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Grocery start-up Bigbasket gets USD 14.5 million in venture debt

REUTERS
Published Jul 29, 2019, 2:17 pm IST
Updated Jul 29, 2019, 2:17 pm IST
Bigbasket will use the fresh funds to set up warehouses and boost its cold chain.
The deal comes months after Bigbasket closed USD 150 million in funding from a group of investors.
 The deal comes months after Bigbasket closed USD 150 million in funding from a group of investors.

Bengaluru: Bigbasket, valued at about USD 1 billion, will receive USD 14.5 million in debt from local venture capital firm Trifecta Capital, the online grocery start-up said on Monday.

The deal comes months after Bigbasket closed USD 150 million in funding from a group of investors, including South Korea-based Mirae-Naver and Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group.

 

Bigbasket, which competes with Walmart Inc-owned Flipkart and Amazon.com Inc, will use the fresh funds to set up warehouses and boost its cold chain, the company said in a statement.

Vipul Parekh, co-founder of Bigbasket’s parent group, noted that the venture debt allows the company to limit dilution for its shareholders, but did not provide details on the nature of the debt.

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Location: India, Karnataka, Bengaluru




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