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ARCATRON

ARCATRON

We are building next-gen products to enhance human activities of daily living such as walking, sleeping, breathing, sitting, toileting. Sector: MEDICAL DEVICES | CONSUMER BRAND | HEALTHTECH/WELLNESS “Arcatron” caters to seniors and people with mobility issues filling the gap by making world class assisted living devices compatible 

Antworks

Antworks

AntPay is a Neo-Banking application from Antworks built keeping in mind the daily Banking and Financial needs of our users and how we can fulfill those needs in a hassle free manner. Sector: FINTECH | NEO BANK A large part of “Bharat” is either self-employed or employed 

Mr n Mrs Pet

Mr n Mrs Pet

A curated marketplace where we connect potential pet
parents with responsible breeders Pan-India to provide healthy and purebred Pets.

We are organizing and shaping the market for ethical pet sourcing and care by building a complete pet ecosystem.

Sector: CONSUMER BRAND | PET CARE & PRODUCTS


We provide pet-care guidance and pet supplies/services making us a complete Pet Ecosystem.
-> Awareness: Complete guidance on breed selection and adoption parameters
-> Perfect Aged: Atleast 8 weeks old pet that has spent time with mother
-> Health & Quality Check: Complete medical check-up and vaccination before hand over
-> Responsible Breeders: Verified responsible breeders and breeding environment
-> Pet parenting support: Lifetime pet parenting guidance, and onestop solution for supplies (food, accessories) and services (training, vet consultation, spa/grooming)

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE:

Players such as Heads up for tails, Supertails, Dogspot, PetSutra provide only online pet supplies, making them simply ecommerce platforms. None of them have a holistic/ecosystem approach and hence, are unable to build trust & loyalty with the customer due to which they have to constantly spend marketing dollars in the form of discounts and ad spends to drive transactions.

USP:

We provide healthy pets to our customers, making them pet parents. This creates a strong emotional connect, trust and loyalty between our customers and us. After sourcing the pet from us, our customers come back to us for support during the life of the pet including, vet consultation, training, nutrition needs, food, grooming/spa services etc. This helps us to increase retention rates, increase repeat transactions and drive recurring revenues.


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Xpresslane

Xpresslane

Boosting D2C e-commerce conversions for brands through India’s most comprehensive Checkout OS. Xpresslane is the best platform for faster and secure checkouts. Sector: FINTECH| ENTERPRISE TECH | SOFTWARE/SAAS Amazon like fast checkout is not available to D2C brands when selling via their own brand website.Due to 

91Squarefeet raises Series A

91Squarefeet raises Series A

Venture Garage portfolio company- 91Squarefeet raises Series A of $10 million led by Stellaris, in 9 months of raising pre-seed from VG-Angels. 13th September 2022: Gurugram based 91Squarefeet, a retail store development (Construction tech) company raises $10 million in a Series A round led by 

D L Narayan

D L Narayan

D L Narayan

Venture Partner

Narayanan is a professionally qualified Chartered, Cost and Management Accountant.



He has 30+ years of rich corporate experience of which 21 years in the Gulf exclusively in mid market retail formats (Clothing, Footwear, Home, Fashion, Lifestyle Products & Casual wear, sports fashion). During his various stints he worked with prominent corporate leaders like Mickey Jagtiani, Chariman-Landgroup, Ashok Awtani, Chairman- Neelkamal Group, HS Narula, Chairman DS Group, Amitabh Tanejah, Chairman-Images Group, Mohamed Saeed Al Qasimi, Chairman-Adcoop, Samir Tayeb, Executive Vice Chairman- Leader Group, Karim Merchant, Group CEO & MD-Pure Gold.

Work Experience:

Including here some of the key companies he has worked with. Narayan was part of the senior management team in the Landmark Group which is a multi billion $ group operating 1000+ stores across GCC. He was involved in creating and successfully running two of the main formats “First Choice Supermarket” – a 2500 sqm fresh food Arabic oriented store and “Lifestyle”- a teenage concept store focusing on Fragrance & Cosmetics, Health & Beauty, Accessories(HBA), Fashion Accessories etc.

He was heading the Retail Division of Neelkamal Group of Companies handling key brands like Gasoline & Jimmy-key. Has successfully re-launched Gasoline and opened record number of stores thereby penetrating the GCC casual wear market. He was heading Ebony Retail Holdings as their Chief Operating Officer. Ebony a 25 Million Dollar retail arm of DS Group a multi functional group with a group turn over of US$ 650 Million.

He created a brand new Sports & Fitness concept called Healthy Sports. He represented the Indian Retail at the National Retail Federation USA (NRF) as keynote speaker, which is the voice of Global Retailers.

Educational Background:

He is B.com graduate, then qualified ACA & ICWA.

Jayesh Matani

Jayesh Matani

Jayesh Matani Venture Partner Consultant | Investor | Entrepreneur | Startup Mentor Have over 24+ years of experience in Engineering domain and Finance Consultant. As a financial consultant he guides aspiring individuals to make better investment decisions using a planned approach for wealth creation. Work 

Shahnawaz Karim

Shahnawaz Karim

Shahnawaz Karim Venture Partner Supporting businesses become brands – Brand & Digital Marketing | Passionate for Startups Have over 15 years of marketing & branding experience having worked in various roles in India & Canada. He is a meticulous marketer, astute executor, and polished professional 

The Health Factory raises fund

The Health Factory raises fund

Vikas Nahar, Founder Happilo and VG- Angels back The Health Factory – “Bread Badlo, Aadat Nahi”

Funds acquired to be used to build out a stellar team, expand geographies and scale up operations and manufacturing.

Mumbai, 13 August 2022: The Health Factory, a pioneering Mumbai-based brand that brought protein bread for the first time to India raised a 2 crores seed round funding from Venture Garage, Vikas Nahar — Founder, Happilo and other marquee angels.

Launched by Vinay Maheshwari, The Health Factory is a holistic F&B brand that combines nutrition, taste, science, and love in all its products. Vinay gained global exposure working across natural resources and pharma industries from a young age and understood the business know-how deeply. After being told not to eat bread too often for its unhealthy characteristics, Vinay set out on a quest to find healthier variants and redesign nutrition without having to change lifestyles.

Vinay partnered up with Jos Vast, an expert in leveraging baking and science and Mohit Sankhala to take care of manufacturing scale-up, quality control and assurance, and that is how The Health factory was born. The founders today have hands-on experience across all processes and are further working towards building a stellar brand that standardises bread, breaks stereotypes and becomes truly known as the bread-wallahs of the country. 

“At The Health Factory, we have been working hard towards producing everyday consumer products that don’t need changes in habits, but are extremely nutrient heavy, tasty, and good for you. With this seed funding round, we are grateful to see the investors’ confidence in us and their belief in our aim as well.We will use the funds raised to scale and streamline our operations and manufacturing process, better our IT infrastructure, build out a talented team and ramp up our marketing efforts. We are excited to take this much-loved range of food products to other cities soon.”

Said, Founder-Vinay Maheshwari

Today, The Health Factory produces a delicious range, including India’s first protein bread available in Whole wheat, Multi-protein and Multi-protein Lite variants as well as Zero Maida bread. The breads have 6 different types and 300% more protein than any other breads found in the market, along with 20% lesser carbs, high-fibre, zero cholesterol and low sugar and fat. These breads suit and are healthy and safe to eat for all ages and people, right from a child to the old age— a feat no other bread brand can claim.  

Commenting on the funding announcement, Vikas Nahar, Founder Happilo said, The company has demonstrated excellent market fit and aligns perfectly with the vision to eat healthy. Am thrilled for Vinay, who is trying to disrupt bread consumption pattern in every home across India.
Their USP lies in manufacturing & with focus on producing a high-quality, daily consumption product with great nutritional benefits.”

Indian Millennial Consumers are actively making healthy food choices daily, and THF is providing exactly that by substituting high nutritional bread for our regular bread without sacrificing taste. This is a fantastic way to eat healthy bread without changing your eating habits or disrupting your lifestyle. We really love his punchline “Bread Badlo Aadat Nahi.”

said- Vivek Kumar, CEO Venture Garage

The products are available on Swiggy, Instamart and Big Basket, as well as modern and general trade stores such as Nature’s basket across Mumbai and some parts of Pune as of now. They even have a subscription D2C model that allows consumers to choose products and home delivery frequency and has seen extremely high retention rates. 

LNDDO

LNDDO

To bridge the credit gap for the underserved SMEs market in MENA, GCC, and Africa, we provide working capital credit products for customers of payment channels and outsourcing credit services for banks (“BaaS”). We are a Netherlands Holding BV. We are moving to a UAE