Bluecopa, an Indian startup constructing a finance operations automation platform for high-volume corporations, has raised $2.3 million to develop its providing within the world market.

The seed funding spherical was led by Mumbai-headquartered Blume Ventures, with participation from Titan Capital, T-Fund, Speciale Make investments, Bharat Founders Fund, T2D3, Amplify and Power Ventures.

It was additionally joined by Chargebee founders Krish Subramanian and Rajaraman Santhanam, Rohit Chennamaneni of HR administration platform Darwinbox and Asad Khan and Jay Singh of cross-browser testing instrument LambdaTest.

“Simply to take an analogy, say Salesforce for gross sales, Marketo for advertising, GitHub for builders, there’s a massive whitespace within the finance area,” mentioned Nilotpal Chanda, co-founder and chief enterprise officer of Bluecopa, in an interview with TechCrunch.

Bluecopa was based in 2021 by Chanda and his fellow entrepreneurial teammates Raghavendra Reddy and Satya Prakash Buddhavarapu. The trio beforehand labored collectively at tax administration platform Optotax, which was acquired by neobanking platform Open in February final yr. Tuplejump, one other startup Buddhavarapu based, was acquired by Apple in 2016.


Bluecopa co-founders Raghavendra Reddy, Satya Prakash Buddhavarapu and Nilotpal Chanda (from left to proper). Picture Credit: Bluecopa

In contrast to a conventional platform that requires particular experience to function, Bluecopa’s providing is touted to work with no particular data necessities. It additionally claims to work with all the present SaaS instruments in addition to Excel, Google Sheets and all different platforms that finance groups use.

“It’s a layer that connects to all these instruments within the group, fetches information, cleans, consolidates, normalizes after which offers all that data in a really human consumable format,” Chanda defined.

The instrument affords an Excel-like interface that finance specialists can simply use to grasp their corporations’ accounts, he mentioned. “Essentially, the instruments obtainable immediately are usually not very user-friendly. It additionally takes a variety of time to implement them,” he mentioned.

Anaplan and Google Ventures-backed Vareto are amongst a number of the opponents of Bluecopa. Nonetheless, Chanda advised TechCrunch that the gestation interval together with his platform is way smaller because it takes simply 4 to 6 weeks to get it deployed at a corporation. The answer additionally claims to have a price benefit over different comparable platforms obtainable available in the market.

“When you take a look at construct versus purchase proportion, the TCO [total cost of ownership] is way, a lot decrease — nearly 85 to 90% price financial savings,” Chanda said.

Bluecopa is focusing on its platform at high-transaction, high-volume companies, together with e-commerce corporations. “We’re already talking to very massive, key logos within the area,” Chanda mentioned, including, “we’re additionally onboarding a variety of early adopters within the U.S. and North American markets.”

The Hyderabad-based startup kept away from revealing any of its shoppers.

“We’re at an implementation stage,” the manager mentioned. “It’s deployed for a smaller sub-department in a big e-commerce firm. Except and till we go dwell full bang, we — each events — are usually not very snug in disclosing,” he mentioned.

Anirvan Chowdhury, vp at Blume Ventures, advised TechCrunch that Apple’s acquisition of Buddhavarapu’s startup performed an important function within the enterprise fund’s funding choice in Bluecopa.

“The GTM and enterprise mannequin was the most important issue,” Chowdhury mentioned. “However the truth that somebody has constructed a product, which was Tuplejump that Satya constructed, was primarily a product that might have competed with Snowflake. And the highest software program firm on the earth has seen sufficient worth that that is the product I need to purchase… that’s an enormous validation.”

Particulars on valuation weren’t introduced, although Chowdhury advised TechCrunch that it’s “upwards of $10 million.”

“This can be a hair-on-fire drawback, significantly in excessive transaction quantity industries akin to e-commerce, logistics, monetary providers and so on. Fixing these elements can enhance gross sales by 20% and profitability by 30%,” mentioned Buddhavarapu, in a ready assertion.

The startup has a crew of 17 folks. With the brand new funding, it’s planning to rent further expertise and develop its client base — alongside enhancing the platform.

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