Infibeam

Infibeam Avenues Limited
TypePublic
NSE: INFIBEAM
BSE: 539807
IndustryInternet
Founded2007 (2007)
FounderVishal Mehta
HeadquartersGIFT City, Gandhinagar, India
Area served
India, Middle East
ServicesOnline payments, Internet services (data centres, domains), e-commerce software
Revenue1175 crores (FY21-22)[1]
Number of employees
650 (in 2022)

Infibeam Avenues Limited is an Indian payment infrastructure and software as a service (SaaS) fintech company that provides digital payment services, eCommerce platforms, digital lending, data cloud storage and omnichannel enterprise software to businesses across industries in India and globally.[2][3]

Through its flagship brand, CCAvenue, the business dominates the payment infrastructure market, processing more than $ 49 billion in online payments.[4]

It is headquartered in GIFT City, Gujarat, India with offices in Delhi, Mumbai and Bengaluru.[5]

History

Ex- Amazon executive Vishal Mehta, a Cornell University, USA and MIT, USA graduate, who went on to play a key role in revitalizing technology at Amazon.com in the US; decided to return to India in 2007 and founded Infibeam to build one of the prominent fintech company.[6] The company was started with an initial capital of 10-15 crore.[7]

Infibeam Avenues was listed on the BSE and the NSE in 2016.

Infibeam provides its marketplace software platform, BAB, to two of India's four largest eCommerce organisations – GeM and JioMart.[8][9]

Infibeam Avenues Ltd has more than 6.4 million merchants, which increased to an average of 8,000 per day in Q1'23 and could grow significantly due to the mass adoption of digitalization, uses Infibeam’s platform & payment infrastructure and has panned out in overseas markets like the USA, KSA UAE, and Australia.[10]

On September 7, 2022, Infibeam Avenues launched its omni-channel mobile app CCAvenue TapPay that allows businesses and entrepreneurs to convert any NFC-enabled Android phone into smart PoS terminals.[11]

Services

Payment Processing

Infibeam’s flagship brand CCAvenue provides digital payment gateway service. CCAvenue Payment Gateway provides multiple payment options and is available in 18 different languages and collects payments in 27 major foreign currencies. CCAvenue also provides a secure link between websites, institutions, and banks in the transaction.

CCAvenue’s 'TokenPay' help merchants to comply with Reserve Bank of India's data security norms by securing multi-network tokenisation, which works across major card networks, including MasterCard, RuPay, and Visa.[12]

Merchants Financing/Lending

Infibeam Avenue Ltd has lending aggregating platform -Trust Avenue. The company did AI-based lending for 3 million merchants through tie-ups with banks and NBFCs.[13]

Enterprise ecommerce software platform

Infibeam Avenues' enterprise ecommerce software platform BuildaBazaar hosts India's largest online marketplace for government procurement. The company also entered into a definitive agreement with Jio Platforms to offer its enterprise software licence and enterprise digital payments platform to Jio Platforms and its associates for their internal businesses.[14][15][16][17]

On November 20, 2017, Infibeam Avenues launched BillAvenue, an inter-operable digital bill payments platform built over the Bharat Bill Payment System (BBPS) infrastructure to enable service providers to accept bill payments from customers nationwide, through both online and offline channels.[18]

Data Centre infrastructure services

The company forayed into the segment of infrastructure or data centre-as-a-service, and built a state-of-the-art Tier-III data centre in GIFT City, Gandhinagar. It received Tier-III design certification from Uptime Institute as it is equipped with fully redundant and dual-powered servers, storage, network links and other IT components.[19] Infibeam Avenues has partnered with IBM India to develop implement and promote blockchain capabilities on the LinuxOne platform, the first of its kind in India.[20][21]

Mergers & Acquisitions

Year Type Company Name Notes Valuation/Stake Cites
2022 Investment Vishko22 Vishko22 is a software startup that develops omnichannel enterprise software products and services for domestic and international ecommerce marketplaces. Acquired 50% stake [22]
2022 Acquisition SoftPOS SoftPOS startup Uvik Technologies Rs 75 crore [23]
2020 Acquisition Cardpay Technologies Ltd. Bengaluru-based Cardpay Technologies provides unified spend management platform to corporates NA [24]
2018 Acquisition Instant Global Paytech Pvt. Ltd (IGPL) Mumbai-based digital payments tech firm Instant Global Paytech Pvt. Ltd (IGPL), which operates Go Payments Acquired 48% stake [25]
2017 Merger CCAvenue Infibeam and Avenues (India) Private Limited entered into a binding agreement to merge and take control of CCAvenue through Equity Stake NA [26]
2017 Acquisition DRC Systems India Pvt Ltd Infibeam Avenues acquired DRC Systems India Pvt Ltd, a company which provides software services for enterprise E-commerce, ERP and related fields MoU [27]
2014 Acquisition Odigma Infibeam acquired Odigma, a digital marketing company $5 million [28]

Partnership

Year Type Company Name Notes Status Cites
2020 License deal Jio Platforms The company signed a deal to license its e-commerce and payment software with Jio Platforms, Reliance Jio's digital platform venture Active [29]
2020 Agreement JPMorgan Chase Bank Infibeam Avenues entered into a definitive agreement with JPMorgan Chase Bank to use the company's flagship enterprise payment platform CCAvenue for processing transactions for its enterprise clients Active [30]
2020 Partnership Bank Dhofar SAOG Infibeam Avenues partnered with Oman's Bank Dhofar SAOG to provide CCAvenue payment gateway service to process online card transactions of various payment networks for Bank Dhofar SAOG and help the bank authorize online payments for its customers Active [31]
2020 Partnership Bank Muscat Infibeam Avenues collaborated with Bank Muscat, a financial services provider in the Sultanate of Oman Active [32]
2019 Partnership Riyad Bank Infibeam Avenues partnered with Riyad Bank for digital payments services Active [33]
2017 Contract Government e Marketplace Infibeam Avenues along with consortium partners entered a contract for managed service provider from the Government of India to design, develop, implement, operate and maintain the Government e-Marketplace portal (GeM) Active [9]

Awards and recognition

  • In February 2018, Infibeam was ranked 418th in The Financial Times' and Statista's FT1000 High Growth Companies Asia - Pacific 2018.[34]

References

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  2. ^ Dutta, Vishal (19 August 2019). "Fintech firm Suvidhaa plans e-commerce foray". The Economic Times.
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  28. ^ "Infibeam acquires digital marketing firm ODigMa for $5 mn". Business Standard India. 24 February 2014.
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