Pepper Content, a full-stack content marketplace, has raised $14.3 million in its Series A funding round led by Bessemer Venture Partners. The round also saw strong participation from Tanglin Venture Partners, Lightspeed, Titan Capital, and seasoned global Operators like Gokul Rajaram, Ritesh Agarwal, Abhinav Sinha, Ankur Nagpal, Dheeraj Pandey, Ashish Gupta, and Kunal Shah.
With the funding, the startup plans to bolster its presence in the US market along with diversifying offerings to newer categories like graphic design, language translations, and video content creation.
Founded by Anirudh Singla and Rishabh Shekhar, Pepper Content enables a perfect symphony between creators and brands. According to the company, it is currently working with over 100,000 creators, and over 2,500 global customers such as Amazon, CB Insights, Unilever, Adobe, Adani Enterprises, HDFC Bank, P&G, and Google, and over 85% of all unicorn startups in India.
The Mumbai-based startup claims to have grown 16-folds in terms of revenue in the last 14 months. It aims for a high double-digit ARR growth by the end of this year.
In October 2020, Pepper Content had raised $4.2 million led by Lightspeed and many other angel investors including Beerud Sheth, Balaji Srinivasan, Gaurav Munjal, Aakrit Vaish, Miten Sampat, Akhil Paul, Utsav Somani, and Dilip Khandelwal.