Razorpay, one of India’s leading digital payments company, recently secured a record-breaking 160 million USD funding in series A round. This funding round was led by the prominent venture capital firm Sequoia India and marquee investors such as Ribbit Capital, GIC, Matrix Partners and YCombinator. This is one of the largest investments ever made in a fin-tech startup in India and is a major endorsement of Razorpay’s mission to democratize digital payments in India.
Founded in 2014, Razorpay is an Indian payments gateway and digital financial services company based in Bangalore. It works from the ground up to provide business solutions for a variety of financial products. It is a one-stop-shop for businesses across sectors for payments, banking, lending and more. Razorpay started with a mission to create an easy and secure way to accept payments online and has since grown to become one of the most important digital payments companies in the country.
The Series A Funding
The Series A funding of 160 Million USD is the largest series A investment in India’s new-age digital payments space. This funding round was led by Sequoia India and includes marquee investors such as Ribbit Capital, GIC, Matrix Partners, YCombinator and Tiger Global. Other prominent investors such as Avataar Ventures, Baroda Ventures and SIG Global are also a part of this investment round. This will help Razorpay to scale its operations and solutions across India and other markets that they operate in. The company is planning to use these funds to expand its product suite, grow its customer base, increase its geographic footprint, and expand into new markets.
Benefits for Razorpay
This latest funding round for Razorpay will help the company to not only increase its customer base, but also to scale its solutions across India and other markets. The financial resources are expected to play an integral role in the company’s expansion, providing a platform for accelerated growth and helping it to reach new markets. According to Razorpay CEO, Harshil Mathur, this investment will also help the company to fulfill its mission of democratizing digital payments in India.
Overall, the 160 million USD series A funding round led by Sequoia India and other marquee investors is a huge achievement for Razorpay and a major endorsement of the company’s mission, vision and products. This funding will help Razorpay to expand its product suite, customer base and geographic footprint, enabling it to offer even more innovative digital payment solutions to its customers. With the latest funding, Razorpay is on the right track to democratize digital payments in India.