HitPay, a Singapore-based one-stop payments platform for small and medium-sized businesses, announced Tuesday its $15.75 million Series A funding round led by Tiger Global and joined by returning investors Global Founders Capital and HOF Capital.

The funding will enable HitPay to continue building the best payment gateway for small businesses and support small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) across South East Asia and global markets, HitPay said in a statement.

The funding marks the next step for HitPay, which has seen phenomenal growth this past year. Today, over 10,000 merchants use HitPay, with transaction payment volume growing by over 8 times in 2021. HitPay’s wide range of payment solutions — including local and cross-border payment acceptance and payouts, an online store platform, POS software with card readers, plugins, and payment links — help resource-strapped SMEs scale with ease.

“We are thrilled to have the backing of incredible investors in our mission to empower SMEs with easy, accessible digital payments. SMEs are still underserved, with limited resources and poor access to affordable payment services. With our Series A funding, HitPay can continue to support the unique needs of our merchants, and build the best payment gateway for small businesses,” said Aditya Haripurkar, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, HitPay.

HitPay is now available in Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, the US, the UK, Europe, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) — and is poised to serve new markets in South East Asia in the coming months.

“HitPay built a comprehensive platform that addresses the varying payment needs of SMEs. With a rapidly growing user base and the continued rollout of new products and features, we are excited to partner with Aditya and the HitPay team in their next phase of growth,” said Alex Cook, Partner at Tiger Global.

With the capital raised, HitPay will continue to build a leading payments infrastructure platform — with unique SME-friendly features including support for local and international payment methods, best-in-class business software, and integrations with accounting and e-commerce platforms.

“Digital payments and commerce enablement are still in the very early days in South East Asia, especially when it comes to offering simple tools to small businesses. We are honored and excited to back the team again as their expansion across the region accelerates further,” said Tito Costa, Partner at Global Founders Capital.

Established in Singapore, HitPay will also further invest in top-tier talent to support its SMEs across the globe.

“Partnering with HitPay early on was an easy decision, as they offered the most affordable, easy-to-use, no-code payment platform for SMEs. Since our initial investment, we’ve continued to be impressed by the team’s obsessive customer focus, ambitious product roadmap, and relentless execution. As HitPay brings its best-in-class payment platform to new markets, we look forward to seeing HitPay’s solutions power millions of SMEs around the world,” said Victor Wang, Partner at HOF Capital.

HitPay is a one-stop payments platform that empowers SMEs with easy, affordable digital payments. Headquartered in Singapore, it is now available in Singapore and Malaysia and is poised to provide regional coverage in South East Asia and key global markets.

Its solution is designed to make digital payments as affordable, efficient, and simple as possible, helping resource-strapped SMEs reach more customers and scale with ease. The company is led by co-founders with more than 10 years in financial services, who have extensive experience working closely with SMEs on building products for their unique needs.

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