Zepto Bags $665 Mn in funding at $3.6 Bn valuation

Zepto funding

Zepto a quick commerce company has raised $665 million in its Series F round from new investors Avenir, Lightspeed, and Avra (Anu Hariharan’s new fund), among others. Existing investors Glade Brook, Nexus, and StepStone co-led the round with Goodwater and Lachy Groom doubling down their stakes as well.

Zepto turned unicorn in August last year after raising $200 million in a Series E round led by venture capital firm StepStone. It also raised $35 million more in the same round. The company was based in mumbai .

It has been valued at $3.6 billion (post-money) in the fresh round, up from $1.4 billion during the last round. The firm has raised more than $1.2 billion to date. The company competes with BlinkIt and Swiggy Instamart.

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Company claims that it has achieved near EBITDA positivity with 140% year-on-year growth with an annualized gross merchandise value of over $1 billion. According to Zepto, about 75% of its stores are fully EBITDA positive as of May 2024.

The company also saw a 14-fold jump in its revenue to Rs 2,024 Cr in FY23 while its losses widened to Rs 1,272 crore from Rs 390 crore in the previous fiscal year.

This fundraise also marks the formal launch of Avra Capital, a growth equity fund started by Anu Hariharan (the former MD of Y Combinator Continuity). Zepto is the firm’s first investment globally.

“…We plan to continue operating with fiscal discipline as we scale from 350 stores to 700 stores by reinvesting the capital generated from mature stores back into the business…,”Adit Palicha, co-founder and CEO of Zepto, said in a statement.


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