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Premji Invest leads Series D round of Mintifi

Supply-chain financing platform Mintifi on Wednesday said it has raised $110 million in its Series D funding round led by Premji Invest.

The startup did not disclose its valuation post the fundraise. In all, Mintifi has raised Ra 1200 crore in equity financing till date.Premium
The startup did not disclose its valuation post the fundraise. In all, Mintifi has raised Ra 1200 crore in equity financing till date.

Existing backers Norwest Venture Partners, Elevation Capital and International Finance Corporation (IFC) also participated in the round which is largely primary infusion of capital into the company. “Some early backers and Esop holders will cash out as part of the fund raise," said Anup Agarwal, chief executive of Mintifi.

The startup did not disclose its valuation post the fundraise. In all, Mintifi has raised Ra 1200 crore in equity financing till date.

The latest capital infusion, which comes about a year after the startup raised $40 million in Series C round last year, will help Mintifi to increase its presence across key sectors. It also aims to add new offerings like business-to-business payments, dealer management system and bolster its tech infrastructure over the top of its financing offering.

“This round of funding will allow us to accelerate our growth, expand our team, and deliver even greater value to our customers," Agarwal added. Further, “we believe a software-as-a-services solution to build a one single stack for the corporate partners to manage the entire supply chain is a very attractive value proposition."

Founded in 2017 by Agarwal, Ankit Mehta and Sanjoy Shome, Mintifi provides supply chain payments, invoicing and purchase financing solutions to distributors and retailers in the supply-chain space. It works with over 100 leading brands in the country that include Tata Motors, Jockey, Finolex, Varun Beverages, Parle Agro, TVS Motorcycles, Bridgestone, Prince Pipes and Berger Paints.

“Our plug-and-play approach allows us to scale rapidly by tapping into a huge outstanding receivable pool of blue-chip corporates while maintaining profitability," he added.

Mintifi’s operating revenue grew by 2.7X growth to 56.8 crore for the financial year (FY) 2022. One of the few profitable fintech startups in the country, the company reported a net profit of 1.03 crore in FY22.

“The last 12 months alone we have grown at about 400%. This year, at a much larger base so to say we'll at least be growing at 150 to 200%," Agarwal said in an interaction. “It has been done in a very efficient manner from a cost side because there are no customer acquisition costs."

The company is operating at a revenue run rate of 20 crore per month, up from 6 crore in February last year. It expects to reach a rate of 45-50 crore by March 2024, the founder said.

“Mintifi is addressing the whitespace in supply chain financing. Its flexible supply-chain finance solutions create a win-win situation for anchors, distributors, and retailers and have demonstrated great product market fit," Saravanan Nattanmai, Premji Invest, said in a statement.

PremjiInvest, the private investment vehicle of Wipro founder-chairman Azim Premji, invests in public and private markets across industries, including technology, consumer, financials, and healthcare industries. It has previously backed firms like SBI General Insurance, Aditya Birla Capital, Shubham Housing Finance, Kreditbee, Policy Bazaar, Fab India, Hygienic Research, ID Foods, Lenskart, and Flipkart.

Avendus Capital acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Mintifi

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Updated: 08 Mar 2023, 09:32 PM IST
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