Arkansas-based cannabis fintech Abaca passes $2 billion mark
Arkansas-based cannabis fintech company Abaca has surpassed compliantly processing more than $2 billion in commerce for the cannabis industry.
Abaca’s growth is fueled by aligning its bank-backed financial technology offering with the needs of cannabis business operators, enabling normalized financial services for an underbanked industry. Abaca’s lifetime gross transaction volume growth is accelerating rapidly, having crossed $1 billion in April 2021.
“In the past two years, we’ve been hyper-focused on helping our customers do business faster with greater accuracy, controls and stability, allowing them to achieve efficiency and scale their financial operations,” said Abaca CEO Dan Roda. “To see that we’ve now facilitated $2 billion in commerce for our customers is very rewarding. We plan to continue leveraging our cannabis compliance and technology expertise to find new ways to empower the industry as it continues to grow and evolve.”
Headquartered in North Little Rock, Arkansas, Abaca services dispensaries, cultivators, processors, and ancillary cannabis businesses with compliant commercial banking, payments, and treasury management. Abaca’s clients include both small businesses as well as publicly-traded multi-state operators and enterprise clients. Abaca’s offering also includes robust treasury management tools that help operators scale their financial operations.
“With multiple locations across several jurisdictions, each with their own ecosystem of banks and service providers, management of our corporate treasury was piecemeal,” said Lisa Bredenkamp, Chief Accounting Officer of Revolution Global, a cannabis multi-state operator with operations across five states. “Abaca’s future-thinking team has worked with us hand-in-hand to develop solutions to help us as we grow, saving us time and reducing headaches along the way.”
“Our technology has really evolved the expectations in cannabis banking. We are now doing much more than just commercial deposits,” said Brian Bauer, Abaca’s President and Chief Strategy Officer. “And because at our heart we are a technology company, we are able to deploy our financial services digitally while also meeting the rigorous compliance requirements for cannabis banking.”