As we step into a new year with renewed energy and enthusiasm, let’s not forget the year gone by. 2017 – a year full of moments that made us laugh and successes that changed our world. It has been a long year, but a wonderful one. We made every day count and in the end, the results speak for themselves.
So, let’s look back at top 10 amazing stories and achievements that shaped an extraordinary year.
Awarded as the start-up of the year by Yourstory
AWS Mobility Awards were designed to recognize the best and most innovative work in mobility and IoT in India. With our constant innovation and new features, it didn’t come as a surprise when we won the start-up of the year award at the AWS Mobility Awards 2017 by YourStory.
Launch of our exclusive loyalty programme – SuperCash
With an aim to make our customers smile with every transaction, we introduced SuperCash. It’s a loyalty programme based on providing maximum benefits to users in the form of savings, offers, etc.
BSNL went digital
BSNL in lieu of PM’s digital India campaign launched its first digital wallet powered by MobiKwik. BSNL wallet enables it’s 100 million existing customers to transact online and pay their bills on a secure network. We on behalf on BSNL developed the app, which has become India’s largest wallet by any telecom company.
Fourth round funding
We took a major leap towards positioning ourselves as a top consumer finance brand in the digital space, as we entered into a strategic partnership with Bajaj Finance and raised Rs. 225 crores in the fourth round of the funding.
Bajaj EMI wallet
For the first time in India, an EMI wallet was launched because of a strategic tie-up between MobiKwik and Bajaj Finance. Bajaj Finance now offers a credit facility for the app users for instant purchases and payment options. The facility is exclusively available for our users. That was definitely a step forward in the mobile wallet industry.
IndusInd wallet launched
We formed yet another connection, one firmer handshake with none other than IndusInd Bank. The direct debit feature allows IndusInd Bank account holders to link their accounts just once and pay using the MobiKwik app as and when required.
IDFC virtual card launched
To provide a hassle-free service and increase the ease of use for our customers, we partnered with IDFC to launch a virtual card. There are still a few places where mobile wallets are not accepted. Virtual card gave access to such platforms which resulted in an expansion of reach for both the customers and the merchants.
Our co-founder won business woman of the year by ASSOCHAM
Featured as “Asia’s women to watch”in 2016 by Forbes, our co-founder, Upasana Taku adds yet another feather to her hat. She has been awarded as the Female Entrepreneur of the Year by ASSOCHAM, 2017, giving all of us one more reason to celebrate.
Hit 100 Million user mark
We welcomed a lot more people in our MobiKwik family and hit the target of 100 million users.
Hit 2.5 Million merchant mark
Known as the most secure payment gateway, we made the merchants understand the value of digital payments through our various initiatives. We hit 2.5 million merchant mark with new merchants being added to the family everyday.
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