Levr.ai secures additional pre-seed funding

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CPE News (2.20.2024) – Levr Technologies Inc. (Levr.ai) has raised $1 million in addition pre-seed funding by way of follow-on investment from Weave VC and Sprout Fund II as well as several new investors.

In February 2023, Levr announced the closing of $1 million in initial pre-seed funding led by Sprout.vc and MAVAN Capital Partners with participation of Weave VC, AC100 VC and Red Thread Ventures, Teal Linde, Emily Davies and Paul Podolny, and non-dilutive capital from NRC (IRAP) Canada and BDC.

Founded by Kaylan Pepin and Roman Hartmann, Levr is a Vancouver based intelligent loans platform transforming the way businesses access and manage loans.

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VANCOUVER, BC, Feb. 20, 2024 /CNW/ – Levr.ai, the cutting-edge intelligent loans software platform, is proud to announce successfully raising another $1 million in additional funding, building on the momentum of its previously announced funding in 2023. This brings Levr.ai’s total funding to over $2.5 million. The latest investment comes at a crucial time for small businesses, to have innovative debt capital solutions, access to capital for entrepreneurs and control over their business finances.

This seed funding comes by way of follow-on investment from Weave VC and Sprout Fund II as well as several new investors. The $1 million injection of funds demonstrates investor confidence in Levr.ai’s mission, but also signifies a commitment to empowering small business owners with the financial tools and AI support to thrive in an increasingly challenging economic environment.

Levr.ai now powers over 2,000 small businesses across Canada and the US, with 30% of all traffic coming from the US as expansion begins stateside. A free Levr.ai account gives business owners visibility to lending options from over 40 strategic partners. All these businesses have onboarded to Levr.ai in the last 12 months. This explosive growth highlights the demand for businesses to understand and access capital.

Levr.ai is a game-changer in the world of small business financing poised to take advantage of AI—and be at the forefront of the AI wave. Built on cutting-edge artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) algorithms, its proprietary recommendation engine streamlines the lending process making it faster, more accessible, and transparent than ever before.

Small businesses continue to grapple with limited access to capital, hindering their growth potential for 2024. According to research published by the Bank Policy Institute (BPI)1 as of 2021 over 80% of loans are facilitated outside of traditional banks. Kaylan Pepin, co-founder and CEO believes “by harnessing the power of AI and data analytics, Levr.ai is empowering entrepreneurs with accessible and tailored funding solutions to drive business growth at a critical time. We are building AI for the small businesses that big banks struggle to service and tech startups often ignore.”

Levr.ai is committed to driving positive change in the small business lending landscape, and the recent $1 million investment positions the company to expand its reach and impact to millions of more businesses.


1 https://bpi.com/assessing-the-decline-in-bank-lending-to-businesses/

SOURCE Levr.ai