Qapita, a Singapore-based fintech that gives capitalization desk and worker inventory possession plans (ESOP) administration software program, has raised $5 million in pre-Sequence A funding. The spherical was led by MassMutual Ventures, with participation from Endiya Companions and angel traders together with Avaana Capital founder Anjali Bansal and Udaan co-founder Sujeet Kumar.
Vulcan Capital and East Ventures, who led Qapita’s seed round in September 2020, additionally returned for this funding, together with most of its angel traders, together with Koh Boon Hwee, Atin Kukreja, Alto Companions, Mission Holdings, Northstar Group Companions and K3 Ventures. East Ventures co-founder and managing accomplice Willson Cuaca will be a part of Qapita’s board.
Qapita at the moment serves purchasers in Indonesia, Singapore and India, specializing in startups. Its software program platform helps non-public corporations digitize and handle cap tables, carry out due diligence and subject fairness to workers. Qapita was based in 2019 by Ravi Ravulaparthi, Lakshman Gupta and Vamsee Mohan, and has since grown its workforce to 30 individuals.
Its objective is to create extra liquidity and re-investment within the Indian and Southeast Asian startup ecosystems by making it simpler to subject fairness. Qapita at the moment serves greater than 100 corporations, and its new funding shall be used so as to add extra options and strike partnerships with service suppliers like authorized, accounting and firm secretarial corporations.
In a press assertion, MassMutual Ventures Anvesh Ramineni, stated, “Globally, we’re witnessing tendencies that point out a convergence between private and non-private markets. Qapita is enabling this within the area via their resolution – from cap desk and stakeholder administration to digital share issuances and liquidity options. We consider the workforce has the precise mixture of expertise, understanding of regional markets and product experience to ship on their imaginative and prescient.”