Pine Labs Makes Majority Investment into Mosambee, a Payment Solution Provider in India

Merchant commerce platform, Pine Labs recently announced that it has made a “significant” majority investment into Mosambee, an end-to-end payment solution provider in India.

This investment by Pine Labs will now “value Mosambee at upwards of USD 100m.”

Amrish Rau, CEO at Pine Labs, said:

“At Pine Labs, we continue to focus on deep technology and SaaS. Ever since its founding, Mosambee has made tremendous in roads into elevating the merchant experience through cutting-edge fintech solutions. They were a natural fit for us due to our shared purpose of making innovative fintech products accessible to all and driving forward the digital payment revolution in India. I look forward to great outcomes ahead and welcome Sameer and team to the Pine Labs family.”

The leadership team at Mosambee will continue “to operate independently and use its proprietary tech platform that has served well to the needs of their clients across diverse industry verticals.”

Sameer Chugh, Co-founder of Mosambee, remarked:

“We have long admired Pine Labs as an invaluable contributor to the Digital India vision and everyone at Mosambee is thrilled with their investment in us. In fact, Pine Labs was our first partner when we launched our platform. Mosambee today caters to a wide array of businesses, from SMEs to private and government entities to leading banking institutions in India. With extensive reach of Pine Labs and their portfolio companies, we aim to continue to deliver strong profitability and breakthrough solutions to our clients.”

As of March 2022, Pine Labs has over 250,000 merchant relationships across more than  675,000 merchant network touchpoints in India and Southeast Asia. With over 25 issuers on its platform at present, Pine Labs claims to have “a market leading presence in the offline Pay Later segment in India.”

In February 2022, Mosambee had announced “the acquisition of Benow, a digital payments and EMI technology platform.”

Pine Labs is also “scaling its Pay Later proposition to newer markets outside India and recently announced the ‘Mastercard Installments with Pine Labs’ program in association with Mastercard and DBS Bank to enable interest-free installment purchase options to the two million DBS Bank cardholders in Singapore, Indonesia, and Hong Kong SAR.”

With more than 80 business utility apps available on their integrated PoS app ecosystem, Pine Labs merchants can “efficiently manage multiple aspects of their in-store operations such as invoicing, inventory management, and GST compliance with ease.”

Pine Labs’ ability “to distribute commerce products at scale, its continuous focus on improving the payment checkout experience, and emergence as the ‘omnichannel partner of choice’ for merchants is set to benefit the young and dynamic team at Mosambee.”

As noted in a blog post, Mosambee is “a payment solution company that aims to revolutionise the existing merchant ecosystem by resolving multiple pain points and innovative solutions.”

The company offers “a curated merchant solutions platform catering to offline and online merchants in India and six other countries.”

Besides corporate clients, “a huge base of almost 1 million+ SME merchants and various government departments currently use Mosambee’s solutions to digitise their payment collections.”

In 2020, Mosambee “received India’s first certification for the tap and pay payment. In 2022, Mosambee announced the acquisition of Cashless Technologies that runs Benow, a BNPL-focused startup.”

A merchant commerce platform, Pine Labs “serves prominent large, mid-sized and small merchants across India and Southeast Asia.”

The company’s Cloud-based software platform enables it “to offer a wide range of payment acceptance and merchant commerce solutions including enterprise automation systems such as inventory management and customer relationship management.”

Its stored value platform “includes issuing, processing, and distributing digital gift cards for corporate customers around the world.”

In April 2021, Pine Labs “acquired Fave, a consumer fintech platform that provides a smart payment app to the smart generation of consumers looking to pay and save.”

Fave is currently “available in Singapore, Malaysia, and Indonesia with a planned roll-out in India in the near term.”

Incorporated in Singapore, Pine Labs’ key investors “include Sequoia India, Actis Capital, Temasek, PayPal and Mastercard.”

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