E-visa Startup Atlys has secured USD 12 mn in a Series A round led by Peak XV Partners (formerly Sequoia Capital India) and Elevation Capital.
Existing investors Andreessen Horowitz (a16z), the musical duo Chainsmokers, South Park Commons, Pinterest Founders, and others also participated in the round.
The capital raised will be utilised to increase the platform’s traveller product offerings, draw clients, and boost strengthen the staff through talent acquisition.
“Our USP is to transform a process riddled with anxiety into one with certainty. By leveraging over a million data points, we’re able to predict when you’re going to get a visa, reduce visa rejection rates, and we have built the tech to make that happen,” said Mohak Nahta, founder, Atlys.
“Travel is a fast-growing category in India that is seeing strong tailwinds post Covid. Over 10 million new passports are being issued in India every year, adding materially to the base of travel aspirants from India. Visa is a critical pain point for travellers and Atlys is building a next-gen platform to transform visa applications for travellers globally and reimagine international travel. We’re very excited to join Mohak and team on their mission to enable travellers across the globe to travel with more freedom,” said Shraeyansh Thakur, Principal, Peak XV.
“Atlys’ commitment to removing visa-related barriers aligns with the growing aspirations of Indians to explore the world. We’re excited to join Atlys on its mission to transform the visa application process and solve larger travel-related pain points in India. Our partnership with Mohak represents a significant step towards Atlys’ efforts to streamline global mobility. Their strategy to offer a new age visa service that’s economical, risk-free and data-driven will encourage quicker adoption of newer, more efficient procedures,” said Mayank Khanduja, Partner, Elevation Capital.
A mobile app called Atlys was created to make the visa application process quick and simple. Even those who are not familiar with visas can submit an application confidently and quickly thanks to Atlys’ detailed step-by-step instructions.