Gurugram-based logistics startup Rivigo has raised $35.6 Mn (INR 255 Cr) in a Series E funding round from existing investors Warburg Pincus and SAIF Partners.
A Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) filing for Rivigo Services Pvt Ltd accessed by Inc42 shows that the company has issued 9,134 compulsorily convertible preference shares (CCPS) at a premium of $3,897 (INR 2,79,143) per share.
In the round, SAIF Partners invested $14.65 Mn (INR 104.98 Cr) for 3,761 CCPS, while Warburg invested $20.94 Mn (INR 149.98 Cr) for 5,373 CCPS.
With this round, the company has also inched closer to the much-coveted unicorn club at a valuation of $950 Mn.
Founded in 2014 by Gazal Kalra and Deepak Garg, Rivigo owns and operates over 2100 trucks and has a pan-India network across 150 locations. It offers pan-India delivery services to ecommerce, pharmaceutical, automobile, cold-chain and fast-moving consumer goods companies.
Inc42 DataLabs, in its weekly financial analysis series What The Financials, had noted that Rivigo recorded a total income of $58.60 Mn (INR 401.82 Cr) in FY17, up by 370% from its FY16 income of $21.67 Mn (INR 148.61 Cr).
Further, the company reported total expenses of $67.48 Mn (INR 462.64 Cr) in FY17 and an operating income of $56.45 Mn (INR 387 Cr) in the same period.
Rivigo has also been speculated to have nearly 1,770 employees, on whom it spent $10.82 Mn (INR 74.21 Cr) in FY 17 — 16% of its total operating expenses. Also, in August 2018, nearly 30 ex-employees of Rivigo encashed on their stock options in the company, reaping in an estimated amount of $10 Mn.
In the competitive logistics space, which is poised to touch $307 Bn by 2020, Rivigo competes with equally strong investor-backed startups such as Blackbuck, Locus, Locanix, ElasticRun, and 4tigo Network Logistics.
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