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Mamaearth raises Rs 130 cr in funding led by Sequoia India


Personal care brand Mamaearth on Wednesday said it has raised Rs 130 crore in funding led by Sequoia India. The funding also saw participation from existing investors, Fireside Ventures, Stellaris Venture Partners and Sharp Ventures.

Mamaearth raises Rs 130 cr in funding led by Sequoia India

Founded in 2016 by husband-wife duo Varun and Ghazal Alagh, MamaEarth offers skin and hair care, and baby care products.

The company plans to use the freshly acquired funds over the next three years to continue its growth, building it into a Rs 500 crore brand by acquiring five million new consumers, a statement said.

The funds will also be used to launch more brands under the Honasa umbrella – all of which will be internet-first and focused on the needs of millennial consumers, it added.

Honasa is the parent company of personal care brand Mamaearth.

The company plans to utilise the funds to hire talent as the organization scales rapidly. It also plans to expand into key markets in Southeast Asia.

“Our vision is to create the FMCG conglomerate of the future by building brands that connect strongly with millennials and Gen Z customers using the combined power of digital marketing and e-commerce at large scale,” Varun Alagh, Founder and CEO, Mamaearth said in a statement.

Mamaearth, with a Rs 100 crore run-rate, has over 80 products in its portfolio with more than 1.5 million consumers in over 500 cities across India.

“Out of India’s over US$ 15 billion personal care market, online channels contribute to only 3-5 percent. With 15-20 percent of Indian shoppers influenced digitally and expected to double in next 7-8 years, digital first brands have the potential to redefine the architecture of tomorrow’s FMCG companies,” Ishaan Mittal, Principal, Sequoia Capital India LLP said.






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