BlueKite has raised a $1.5 million seed round led by the founding team and PeopleFund.
BlueKite says it plans to develop a global cross-border bill payment and direct remittance platform. Over the next six months, BlueKite will unveil technology and functionality that allows users to pay international bills including utilities and phone recharges, in real-time.
BlueKite already offers cross-border bill payment for services in countries including Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador and is currently developing integrations into other emerging market countries in South America, Africa and South East Asia.
Some of the bill-payment services available through BlueKite include electricity, gas, water, internet, cable, fixed and mobile phone and financial services. The BlueKite payment platform is expected to be available to consumers via internet, mobile devices, as well as through a clerk-assisted in-store version.
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