With this, Kanwaljit Singh, Founder and Managing Partner, Fireside Ventures joins as board member. The platform further aims at expanding its product portfolio and strengthening its leadership team.
Slurrp Farm – A food brand offering healthy snacks and mealtime options for young children and fitness-oriented families have raised a Series A round from Fireside Ventures, a multi-stage venture fund investing across the early growth stages of the business with a focus on consumer brands. Slurrp Farm plans to deploy the funds raised for product innovation, marketing, and increasing inventory to cater to the increasing demand.
The brand is also looking to strengthen its team and fortify its D2C channel. The company is passionate about growing with Conscious Capitalism at the heart of its endeavors and is looking to hire talent to join this journey. Making products that are good for the consumer (nutrition-dense), good for the farmer, and good for the planet (bio diverse) is core to what the brand stands for. Their ARR has grown 300% during the last 6 months and they are looking to grow at the same rate to an ARR of $5-6mm in the next 12 months.
In just over 4 years, the brand has been able to build a robust portfolio of 25 products which include porridges and cereals, puffed snacks for children, millet pancakes, millet dosa, and cake mixes which are now available in 600+ retail stores and leading online grocery shopping portals across India, UAE, and Singapore. Their plans include opening new cities within India and expanding their geographical footprint in the UAE.
The shift in consumer behavior to a healthier lifestyle helped Slurrp Farm grab shelf and mind space during the pandemic. It has registered a 3x growth from February 2020 to date.
Commenting on the fundraise, Shauravi Malik and Meghana Narayan, Co-Founders, Slurrp Farm said, “We wanted to bring onboard institutional investors who truly understand the need for inflection and real change in the health food market. We have been in touch with Fireside since the very inception of our journey and this is the right time in our journey for us to seek growth capital. They have the DNA, tremendous insight, and proven history to help grow challenger FMCG brands like us. We are genuinely excited to have Kanwal as our board member and look forward to closely working with him as we grow this company.
Kanwaljit Singh, Founder and Managing Partner, Fireside Ventures said, “Slurrp Farm is at the forefront of the healthy grain movement. The desire for healthier, less refined alternatives to wheat has fueled the rediscovery of ancient grains. Health and wellness have gained an added focus during the pandemic. We are thrilled to invest in an innovative company like Slurrp Farm which is starting this revolution with young children who are always the first agents of change.”
Source: Business World