Akulaku reportedly elevating US$100M Series D
Akulaku, an Indonesian startup working within the subject of financing, has been reported to be in talks to lift US$100 million Series D funding spherical. Ant Financial, Alibaba’s enterprise line within the monetary companies sector, is alleged to affix on this funding spherical as strategic investor.
According to KrAsia, the funding spherical will additional deepen Alibaba’s companies penetration in Indonesia by means of Ant Financial and its portfolio corporations, notably within the e-commerce sector.
If confirmed, then the whole funding raised by Akulaku will attain US$220 million. In October 2017, the corporate raised a US$70 million funding spherical led by Fanpujinke Group, with the participation of Sequoia India, BlueSky Venture Capital, and Qimimng Venture Capital.
Southeast Asia has change into Alibaba’s favorite vacation spot in constructing its worldwide footprint. In the e-commerce sector, Alibaba has invested in Lazada and Tokopedia, whereas within the fintech sector, the corporate is current in a number of native gamers reminiscent of Dana (Indonesia), GCash (the Philippines), TrueMoney (Thailand), and TnGD (Malaysia).
Akulaku was based in 2014 with digital bank card as its important enterprise line; it additionally provides digital, communication, and shopper merchandise. In addition to Indonesia, Akulaku additionally has a presence within the Philippines, Vietnam, and Malaysia.
In a press convention someday in the past, Akulaku introduced that it’s set to increase its presence in Indonesia from Java to Borneo and Sumatra.
The firm’s enterprise line contains Asetku (P2P lending), Akulaku Silvrr (market), Akugrosir (B2B e-commerce), and Akulaku Finance (multifinance).
Its most up-to-date launch in Kredit Offline, which allows prospects to pay in installments at offline retailers.