Chennai-based women’s online fashion portal Fashor has raised around ₹7.1 crores ($1 million) in pre-Series A funding round led by Sprout Venture Partners, reported Inc42. Other investors including IP Ventures and Venture Catalysts also participated in the round.
The funds raised will be used to grow the brand’s online as well as the offline presence in a bid to accelerate growth.
Founded by Vikram Kankaria and Priyanka Kankaria in 2017, Fashor provides an online portal offering latest and best-in- style women’s apparels designed by Indian designers. The startup claims to have more than 75,000 customers helping the startup generate over 70% profit through its online portal and mobile app.
According to a McKinsey report, poised to reach nearly $60 billion by 2020, India’s apparel market is expected to be the sixth-largest in the world. Fuelled by the growth of the apparel industry in India, women’s apparel market in India is also expected to reach ₹2.9 trillion by 2028 from 993 billion in 2015, according to Statista.
With the growth of ecommerce in India, more and more users are expected to do their shopping online, opening a window of opportunity for the industry players.