India’s Fintech Platform PhonePe Acquires $100M in Additional Funding at $12B Valuation

PhonePe, one of India’s largest Fintech platforms, announced it has raised another $100 million in primary capital from Ribbit Capital, Tiger Global, and TVS Capital Funds, at a pre-money valuation of $12 billion.

This new investment “follows the recent $350 million primary fundraise that closed on January 19th, 2023.”

PhonePe started its latest fundraise “with a target of raising up to $1 billion in capital, post its domicile shift to India.”

With this second tranche, it has already “raised $450Mn within six weeks from leading investors.” The company “expects further investments from leading global, as well as prominent high net worth Indian investors in due course.”

PhonePe plans “to deploy these funds to scale up its Payments and Insurance businesses in India, as well as to launch and aggressively scale new businesses like Lending, Stockbroking, ONDC-based Shopping and Account Aggregators over the next few years.”

Sameer Nigam, CEO and Founder of PhonePe said:

‘’I would like to thank Ribbit Capital, Tiger Global and TVS Capital Funds for reposing their faith in us. We are privileged to have a great set of leading global investors, both existing and new, who believe in our mission of building massive technology platforms to bring at-scale financial and digital inclusion in India.’’

Micky Malka, Founder of Ribbit Capital, said:

“PhonePe lives by the same values as we do at Ribbit. We both believe that better money makes life better. PhonePe’s relentless pursuit of this principle in serving consumers and businesses all across India is a mission to live for.” 

Scott Shleifer, Partner, Tiger Global, said:

“We are excited to continue our partnership with PhonePe as they lead the digital payments sector in India, a market we believe is still in the early stages with significant growth potential ahead.”

Gopal Srinivasan, Chairman and Managing Director, TCF, said:

“Our investment in PhonePe reinforces our conviction on backing best in class Founders while betting on the financial digitisation of the next 450 million Indians. We view this more as an opportunity in a population scale business for New India, driven by an outstanding management team with razor sharp focus, as driven by execution. PhonePe is the #1 transaction platform in India with an impressive moat of robust tech capabilities. Its strong growth in financial services across payments, insurance and lending with unopened doors to two massive opportunities through ONDC and Appstore, were key reasons in our investment thesis.“

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