KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Sept. 27, 2018 /PRNewswire/ —
Nexus also picks up significant minority stake
Goals101, a fin-tech and big data analytics company, has announced that it had received a Pre-series A funding of $3.5 million from Nexus Venture Partners, a leading global venture capital firm. With this round of funding, Nexus also becomes a significant minority stakeholder in Goals101.
Goals101 was started about 2 years ago by Visham Sikand along with co-founders and core team members Milan Naik (ex-Liberty Videocon General Insurance), Ishank Joshi (ex-Applied Mobile Labs), Anshuman Pandey (ex-Co-founder, Ziffi.com) and Anupam Bhat (ex-Airtel Africa). The founding team was boosted by the entry of Raghunandan Mohapatra (ex-Standard Chartered Bank – Global), Shyam Ramamurthy (ex-Yahoo.com), Jubin Mehta (ex-Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia) and Sankat Mochan Chauhan (ex-Mu Sigma).
Speaking about the funding, Visham Sikand said, "We partnered with Nexus as they understand the metrics of this business and have a global view on their investments. The last two years of working with superbly talented minds across our banking partners has been fabulous. Post the round, which was a couple of months ago, the company has expanded heavily on its technology & data science capabilities and has also expanded to other potent geographies namely Malaysia, UAE, Qatar, South Africa and Kenya."
Commenting on the funding, Sameer Brij Verma, Managing Director at Nexus Venture Partners, said, "We believe that Goals101 is a technology disrupter redefining next-generation intelligent banking powered by transaction behaviour, location and social intelligence. Given the team and technology combination at Goals101, it‘s not surprising that they have already made a mark in six countries with several banks in a matter of only two years. We are excited to partner them as they embark on their next phase of expansion and growth."
With the launch of its Custom Designed Bank Platform ‘Alpha for Banks’, the company intends to make the entire banking journey far more Personalised, Automated and Delightful. Goals101 today has partnerships across 21 leading banking partners in Asia and solves a multitude of user cases.
Visham Sikand, an alumnus of the Harvard Business School, is on his 3rd start-up, after 2 very successful boot-strapped entrepreneurial stints. His previous company was acquired by Aetna Inc. (a Fortune 50 company), post which he was their Chairman in India.