Investor type Venture Capital
Founders Josu00e9 Fernando Velez Martin Schrimpff Nitin Gupta Shailaz Nag Yunus Emre Gu00fczer


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Total investments 18
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 12
Rounds per year 1.64
Lead investments 4
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 2
Key employees 3

Areas of investment

  • FinTech
  • Financial Services
  • Payments
  • Cryptocurrency
  • Retail Technology

In 2011 was created PayU, which is appeared as Corporate Investor. The main office of represented Corporate Investor is situated in the Hoofddorp. The fund was located in Europe if to be more exact in The Netherlands.

This organization was formed by Jose Velez, Martin Schrimpff, Nitin Gupta, Shailaz Nag, Yunus Emre Gu00fczer. The overall number of key employees were 2.

For fund there is no match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States. The fund has exact preference in some founders of portfolio startups. Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are Banking, Mobile Payments. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Luno, ZestMoney, Bakkt. Besides, a startup needs to be aged 2-3 years to get the investment from the fund.

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 5 partakers. Despite the PayU, startups are often financed by International Finance Corporation, Threshold, Stripes. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Stripes, Omidyar Network, DN Capital. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Ribbit Capital, Omidyar Network, Xiaomi.

The high activity for fund was in 2018. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity. Considering the real fund results, this Corporate Investor is 42 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations. Deals in the range of 50 - 100 millions dollars are the general things for fund. The typical startup value when the investment from PayU is 500 millions - 1 billion dollars. The fund is constantly included in less than 2 investment rounds annually. The top amount of exits for fund were in 2020.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Vayana Network

Financial Services
$14M05 Apr 2022 Bengaluru, Karnataka, India


$46M04 Apr 2022 Buenaventura, Valle del Cauca, Colombia


$25M20 Mar 2022 -

BCB Group

Financial Services
$60M25 Jan 2022 London, England, United Kingdom


Financial Services
$12M27 Aug 2021 Gurugram, Haryana, India


E-Commerce Platforms
Retail Technology
$27M26 Mar 2021 Gurugram, Haryana, India


Financial Services
$85M29 Jul 2020 Seattle, Washington, United States


Financial Services
Loyalty Programs
$300M16 Mar 2020 Atlanta, Georgia, United States


E-Commerce Platforms
Retail Technology
$8M06 Feb 2020 Gurugram, Haryana, India
Google backs one-year-old Indian startup DotPe in $27.5 million fundraise

Google‘s latest investment in India is a startup that is helping businesses come online.
– One-year-old DotPe, a Gurgaon-based startup, said on Friday it has raised $27.5 million in its Series A financing round.
– The round was led by PayU, with participation from existing investor Info Edge Ventures and Google.
– The young startup, now valued at about $90 million, helps brick and mortar stores sell to customers online and collect payments digitally.
– It’s a problem that scores of startups in India are solving today, but DotPe has some additional hooks. It helps merchants scan their inventories and quickly establish a log online.


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