Funding Received
$1.2 Million in 1 Round from 4 Investors
Most Recent Funding
$1.2 Million Seed on August 29, 2013
Headquarters:
Santa Monica, CA
Description:
InVenture leverages mobile technology to create credit scores for unbanked individuals, empowering communities and businesses.
Founders:
Shivani Siroya
Categories:
Enterprises
Website:
http://www.inventure.org

Company Details

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Founded:
April, 2011
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Employees:
6 in CrunchBase

InVenture has built, distributed and monetized the first personal finance, credit scoring and licensing service for the underbanked in India, Kenya and South Africa. Founded in 2011 by an ex-investment banker and UN researcher, Shivani Siroya, InVenture has grown from a simple SMS-based money management tool into a suite of Android, voice, SMS and web apps for both the underbanked and the businesses that want to reach them. InVenture uses patent-pending algorithms to formalize financial identities and credit scores for individuals with no previous historical data. InVenture significantly reduces default rates and customer acquisition costs for the new generation of businesses seeking to serve the emerging middle classes. The company's purpose is to create a global 2-sided 24/7 marketplace of 1+ billion underserved individuals and the businesses that want to reach them.

To-date over 25,000 individuals have used InVenture's personal finance application InSight to formalize their identities, prove their spending capabilities and concurrently increased their savings by 3.5% on average. Then, on the other side of the marketplace InVenture has developed partnerships with and services for lending institutions, mobile service providers, NGOs, governments and foundations to sell and provide services that are not currently available for the 2.5 billion people currently lacking formal financial identities. InVenture has licensed credit scores to lenders in three countries seeking new qualified customer pools and offered InSight users loans between $500 and $19,000 US.

Current Team (6)

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Funding Rounds (1) - $1.2M

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Investments (2)

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Investors (4)

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  • 895807d4780d50868fa517c7d70075be

    MESA+

    Early stage venture fund
  • O5sp9vj2ftnyj55m2ofx

    Lowercase Capital

    Lowercase Capital provides capital and advisory services to start-ups and late-stage companies...
  • Yh0gzksfkd1eljis4wg8

    Google Ventures

    Google Ventures is the venture capital investment arm of Google Inc.
  • 93db4f1192e705e85828dfb305ab1b8d

    Collaborative Fund

    Fund Supporting Emerging Technologies

Offices/Locations (4)

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  • Manhattan

    21 W 46th St

    New York, NY 10036

    USA

  • Kenya Office

    Nairobi,

    KEN

  • India Office

    Mumbai,

    IND

  • US Headquarters

    Santa Monica, CA 90401

    USA

Images (1)

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