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Exclusive: Peak XV in talks to lead new round in visa startup Atlys


Online visa application platform Atlys is in talks to raise a new round to the tune of $15-18 million, sources aware of the development told Entrackr. The Mumbai and San Francisco-based firm is raising its Series B round within a year of Series A fundraise.

“Atlys has initiated talks with existing backer Peak XV and others to raise Series B round. The talks are early and may take a couple of months to materialize,” said a source who requested anonymity.

In September last year, Atlys scooped up $12 million in a Series A round led by Elevation Capital and Peak XV Partners with participation from existing investors Andreessen Horowitz (a16z), Musical Duo Chainsmokers, South Park Commons, Pinterest Founders and other investors. To date, it has raised over $17 million.

“The round will be led by Peak XV and value Atlys anywhere at around $70 million or even more,” said another source.

Launched in 2021, Atlys makes visa process visa-related processes easier in a quick time. It has built a tech which aims to reduce visa rejection rates. The platform covers more than 150 destinations and with an average time of just over 4-10 minutes spent to apply for a visa.

As per sources, Atlys facilitates around 30,000 visa applications per month and India contributes more than 60% (20,000) visa applications.

Earlier this year, the firm launched a new refund feature aimed at providing financial security to its users if their visa gets rejected.

In a response to Entrackr’s queries, Atlys founder and CEO Mohak Nahta said, “We would like to clarify that we are currently not engaging in any fundraising activities, and reports or rumours indicating otherwise are inaccurate.”

Queries sent to Peak XV did not elicit any response.

Atlys competes with Gurugram-based Visa2Fly and Mumbai-based StampThePassport.

While Visa2Fly raised $414K in its pre-seed round from ODX (On Deck), MarsShot VC (Razorpay Founders) and others in July 2022, StampThePassport raised $500K in September last year.

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