Innoviti Payment raises Series C funding from FMO, Bessemer Venture

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Enterprise payments solution provider Innoviti Payment Solutions Pvt. Ltd. has raised Series C funding led by Netherlands-based FMO: Entrepreneurial Development Bank, Netherlands and US-based venture capital firm Bessemer Venture Partners, USA.

The funds raised will be used for crafting new consumer-centric solutions for new market segments, while building distribution models that can support these solutions at scale, the company said. With this funding, Innoviti also aims to become cash-flow positive by March 2021.

“Digital payments can do far more for businesses than move money. The usefulness of vanilla terminals and QR stickers is limited as businesses demand more from payment solution providers, more intelligence, more reliability, and more savings. A key differentiator for us has been developing sophisticated technology and delivering it through simple, exceptionally crafted payment experiences,” said Rajeev Agrawal, CEO, Innoviti.

Founded in 2002, Innoviti Payment Solutions Pvt. Ltd. provides technology-led payment solutions and point-of-sale terminals for businesses, offline merchants, small retailers, by partnering with banks and digital payment providers.

It also equips retailers with billing and CRM software solutions to help merchants and retailers, across offline segments drive sales, cut operational costs and target relevant customers better.

“Innoviti has been using payments technology to find new and unique ways of helping small businesses grow efficiently. In a fast-developing economy like India, use of technology is critical to make MSME’s competitive in the marketplace and provide them with efficient and sustainable access to financial services,” said Jaap Reinking, director private equity at FMO.

The company claims to process over $6.5 billion in transaction payment value, on an annual basis.

“We are excited to continue to back Innoviti given their leadership and innovations on payment software platforms for merchants and MSME’s.” added Vishal Gupta, managing director, Bessemer Venture Partners.

In 2017, Bengaluru-based Innoviti had raised $18 million ( 120 crore) as a part of its Series B funding round led by the SBI-FMO Fund, Bessemer Venture Partners LP and existing investor Catamaran Ventures.

The company had also raised 80 crore through a combination of debt, venture debt, and asset financing in March 2019, led by Trifecta Capital and a clutch of other NBFCs.

Digital payments in India continued to be impacted during the covid-19 induced lockdown, with payment firms reporting a 40% drop in transaction volumes. Further, digital payments at offline stores were most affected, as stores continued to be shut.

With businesses resuming operations in Unlock 1.0, digital payment providers are actively looking at offline stores and kiranas to equip them with payment solutions, to reduce the dependency on cash, and curb spread of coronavirus through offering ‘contactless’ payment solutions.

The article was first published on livemint.com

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In Singapore, we are looking to double our reporting team by this year-end to comprehensively cover the fast-moving world of funded startups and VC, PE & M&A deals. We want reporters who can tell our readers what is really happening in these sectors and why it matters to markets, companies and consumers. The ability to write precisely and urgently is crucial for these roles. Ideal candidates must have to ability to work in a collaborative, dynamic, and fast-changing environment. We want our new hires to be digitally savvy and ready to experiment with new forms of storytelling. Most importantly, we are looking for hard-hitting reporters who work well in a team. Collaboration and collegiality are a must.

Following vacancies can be applied for (only in Singapore).

Following vacancies can be applied for (only in Singapore).   

  • A reporter to track companies/startups that have raised private capital, and have the potential to become unicorns. SEA currently has over 40 companies with a valuation of over $100 million and under $1 billion.
  • A reporter who can get behind the scenes and reveal how funding rounds are put together, or why they’ve failed to materialise. She/he in this role will largely focus on long-format stories. 
  • A journalist to track special situations funds, distressed debt and private credit (from the PE angle) across Asia.