The series F round of funding was a mix of equity ($340 million) and debt ($110 million), a statement said. The equity round was led by DST Global, Falcon Edge and SoftBank Vision Fund 2 along with participation from Tencent and existing investors, Moore Strategic Ventures and Exor Seeds, it added.
The debt funding came from diversified financial institutions. “With the latest investment, Cars24 will expand its global presence as well as further build its cars, bikes and financing business in India, while continuing to invest in technology that delivers the best customer experience possible,” the statement said.
It has clocked over 13 million monthly traffic and over 4 lakh transactions till date. It has also procured a non-banking financial company (NBFC) licence and launched consumer lending business with Cars24 Financial Services and two-wheeler segment, Bikes24. It is backed by marquee investors like Sequoia India, SoftBank, Falcon Edge, Exor Seeds, DST Global, Kingsway Capital, Unbound, Moore Strategic Ventures and KCK.
The company has previously raised close to $400 million, including $200 million in series E round announced in November last year. Vikram Chopra, co-founder and CEO of CARS24 said the six-year old company has closed “its largest round of funding to date”.
“Traditionally, car selling or buying have been a tiresome process, and only 2 of 100 people own cars in India. However, over the last six years, we have been working continuously towards fulfilling the dreams of many Indians to own a car by transforming the customer’s journey- ‘’the Cars24 way’’ that is hassle-free, safe and transparent,” he said.