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Progcap raises $25 million in Series B funding

Our Bureau New Delhi | Updated on June 21, 2021

Funds will be used to enhance services and expand the brand’s presence across existing geographies

Progcaphas raised $25 million equity capital as part of its Series B investment round, led by Tiger Global and existing investor Sequoia Capital India.

The company will deploy these funds to enhance its services and expand the brand’s presence across existing geographies. The firm will also use the capital to scale up the team, strengthen the technology differentiation, and diversify into new product offerings to fortify its vision of building a full-stack digital platform for last-mile retailers.

Supply chains

Founded by Pallavi Shrivastava and Himanshu Chandra, Progcap has scaled to 3 lakh retailers across 50 corporates, disbursing over ₹1,500 crore of loans on its product for India’s multi-tiered supply chains. Working at the intersection of software and financial services, Progcap aims to be the first full-stack, retailer-focussed digital bank, which enables capital flow across the supply chain to underserved retailers. The company is aiming to impact over 5 million enterprises by the end of 2023.

“Progcap has built a unique product to cater to the working capital needs of small Indian retailers who serve much of India’s $800-billion retail market. As supply chains in India get formalised with GST, the company will play an important role in serving the financial needs of such retailers. Since Sequoia Capital India’s Series A investment, Progcap has scaled the business with exceptional credit quality and high capital efficiency, and the team is excited to strengthen the partnership with this financing,” said Ashish Agrawal, Principal, Sequoia India, in a statement.

Scott Shleifer, Partner, Tiger Global, said: “We are thrilled to partner with the Progcap team as they help small- and mid-size businesses get access to financing. We believe Progcap has an exciting path ahead as they continue to innovate in this underserved market.”

Commenting on the fundraise, the founders said: “We are excited to have Sequoia Capital India double down on Progcap and thrilled to have Tiger Global join us in our journey. The continued faith that our customers, partners and investors have put in us is a testament to our teams’ unrelenting efforts. We are committed to continue our efforts in building India’s largest digital banking platform for last mile retailers.”

Published on June 21, 2021

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