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Paysense raises $ 5.3 mn from Jungle, Naspers

It offers credit to buy goods based on individual profile, which can be repaid in easy instalments

BS Reporter  |  Bengaluru 

Paysense

Paysense, a tech-driven loan distributor, has raised $5.3 million in a round of funding led by Ventures

South African internet investor Naspers, who has backed Flipkart and Nexus Ventures also participated in the Series A funding, the company said in a statement.

The two-year-old firm calls itself as a technology and data science company. The firm has a product that offers credit to buy goods based on individual profile, which can be repaid in easy instalments.At present, it has a tie-up with non-bank lender IIFL for distributing its loans.

"Giving credit to folks who already have history is easy, our mission is to democratise credit by making it just as easy for folks without history and without paperwork," the company's co-founder and Chief Executive Officer said.

"There are going to be a few mega being formed in this space and the team has demonstrated great understanding and traction on various aspects required to become a category leader here," Ventures' founder and managing partner Amit Anand said.

This is the second participation by Nexus in an investment round in the company.It had led a $2.3 million seed funding in 2015 in which some angel funds had also participated.

 

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