Murthy’s Catamaran invests in payment solutions start-up

Infosys co-founder N.R. Narayana Murthy’s Catamaran Ventures has invested an unspecified amount in city-based start-up Innoviti Payment Solutions Ltd., it was announced on Wednesday.

Along with Catamaran Ventures, Canada-based New India Investment Corporation, an arm of Gravitas Financial Inc, was involved in the start-up’s funding.

In the first round of funding in January 2014, Innoviti raised Rs 10 crore through debt and equity from domestic and overseas angel investors, including watch maker Titan company.
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“We will use the latest fund to expand our business of real-time distribution of credit to small and medium enterprises (SMEs), whose capital requirement is still unmet,” the start-up said in a statement.

The seven-year-old payments solutions gives Rs 400-crore of loans to over 10,000 SMEs in 20 cities across the country through multiple vendors annually.

“We will use the fresh fund also for marketing, product development and scaling-up our payments infrastructure,” Innoviti chief executive Rajeev Agrawal said.