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Exclusive: RailYatri tops up Series C round with over $3 Mn funding


Train ticketing platform RailYatri has raised Rs 28.58 crore or $3.44 million in a mix of equity and debt funding round led by Mirabilis Investment Trust. The round also saw participation from NRJN Family Trust, Omidyar Network, and Blacksoil.

The board at RailYatri has passed special resolutions to issue 26,663 Series C CCPS at an issue price of Rs 4,720 each and 21,107 Series C CCPS for 5,685 per share for a total consideration of Rs 24.58 crore or $3 million. In a separate resolution, the company also issued 80 non-convertible debentures (NCDs) at Rs 5,00,000 per debenture to raise Rs 4 crore as per the company’s regulatory filings with the Registrar of Companies.

Mirabilis Investment Trust spearheaded the round with an infusion of Rs 12 crore. Nandan Nilekani’s NRJN Family Trust and Omidyar Network injected Rs 6.9 crore and Rs 5.69 crore, respectively. Blacksoil joined the round with Rs 4 crore debt funding.

As per the startup intelligence platform TheKredible, RailYatri has already raised Rs 13.5 crore from existing investors in the Series C round across multiple tranches during 2022. The company also raised Rs 10 crore in debt from Alteria Capital during the same period.

As per TheKredible’s estimates, the company has been valued at around Rs 912 crore or $110 million (post-money). RailYatri has raised over $50 million to date. For more information about the company, visit here.

Online travel aggregator (OTA) RailYatri offers train ticket information along with intercity bus service — IntrCity SmartBus which runs on routes such as Delhi–Lucknow, Delhi–Kanpur, Mumbai–Pune, Bengaluru–Hyderabad, and Chennai–Coimbatore among others. RailYatri also launched a ‘flexi-ticket’ feature that allows users to make last-minute changes to their plans when finding a reservation on trains isn’t available.

Post-allotment of the round, the NRJN Family Trust is the leading stakeholder in the company with a 22.82% stake. Omidyar Network follows with around 15% shares while co-founder Manish Rathi owns a 13.12% share of the company. For more information, visit here.

RailYatri’s revenue from operations surged 2.3X to Rs 273.7 crore during FY23 from Rs 117.2 crore in FY22. Along with improved scale, the company also managed to control its losses which shrank 58.6% to Rs 18.18 crore in FY23 from Rs 43.87 crore in FY22.

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