Mumbai-based mobile point of sale (mPOS) network provider Mswipe has closed its Series D funding round with additional $10 Mn investment led by B Capital. B Capital Group is a global tech fund that invests in pioneering fintech, healthcare, industrial logistics, and consumer enablement companies. Existing investor DSG Consumer Partners also participated in this round.\r\n\r\nThis took the total funding raised in series D round above $41 Mn. Earlier this year, in June 2017, Mswipe raised $31 Mn as part of its Series D funding round from UC-RNT Fund, Matrix Partners India, Falcon Edge Capital, and DSG Consumer Partners.\r\n\r\nWith this deal, Eduardo Saverin, Partner at B Capital and co-founder of Facebook, will join Mswipe\u2019s Board and work closely with the company as it enters its next phase of growth.\r\n\r\nThe capital raised will support Mswipe\u2019s plans to expand its acceptance network at retail merchants for the card and digital payments and strengthen its product development capability.\r\n\r\nKabir Narang, Partner at B Capital, said, \u201cOur philosophy at B Capital is to back exceptional founders and teams like the one at Mswipe and market leaders where we can leverage our global network to help accelerate their growth. While the US has been the traditional anchor for innovative technology, we are seeing disruptive innovation emerging from geographies like India, China, South East Asia and Israel.\u201d\r\n\r\nFounded in 2011 by Manish Patel, Mswipe is an mPOS network provider, which allows merchants to undertake plastic card payments through smartphones or ordinary feature phones. The company recently made headlines when in May 2017, it took over the offline merchant business of PayU India.\r\n\r\nThe company currently claims to have a network of 280K terminals spread over 650 cities and towns. Mswipe\u2019s omni-channel platform offers merchants an easy and efficient way to accept digital payments like UPI, Google Tez, PhonePe, BharatQR, and BHIM in addition to card payments using Mswipe\u2019s industry-leading payment terminals, mobile phones, tablets or PC\u2019s.\r\n\r\nAs Manish said, \u201cAt Mswipe, we are at the forefront of the payments revolution by powering acceptance infrastructure at the merchants\u2019 end, enabling them to accept card and digital payments in a hassle-free manner.\u201d\r\n\r\nOther startups in this segment include Paynear, ePaisa, Mobiswipe among others. Just recently another MPOS firm Ezetap raised $16 Mn in a funding round led by JS Capital Management, the VC arm of Jonathan Soros. As part of the round, the startup\u2019s existing investors, Social Capital and Hong Kong-based Horizons Ventures also increased their stake in the digital payments company. In June 2017, the mPOS startup also acquired FortunePay for an undisclosed amount to further expand its payments technology.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nMswipe is currently addressing a large market estimated at 14 Mn merchants with low POS penetration. Post-demonetisation the digital payments sector got an immense push. As per the official statement, Mswipe claims that almost 80% of its customer base comprises SME merchants. The company also claims that, in the last one year, transaction value on the Mswipe network has grown 4x, while the number of installations has grown 3x.\r\n\r\nThe Indian digital payments industry projected to reach $500 Bn by 2020, as a per a report by Google and Boston Consulting Group.. The recent infusion of funding from investors like B Capital will certainly be an important ingredient as Mswipe will shift orbit and execute its next phase of growth.