Scimplifi raises $3.67 million in seed funding from 3one4 Capital, BEENEXT
Scimplifi is a platform for all sourcing and manufacturing of specialty chemicals. Founded by Salil Srivastava and Sachin Santhosh, Scimplifi is an end-to-end B2B fulfillment platform operating across the product life cycle from contract research to commercial chemical manufacturing across industries – pharmaceutical, personal care, and agrochemical.
Start-up Scimplifi has raised $3.67M to streamline specialty chemicals sourcing and manufacturing through its science-first platform. The seed funding was led by Global investors 3one4 Capital and BEENEXT along with angel investors from the chemical and B2B commerce industries.
Scimplifi aims to use the funds to expand the core team, establish core capabilitiesin new chemistries, and drive the expansion of its existing manufacturing capabilities in India and select global markets.
It also aims to use the raised funds for value engineering, and on the technology front.
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Founded by Salil Srivastava and Sachin Santhosh, Scimplifi is an end-to-end B2B fulfillment platform operating across the product life cycle from contract research to commercial chemical manufacturing across industries – pharmaceutical, personal care, and agrochemical.
The company takes a science-first approach to understanding, evaluating, and delivering in this ecosystem.
With the recent funding, Scimplifi is set to establish essential competencies in emerging chemistries and amplify its existing manufacturing capabilities in India and specific global markets.
Scimplifi is targeting to shift to a 60 per cent export-oriented model within the next year and plans to expand its reach to 20 countries and 4 new categories in chemicals.
In addition, the company will be adding labs in 3 more categories to support research.
Users of the platform can explore a technology map that highlights over 100 manufacturing plants involved in multiple chemistries.
This map facilitates the effective connection of buyer demand with the right factories.
As per a recent McKinsey report, India is on its way to becoming a $150 billion chemicals manufacturing hub by 2030.
However, the industry is plagued by two major bottlenecks - a lack of R&D talent and a fragmented supply chain.
Buyers in this ecosystem face many challenges like sourcing raw materials from small and unconnected manufacturers, order confusion and delays, unreliable quality, limited options in the chemicals, and lack of access to R&D facilities.
Scimplifi’s innovative technology-enabled project management system offers end-to-end support across the product life cycle with access to in-house scientists - from R&D to manufacturing.
"Specialty chemicals is an $800 billion global market that is extremely heterogeneous and fragmented. Globally, manufacturing supply chains are now shifting in India’s favour like never before.
"However, it is complex to bring together the R&D across multiple chemistries, compliances across different markets, and manufacturing from milligram to metric ton scale while providing a world-class service. At Scimplifi, we aim to become a trusted, science-first platform from a concept in a lab to finished product manufacturing for our global customers," said Salil Srivastava.
“In the backdrop of robust macro trends within the sector and capabilities across the product life cycle, Scimplifi has made a solid debut. Salil and Sachin have curated a skilled team with a mix of business and technical know-how. We're enthusiastic about partnering with Scimplifi as they strive to unleash India's potential as a specialty chemical manufacturing powerhouse,” said Akshay Sharma, vice president, Investments, 3one4 Capital.
“From the team’s focus on science-first solutions to their unique service offerings, Scimplifi has all the right components to become a game-changer in the chemicals industry," said Anirudh Garg, Partner, BEENEXT.
“We look forward to collaborating with the team as they continue to explore ways to make chemicalsourcing more efficient for businesses across multiple industries."
Scimplifi’s services include R&D ideation, prototyping, sourcing, and scaled manufacturing.
Backed by a team of scientists and industry experts with over 20 years of experience across 4 different verticals, the company is working to become a key player in the ecosystem.
Scimplifi leverages its global supplier pool and tech-enabled platform to promise a seamless experience for buyers and manufacturers alike.
Scimplifi is a science-first platform that revolutionizes how specialty chemicals are sourced and manufactured.
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