[Funding alert] Fintech platform Siply raises $1M in seed round
Bengaluru-based micro-savings fintech platform, Siply, on Monday announced that it has raised $1 million in a seed round from investors like Jain International Trade Organisation (JITO) Angel Network and Inflection Point Ventures (IPV), along with a group of CXOs from India and UAE-based angel investors.
According to the company statement, with this fresh infusion of funds, Siply will accelerate its technology platform integration with ecosystem players, expand the team, and onboard distribution partners.
Founded in July 2020 by Sousthav Chakrabarty and Anil Bhat — both seasoned professionals of the banking, finance and technology sectors, with prior experience of entrepreneurship, Siply provides "sachet financial services" to contract workers, blue-collar workers, gig economy workers, and small business owners.
It helps underserved masses inculcate a savings behaviour through its technology-enabled microsavings platform where the investment can be as low as Re 1.
The platform, which is available in multiple local languages, offers unprecedented flexibility and ease of use to its users, who mostly have limited financial means.
Speaking about the development, Sousthav Chakrabarty, Co-founder and CEO, Siply, said,
“Siply wants to be the preferred financial services brand to the 40 crore Indians who are not yet a part of the formal banking system. We are building a platform that is tailor-made to serve the specific needs of this segment, which has so far been largely overlooked by current financial institutions like banks and mutual fund houses."
"The level of flexibility and convenience that we offer, coupled with our advanced technology and the sector expertise, will help us create a unique bouquet of financial services for the masses of India. This funding helps us move another step forward in that direction,” he added.
Commenting on the investment, Ashok Shah, Vtrans, JITO Angel Network and Lead Investor, said,
"Siply is a must-have for all blue-collar workers. In today's scenario, where expenses often outweigh savings, Siply is a platform which helps people easily make investments in Gold (digital) and many other products that Siply has to offer, in a way that fits their budget and gives them the flexibility of usage. We at JITO Angel Network are proud to be part of Siply and are very confident that Sousthav will lead the company to great heights.”