Adro and Funds Validator join forces to improve international student mobility, access to financial services | News Direct

Adro and Funds Validator join forces to improve international student mobility, access to financial services


facebook icon linkedin icon twitter icon pinterest icon email icon New York, NY | April 29, 2024 10:10 AM Eastern Daylight Time


 Adro, a New York-based technology company enabling access to checking, savings and credit for international students and workers announced today a strategic partnership with Funds Validator, a leader in funds verification.

Funds Validator helps authenticate the bank details of international students and their sponsors to provide accurate and secure confirmation of their financial capacity, allowing universities and other stakeholders to make more informed decisions.

“We know Funds Validator is deeply aligned with Adro’s mission to make settling in the U.S. easier for internationals,” said Amarildo Gjondrekaj, CEO and Co-founder at Adro. “Given we work closely with our university partners to provide a financial on-ramp for their students, it just made sense to join forces.”

“Funds Validator focuses on the earlier aspects of an international student’s journey, when every applicant must comply with the host government regulations to prove financial capacity,” said Cheryl Darrup-Boychuck, CEO at Funds Validator. “We’re excited to partner with Adro, given their experience in streamlining student access to those funds – especially during their transition from their home country to the U.S. By minimizing obstacles to student mobility, we help ensure internationals will thrive in their next chapter.”

As Adro gears up to launch this summer, their account waitlist is now live at Universities interested in learning more about partnering with Adro for the upcoming 2024-2025 academic year can visit


About Adro

Adro is a technology company helping internationals unblock access to financial services so they can live like a local. Based in New York, Adro has raised a $1.5M pre-seed and is backed by investors who deeply believe in equal access and opportunity for newcomers arriving in the U.S.

Adro was selected to join the 2024 Hudson Valley Venture Hub Accelerator at SUNY New Paltz. Adro is a graduate of Westchester County’s Element 46 Tech Accelerator and a member of CELA Innovation. To learn more, visit

About Funds Validator

Funds Validator empowers visa applicants and their financial sponsors to point their genuine online banking data to the authority who requests it. By serving as a conduit for authentic bank-generated account details, FundsV improves the efficiency and integrity of the due diligence phase in the international student admissions journey.

FundsV’s robust platform integrates with a deep network of financial institutions, using industry-leading data security and privacy practices. Funds Validator may be used as a standalone tool, or integrated within approved customer relationship management platforms. Contact to learn more.


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