On-line debt market CredAvenue has develop into the most recent Indian startup unicorn after elevating $137 million in a contemporary spherical led by New York-based Perception Companions, B Capital Group, and Dragoneer.
The spherical, which additionally noticed participation from present traders, catapulted the corporate’s valuation to $1.3 billion. It was final valued at $410 million in September 2021.
Nikhil Sachdev, managing director at Perception Companions, will be part of CredAvenue’s board as a part of the deal.
CredAvenue raised $90 million in September 2021 in a spherical led by Sequoia Capital, Lightspeed Ventures, TVS Capital, and Lightrock.
The corporate is anticipated to make use of the proceeds from the most recent spherical to scale its platform and enhance the depth of its choices.
It additionally plans to make use of the funds to increase its enterprise throughout key world markets, whereas trying to develop inorganically by acquisitions.
At current, CredAvenue has a portfolio of 5 credit score platforms: time period lending and enterprise working capital options supplier CredLoan; a co-lending platform with banks and non-banking monetary firms (NBFCs) CredCoLend; bond issuance platform Plutus; commerce financing platform CredSCF; and portfolio buyout resolution for monetary establishments CredPool.
The corporate presently works with over 2,300 corporates and over 750 lenders. It stated it has facilitated debt volumes of over $10billion up to now.
In February, the corporate introduced the acquisition of Spocto to increase its product choices. The acquisition was anticipated to assist CredAvenue supply digital assortment options to lenders on its platform and assist them curb fraud.