Lydia is a fintech company on a mission to make the payment experience as easy as possible for everyone.

Lydia exploits the best of new technologies to create intuitive, secure and above all universal mobile payment solutions.

Lydia was founded in Jun 1, 2013 by Antoine Porte and Cyril Chiche. The company is headquartered in Paris, France. 


Lydia started as a peer-to-peer payment app and has since evolved to become a financial super app, with a wide range of features and financial products. Users can get a virtual or physical debit card that works on the Visa network.


Lydia also allow users to manage their money more easily by creating sub-accounts that they can share with other Lydia users. Lydia also offers small loans, from €100 to €3,000, savings accounts and now trading. 


Lydia has attracted 5.5 million users so far. The company teamed up with the Bitpanda to offer crypto and stock trading which makes it much easier to invest small amounts of money whenever you want.


Lydia is backed by Tencent, Accel, Dragoneer, Echo Street, CNP Assurances, XAnge, New Alpha, and others. The company raised $100M in Series C round on Dec 08, 2021. This brings Lydia's total funding to $259.8M to date. The latest round mints Lydia a unicorn with a valuation of over $1B post-money.



  • Year founded: 2013
  • Funding Info: $259.8M over 7 Rounds (Latest Funding Type: Series C)
  • Yearly Revenue: NA
  • Employee Size: 201-500
  • Business Valuation: Valued at over $1B as of Dec 08, 2021
  • City/Town: Paris
  • State: Ile-de-France
  • Country: France
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