Brex hires Meta product head Karandeep Anand as CPO, lands $300m funding

US fintech Brex has appointed tech veteran Karandeep Anand as the corporate’s chief product officer (CPO).

Brex is at present valued at $12.3bn

Anand joins the San Franciscan firm from Meta, previously Fb, the place he led the agency’s enterprise merchandise group, serving greater than 200 million companies internationally.

Previous to his time at Meta, Anand spent 15 years at Microsoft, the place he led the tech large’s product administration technique for its Azure cloud and developer platforms.

Talking on the appointment, Brex co-CEO Henrique Dubugras says: “Karandeep understands our prospects and is aware of construct and scale enterprise merchandise with consumer-grade ease to fulfill the wants of fast-growing corporations.”

Anand is about to steer the enterprise fintech’s product portfolio enlargement.

To assist these efforts, Brex has raised an extra $300 million in a Sequence D-2 spherical led by Greenoaks Capital and Know-how Crossover Ventures.

Since its founding in 2017, Brex has raised a complete of $1.2 billion from buyers and is at present valued at $12.3 billion.

Brex provides a monetary stack enterprise for high-growth corporations together with bank cards and money administration accounts.

In August final yr, Brex agreed a deal to acquire Israeli start-up and tech partner Weav for $50 million.

The agency mentioned the acquisition of Weav, which provides a common API for commerce platforms, would allow it to broaden its world attain by establishing an “innovation hub” in Israel.

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