Singaporean blockchain based multi enterprise supply-chain business network (MESCBN) platform #dltledgers, announced Wednesday that it has raised S$8.5 million ($5.99 million) from its lead investor in a Series B funding round.

#dltledgers said in a statement that this strategic round now brings the firm’s valuation to well above S$100 million ($70.41 million), up from S$46 million ($32.39 million) after its Series A round just over a year ago.

Investments from the Series B funding round will help #dltledgers execute its plans for North American expansion while scaling its engineering teams and growth teams further.

This includes further platform innovation with Corda, Accenture, SAP, Microsoft and several other partnerships. Further announcements on its planned expansion and use of funds will be made in the upcoming weeks.

Considering the demand and extended interest from other investors in the Asia Pacific region, #dltledgers also decided to extend the round to S$15 million ($10.56 million), to close off by the end of October.

There are ongoing conversations for further closures and will lead to a close acquisition of strategic investors within the round.

“The global appetite for connected supply-chains is growing and with the recent pandemic, its being deployed by most of the fortune 500 enterprises and banks,

“We are leading these markets globally and have an ambition to play a major role in collaborating and resolving the gaps in extended supply-chain,” said Samir Neji, the Founder of #dltledgers.

“It is a tough climate for fund raising as the world market is going through flux, and investors are very selective. It’s a real testament to our platform and its multiplier effect; we got over subscribed for our series,

“The world certainly needs an MESCBN platform like ours, which can connect supply-chains across entities, starting from a supplier or distributor framework and can deliver authentication, sustainability and financing in its trust mode across logistics banks and all of supply chain partners,” he said.

“We provide a technology that allows enterprises to jump start, connect and collaborate with their supply chain partners dynamically and in real-time, accelerating mission-critical supply chain process by ten folds,

“Our low code metaverse platform will enable enterprises to build their own network with ease and seamlessly invite their partners to work together and collaborate like never before,” he added.

#dltledgers is a global blockchain-based MESCBN platform headquartered in Singapore and spans across all Southeast Asia, Australia and New Zealand, Japan, Middle East and North Africa, Africa, India.

The platform helps corporates and banks to build on a connected supply chain – run end-to-end contract compliance, authenticate their commercial documents, Sub contracts, Logistics, reverse logistics, claims, financing, and bank interactions, enabling them to automate multi-party transactions, streamline processes, and reduce cost.

#dltledgers’ subscription and transaction-based MESCBN platform enables multi-party transactions across enterprises.

A connected supply chain between entities resolves a huge problem for large enterprises, banks, Logistics and financing organisations.

The digitalisation of multi-party transactions provide authenticity and enables a large part of sustainability and financing initiatives with suppliers and distributors.

It’s industry agnostic and can be subscribed and run by any enterprise which has a network of suppliers, distributors, banks and logistics.

“I am extremely bullish about our platform, I saw the global impact it could bring to supply chain finance and sustainability, and our new investment round strengthens our focus in solving real-life supply chain and financing issues,

“Technology has advanced so much that we felt the need to shift people’s thinking about what those capabilities could be,” said Farooq Sidiqqi, Chief Executive Officer of #dltledgers, who joined the company after a 30-year stint as a banker.

#dltledgers’ platform is deployed in many large global enterprises and banks globally; to name a few global innovators like Wipro Consumer Goods, Mondelez, Tata Motors, ANZ bank, Shiseido, OCP, Trade development bank of Africa, Stockland etc

“We are a North America focused fund which has invested in more than 50+ companies and were on the lookout for a scalable platform which can build large networks in the MESCBN space and with extended capability to play across the FinTech space,

“Our research team found #dltledgers as a unique enterprise blockchain company in supply-chain which can execute to the size and complexity of these markets. Their track record and growth story is phenomenal and we want to be a big part of this. I am thrilled to join the board and lead the company into its next phase,” said Sheroy Irani, Partner at Lead investor.

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