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Vidyut raises $10 Mn in Series A led by 3one4 Capital

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EV financing and vehicle lifecycle management platform Vidyut has raised $10 million in its  Series A round led by 3one4 Capital. The round also saw participation from new and existing investors including Saison Capital, Zephyr Peacock, Force Ventures, Alteria Capital and Udaan CEO Sujeet Kumar.

The Series A round is a mix of equity and debt funding. Entrackr had exclusively reported about Vidyut’s new fundraise earlier this month. Previously, it closed its seed round of $4 million in a mix of equity and debt led by Force Ventures and others in December 2022.

This funding emphasizes the company’s commitment to improve EV ownership for SMBs and the startup will utilize the new funds to scale its offerings to the EV ecosystem, the startup said in a press release.

Vidyut, which offers EV insurance, lifecycle management, and EV resale, is also looking to expand its presence to 40 Indian cities. The company will also double its team size by the end of FY25 as it prepares to build a full stack EV ecosystem.

Founded in 2021 by Xitij Kothi and Gaurav Srivastava, the company offers a battery subscription ownership plan powered by proprietary asset-underwriting algorithms. It already offers ownership solutions for Mahindra, Piaggio, Altigreen, Murugappa Group’s Montra Electric, Euler Motors and OSM vehicles.

The two-year-old company was in the pre-revenue stage until FY23 and posted an income of Rs 68 lakh with a loss of Rs 3 crore during the last fiscal year.

In the electric vehicle financing space, Vidyut competes with Revfin, Finayo, Mufin Green Finance, OTO,  evfin, and Hero FinCorp, among others.

The Indian startup ecosystem has seen an uptick in funding for EV financing focused startups in the past couple of months. In December, Revfin raised  $14 million in Series B round while Mufin and OTO raised $17 million and $10 million, respectively, earlier this month.

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