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What a shot! This Mumbai-based beer startup secures whopping $3.5 mn funding, eyes Coolberg in every place there is cola
Mumbai-based startup Coolberg, which offers malt flavored non-alcoholic beers, has confirmed that it has secured $3.5 million Series A round led by RB Investments (Singapore based family office) and its existing investor India Quotient
Mumbai-based startup Coolberg, which offers malt flavored non-alcoholic beers, has confirmed that it has secured $3.5 million Series A round led by RB Investments (Singapore based family office) and its existing investor India Quotient. The Series A round also saw a participation from Ashish Goenka, Chairman of Suashish Diamonds Ltd. and a pool of Investors from Indian Angel Network.
“Basically, anywhere you find a Cola, we want you to be able to find a Coolberg as well,” Pankaj Aswani, founder of Coolberg Beverages said. “Raising this investment will help us to strengthen our distribution network and increase brand awareness,” Aswani added.
Coolberg was conceptualized by Pankaj Aswani and Yashika Keswani with an aim to provide innovative product to enjoy during celebrations, hang-outs, casual meetings, etc.
The startup had earlier raised an undisclosed seed amount from venture capital firm India Quotient and Indian Angel Network’s (IAN’s) maiden fund.
Coolberg says it has strengthened its distribution network and is sold across major cities in India retailing at around 12,000 outlets. Apart from traditional trade channels which includes supermarkets, restaurants, etc., Coolberg can also be found at Offices, Colleges, Airports, etc.
"Coolberg operates in the premium soft beverages category and comes as a great fit for the Indian market. There is significant overlap between beer drinkers and soft drink consumers plus there are many who do not consume alcohol due to religious and cultural beliefs. In some of the developed countries, non-alcoholic beers are considered as healthier drinks as well," the Mumbai-based startup said in a statement.
Yashika Keswani, Co-founder and COO, stated, “The Indian beverage market is witnessing an interesting transformation with an increased demand for new flavors. All our variants are unique, refreshing and new to market. Our R&D team is strong and keeps a close eye on consumer needs”.
Madhukar Sinha, Partner at India Quotient said, “IQ is excited to lead the Series A round at Coolberg. We are very happy with the growth in revenue as well as the buzz around the brand in the served cities.”
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