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Exclusive: Blume Ventures leads pre-Series B funding in Virohan


Healthcare edtech startup Virohan has raked in Rs 14.9 crore or $1.8 million funding in an extended pre-Series B round led by Blume Ventures. The funding round comes after a gap of 14 months for the Gurugram-based company.

The round also saw the participation of Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Venture Capital, a venture capital fund managed by MS&AD Ventures, along with Suneight OK Partnership (Suneight), Bharat Inclusive Technologies, GoldenBird MultiProduct LLP, VVAG Partners, and individuals namely Pankaj Sharma, Sridhar Subramanian, Upasana Tilak Wadhwa, Viraj Nanda, Bhargav Suhas Jangle, and Vinita Bimbhet.

The board at Virohan has passed a special resolution to issue 1,226 pre-Series B2 compulsory convertible preference shares (CCPS) at an issue price of Rs 1,21,496 per share to raise Rs 14.9 crore or $1.8 million, as per the regulatory filing with the Registrar of Companies.

Blume Ventures infused Rs 6.15 crore while Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Venture Capital and Suneight invested Rs 4.08 crore and Rs 2.48 crore, respectively. The remaining amount came from the other investors mentioned in the above paragraph.

As per the startup intelligence platform TheKredible’s estimates, Virohan has been valued at around Rs 425 crore or $51 million (post-money). This marks a significant 1.8X jump in the company’s valuation as compared to its previous fundraise.

Before this round, the firm raised $7 million in funding led by Blume Ventures. Entrackr had exclusively reported this in December 2022.

To date, the startup has scooped around $15 million from Rebright Partners, AngelList, and Elea Foundation among others.

Founded in 2018 by Archit Jayasal, Kunaal Dudeja, Nalin Saluja, and Parul Dudeja, Virohan offers healthcare vocational training to students to build a career in the healthcare industry. It operates hybrid classrooms at over 20 campuses and online training across India in cities including Delhi, Gurgaon, Faridabad, Roorkee, Raipur, Mumbai, Nagpur, et al.

Followed by the fresh capital raised, co-founders Kunaal Dudeja and Nallin Saluja own 14.3% shares each while another co-founder Archit Jayasal-owned OXYS Impact LLP also has a 14.3% stake. Further, Blume Ventures increased its shares to 13.17% in the company. For complete details, visit here.

Virohan’s operating scale surged 63.8% during FY23 to Rs 10.65 crore from Rs 6.5 crore in FY22. As per TheKredible, the company’s losses also rose 43.4% to Rs 18.58 crore in FY23 as compared to Rs 12.96 crore in FY22.

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