Zepto raises $665 million at a $3.6 billion valuation


MUMBAI: Quick commerce agency Zepto has bagged a recent $665 million from buyers at a valuation of $3.6 billion. The funding which underlines rising investor urge for food for immediate deliveries comes barely 9 months after the Mumbai-based agency pocketed $235 million from buyers at a valuation of $1.4 billion, becoming a member of the league of unicorn startups.
Through the recent funding, Avenir, Lightspeed, and Avra (Anu Hariharan’s new fund) joined the corporate’s cap desk as new buyers, amongst others. Existing buyers Glade Brook, Nexus, and StepStone co-led the spherical with Goodwater and Lachy Groom doubling down as properly, the corporate mentioned in a assertion on Friday.
The improvement comes at a time when competitors within the fast commerce house is ready to accentuate with the entry of deep-pocketed gamers like Walmart’s Flipkart and Reliance’s JioMart. At current, Zomato’s Blinkit, Swiggy Instamart and Zepto are the three fundamental market gamers vying for a bigger share of client pockets.
Zepto, which is planning to go public, claimed that its GMV (gross merchandise worth) has grown year-on-year to over $1 billion and about 75% of the corporate’s darkish shops are EBITDA optimistic as of May 2024. The timeline for the shops to realize profitability has shrunk from 23 months to 6 months at the moment. “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. If we are able to achieve this while continuing to delight customers, I believe we will be ready to go public relatively soon,” mentioned Co-founder & CEO Aadit Palicha.
Zepto plans to launch new classes and develop initiatives like Zepto Pass. To assist its progress ambitions, the corporate plans to rent high expertise throughout classes together with engineering, product, progress and finance.

Nilesh Desai
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