Founded in 2015 by Aniket Doegar, Asha Krishnan, and PR Ganapathy, the Bengaluru-based startup offers information and access to both government and private social protection schemes through technology
The startup's social security card would enable users to access government schemes, social security, financial services and other welfare services for their family and business
Currently, the startup is present across 24 states and claims to have served more than 27 lakh families with INR4,200 Cr worth of services
Social empowerment startup Haqdarshak has closed its Pre-Series A1 funding round from Innovating Justice Fund and Village Capital-managed Financial Health Innovation Fund.
The funding round also saw participation from Namita Thapar, Peyush Bansal, and Aman Gupta. Abhishek Rungta, Deep Bajaj, Bhavin Pandya, M/S Morpheus Ananta, Bindu Subramaniam, Girish Kulkarni, and Mohit Bajaj, also participated in the round.
Founded in 2015 by Aniket Doegar, Asha Krishnan, and PR Ganapathy, the startup earlier raised about $1.1 Mn in funding in three rounds, the latest one having been conducted in 2021.
The Bengaluru-based startup offers information and access to government and private social protection schemes through technology and a last-mile field agent network of ‘Haqdarshaks’.
The funds will be used for tech innovation and hiring talent, with a special focus on developing the startup’s latest product, Yojana Card, a digitally-enabled social security card. It would enable users to access government schemes, social security, financial services and other welfare services for their family and business — via a single channel enabled by last-mile support.
Present across 24 states, the startup has trained over 30,000 agents so far and provided benefits worth over INR 4,200 Cr to over 2.7 Mn families.
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