Goat Model Labs has raised $50 million in contemporary funding because the Indian direct-to-consumer model aggregator appears to accumulate extra premium manufacturers and assist them scale globally.
Winter Capital, Vivriti Capital, 9Unicorns, Enterprise Catalysts and Oxyzo financed the Bengaluru-headquartered startup’s Sequence A funding, which incorporates some capital that has been raised as debt. The brand new funding follows Goat elevating $36 million funding from scores of traders together with Tiger World, Flipkart Ventures, Mayfield and Higher Capital final yr. Most of those traders participated within the new spherical.
Goat Model Labs — based by Rishi Vasudev, a former Flipkart govt, and Rameswar Misra, who beforehand began menswear model Turms and served as senior vp of women-focused attire e-commerce market Voonik — operates in the identical area as Thrasio, the Boston-based startup extensively credited with the success of this mannequin.
Goat Model acquires life-style manufacturers and helps them scale globally. These manufacturers sometimes have “good client join, Instagram following, direct gross sales with their very own web sites or platforms reminiscent of Shopify, Myntra and Ajio,” Vasudev informed TechCrunch. Goat acquires manufacturers which can be normally clocking an annual income within the vary of $2 million to $10 million, he stated.
Prior to now one yr of its operation, it has acquired 15 manufacturers together with celebrity-styled Label Life, trend jewelry Voylla, Indian put on trueBrowns & Abhishti, youngsters put on Frangipani and wonder and skincare platform Neemli and Nutriglow.
The startup plans to deploy the contemporary funds to accumulate a number of extra premium manufacturers. It’s in superior discussions with 12 manufacturers presently, Goat Model Labs stated.
“Our journey of taking Indian D2C Manufacturers international has simply began. We’re lucky to companion with nice founders and proceed to study and construct capabilities on this quick altering area,” stated Vasudev. “I welcome our new traders and the sturdy assist from our present ones on this funding spherical. We are going to proceed to accumulate excessive potential D2C manufacturers throughout the Life-style segments and scale them to very large outcomes.”
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