Qapita raises $15M in Series A round
Qapita, an equity management SaaS solutions provider, announced that it has raised $15 million in a Series A round co-led by East Ventures and Vulcan Capital, along with participation from NYCA and other existing investors, including MassMutual Ventures and Endiya Partners.
The round also saw participation from several existing angel investors across India, Singapore, and Indonesia, including Alto Partners, Partners of the Northstar Group, K3 Ventures, Mission Holdings, Anjali Bansal (Founder of Avaana Capital) and Sujeet Kumar (Co-founder of Udaan ).
Qapita plans to use the freshly raised funds to add more products to its platform that will not only offers solutions for private companies and startups, but also to investors, shareholders, and employees.
The startup also plans to enable liquidity solutions through a digital marketplace facilitating transactions for companies between their investors and employee stakeholders. With the latest round, Qapita will increase its client base across Singapore, Indonesia, and India.
Established in September 2019 by Ravi Ravulaparthi (CEO), Lakshman Gupta (COO), and Vamsee Mohan (CTO), Qapita’s technology platform digitizes the whole captable and ESOP data of any company.
Speaking about the funding, Ravi Ravulaparthi, CEO and Co-founder of Qapita, said, “We are in some of the fastest-growing private markets in the world. It is an incredible time to build an operating system and transaction rails for private company ownership in this region. This is about leveraging tech to enhance transparency, access, efficiency, and liquidity in private markets. Team Qapita is full of gratitude to our investors, partners, and well-wishers in joining us on this quest.”
Willson Cuaca, Co-founder and Managing Partner of East Ventures, said, “East Ventures is excited to double down its investment in Qapita to build an operating system for private markets in this region. This platform can become the connective tissue between private companies, their employees, shareholders, and investors on all equity-related matters. The startup ecosystem in Indonesia and the broader region is growing at a rapid pace. We are happy to accelerate the mission of Team Qapita in capturing this opportunity, starting with the support of our seed fund and continuing with the growth fund.”
Sateesh Andra, Managing Director at Endiya Partners added, “India and the entire South-East Asia region already have a very vibrant startup ecosystem that is going to grow exponentially in the next few years with large capital inflows. Ravi, Lakshman, and Vamsee are mission-focused as a team. Endiya Partners firmly believes Qapita with their comprehensive liquidity solution suite for private, high-growth companies will be the platform of choice.”
Qapita seems to have had amazing growth since its launch. I’m sure, with the latest developments, the company would continue to prosper in its journey ahead. My best wishes to the team of Qapita.Shishir Gupta, Founder and CEO, StartupLanes
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