FreshToHome Closes U$104M in Series D Funding with Amazon Smbhav Venture Fund as the Lead Investor
FreshToHome, the world's largest fully integrated online consumer brand for preservative and antibiotic-residue free fresh fish and meat, has closed U$104 million in Series D funding with Amazon Smbhav Venture Fund leading the round. Existing investors in FreshToHome including Iron Pillar, Investcorp, Investment Corporation of Dubai (the principal investment arm of the Government of Dubai), Ascent Capital and others have also participated in this round.
New investors joining this round include E20 Investment Ltd, Mount Judi Ventures and Dallah Albaraka. JP Morgan was the placement agent to FreshToHome for the fundraise.
All products featured on FreshToHome's site come from responsible fishermen to ensure 100% fresh, chemical and preservative free and ethical raised seafood.
The current funding will strengthen FreshToHome's mission to make 100% preservative and antibiotic-residue free fish, seafood, and meat accessible and affordable to millions of meat lovers. Launched in 2015, FreshToHome operates in 160+ cities in India and the UAE and offers more than 2,000 certified fresh and chemical-free products.
Shan Kadavil, CEO & Co-founder, FreshToHome said, "We are excited to have Amazon Smbhav Venture Fund lead our Series D funding round. FreshToHome has pioneered the revolution of making 100% preservative and antibiotic-residue free fresh fish, seafood, meat and meat products accessible and affordable to all and that is our biggest USP. We are now a 'Proficorn' with operational profitability across the company. As we strive to offer more value to our farmers and fishers, customers, employees and investors, our focus is on profitability and sustainable value creation."
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Amazon Smbhav Venture Fund, through its official spokesperson stated "Our vision with the U$250MM Amazon Smbhav Venture Fund is to empower the next generation of innovative, technology enabled companies led by visionary founders. We are impressed with the FreshToHome management team led by Shan Kadavil and they have done some quality work in creating a robust technology enabled supply chain and scalable backward integrated capabilities to serve both customers as well as farmers and fishers. We are excited to partner with FreshToHome for the next phase of its growth."
FreshToHome offers a wide variety of fresh, premium, chemical free seafood.
FreshToHome's core strengths lie in its brand promise for its quality and consumer trust and in its technology-enabled offering - Commodities Exchange, empowering over 4,000+ fishers and farmers to electronically auction their produce for sale onwww.FreshToHome.com.
Two years ago, FreshToHome raised $121MM in its Series C round, led by Dubai's Investment Corporation of Dubai, Investcorp, IronPillar, Ascent Capital and U.S. Government's development finance institution – DFC.