Data intelligence platform Bud has joined Google Cloud Marketplace in the US to “reach a broader base of customers”.
It is the first major announcement from Bud since it entered the US in March this year.
Bud will be available on the Google Cloud partner directory, meaning that companies can work with the fintech as part of their annual spend, and enabling current and future clients to launch engagements with cashflow, AI-powered lending solutions with speed, given that budget approvals are not required.
“At Bud, we pride ourselves on our diligence and results-driven approach,” said Ed Maslaveckas, chief executive officer of Bud.
“We are excited to reach a broader base of customers with accessibility and ease through Google Cloud Marketplace.”
Speaking to Open Banking Expo earlier this month, Maslaveckas said about the decision to launch in the US: “We’re growing very well in the UK and it’s still our home market, but we thought it was time to start building for the future.”
Bud is one of 72 fintechs in the Google Cloud partner directory, which is available in the US, the UK, Australia and New Zealand.
Toby Brown, managing director, global banking solutions at Google Cloud, said Bud’s partnership with Google Cloud enables the company to scale secure banking technology.
“Working with Bud means bringing innovative financial solutions to the forefront that harness the power of Open Banking and AI to help FSIs better understand and engage with their customers,” Brown added.
“The world is talking about the power of AI, and Bud is the fintech company to help them solve their greatest data challenges.
“Being live on Google Cloud Marketplace is an incredible honor, and we’re so very grateful to embark on this journey,” said Kyle Ray, EVP of North America at Bud.
Read the full interview with Bud’s CEO here.