Bengaluru-based PensionBoxIndia’s first digital pension app and a 100X.VC Class 06 portfolio, has raised US $ 160,000 from Kishore Ganji, Keynote India, Aprameya Radhakrishna, SAT Industry and others.
PensionBox has developed a digital pension app that digitises pensions and empowers millions to secure their retirement with the right pension. Users can create their personalized digital pension plan within minutes to track pension savings, contribute and withdraw pension online.
With the funds raised, backing from 100X.VC, and other marquee angel investors, PensionBox plans to hire a strong team and build its product faster in the coming months to lead the way in the pension sector in India.
“Today, when digitisation has rapidly disrupted just about every aspect of our lives, pension remains a fairly legacy concept. Yet pension, in fact, largely determines life after retirement. Both proper guidance and a platform to take control of one’s retirement are not readily available as they should be. Kuldeep and Shivam’s belief in a digital, personalized and flexible pension solution, and PensionBox’s vision of ‘reimagining pension for the 21st century’ to ensure a secure future beyond employment struck a perfect chord with us, ”he said. Kishore Ganji, Founder of Astir VC, Angel Investor & Board Member at Hyderabad Angels.
“PensionBox addresses a very important need for billions of Indians who do not have access to the right resources to make an informed choice and then continue to track their funds easily. At 100X.VC, it is truly heartening to see young India developing solutions for legacy systems and better serve the Indian workforce “, added Ninad Karpe, Partner, 100X.VC.
Founded in 2021 by two brothers, Kuldeep Parashar and Shivam Parashar, PensionBox was born when Kuldeep and Shivam started planning for their parent’s retirement during the pandemic. They observed there is a gap in the Indian market where it is difficult to track one’s pension. As they looked deeper, they realized that they were not alone in this; millions of Indians don’t have a retirement or pension plan in place.
100X.VC is India’s first venture fund to invest in early-stage startups using iSAFE (India Simple Agreement For Future Equity) Notes. It has screened over 20K deals to invest in 70 start-ups since its first round of selections in December 2019.
As a Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) Registered CAT I AIF investment adviser and the first Indian institutional investor in its portfolio companies, 100X.VC invests in a startup, effectively becoming their coach, strategy consultant, business mentor, and trusted advisor . The company works closely with founders helping them get to the next round of funding and beyond.