Wednesday, December 15, 2021

India’s Leading Payment Technology Platform - Juspay - Raises $60 Million in Series C funding Led By SoftBank Vision Fund 2

* Juspay processes 300 million online transactions per month with gross value of over $5 Billion; has highest number of payment SDK installed across 250 million mobile phones

Juspay Technologies, the pioneers of 1-click frictionless digital payments in India, today announced USD 60 million in Series C funding led by SoftBank Vision Fund 2 with participation from existing investors VEF and Wellington Management.

Founded in 2012, Juspay is on a mission to build a robust payments operating system for India. It has played a pivotal role in improving the user experience for billions of payment transactions for leading merchants like Amazon, Flipkart and Swiggy. Today, the bulk of mobile payments in India go through Juspay’s platform. It processes 11 million transactions per day, one of the highest in India, with best-in-class reliability.

Juspay’s solutions have transformed the 3 important layers of payments: customer experience, payments integration, and the foundational bank infrastructure. Its notable inventions include Juspay Safe - world’s first payment browser that simplifies payment authentication, HyperSDK - the largest payments SDK distribution installed across 250 million mobile phones, and Express Checkout - India’s leading payments orchestration platform to boost transaction success rates.

On this occasion, Vimal Kumar, the founder & CEO of Juspay said: “?Juspay has been in the forefront, building foundational infrastructure by unifying and enhancing hundreds of diverse payment options in a neutral way. We believe in ecosystem innovations like UPI and OCEN (Open Credit Enablement Network) and have built a deep value-driven culture to support such initiatives. This funding will help us scale up our mission in India and expand globally.”

Speaking about the funding, Vishal Gupta, Director, SoftBank Investment Advisers, said: “Juspay is one of the most innovative deep tech companies in India’s fast growing digital payments market. It is solving the complex needs of an evolving fintech ecosystem. We believe in Juspay’s vision to simplify payments for billions of people globally and deliver higher revenue at lower cost for merchants.”

Juspay, one of the earliest proponents of UPI, has a suite of UPI products for merchants, banks and ecosystem players. Its flagship product “UPI In a Box'' offers a highly reliable UPI stack which powers Amazon, Cred, Swiggy & others. It also offers On-Cloud UPI PSP which powers the UPI stack for banks like Axis Bank and Yes Bank. Juspay is also a strong contributor to improve the financial ecosystem for India. It was the key development contributor of BHIM App, GeM SAHAY (offers credit facility for Government eMarketplace) and BECKN protocol (community initiative to create open digital commerce networks).

Juspay intends to invest the funds in technology and product development to scale its business in payments and product adjacencies like credit - both in India and globally. Avendus Capital has advised Juspay in this funding round.

About JUSPAY: Founded in 2012, Juspay offers an intelligent technology platform that unifies payment gateways to give merchants a seamless, secure, reliable, end-to-end, enterprise-grade payment stack to achieve higher revenue at lower cost. Its products include Juspay Safe - world’s first payment browser that simplifies payment authentication with features like OTP auto-read and device based authentication for fast and secure payments, HyperSDK - the largest payments SDK distribution that enables merchant agility with instant app update capabilities and a fully customisable native payment experience, Express Checkout - India’s leading payments orchestration platform with over hundreds payment options and smart routing systems to boost transaction success rates for merchants, UPI in a Box - a highly reliable UPI stack for merchants and a first of its kind, On-Cloud UPI PSP (Payment Service Provider) to power large transaction volumes for banks. Juspay counts Amazon, Flipkart, Cred, Swiggy, Tata, Airtel, Vodafone, Jio, ICICI Prudential, BigBasket, Pharmeasy, Ola, Uber, MPL, UrbanCompany, Digit, Acko, MakeMyTrip, RedBus, BookMyShow, PhonePe and Unacademy among others as its customers.

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