India, September 6th, 2022- FinAGG Technologies, a Noida based Fintech offering cash-flow based supply chain finance has raised Pre- Series A round led by venture capital company BLinC Invest. Existing investor, Prime Venture Partners, has also participated in this round. The company will utilise the fresh capital to launch new products, expand current products in new cities, augment lending partnerships, and invest in technology.
Established in 2020 by Mr. Nipun Kohli- the former co-founder of Priority Vendor, and Mr. R. Srinivasan- a technology sector veteran and former co-founder of Entitle Tech Solutions, FinAGG is a new-age supply chain platform focused on providing closed-loop credit solutions to distributors, retailers and MSMEs via its proprietary platform “Quick Cash Flow™”.
Commenting on the fund raise, Mr. Nipun Kohli, Co-Founder & CEO of FinAGG said, “We are very excited to find a fund that understands our space so well and we are geared to set out on the next chapter of our journey with BLinC Invest. We hope to take advantage of their combined experience and unique partnership led philosophy to create FinTech products that will fill the many gaps in MSME financing today and cater to the companies that comprise the backbone of the Indian economy.”
Mr. Amit Ratanpal, Founder & MD, BLinC Invest added, “FinAGG team have a strong pedigree and are well poised to create unique financing solutions for the ecosystem at large. Finagg’s world class technology with deep anchor integration will enable the MSME to obtain working capital cash flow at the click of a button. We are also excited to join Prime Venture in this journey.”
“FinAGG’s strong growth since inception is a testament to its unique solution which addresses a massive opportunity – providing MSMEs with credit for short periods of time. This helps increase sales and decreases stock outs, ensuring no demand goes unserved. We are privileged to be associated with this team from the start of their journey and welcome the team at BLinC to transform MSME financing in India”, said Mr. Sanjay Swamy, Managing Partner at Priven Advisors LLP (Prime Venture Partners)
There are around 6.3 Cr. micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) in India, which contribute roughly 30% of the country’s gross domestic product and employ over 100 million people. Despite contributing significantly to the GDP and the workforce, the majority of the MSMEs do not have access to sufficient credit and liquidity required for daily working capital needs. As per various reports, it is estimated that the supply chain finance gap in India is ~INR 60,000 Cr. with current SCF penetration being less than 1% of GDP. Further, SCF contributes only 5% of the entire banking system’s outstanding assets. The large penetration gap coupled with the rise in global supply chain volumes over the last few years indicates a significant market opportunity for supply chain finance as a product offering.
In terms of the industry outlook, global supply chain financing volumes have increased significantly over the last few years, reaching USD 1.8 trillion in 2021 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of ~17%. Further, the Asia SCF market has grown at a CAGR of 29% and BLinC expects India to follow a similar trend with respect to adopting supply chain financing products.