In the five years since its commodity was showcased onstage at TechCrunch Disrupt New York’s hackathon, Plaid has emerged as one of the most crucial donors to financial technology’s progression — and one of the most under the radar.
That is, until now. The corporation is today announcing a $250 million Series C asset led by famed venture capitalist and the author of the Internet Tendency report Mary Meeker, who will join its board of directors as part of the lot. The funds were raised at a its evaluation of $2.65 billion, is in accordance with informants close to the company. Fund from Meeker’s investment came from Kleiner Perkins’ growth fund — where Meeker has been a partner since 2010 — not from the reported billion-dollar-plus solo money she’s in the process used to raising.