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Wakefit.co raises Rs 185 crore in a funding spherical led by Verlinvest, Sequoia, valuation hits Rs 1,900 crore

The corporate goals to deploy the newest spherical of funding to penetrate into newer markets and foster product innovation.

Wakefit.co raises Rs 185 crore in a funding round led by Verlinvest, Sequoia, valuation hits Rs 1,900 crore

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Bengaluru-based sleep and residential commodities startup Wakefit.co has raised Rs 185 crore Sequence B funding led by the European funding agency Verlinvest and current investor Sequoia Capital India. The corporate goals to deploy the newest spherical of funding to speed up the corporate’s strategic enlargement to newer markets, foster product innovation, and leverage expertise to deepen its consumer-first method.

Its valuation has jumped to Rs 1,900 crore from Rs 210 crore in December 2018, when the startup raised Rs 65 crore from Sequoia Capital. As a part of the funding spherical, the corporate has additionally instituted an Worker Inventory Possession Plan (Esop) buyback value Rs 15 crore for the good thing about early workers. It would additionally add one other 40-50 workers to its Esop pool. Following this spherical, the founders will proceed to carry greater than 50 p.c stake and round 6-7 p.c shall be held by workers beneath the Esop scheme. Sequoia will proceed to carry 31.9 p.c with the remaining being held by Verlinvest.

Ankit Garg, CEO and Co-Founding father of Wakefit.co commented on the Sequence B funding spherical and stated within the press assertion, “The funding consolidates Wakefit.co’s place because the fastest-growing D2C model in India. On condition that the corporate has been worthwhile from an early stage – a rarity within the startup world – our focus has at all times been on excessive development whereas sustaining sturdy enterprise fundamentals. Our product innovation and customer-centric DNA has enabled us to realize our development targets year-on-year. The newest funding spherical will assist us contact extra lives and penetrate deeper into the Indian market.”

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