Capital Float seeks new path for redemption

The fintech lender, which began operations with a focus on small and medium enterprises, is raising funds again but at a considerably discounted valuation as it seeks to reinvent itself as a 'buy now, pay later' startup. But questions around its asset quality remain



Pratik Bhakta

May 24, 2021

9 Min Read

After years of a tumultuous journey, Capital Float is testing the winds again with a trending consumer lending model—buy now, pay later—that it hopes will bring it some stability. But the move could come at a cost, with the fintech lender staring at a significant fall in its valuation as it seeks more funds to build its new business.

Capital Float started operations in 2013 with a focus on lending to small and medium enterprises untouched by traditional financial players. It quickly expanded, but sometimes too fast for sustainable growth.

The new funding round could now provide a fresh lease of life to the Gaurav Hinduja and Sashank Rishyasringa founded startup as it doubles down on consumer lending, taking a detour from its origins.




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