[Funding alert] Fintech startup Karbon Card raises capital from Y Combinator

Fintech startup KarbonCard has brought an undisclosed sum up in development capital from gas pedal Y Combinator, the startup said in an official statement on Monday. 

It intends to go through the assets to step its item improvement, employing plans, and activities, the Bengaluru-settled organization added. 

Up until this point, the startup has raised $3.5 million from financial backers, including Orio Venture Partner and US-based 2AM VC. It is currently raising more financing throughout the following not many months. 

Established in 2019 by Pei-fu Hsieh, Amit Jangir, Kartik Jain, and Sunil Sinha, Karbon is centered around independent ventures and new businesses. It empowers new businesses to get to credit of up to Rs 5 crore with no proper stores or individual assurance, offers rewards, for example, AWS credits, cost the board by means of WhatsApp, and consistent installments exchanges through corporate cards, among others. 

Karbon said in the official statement that it feels a YC tag "would assist the organization with making esteem in the Indian startup environment, and assist with moderating the greatest test of persuading new businesses about the presence of an item like Karbon." 

The startup claims it has crossed Rs 500 crore annualized volume run rate on cards and has CRED, Unacademy, MyGate, Pharmeasy, Nazara (IPO-ed as of late), BlackBuck, and Bizongo among its 1500 clients. 

It has developed its income 35% month-on-month, notwithstanding the pandemic that marked corporate spending. The startup as of late coordinated with Visa's organization after the RBI prohibited Mastercard from giving any new Mastercards. 

"The quickly developing Indian startup environment needs arrangements like Karbon Card. Additionally, there are in excess of 40 million little and medium organizations in India. Karbon is very much situated to serve this colossal undiscovered market," said Hershel Mehta, Co-originator at 2 AM VC, one of Karbon Card's financial backers. 

The startup's rivals incorporate worldwide players like Brex, which was additionally hatched by YC, Ramp, and Divvy.

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