Posted on 23 December, 2021
Zephyr Peacock invests in small and medium sized enterprises operating across financial services, food and agriculture, and infrastructure ancillaries sectors. The Fund has invested in Ripplr, a tech-enabled logistics services provider and distributor of retail consumer products.
Below is an excerpt from the post that first appeared on The Economic Times on 23 December 2021:
Distribution and logistics startup Ripplr has raised $12 million (around Rs 90 crore) in a funding round with a mix of equity and debt from Japanese firm Sojitz Corporation and Stride Ventures. The pre-series- B funding round also saw participation from existing investors 3one4 Capital, Zephyr Peacock India Growth Fund, and Chand Family Office.
The Bengaluru startup had raised $3 million series-A round in January 2021.
Angels who support early-stage investments such as the Licious founders Vivek and Abhay; and the Kaleyra founders Aniketh and Ashish, also participated, the Bengaluru startup said.
Zephyr Management is a global emerging markets investment manager, specializing in the creation and management of highly focused private equity funds
Since its inception in 1994, Zephyr has sponsored and/or managed 26 investment funds in both public and private securities markets representing approximately $1.2 billion in combined commitments and assets under management
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Investment activities are currently focused on India, Sri Lanka and Africa.
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