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AYE Finance raises Rs 147 cr via fresh round of equity funding

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

company has raised Rs 147 crore (USD 21.5 million) in a series C equity funding from CaptialG and existing investors to fund its business growth.

Apart from CaptialG (formerly Google Capital), the existing investors and LGT have infused equity in this round of funding, the company said in a statement.

"will be using these funds to fuel business growth and maintain the lead in its financial technology," it said.

Sanjay Sharma, Founder and Managing Director, said, "We are very excited about our partnership with We have used insightful data models and technology to provide affordable business loans to the financially excluded micro enterprises across CapitalG's access to Google expertise in scaling businesses using analytics and technology will strongly supplement our approach."

The company said it aims to cover the large unaddressed micro, small and medium Enterprises (MSME) market that other providers have found difficult to service.

"MSMEs form the backbone of the Indian and contribute a large portion of its GDP, however, they lack access to formal credit. We look forward to working with AYE and helping them use technology to address under penetrated segments of the MSME credit market," said Kaushik Anand, Head,

said it is focussed on solving the financing needs of micro enterprises that have so far relied only on informal sources of funding like money lenders or chit funds.

The company provides innovative working capital and business development loans to underserved micro and small enterprises using a unique cluster-based approach, supported by a proprietary underwriting methodology.

The company's operations are spread across 72 branches in 10 states.

The Gurgaon-based firm has in the first four years deployed over 60,000 loans to micro enterprise owners across and enabled them to grow their businesses, said.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Mon, June 11 2018. 14:00 IST