Bikayi secured $2M from Mantis Ventures, others

Bikayi, a startup that offers free Whatsapp integrated eCommerce store set up with payment gateways and order tracking, has now secured a seed funding round of $2 million from a clutch of international investors, which includes the Mantis Ventures, a VC fund promoted by the popular band Chainsmokers.

Bikayi co-founder Sonakshi Nathani revealed that the startup will use the new funds to hire more talent to accelerate product development, ramp up the platform, and onboard a million new merchants.

Ankur Nagpal said, “Bikayi is the company I am most excited about in the entire YC batch. They have a tremendous opportunity to become the storefront of choice for the millions of small local businesses in India — and eventually the entire developing world. They make commerce both local and personal, which is integral for success in India, and their growth numbers speak for themselves.”