Mamaearth, the fast-growing toxin-free personal care brand closes the latest USD50 Million round led by Sofina Ventures SA. The round witnessed participation from existing investor Sequoia Capital India too.

Along with primary infusion by Sofina Ventures SA, the Belgian-based investment company, the round also saw secondary sale by early investors like Fireside Ventures, Stellaris Venture Partners, Sharp Ventures and Titan Capital. The round also gave some early employees an opportunity to monetize their vested ESOP.

The company plans to deploy the funds to drive brand growth through aggressively expanding their offline distribution and explore inorganic growth opportunities in beauty and personal care.

Commenting on this, Varun Alagh, Co-Founder and CEO, Mamaearth said, "With a vision to become a house of brands, the company is currently focusing on creating brands with millennial propositions with an internet-first approach. This round will help amplify the process and strengthen the D2C and offline expansionof Mamaearth, along with further accelerating the growth of The Derma Co. which is already showing early signs of success, since its launch in 2020. We will also be exploring inorganic growth opportunities in the beauty and personal care segment. We would like to thank Sofina Ventures SA and Sequoia Capital India for reaffirming their faith in us along with our existing investors Fireside Ventures and Stellaris Venture Partners, for their undaunted support and trust in our journey so far."

Commenting on this, Ghazal Alagh, Co-Founder and CIO, Mamaearth said, "Our company is built on the proposition to solve problems for the millennials by addressing their concerns through safe and effective products. With a toxin-free and natural ingredient proposition, we started Mamaearth in 2016 with our baby care range and soon, on consumer demand, diversified into personal care led by our philosophy of ‘Goodness Inside’through our products and value system. Understanding the other end of the spectrum of millennial concerns, we then launched The Derma Co. last year, with an elaborate portfolio of science backed skincare products with active ingredients in the right percentages. We believe in constantly innovating our product portfolio to stay relevant to our audience by understanding their needs and innovating basis the changing consumer requirements. With this thought, we have been able to create a portfolio of 140+ products under Mamaearth and 40+ products under The Derma Co. To achieve this, we have built a diverse team of millennials who constantly endeavor to further our purpose. We strongly believe that our team forms our foundation, and the consumers are the reason for our being. We are committed to our purpose of goodness inside through toxin-free and safe products. The recent round that we closed will further provide impetus to our innovation funnel and help us serve our consumers with a wider assortment of products."

Yana Kachurina, Investment Manager, Sofina Ventures SA, said, “The Mamaearth team is constantly pushing the boundaries in the personal care space through their disruptive innovations, rapid execution pace and focus on delighting customers. Varun and Ghazal are visionary, ambitious and world-class entrepreneurs and we are proud to back them as their long-term partners.”

Ishaan Mittal, Principal, Sequoia India said, “Mamaearth has an audacious goal of disrupting the $25B personal care industry by using technology across the three key pillars of FMCG – product, marketing, and distribution. They have established themselves as a clear market leader in the digital first brands space, by providing consumers a refreshing bouquet of toxin-free products. The team at Sequoia Capital India are big believers in Ghazal and Varun’s vision and super excited to double down with another round of investment.”

Founded by husband-wife duo Ghazal Alagh and Varun Alagh, Mamaearth is Asia’s first brand with Madesafe certified products that offer 100% toxin-free & natural baby care, skincare, and hair care products. Driven by innovation and using the best of nature and science, the brand caters to all personal care needs of young, aspirational, and increasingly conscious Indian consumers.

In a short span of 4 years, Mamaearth has created a product portfolio of 120+ products packed with goodness inside, has reached over 5 million customers in 500 Indian cities, and is the fastest-growing FMCG start-up to hit 500 Cr run rate in India. Mamaearth products are available on www.mamaearth.in and its app along with major eCommerce platforms like Amazon, Nykaa, Flipkart, and over 12000 stores across the country.

ABOUT HONASA CONSUMER PVT LTD

Honasa Consumer Pvt Limited (HCPL), is a digital-first consumer brands company creating the FMCG conglomerate of the future. A company built on the values of Honesty, Natural ingredients, and Safe care, HCPL caters to the needs of millennial consumers through innovative products, evolved propositions, direct-to-consumer marketing, and e-commerce fulfillment. Currently catering to over 500 cities in India with brands like Mamaearth & The Derma Co.; HCPL is building an ecosystem that helps benefit the consumers and community at large. Backed by Sofina, Sequoia Capital India, Fireside Ventures and Stellaris Venture Partners, HCPL is set to become a billion-dollar FMCG conglomerate in the next 5 years — spread across the globe but connected through a digital center of excellence.

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