SMEs-focused digital lending platform SME Corner has picked up Rs 90 crore in a mixed round of equity and debt.
Accion Frontier Inclusion Fund managed by Quona Capital put in Rs 35 crore whereas existing investors including Accion Venture Lab infused Rs 10 crore in the Mumbai-based startup.
The rest amount (i.e; Rs 45 crore) has come in the form of debt from Northern Arc and Vivriti Finance.
The Samir Bhatia led company plans to use the fresh capital to scale up operations to reach 30 cities by next fiscal year. Currently, it is operating in nine cities across three states.
Founded in 2012, SME Corner runs two product under its portfolio. While Unsecured Business Loan facilitates hassle-free unsecured loan up to Rs. 30 lakhs to small retailer including readymade garment stores, chemists, kirana stores, and food outlets, its second product provides loan against property up to Rs. 1 crore.