CRED nearly doubles its valuation
Fintech unicorn $251 million in a Series E round of funding at a valuation of $4.01 billion. The latest round was co-led by existing backers Tiger Global and Falcon Edge, along with new investors — Marshall Wace and Steadfast.is on cloud nine after it raised
The funding round nearly doubles CRED's valuation after the credit card payment platform turned unicorn earlier this year after raising with an infusion of $215 million at a valuation of $2.2 billion.
This comes as the startup expanded its portfolio of services to include rent payments and personal loans as it seeks to become a full-fledged financial services provider. It also launched Mint, a peer-to-peer lending product where the users can lend money at a 9 percent interest rate.
CRED is also creating quite a stir in the D2C space with over 400 brands on CRED store’s waitlist to be onboarded on the store's platform. Many are attracted by the fintech platform’s swanky design, grouping products by categories and featured brands, and providing differentiated visibility.
“We work with a diverse set of brands, which are at different stages of growth. We understand their success metrics and help build respective growth plans on the platform,” a CRED spokesperson said earlier.
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“With the credit card category in India expanding rapidly, we have a massive opportunity to shape responsible behaviour, imagine new use cases, and create a rewarding platform for members.”