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Chiratae Ventures, Dell Foundation, others invest in logistics startup Blowhorn

Blowhorn, a logistics space, based out of Bengaluru, has been able to raise an undisclosed round of funding led by a confidential investor.

The round also saw participation from Chiratae Ventures, Dell Foundation, Venture Catalysts, Dream Incubator.

The company said that it plans to utilise the funding on innovation and expansion of the company.

Mithun Srivatsa, Co-founder and CEO of Blowhorn, said, “We closed our fundraise to optimise speed and momentum to keep building a category-defining company. Now, with a strong core team in place, we are expanding rapidly and are seeing significant growth in our recently launched verticals. Our goal is to be active in more than 100 cities across India by 2021, and we are on track to achieving that. We are also in the final stages of executing our first international foray, and we are very excited about it. Our margin profile remains healthy and has grown 30 percent over the last quarter.”

Blowhorn was founded by Mithun Srivatsa and Nikhil Shivaprasad in 2014. The platform operates in all major metros in India with services from the first mile, middle mile, and last mile while handling goods from 1 g to 1 tonne.

The company is owned by Catbus Infolabs, which provides a full-stack of services that offers an asset-light model via its tech platform, which connects logistics service seekers with mini- truck drivers through its website and mobile app.

Apoorv Ranjan Sharma, President and Co-founder, Venture Catalysts, said, “The mini-truck transportation market in India is estimated to be at a valuation of Rs 30,000 to 60,000 crore, annually. Additionally, the granting of industry status to the logistics sector has further enhanced the ease of accessing finance and extended other opportunities to players in the sector. Blowhorn has been doing some exceptional work in the domain, and we are certain the current round of investment will go a long way in empowering the company to expand and enrich its operations.”

The logistics sector in India comprises of many more startup in the domain, which include Rivigo, Shadowfax, Porter, Delhivery, Transport EG, TruckEasy, etc.

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