Reading IT consultancy secures £250K investment from Thames Valley Berkshire

YBrant Partners

Reading based Ybrant Partners, has secured £250,000 from the Thames Valley Berkshire Expansion Loan Scheme, to design and build IP solutions.

Founded in August 2018 by Rajesh Prayaga, Jojy Joseph and Ritesh Singhvi, Ybrant Partners iaan IT consulting firm building HR & Finance software for mid-market and large enterprises. Ybrant has built ACTIVA, a homegrown IT solution that is specific to each industry sector, and which can be tailored and optimised to business needs.

Ybrant works in a global marketplace with a focus on the UK and Ireland. The market is wide open with significant potential for HR technology, and recent events in 2020 have accelerated technology adoption. As a result, digital transformation is on the agenda across the industry. Ybrant’s solutions assist their clients in providing an excellent employee experience by covering notable events through the lifetime of an individual, a team and an organisation as a whole.

Rajesh Prayaga, Founder of Ybrant Partners, said: “It is great to be working alongside Rob and the TVB team with funding that has come at an extremely important time as we focus on building our presence in the UK. Thanks to this investment, we will be able to secure new clients and build new IP solutions to improve the employee experience in those client organisations. These solutions will meet a critical market demand and will allow us to move to the next stage of growth.”

Rob Hilary, Investment Manager, South East for The FSE Group, added: “We were impressed by the management team sector experience and excellent relationships in the industry. Ybrant has a clear opportunity to build innovative solutions for its growing pipeline of customers. We are delighted to be able to offer this funding and look forward to working with the team to ensure they reach their goals for growth.”

Jacinta George, Business Environment Lead and Board Director at Thames Valley Berkshire LEP added, “Our priority is to support businesses at a time they need it. Despite the pandemic, through the Funding Escalator and Berkshire Business Growth Hub we have continued to offer local businesses free guidance and financial support where the traditional routes may not have been as easily available or accessible.”

TVB Expansion Loan Scheme is part of TVB Funding Escalator, an £11.3m initiative funded by Thames Valley Berkshire LEP. The escalator, which also includes a Trade Finance Loan Scheme and a Growth Equity Fund, provides eligible companies with loans and equity funding between £50,000 and £300,000 for activities that will deliver high-growth and employment opportunities.