Instamojo closes Pre-Series C funding round from Base, Gunosy Capital

BENGALURU: Instamojo has announced the closing of its Pre-Series-C funding round of an undisclosed sum. This round of funding saw the participation of Japanese investors Base and existing investors such as Gunosy Capital, who participated in Series B round back in January 2019.

The funds raised will be used to expedite the company’s growth and product roadmap as well as venture into international markets in the coming year.

Instamojo began its journey in the fintech space with its flagship product – the online payment link. The company recently acquired GetMeAShop (GMAS), an e-commerce enablement firm backed by Times Internet which help small businesses establish an online presence and run a store. With this new round of funding, the company aims to take its presence global, and become a global e-commerce enabler for small businesses.

In a statement, Akash Gehani, Co-Founder & COO, Instamojo said, “Covid-19 has accelerated the momentum with a lot of small businesses wanting to come online. Early this year, we ramped up our commerce product by acquiring GMAS which came with products in the e-commerce enablement space, an area which we will be heavily focusing on in the days to come. The idea is to help every small business establish an online presence – be it collecting payments, logistics, or even establishing the business online. With Pre-Series C round of funding, we are poised to invest in these growing areas, and continue on the path of sustainable business development.”

Founded in 2012 by Sampad Swain, Akash Gehani and Aditya Sengupta, Instamojo secured their Series B funding of Rs 50 crores, early last year. The company recently turned cash-flow positive, with an all-time high GMV of Rs 2,000 crores. In recent months, Instamojo introduced ways of going digital through their ‘Priority KYC’, ‘Sachet loans on Whatsapp’ and ‘InstaCash’ features which enabled merchants to go online and get instant access to loans. During the pandemic, the company recorded a 30% rise in their merchant-base.

Instamojo closes Pre-Series C funding round from Base, Gunosy Capital Instamojo closes Pre-Series C funding round from Base, Gunosy Capital Reviewed by TechCO on 11/18/2020 Rating: 5

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