Fynd secures funding from Snapdeal’s former CPO Anand Chandrasekaran

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Fynd, a fashion e-commerce portal in India, has clinched an undisclosed amount of funding from Snapdeal’s former Chief Product Officer, Anand Chandrasekaran. Rajiv Mehta, Chief Executive Officer of Arvind Sports Lifestyle, and Ramakant Sharma, Ex- VP (Engineering) at Myntra and Co-founder of Livspace, have also participated in the round.

By joining hands with industry doyens at this key juncture of its evolution, Fynd aims to leverage their expertise and bolster its market leadership position as India’s first and largest online to offline e-commerce fashion marketplace.

Fynd secures an undisclosed amount of investment-StartagistCurrently, Fynd is the only fashion e-commerce portal that is able to get the latest in-store inventories online much before any other e-commerce player. It optimizes delivery time by sourcing products from the outlets nearest to the customer. The latest investment will further look at reinforcing Fynd’s unique market stance and enhancing its tech infrastructure to deliver seamlessly on its value proposition. All the three investors come with best-in-breed experience and knowledge in the space of fashion e-commerce. Their expertise will be invaluable for Fynd to gain more exposure and build a better product.

Fynd-secures an undisclosed amount of investment-StartagistCommenting on the funds received, Fynd Co-founder, Harsh Shah said, “Early last year, we completed the preliminary testing of our business model and were scaling up our business from Mumbai to nationwide. At that time we realized the need of expertise from industry majors who can actually guide us in building our product and also give us better industry exposure along with continuous feedback on our efforts. Around the same time, Anand, Ramakant, and Rajiv amongst others showed interest in our concept and the company and decided to help us in achieving our goals. Our major purpose of raising the round wasn’t to gain more capital but to partner with stakeholders who can actually help us with their experiences and expertise.”

Fynd Founded by Farooq Adam, Harsh Shah, and Sreeraman MG, Fynd is a unique fashion e-commerce portal which brings the latest in-store fashion online. The O2O company directly sources products across various categories including clothing, footwear, jewellery and accessories, from the most prominent brands in the country. Fynd’s integrated system allows for speedy delivery within four to six hours, and a complete assurance of product quality. Initially incepted as Shopsense Retail Technology Pvt. Ltd. in 2012, the company pivoted to Fynd in November 2015, and is currently based out of Mumbai.

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Fynd Founders Farooq Adam, Harsh Shah, and Sreeraman MG

Recently, Fynd had launched a new feature called ‘Fynd Store’ providing retailers an opportunity to increase sales through omni channel user-engagement. The new feature enables brands to capture the maximum number of sales, build sustainable loyalty and benefit from cross-selling opportunities across different stores of the same brand. By making use of technology and investing in constant innovation, Fynd is constantly working to offer Indian fashion enthusiasts an unparalleled shopping experienceand with this latest round of funding it will be able to deliver better on its brand promise.

Sujith Nair

Former Broadcast Journalist, and Digital Media Savvy

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