Money & Banking

Eduvanz raises $10 million in debt funding

Our Bureau Bengaluru | Updated on February 09, 2021 Published on February 09, 2021

Eduvanz, a fintech Non-banking Finance Company (NBFC) that enables students to Study Now, Pay Later at zero per cent interest rates, has raised $10 million in debt funding from multiple financial institutions including InCred Financial Services, Vivriti Capital, and Northern Arc Capital.

Eduvanz aims at changing the way India pays for education by enabling learners to apply for low-cost loans via its digital platform. It has already helped more than 25,000 learners and has disbursed loans worth Rs 300 crore. From April 2020 to December 2020 when the pandemic hit, the unique customer base of Eduvanz grew by four times, and monthly disbursal of loans grew three times.

Varun Chopra, CEO, and co-Founder of Eduvanz, said “During the pandemic, we have found that learners in India focused on learning and upskilling themselves. We are moving towards becoming a leader in the financing-lending market for education. The debt we have raised further strengthens our position and will help us reach out to many more who are looking to fund their education”.

Founded in 2016 by Varun Chopra, an IIT Madras alumni and Raheel Shah, an IIM Ahmedabad alumni, the company had raised $5 million in Series A funding from Sequoia and Unitus Ventures in August last year.

“As a technology-enabled debt platform, we are glad to associate with Eduvanz. We are aligned with Eduvanz in the belief that access to credit is a critical ingredient for development. We appreciate the company’s effort to help the youth of the county by providing access to finance and counselling” said Irfan Mohammed, CBO, Vivriti Capital.

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Published on February 09, 2021
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