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Beam Raises Seed Funding for New Compliance Venture

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Former Facebook and Paypal executives including Ben Duranske, former Facebook Chief Compliance Officer, have raised $9 million in Series A funding for Beam Solutions, a transaction monitoring platform designed to tackle financial crime and money laundering. The funding round was led by Greycroft Ventures and Canaan, while other investors included Broadhaven, Conversion Capital, Plug and Play and Slow Ventures; and Silicon Valley Bank also provided a $2 million debt facility.

Beam uses machine learning and new data sources to offer compliance software for fintechs, banks, broker-dealers, entities utilizing blockchain, and other regulated financial groups. Its API-based SaaS platform promises to help customers reduce false positives, meet AML and KYC requirements and maximise compliance resources.

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