Mumbai: GREX, an upcoming online platform aimed to bring together unlisted companies and potential investors, on Monday said it has raised 4 crore in its first round of funding. The platform is expected to go live next month.

The company said in a statement that over 200 start-ups and 150 investors have registered on its platform. It plans to use the money to strengthen technology and introduce new financial products and features.

Those who seek to raise funds through GREX must dematerialise their shares. The company said it has tied up with depository services and transfer agents to facilitate dematerialization transfer of shares to investors’ accounts. It has four sponsors who have started tying up with companies.

GREX chief executive officer Manish Kumar said the platform will help companies which help bring down the cost of capital for unlisted companies. “There is huge affluent class of private investors who simply do not have an access medium to these companies. We are simply integrating the mutual needs in a rule and process-based framework," Kumar said.

Once a company is registered on the platform, investors can follow the company and decide to invest in the company’s offerings whenever it decides to raise capital. Companies can go in for multiple rounds of fundraising on GREX.

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