Swedish mobile point of sale company iZettle has raised about $80 million in funding, in part from U.S. investors.
The round includes debt funding from New York-based Victory Park Capital, and will be used to help pay for technology expansion and an acquisition of Scottish startup Intelligentpos. iZettle also appointed Maria Hedengren as CFO. Hedengren served in the same position at gaming company NetEnt.
iZettle did not immediately respond to a request for comment. In an interview on CNBC, iZettle CEO Jacob de Geer said the company is adding other services to its existing mobile point of sale technology to address the need to diversify in a competitive marketplace. He also said the company was planning its "next step" for the next 18 to 24 months.
Intelligentpos allows iZettle to deliver management tools to restaurants and other types of merchants, enabling them to optimize table turnover, inventory and back office planning.
iZettle's CEO mentioned his industry was undergoing consolidation, and added the IPO market is heating up. He did not confirm plans to go public, nor did he discuss an expansion to the U.S. market or acquisition plans.
Square, the most recognizable mobile point of sale company in the U.S., has entered a series of collaborations to broaden its product mix and merchant reach. iZettle would need to find the a "strong distribution partner" for a move to the U.S., de Geer told CNBC.