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Updated on: Thursday, December 23, 2021, 02:40 PM IST

IIFL Fintech Fund to infuse Rs 300 cr in early-stage fintech startups

IIFL Fintech Fund is in the advanced stages of discussion to make investments 10 more fintech start-ups by end of March 2022./ Representational image | Photo credit: Gerd Altmann from Pixabay

IIFL Fintech Fund is in the advanced stages of discussion to make investments 10 more fintech start-ups by end of March 2022./ Representational image | Photo credit: Gerd Altmann from Pixabay

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Fairfax-backed IIFL Group on Thursday said IIFL Fintech Fund is planning to invest Rs 300 crore in early-stage Indian fintech startups in the next two years.

The move is aimed at facilitating the creation of affordable products and technologies that aid financial inclusion, a statement said.

In August 2021, IIFL Fintech Fund was established with a dedicated Rs 140 crore sponsorship from two group companies - IIFL Finance and IIFL Securities.

The financial services group with a large retail interface is aiming to offer last-mile credit with the help of cost-effective technologies, the statement said. The fund sponsored by IIFL Finance and IIFL Securities has already made four investments -- Leegality, FinBox, Trendlyne and DataSutram – within three months of its existence, it added.

IIFL Fintech Fund is in advanced stages of discussion to make investments 10 more fintech start-ups by end of March 2022, it said. There is always need for early-stage funding to nurture the fintech start-up ecosystem, R Venkataraman, Co-Promoter of IIFL Group and Chairman of IIFL Securities Ltd, said.

“Fintechs play a big role in creating cost-effective delivery of various financial products to the underserved and unbanked customers and help in accelerating the financial inclusion process,” Venkataraman added.

(With inputs from PTI)

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Published on: Thursday, December 23, 2021, 02:40 PM IST
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