Fintech startup, FairMoney raises $42 million Series B round

Fintech startup, FairMoney raises  million Series B round

Nigerian fintech startup, FairMoney, has raised a $42 million Series B round.

This round was driven by the US mutual funds and venture firm, Tiger Global. Existing financial backers that partook in the round incorporate DST Partners, Flourish Ventures, Newfund and Speedinvest.

The venture comes after FairMoney raised โ‚ฌ10 million Series A cycle two years prior and โ‚ฌ1.2 million seed in 2018.

With a functioning presence in Nigeria and India, the startup intends to differentiate its present contributions and grow to turn into the favored monetary objective for its clients.

Established in 2017 by Laurin Hainy, Matthieu Gendreau, and Nicolas Berthozat, FairMoney gives security free loaning administrations and bill installments to Nigerians.

As per Techcrunch, last year, the organization dispensed a complete advance volume of $93 million to over 1.3 million clients who made more than 6.5 million credit applications. In 2020, the organization extended to India and had the option to gain some headway there handling 500,000 advance applications from more than 100,000 extraordinary clients.

Laurin Hainy, CEO of Fairmoney said the organization has gotten a microfinance bank permit from CBN. The permit will permit FairMoney to work as a monetary specialist organization in Nigeria.

FairMoney offers advances to people from N1,500 to N500,000 as long as a half year. The organization right now has 3.5 million enrolled clients. Of this number, 1.3 million are special ledger holders. The organization says it is projecting to dispense $300 million worth of credits to them this year.

What they are saying

Credits for SMEs are getting very conspicuous as additional loaning stages have started to bring to the table advances to the Nigerian retail area. FairMoney has seen a chance here and Hainy states that the organization will begin overhauling credits to enlisted SMEs in Nigeria. The organization likewise plans to give charge cards as well.

“The desire is that before the year’s over, the client has the undeniable financial experience from P2P moves and loaning to charge cards and current records. Moreover, we are dealing with some of extra administrations from reserve funds items, stock exchanging, and crypto-exchanging items conceivably relying upon where guideline is going,” says Hainy.

African fintech new companies have drawn in a great deal of capital this year from both neighborhood and unfamiliar financial backers. For Tiger Global, the lead financial backer in this round, it is the first run through the U.S. mutual funds is putting resources into two African new companies in a year subsequent to moving Flutterwave in March.

This new subsidizing round will be utilized to broaden its present contributions and grow to “become the monetary center point for its clients.”


Scott Shleifer, an accomplice at Tiger Global, said, “We are eager to join forces with FairMoney as they assemble a superior monetary center point for clients in Nigeria and India. We were intrigued by the group and the solid development to date and anticipate supporting FairMoney as they keep on scaling.”

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