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ICBA Invests in ThinkTECH Accelerator Alumni Teslar Software

Aug 27, 2019
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Washington, D.C., (Aug. 27, 2019) – The Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA) today announced a capital investment in Teslar Software by 3E, which provides automated workflow and portfolio management tools. ICBA’s investment brings the company’s total seed capital raised to $2 million, which will allow the company to add staff to support its projected growth while maintaining its high standard of customer support and service for community banks.

The investment comes on the heels of Teslar’s participation in ICBA’s ThinkTECH Accelerator program in Little Rock, Ark., earlier this year where the company’s demo won the Banker’s Choice Award for Most Impactful Solution. Teslar was one of eight early-stage financial companies selected for the accelerator program, beating out nearly 200 other applicants. The company plans to use the capital to grow its client support, marketing and technology development departments.

“We were impressed with Teslar’s banking background and their platform’s capabilities to aid community bank business processes and data requirements during the Accelerator program,” ICBA Services Network Chief Operating Officer Kevin Tweddle said. “We look forward to supporting Teslar as they continue to empower community bankers with the tools they need to grow with confidence and ease.”

The Teslar platform is built on modern, highly configurable technology aimed at streamlining processes and improving operations with better data. The platform integrates siloed systems, centralizes information, and boosts efficiencies to help community banks optimize work processes and improve customer interactions.

“We provide the solutions necessary for community banks to operate more efficiently and effectively, while focusing on what matters most: exceptional customer service,” Joe Ehrhardt, CEO and Teslar founder said. “This investment and ICBA’s support will provide resources to grow our team and continue advancing our technology, furthering our mission to help community bankers prosper.”

About ICBA

The Independent Community Bankers of America® creates and promotes an environment where community banks flourish. With more than 50,000 locations nationwide, community banks constitute 99 percent of all banks, employ nearly 750,000 Americans and are the only physical banking presence in one in three U.S. counties. Holding more than $5 trillion in assets, nearly $4 trillion in deposits, and more than $3.4 trillion in loans to consumers, small businesses and the agricultural community, community banks channel local deposits into the Main Streets and neighborhoods they serve, spurring job creation, fostering innovation and fueling their customers’ dreams in communities throughout America. For more information, visit ICBA’s website at www.icba.org.

About Teslar Software

Springdale, Ark.-based Teslar provides community financial institutions with automated workflow and portfolio management tools to streamline and improve processes with easy access to relevant information needed to operate. The Teslar platform integrates siloed systems, centralizes data and boosts efficiencies enterprise wide to optimize profits and make customer interactions more meaningful. Please visit www.teslarsoftware.com to learn more.

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