RedCarpet is a next gen FinTech startup in India that does instant credit scoring and identity validation for consumer credit / loan requests using advanced AI.
RedCarpet lends to customers in India to finance their online purchases – ecommerce, travel, etc.
In India, credit and finance companies are able to service less than 3% of the customer base because there is no data, no widespread credit bureaus to profile and score customers. RedCarpet has access to much more data, including data on your mobile phone. They use this data to service customers who never had any access to credit before.
90% of ecommerce in India is cash on delivery. That is almost 4 billion USD of credit floating around – but not managed and packaged as credit and risk. What it means is that they are building structure around something that already happens at a large scale in India… just not built right.
By building better credit & lending infrastructure, they want to enable more people to access credit. Their job starts BEFORE you start using a payment gateway or a wallet – they believe the basic problem in the trillion dollar Indian economy is access to liquidity. Their aim is to expand the credit economy — simply replacing the legacy credit providers/banks would probably be a great business success, but it’s not all that interesting as a goal.
Their company is built on a foundation of believing in people, believing in their integrity and building technology around that belief.