Pollinate is a software business, focused on reinventing merchant acquiring for banks around the world.

Pollinate's manifesto Pollinate exists to help banks reclaim their place in the payments value chain.

Pollinate was founded in 2017 by Al Lukies, alongside with Jonathan Hughes, Fiona Roach Canning, & Tim Joslyn.  The company is headquartered in London, UK.

The Pollinate technology is an innovative cloud-based platform that wraps around a bank’s legacy payment systems.

Pollinate's platform powers merchant and consumer digital experiences including onboarding, portals and loyalty programs, without costly and distracting platform migrations. This allows merchants to more effectively manage their businesses with digital tools and data integrations, grow their businesses by connecting with their consumers, and give back to their local communities.


Pollinate has secured important alliances with best in class brands across the payments and technology ecosystem. Some of their partners include Mastercard, Endava, Motive Partners and EFM, ensures that Pollinate's banking clients, wherever they are based, can compete directly with the world's most innovative and disruptive companies.


Pollinate is backed by RBS, Mastercard, Motive Partners, EFM Asset Management (EFM) and others. The company raised £60M from its only "Series A" round on Oct 31, 2019.



  • Year founded: 2017
  • Funding Info: £60M over 1 Round (Funding Type: Series A)
  • Yearly Revenue: NA
  • Employee Size: 51-200
  • Business Valuation: NA
  • City/Town: London
  • State: London
  • Country: United Kingdom
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