Doodhwala, a micro delivery service for fresh groceries has received a seed investment of $2.2 million by Omnivore, a venture capitalist firm, for a minority stake in the company. The hyper-local delivery platform, Doodhwala, is a subscription-based, early-morning delivery platform for all farm fresh groceries sourced directly from local farms and dairies.
Aakash Agarwal, Co–Founder, Doodhwala, said
Doodhwala with it’s unique model has had a tremendous momentum, becoming a well-known brand for fresh milk and grocery delivery in Bengaluru & Pune. We are evolving into the finest delivery service option for customers seeking freshness, convenience and specialty products.
Doodhwala’s unique business structure benefits customers, dairies and supermarkets. It makes farm-to-fork viable by taking over sales, marketing, logistics, and fulfillment for producers. Additionally, we are expected to scale easily due to our capital effective model, paired with the high demand for milk, and a need for regulated milk supply.
Commenting on the transaction, Jinesh Shah, Founding Partner, Omnivore said
The lean operating model, and the direct sourcing relationships that have been built, made this company stand out amongst competitors.
Doodhwala offers users a wide selection of ad-hoc everything from fresh dairy milk, meat, vegetables, fruits to shelf stable items delivered to their door before 7 AM every day. Users get the convenience of ordering on subscription basis which helps in frequent and easy purchases.
Ebrahim Akbari, Co–Founder, Doodhwala, said
Our unit economics are exceptionally strong. By lowering our delivery cost to Rs 3, Doodhwala is uniquely positioned in a market where other players are struggling. We have done a great job of maintaining a steady month-on-month growth rate while scoring a 85% plus customer retention.
Currently operating in Bangalore and Pune, Doodhwala has over 4 lakh month deliveries. The new financing will go towards expanding Doodhwala’s service into new markets, funding talent acquisition and upgrading technology. Reihem Roy, Principal, Omnivore will join the board.
The new funding comes less than a year after the company raised an undisclosed amount in another Pre-Series A funding from Thomas Varkey, a partner at Stonehill Capital, USA.
Doodhwala is a Bengaluru-based online grocer that is digitizing the traditional doodhwalas. Doodhwala is the only app in Bengaluru and Pune to deliver fresh farm milk directly to houses. Besides milk the start up offers a variety of groceries, fresh poultry, veggies, fruits and household essentials at MRP. Founded in 2015 by Aakash Agarwal and Ebrahim Akbari, Doodhwala, is present in Bengaluru and Pune. For more details, please visit Doodhwala