BlueKite, a Miami, Florida-based developer of a global cross-border bill payment and direct remittance platform, raised $1.5m in seed funding.
The round was led by the founding team and PeopleFund.
The company intends to use the capital to continue to develop their platform.
Led by Bobby Aitkenhead, co-founder & CEO, the company 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.