Eduvanz raises $10Million in debt funding

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Fintech grew by 4 times in customer base, 3 times in monthly disbursal of loans

Indian Education Updates:

India: Eduvanz, India’s top fintech Non-banking Finance Company (NBFC) that enables students to Study Now, Pay Later at 0% interest rates has raised $10 million in debt funding from multiple financial institutions including InCred Financial Services, Vivriti Capital, and Northern Arc Capital.

Eduvanz aims at changing the way India pays for education by enabling learners to apply for low-cost loans via its digital platform. It has already enabled more than 25,000 learners and has disbursed loans worth Rs 300 crore. During the period of April 2020 to December 2020 when the pandemic hit the unique customer base of Eduvanz grew by four times and monthly disbursal of loans grew up three times .

 During the pandemic, we have found that learners in India focused on learning and upskilling themselves. We are moving towards becoming a leader in the financing-lending market for education. The debt we have raised further strengthens our position and will help us reach out to many more who are looking to fund their education”.

Varun Chopra, CEO, and Co-Founder of Eduvanz

As a technology-enabled debt platform, we are glad to associate with Eduvanz. We are aligned with Eduvanz in the belief that access to credit is a critical ingredient for development. We appreciate the company’s effort to help the youth of the county by providing access to finance and counselling”.

Irfan Mohammed, CBO, Vivriti Capital

Eduvanz has created a niche business model that supports skill development and employment. The company plays a crucial role in helping interested students secure funding, impacting their lives and livelihoods positively. We are excited to partner with such an institution that addresses a large untapped market and simultaneously creates lasting impact.”

Ms. Bama Balakrishnan, COO of Northern Arc Capital

The company founded in 2016 with the mission to make education accessible had raised $5 Million Series A funding from Sequoia & Unitus Ventures in August last year.

About Eduvanz:

Eduvanz is an NBFC Fintech that enables learners to Study Now and Pay Later in small easy on the pocket instalments. The core objective of the company is to make education accessible to all learners across K-12, Test-Prep, and Upskilling & UG/PG segments. Eduvanz offers a point of sales payment solution for institutes that helps them provide instant finance thereby helping them boost enrolments. They use proprietary artificial intelligence (AI) based algorithms and predictive analytics to provide loans based on the future employability of learners. Using the mobile app, end-to-end processing from Loan Application to Credit Assessment to Disbursal happens completely online in a matter of a few hours.

Backed by Sequoia Capital and Unitus Ventures, the company was co-founded in 2016 by Varun Chopra, an IIT Madras alumni, and Raheel Shah, an IIM Ahmedabad alumni, Eduvanz has financially empowered over 20,000 learners and partnered with 350+ Institutes. They have a presence across 20 states, 240+ cities, and cover over 25+ skill industries. Achievements include winning Wharton 2018 Economic Start-up India Competition, selection by Oracle as part of their Accelerator Cohort, part of the Champions of Change organized by Niti Aayog and PMO, and among Top 13 startups of Maharashtra Fintech.

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