Business accounting startup Vyapar raised $30 million in Series B from WestBridge Capital, where existing investors IndiaMart and India Quotient also participated along with Fortytwo.vc. It now plans to utilize the raised funding to scale up business, hiring, adding more revenue streams and accelerating digital and distribution channels.
Founded in 2016 by Sumit Agarwal, Ruqiya Irum and Shubham Agrawal, the startup offers accounting and inventory management for small businesses. The startup’s website says it has been designed for Indian small businessmen to deal with invoicing, inventory, accounting needs, among others.
The startup intends to make a businessman’s daily routine less tiring and let them focus more on growing their business, less on paperwork. Its cofounder Agrawal wishes to make every small business in India to have a technology-based business management solution that is very simple to use and is accessible and affordable to all.
“A good part of business operations can be managed quite easily through tech and as a result the whole focus of a business owner can be on growth, efficiency and profitability,” Agarwal said.
The startup said it has witnessed 5x growth and its team size has expanded from 60 to more than 300 since it raised Series A round from IndiaMart in 2019.
“We had initially invested in Vyapar with a strong belief in the product and in the team’s ability to execute at scale. It is really heartening to see Vyapar grow several times since then – they currently have over 1 lakh paying customers,” said Dinesh Agarwal, founder and managing director, IndiaMart.
Vyapar competes with the likes of ClearTax, SahiGST etc in the fintech segment. The sector has been seeing influx of funds from marquee investors with the continued investments towards reaching the unbanked population of the country.