MyGate raises $56M to bring its security management service to more gated communities in India

TechCrunch | 10/16/2019 | Staff
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MyGate, a Bangalore-based startup that offers security management and convenience service for guard-gated premises, said today it has bagged over $50 million in a new financing round as it looks to expand its footprint in the nation.

Chinese internet giant Tencent, Tiger Global, JS Capital, and existing investor Prime Venture Partners funded the three-year-old startup’s $56 million Series B financing round. The new round pushes MyGate’s total fundraise to-date to $67.5 million.

MyGate - Mobile - App - Home - Residents

MyGate offers an eponymous mobile app that allows home residents to approve entries and exits, communicate with their neighbors, log attendance, pay society maintenance bills and daily help workers.

The startup says it is operational in 11 cities in India and has amassed over 1.2 million home customers. Its customer base is increasing by 20% each month, it claimed. The service is handling 60,000 requests each minute and clocking over 45 million check-in requests each month.

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The idea of MyGate came after its co-founder and CEO, Vijay Arisetty left Indian armed force. In an interview with TechCrunch, he said his family was appalled to learn about the poor state of security across societies in India.

“This was also when e-commerce companies and food delivery firms were beginning to gain strong foothold in the nation. This meant that many people were entering a gated...
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