & RBS. Sarah will bring her expertise in scaling high-performing teams as we build toward being a future brand leader in Europe.
Florent has spent the past 12 years in the tech ecosystem. He’s an entrepreneur, ex-PrestaShop, and joined Stripe just as the company landed in Europe. He helped grow their business across the region, eventually becoming Head of Sales for France. Florent joined Swan in August 2021 as our Chief Commercial Officer. He's based in Barcelona where he enjoys clement weather, summer festivals and pan con tomate.
We do the right thing and go the extra mile to help people — colleagues, partners, or clients. Be human, straightforward, transparent, and sincerely care.
If we must choose between security and going fast, we choose security. We are in banking, after all.
We’re in this for the long game. To transform the entire financial services market, we constantly seek to do better, to do more.
If something is confusing, we break it down. Making complex things simple is what we do.
At Swan, our dream is to be the first thing people think of when they want to add banking features to any product. Our founders, all fintech veterans and seasoned entrepreneurs, experienced first-hand the pain of embedding finance: long meetings, piles of paperwork, convoluted APIs. There had to be an easier way. So they teamed up to launch Swan in 2019.
Since then, we’ve earned 21M€ funding and became a licensed financial institution. Our platform is getting more powerful and more elegant by the day. Now we're expanding in Europe: localizing our product, internationalizing our team and our partner portfolio. With partners in 8 EU countries and product coverage across 30, we are on track to take Swan much, much further!
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