Licious筹集了3000万美元,用于在印度拓展其肉类和海鲜电子商务平台——TechCrunch的经营规模。
Licious raises $30M to grow its meat and seafood e-commerce platform in India – TechCrunch
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Licious, a Bangalore-based startup that sells fresh meat and seafood online, has secured $30 million in a new financing round as it looks to expand its footprint in the nation.

Licious,一家总部位于班加罗尔的在线销售鲜肉和海鲜的初创公司,在新一轮融资中获得了3,000万美元,同时,该公司希望扩展其在印度的经营版图。

The new financing round, dubbed Series E, for the four-year-old startup was led by Singapore-based Vertex Growth Fund, it said Monday. Existing investors 3one4 Capital, Bertelsmann India Investments, Vertex Ventures Southeast Asia and India, and Sistema Asia Fund also participated in the round.

该公司周一表示,这轮名为E轮的新融资由总部位于新加坡的顶点增长基金(Vertex Growth Fund)牵头。现有投资者3one4 Capital、Bertelsmann India Investments、Vertex Ventures Southeast Asia and India和Sistema Asia Fund也参与了此次融资。

The Series E pushes Licious' to-date raise to $94.5 million.

E轮融资将Licious迄今筹集的资金推高至9,450万美元。

Licious operates an eponymous e-commerce platform to sell meat and seafood in seven cities in India (Bengaluru, NCR, Hyderabad, Chandigarh, Panchkula, Mohali, Mumbai, Pune, and Chennai). The startup does not stock any inventory, so any raw material it procures, it processes and ships that on the same day or next. It processes more than 17,000 orders everyday.

Licious在印度的七个城市(Bengaluru、NCR、Hyderabad、Chandigarh、Panchkula、Mohali、孟买、浦那和钦奈)运营着一个同名的电子商务平台,销售肉类和海鲜。这家初创公司不备有任何库存,所以它采购、加工和运输任何原材料都是在当天或第二天进行,它每天要处理17000多个订单。

The startup, which employs more than 2,000 people, has built its own supply chain network to control sourcing and production of food, it said. Licious executives said the startup is growing at a healthy rate of 300% year-over-year and aims to generate $140 million in annual revenue by 2023.

这家雇佣了2000多名员工的初创公司已经建立了自己的供应链网络,用来管理食品的采购和生产。Licious高管说,这家初创公司正以300%的年增长率健康成长,以期到2023年实现年收入1.4亿美元的目标。

Licious will use the fresh capital to expand to more cities in India, and launch new products, said Vivek Gupta, co-founder of the startup.

Licious的联合创始人古普塔(Vivek Gupta)说,Licious将利用新获得的资金向印度更多城市扩张,并不断推出新产品。

The startup competes with Bangalore-based FreshToHome, which has amassed more than 650,000 customers in 10 cities in India. As of August, when FreshToHome raised $20 million in a new funding round, the startup was handling 14,000 orders a day.

这家初创公司的竞争对手是总部位于班加罗尔的FreshToHome,该公司在印度10个城市积累了逾65万名客户。今年8月,FreshToHome在新一轮融资中筹集了2000万美元,当时这家初创公司每天要处理1.4万个订单。

Gupta said the vast majority of the Indian meat and seafood industry remains unorganized, which has created an immense opportunity for startups to address the sector. The cold-chain market of India is estimated to grow to $37 billion in the next five years, according to industry estimates.

古普塔说,印度绝大多数肉类和海鲜行业仍然没有组织起来,这为初创企业提供了巨大的机会来解决这个领域的问题。据行业估计,印度的冷链市场在未来五年内将增长到370亿美元

“The traditional meat and seafood industry are in dire need of tech intervention, quality standardisation and a skilled talent pool. Licious is working towards creating these differentiators and will stay committed towards elevating India's meat and seafood experience,” he said.

“传统的肉类和海鲜行业急需技术干预、质量标准化和技术人才库。Licious正在努力创造这些差异,并将继续为提升印度肉类和海鲜体验做出努力,”他说。

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