The exact amount of the round was undisclosed, though the company mentioned the funds total “billions of Rupiah” (one billion Rupiah equals just under $71,500). Paper.id will use the funds to expand its SME client base within Indonesia.
“The pervasive problem of collecting and slow cash flow may not be solvable in the short term. In this digital era, however, SME’s need to be educated to understand their cash flow and business performance with a system that is easy to use,” said Paper.id CEO Jeremy Limman. “With Paper.id, business owners can create an electronic invoice with their favorite device…”
Jeremy Limman and Yosia Sugialam co-founded Paper.id in 2017 to help Indonesia-based SMEs manage their business finances by moving their invoicing processes to the digital realm. Using the freemium product, business owners can keep track of receivables, generate cash flow reports, and receive payments digitally.
“Modalku and Paper.id have the same vision where we want to help SMEs to grow through having a seamless flow,” said Iwan Kurniawan, Modalku COO and cofounder. “Furthermore, Paper.id’s business model is in-line with one of Modalku’s products where the usage of invoice is used as the main document to propose [a] loan fund. Through this collaboration, we hope that we can reach more potential SMEs to have funding access without collaterals.”
Limman and Sugialam demoed Paper.id at FinovateFall 2018 in New York, showing how the company’s Supply Chain Financing helps banks offer businesses invoice financing in real time. Paper.id’s users, which number in “the thousands,” have sent more than 30,000 invoices digitally using Paper.id’s platform.