近年来，从电子商务平台Snapdeal到印度“支付宝”Paytm，大量中国投资者的身影相继出现在了印度金融科技公司的背后。日前，总部位于班加罗尔的P2P网络借贷平台LoanMeet宣布获得来自中国投资者Cao Yibin和Huang Wei领投的种子轮融资，参与跟投的还包括KrazyBee.com的联合创始人兼首席执行官Madhusudan E。LoanMeet方面表示，该笔资金将主要用于吸引用户，扩大国内市场。
LoanMeet是一家由Sunil Kumar和Ritesh Singh在2016年共同创立P2P在线借贷公司，致力于为国内零售商提供短期运营贷款。据报道，目前印度的供应链金融市场发展迅速，价值已经超过数十亿美元，而LoanMeet选择以科技作为切入点，简化小企业融资流程，降低行业系统性风险。
Increasingly cross national investment in fintech is becoming the norm. As an example, today Bengaluru-based P2P lender lender LoanMeet has raised an undisclosed amount of seed funding from Chinese entrepreneur-turned-investors Cao Yibin and Huang Wei, along with KrazyBee.com co-founder and CEO Madhusudan E, according to multiple new sources. LoanMeet, which is run by Strivers Solutions Pvt. Ltd, indicated that the newly raised capital will be used for customer base expansion.
LoanMeet was co-founded by Sunil Kumar and Ritesh Singh in 2016 to provide short-term working capital loans to retailers for inventory financing, claims to be growing at 50% month-on-month. According to reports, LoanMeet aims to disrupt the multi-billion dollar supply chain finance in offline retail and is leveraging tech to transform inventory financing for retailers.
“As of today in India, the financial institutions reject seven of the ten loan applications,” according to Kumar. “We filter out bad profiles through an automated process, analyze risk of good borrowers, and help them accomplish their dreams by connecting them with good lenders.”
LoanMeet aims to help individuals and businesses raise money from private lenders and individuals.