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Micro Delivery eCommerce Startup Milkbasket Gets $500K in Pre-Series A Round Led by EVC Ventures

The raised funding will be used by the startup to expand the core team, further enhance its technology and beef up the logistics. The company is aiming for a 10x growth in customers in the next four to five months and increase per customer spend by 2.5 to three times during this time.

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Gurgaon-based micro-delivery eCommerce company, Milkbasket has raised $500,000 in pre-Series A round led by EVC Ventures and Chinese Investors including Peter Zou, CEO of YeahMobi, and Li Jian, founder of Zhu Dao Investments. Snapdeal vice presidents Vikas Banga and Manav Kamboj also participated in the round.

The raised funding will be used by the startup to expand the core team, further enhance its technology and beef up the logistics. The company is aiming for a 10x growth in customers in the next four to five months and increase per customer spend by 2.5 to three times during this time.

Founded in early 2015 by Anant Goel, Ashish Goel, Anurag Jain and Yatish Talvadia, Milkbasket is a subscription-based asset-light micro-delivery service fulfilling daily grocery and household needs of customers. It is currently operates in 15 clusters in Gurgaon, each cluster with a user base of around 500. Starting with only milk delivery, Milkbasket now offers over 3,000 products through a hybrid inventory model to maximize product margins while controlling costs. Its app has around 1,000 downloads so far.

The company is planning to establishing itself in Gurgaon before expanding to other geographies. It also expanding its offering portfolio with an aim to cover all daily needs of customers. Milkbasket aims to grow to a 250-strong organization with 80%  workforce in logistics over the next 6 months, and serving over 15,000 orders a day across more than 100 clusters in Gurgaon.

A few days back, Sequoia backed most heavily funded startup PepperTap closed its hyperlocal delivery business. In January, hyperlocal grocery and fresh food delivery startup Grofers also shut down its operations in nine cities and in October last year, Mumbai-based LocalBanya, a three-year-old online supermarket, stopped taking orders.



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