B Capital leads $60m Series B funding in Indian fintech startup Khatabook

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Khatabook, a digital ledger app that helps micro, small and medium-sized businesses track business transactions, has closed a 454 crore ($60 Million) Series B round of funding led by B Capital Group.

The latest funding will allow Khatabook to ramp up its products and services for Indian merchants. Last year, the startup secured $25 million in Series A funding from Partners of DST Global, GGV Capital, Sequoia India, Tencent, and others. In March this year, former India Cricket captain, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, invested an undisclosed amount in the company.

The main users of Khatabook include the ubiquitous Kirana stores, which are currently being targeted by a number of technology players because to the huge potential in the hyperlocal business.

New and existing investors including Sequoia India, Partners of DST Global, Tencent, GGV, RTP Global, Hummingbird Ventures, Falcon Edge Capital, Rocketship.vc and Unilever Ventures participated in the latest funding round. Prominent angel investors including Kevin Weil, Alexander Will, Kunal Shah, Kunal Bahl and Rohit Bansal also participated.

“Khatabook is the biggest player in the micro, small and medium business segment in the country, with over 8 Million active merchants on the app. We are looking to work closely with the government and financial institutions to strengthen Indian MSMEs”, said Ravish Naresh, co-founder and CEO of Khatabook.

In less than a year, over 8 million active merchants are using this digital ledger in 11 different languages, Khatabook claims.

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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).

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  • 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.