Kaagaz scanner, an Indian mobile application for document scanning and storage purposes, has raised $575,000 in a funding round led by Pravega Ventures, alongside Axilor Ventures, Better capital, and a few angel investors, including Phanindra Sama (Founder of Redbus), Farooq Adam (Founder of Fynd) and others. Kaagaz was founded in June 2020 by Snehanshu Gandhi, Gaurav Shrishrimal, and Tamanjit Singh Bindra.
Kaagaz has, since its launch, been installed in over 1.9 million mobile phones, with over 90,000 people using the application daily. The application supports 8 Indian languages and rapidly rose after the ban on Chinese applications. With its focus on privacy, the application requires no sign-ins, can be used offline and offers unique features such as custom watermarking. The Government of India has also acknowledged the application as part of the AatmaNirbhar App Challenge, where it was given a special mention in the office apps category.
Earlier, First Cheque and Axilor Ventures also backed the startup in its pre-seed round of funding.
Speaking on the investment to Yourstory, Lead investor Pravega Ventures said, “Today, a smartphone is at the epicenter of most of our personal and business exchanges, and we at Pravega, are very excited to partner with the Kaagaz team as they build out powerful AI-based utility products for the ‘Bharat’ users. The Kaagaz team aims to leverage its proprietary mobile-based document scanner and create a repository of documents in its quest to become a key node in the exchange and storage of information for their users.”