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Our story

When Volt launched in 2019, we recognised how open banking has the power to transform how businesses, wherever they happen to be, receive payments from their customers.

So, we set about building an open payments super gateway that enables merchants across the globe to receive direct, account-to-account payments – in real time.

Now, on the back of $23.5 million Series A and $60 million Series B funding rounds – and having brought together the most experienced, trusted names in payments – we’re powering a real-time revolution.


Volt timeline

The journey so far


H2 2019

Creation of core team and strategy

DEC 2019

Robert Kraal appointed Chairman


JAN 2020

£1m seed funding from Fuel Ventures

AUG 2020

First global contract signed with major industry player

SEP 2020

Begin piloting our core platform

NOV 2020

First merchants go live


APR 2021

Gabriel de Montessus appointed Non-Executive Director

JUN 2021

$23.5m Series A funding secured

OCT 2021

Worldline partnership announced

NOV 2021

Launch in Brazil with Pix


JUN 2022

Launch of AIS alongside PIS


MAY 2023

390k+ shoppers using Volt

JUN 2023

Worldpay partnership announced

JUN 2023

$60m Series B funding secured

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April 17, 2024

Meet our Chief Technology Officer, Daniel Owsiański

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April 10, 2024

Introducing Checkout 3.0: More intuitive, less friction

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March 21, 2024

ACH vs RTP vs FedNow: All you need to know about US payment rails

We look at the evolution of real-time payments in the US, and how the latest arrival - FedNow - is making an impact.

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