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GetVantage launches Rs 100 Cr Rise-Up Fund for women entrepreneurs


Alternative-financing fintech platform GetVantage has announced the launch of its Rise-Up Fund which is dedicated to supporting women entrepreneurs’ businesses with the capital. With an initial corpus of Rs 100 crore, This non-dilutive fund aims to deploy the capital in the next 12 months.

GetVantage has also announced a partnership with diversity-focused network Encubay.

Founded in 2020 by Bhavik Vasa, GetVantage is an alternative funding marketplace and growth platform that provides non-dilutive capital to SMEs. It facilitates data-driven investments from Rs 5 lakhs to Rs 20 crore to scale growth for businesses.

According to the Mumbai-based firm, it will disburse the funds through its own NBFC GetGrowth Capital, along with Varanium’s Debt Fund partnership, among other NBFCs and AIFs. In January, it announced its SaaS Accelerator Fund II with a corpus of Rs 250 crore.

According to GetVantage, its platform provides various non-dilutive working capital solutions for marketing, inventory, logistics, and other recurring CapEx to businesses across sectors, including B2B SaaS, eCommerce, D2C, edtech, cloud kitchens, and many more. The company says that it has registered more than 15,000 signups on its platform and invested in over 850  new-age businesses in India.

GetVantage added that it has previously partnered with women’s community leap.club in 2023 to drive engagement amongst women entrepreneurs across India. The partnership brought women founders, investors, and enablers together via community outreach helping forge strong connections, conversations, and growth.

According to a report by the World Economic Forum and IFC, women-led businesses in India faced an unmet credit gap of more than $11.4 billion, and these same women founders received only 5.2% of the outstanding credit granted to enterprises by Indian public sector banks.

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