Malaysia-based fintech startup CapBay has secured around $7 million funding to grow its Shariah-compliant supply chain finance arm CapBay Islamic, media reports said. CapBay Islamic is approved for Shariah-compliant P2P financing by the Securities Commission Malaysia (SC).
The funding round for CapBay was led by Kenanga Capital Islamic (KCI), which is a subsidiary of Kenanga Investment Bank (KIBB). CapBay is a multi-bank supply chain finance and peer-to-peer financing (P2P) platform.
With regard to the funding round, Chairman of CapBay Mohd Mokhtar Mohd Shariff told the media, “CapBay is thrilled to receive the support from Kenanga and for sharing the same spirit of helping SMEs thrive especially during this time. The injection of funds will help to accelerate the growth of Malaysian SMEs and with the launch of our Islamic receivables and working capital financing solutions, we believe that this will add another dimension to our efforts in supporting the SMEs in the country.”
The partnership between CapBay and Kenanga Capital Islamic was announced in the month of August. KIBB group managing director Datuk Chay Wai Leong said that Malaysian entrepreneurs will have access to a complete and seamless digital supply chain financing solution, transforming the way working capital is accessed in the country.
Earlier this year, CapBay raised around $20 million in its Series A funding round. The investment round was led by KK Fund. Last year, CapBay revealed that the startup had achieved a key milestone by funding RM 100 million across 500 investment notes on its platform, which means it was the fastest fintech to hit RM100 million in P2P financing.