Ecommerce major Flipkart participated in USD 6 million pre series A funding round for startup Castler. With this investment, Castler a total of USD 6 in it Pre-Series A funding round which was led by Capital 2B (an Info Edge Fund), IIFL Fintech Fund and other investors.
According to a statement, the firm intends to establish partnerships with over 25 banks, targeting substantial growth in the coming years. Founded in 2021 by Vineet Singh and Dinesh Kumar, it deals with evolving business models, complex transaction flows, identity verification, fraud management and customer protection, providing a robust solution in the dynamic financial landscape.
“Having Flipkart Ventures as an investor underscores Castler’s strong performance and cements our pole position in the escrow banking industry. We have everything in place now to execute and build a large business,” said Vineet Singh, Co-founder and CEO of Castler.
Lubna Ahmed, Head of Flipkart Ventures, said, “We are pleased to invest in Castler as it continues to fuel innovation and growth in its industry. The investment is being made by Flipkart Ventures through its cohort-based Leap Ahead program.”
The startup recently appointed fintech veteran Kumar Amit, ex-Razorpay, as Co-Founder and COO. The company’s plan is to build a global escrow platform for both domestic and cross border transactions on the pillars of good governance and responsible execution, it said in statement.
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