October 25

Bengaluru-based Investment Platform Groww Raises $251 Million in Series E Round

Bengaluru-based investment platform Groww tripled its valuation in six months after raising $251 million in a Series E funding, the company announced on October 25, Monday. The company valuation now stands at $3 billion. The funding round was led by Iconiq Growth, and saw the participation of investors such as Alkeon, Lone Pine Capital and Steadfast. This round also saw the participation of existing Groww investors, including Sequoia Capital, Ribbit Capital, YC Continuity, Tiger Global, and Propel Venture Partners.

Groww is an investment platform for retail investors, which allows people to invest in direct mutual funds, stocks, ETFs and IPOs. Groww, in a statement, said it plans to extend its reach to “under-penetrated geographies, strengthen the team and scale tech infrastructure.” The company said it would invest in spreading financial education and awareness. The investment platform was founded by Lalit Keshre, Harsh Jain, Neeraj Singh and Ishan Bansal in 2016.

CEO Lalit said, “We will continue working hard to build an iconic and trusted brand out of India. Over the last five years, we have built a product that customers love and have lowered the barriers to investing across India.”

Photo courtesy of Bill Oxford.

Source: The News Minute (link opens in a new window)

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