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Rage Coffee, a rapidly growing FMCG company that manufactures, markets, and distributes innovative coffee products globally has raised ~ $5 million of growth capital as part of its Series A funding round led by Sixth Sense Ventures.

The ~INR7000 crore Indian packaged coffee segment is dominated by incumbents with two players - Nestle and HUL (Nescafe &Bru) - controlling over 65% market share of the industry. Given the lack of innovation in the space, Rage is well-positioned to be the brand of choice for the next generation of coffee consumers. Rage is disrupting the core instant coffee segment by launching flavored instant coffee (Mocha mint, Irish hazelnut, Dark chocolate, etc ) along with products such as roast coffee, and cold brew coffee bags.

Rage a digitally native FMCG brand is now expanding rapidly using an omni-channel approach. The vitamins-enriched coffee brand was founded in 2018 by Bharat Sethi. The Founders come with a combined 20+ years of business experience.Rage Coffee products are retailed through their own website, all leading online platforms, and 1000+ offline touchpoints through a network of distributors. The company was recently accepted into Amazon’s Global Selling Accelerator Program, which plans to take Indian brands to global markets through the Amazon network.

The brand is planning to expand its online presence and offline footprint pan-India and will utilize the fresh capital for marketing and distribution purposes. Rage Coffee will also use the funds to scale production, launch innovative new products and add senior management talent.

Speaking on the development, Bharat Sethi, Founder & CEO of Rage Coffee, said, “We are excited to work with Sixth Sense Ventures - veteran FMCG investors, through this round of funding. Therefore, we plan to double down on our efforts across all the channels. We are successfully building a truly omnichannel FMCG brand, with distribution strategies being implemented for the first time, given our digital DNA. In fact, our D2C channel has grown 10x during the pandemic. With this round of funding, we have our sights set on fulfilling our global demand as well with distributor partners in US, Europe & GCC markets already working with us. We see ourselves continuously developing innovative new products in the years to come.”

Nikhil Vora, CEO and Founder of Sixth Sense Ventures, added, “We are thrilled to partner with RAGE Coffee in their journey! The company’s vision is perfectly aligned with our philosophy here at Sixth Sense – a disruptive product (flavoured instant coffee), developed by a maverick founder, with a vision to disrupt a large category (INR7000cr+ segment in India). With increasing adoption of the café culture and changing consumer preferences within hot beverages (in favour of coffee), our sense is that the segment will witness a strong increase in penetration. We believe Rage Coffee is extremely well positioned to resonate with these new age consumers and create a strong brand affinity for its products. We are excited to partner with Bharat and team in their journey to establish Rage as a marquee Indian brand in the caffeine segment"

About Rage Coffee:

Rage Coffee is a digitally native FMCG company that manufactures, markets & distributes innovative coffee products. The company has created craft coffee that is instantly consumable, affordable, comes in a variety of flavors – is ready to mix - and is convenient to carry in biodegradable tube shots. Rage Coffee products are retailed through their own website, all leading online platforms, and 1000+ touch points offline PAN India through a network of distributors. Rage Coffee products are US FDA, FSSAI, ISO registered and manufactured at a GMP compliant facility. For more information, please visit:

About Founder

Bharat Sethi is a serial entrepreneur, with deep domain expertise in online brand building. He holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree from Delhi University and Cornell University, respectively.

About Sixth Sense Ventures

Sixth Sense Ventures is India's first domestic, consumer-focused venture fund - Investing in the Consumer of Tomorrow...Today! Our core philosophy lies in partnering “early” with first-generation entrepreneurs that are disrupting large & sticky consumer categories and helping them create value by being a good sounding board. Founded in 2014, Sixth Sense Ventures currently manages over $350M across three funds and has been ranked as one of the top performing AIFs (Alternate Investment Funds) in India by CRISIL. SSIO-III has completed eight investments including Fraazo, Nobel Hygiene, Parag Milk, Open Secret, Good Dot, Stylam, Neeman’s and Rage Coffee.

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