A Gurugram-based startup Akiva Superfoods which offers health and wellness food products has raised approximately $2 million.
The Series A funding was led by Alkemi Venture Partners, a New Delhi-based venture capital firm founded in 2016.
The company’s previous investors include Zomato Co-founder Pankaj Chaddah; MindTickle Co-founder Mohit Garg; Max Healthcare CEO Rajit Mehta; OYO New Real Estate CEO Rohit Kapoor; current and former Partners of McKinsey & Co; and prominent PE investors.
The funding would be utilised to expand the current portfolio.
Shalabh Gupta, Founder and CEO, Akiva Superfoods said, “Our ultimate aim is to be an innovative and exciting independently-run FMCG company, with a capacity to scale exponentially across Tier 1 and Tier 2 cities in the next five years.”
“With robust direct-to-consumer, eCommerce and modern trade channels, Akiva Superfoods is data-rich, close to their customers and uses meaningful insights to develop products to scale. This is in-line with Alkemi’s mission of elevating the health and well-being of people around the world, and we are confident that this round of funding will propel the organisation to drive real value,” a spokesperson from Alkemi was quoted as saying by a daily.