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Travel fintech Scapia raises $23M led by Elevation Capital, Binny Bansal’s 3STATE Ventures

Scapia, a fintech firm offering co-branded credit cards for travel, has raised $23 million in a Series A funding round led by Elevation Capital and 3STATE Ventures

Existing investors Matrix Partners India and Tanglin Venture Partners also participated in the round.

Founded by Anil Goteti, a consumer tech veteran and former senior vice president of Flipkart, the five-month-old startup offers digital credit cards to travellers in partnership with the Federal Bank, and allows them to earn reward on each transaction in the form of Scapia coins. 

These coins can then be redeemed on the app itself in the form of discounts for flights and hotel bookings across countries. Customers can use the credit card, based on the VISA network, across 150 countries, and access their transactions in real-time within the app.

The company plans to add more banking partners and strengthen its product suite with the fresh capital, it said in a statement. 


“We’re thrilled by the customer affection and rapid growth Scapia has experienced since launch. This funding will fuel our efforts to grow our customer base, add more banking partners, and strengthen our product suite,” said Goteti. 

Tapping into the growing popularity of co-branded credit cards, the Scapia app helps customers track their credit card spending and offers coins, which can be redeemed in the form of hotel and flight booking on the same app, along with EMI options. 

The platform has integrated the APIs of various aggregators (airlines and hotels) to offer the same. In addition, it claims to have no joining fee as of now, zero forex markup on international spending, with unlimited domestic lounge access. 

“We continue to be big believers in transaction credit + commerce plays across large verticals such as travel, commerce, and more. Scapia has been able to stitch together unique user journeys across fintech and travel. The company is off to a fast start and has seen strong customer love since the launch of its co-branded credit card. We are delighted to double down on our investment here and welcome Elevation Capital to the partnership,” said Vikram Vaidyanathan, Managing Director, Matrix Partners India. 

Within five months of launch, the co-branded credit card firm has garnered widespread popularity and has distributed its card in over 7,500 pin codes. 

The fintech said almost 40% of its users are from beyond the top 30 cities, who used the app and card to travel across 50 countries in five continents. It has distributed its card in over 7,500 pin codes. 

“Global travel has undeniably evolved into a ubiquitous phenomenon, witnessing a substantial increase among Indians in recent times. The customer interest we see in Scapia’s co-branded credit cards is a testament to the transformative power of fintech in making travel more accessible and delightful for Indians,” said Mridul Arora, Partner, Elevation Capital. 

Edited by Megha Reddy

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