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Ayekart, an Agri-Fintech Start-up, Secures $5.5 Mn as Equity and Debt fund by Caspian, Siply

Fund is raised to support the growing business requirements in the Food and Agri-ecosystem

Ayekart, India’s First Integrated tech platform in the food and agri value chain has successfully raised $ 5.5 million through an equity + debt fund round from Caspian Debt a corporate lending financial services company, and Siply a tech-enabled platform providing micro financial services to underserved Indians and HNIs.

Founded in December 2020, Ayekart strengthens the traditional businesses and the Agri- value chain through finance, tech, and supply chain management.

The company began its commercial rollout in September 2021 and did a Gross Transaction Value (GTV) of INR 139.5 Cr in FY 21-22, with PAT positive. In the same month, Ayekart raised an angel round of approx. INR 5.5 crores.

“Ayekart constantly thrive to enable the best of its services through finance, technology, and services for the betterment of FPOs, farmer communities and traditional businesses. We will use the fund raised to strengthen our ecosystem to meet the necessities of small and traditional vendors, dealers/distributors, farmer communities, millers, processors, distributors and retailers. This will further boost disbursements, given the various opportunities that we have at present. We are very humble and thankful to our investors for their trust and are grateful to them for their unstinting backing during our growth phase.”

CEO & Co-Founder, Mr. Debarshi Dutta states

The fund will be utilized to serve the burgeoning business needs of traditional businesses in the Food and Agri sector; by providing financial and technological assistance to elevate their businesses and eventually enhance growth.

“We found Ayekart extremely innovative and adding value to the much-needed agri-ecosystem through the right mix of technology and expertise. Hence, we decided to join hands and partner with them in this endeavour. We expect to continue building our exposure to Ayekart as we both scale our partnership.”

Mr. Sousthav Chakraborty, CEO & Co-Founder – Siply said,

“We are delighted to support Ayekart in their growth journey of empowering small businesses in the agriculture value chain. Ayekart plays a significant role in providing new market avenues as well as payment assurance to the suppliers in the Agri ecosystem. Their platform provides strength to the local ecosystem players (Processors, Distributors, and Retailers) helping them to grow the business without affecting their margins thus creating a positive impact. We look forward to continuing our participation along their journey.”

Mr. Avishek Gupta, Managing Director & CEO – Caspian Debt, said,

The partnership is an abiding step in helping Ayekart accomplish its aim of addressing the sector’s needs. Ayekart has already done a GTV of INR 250 crores in the last 11 months.

Ayekart currently hosts operations in 13 states across India and is growing drastically. The Agri-Fintech start-up is expecting to tap into the export market by Q3 2022.

It is working towards its goal of enabling 10 million traditional businesses technologically and financially along with globalizing its services to 15 countries in the next 5 years.

About Ayekart:

Ayekart is India’s First Integrated platform that addresses the need of the Food and Agri Value Chain enabling traditional businesses technologically and financially while retaining and enhancing trust in their ecosystem by delivering efficiency and convenience.

The platform aligns with the government’s objectives to bring in the desired change in the SME, MSME, Retail segment by “Empowering the Traditional Business” and helping bring transparency and credibility to the entire ecosystem.

Ayekart is also engaged in the business by providing technology, finance and services powering B2B and B2C business along with supply chain management.
Ayekart is doing its best by providing digitize, handholding and providing a platform to the traditional businesses, MSMEs, Retailers. It also enables Supply Chain Finance through financial institutions for pre-shipment finance, distributor / dealer finance Facilitate Manufacturers with new market linkages.
It has onboarded over 10,000 MSMEs/ retailers and honored over 130cr worth of transactions in its 1st year 2021-22 and With the Ayekart Platform suite, companies of all sizes and nature can streamline the supply chain, financial needs, and related business processes.
The workflow has access to controlled layers along with stringent approvals for monitoring of purchases and sales, wholesale and retail order status, generating orders, invoices, SCF options, delivery, and collections.
POs and Invoices are generated in the workflow and can also be imported/ exported from other accounting software.
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