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Pratech Brands

Exclusive: HyugaLife’s parent Pratech Brands raises $6.3 Mn in Seed round

Pratech Brands

Pratech Brands, a digital-first retailer and parent entity of HyugaLife, has raised Rs 52 crore or $6.3 million in a seed funding round led by Spring Marketing Capital and Stride Ventures. The round also saw participation from Peak XV Partners’ Surge Ventures among  others.

The board at Pratech Brands has passed a special resolution to issue 21,77,817 Seed compulsory convertible preference shares (Seed CCPS) at an issue price of Rs 168.15 each for a consideration of Rs 36.62 crore or $4.4 million. In a separate resolution, the company also issued 29,735 partly paid CCPS at Rs 168.15 per share and 1,500 non-convertible debentures (NCDs) Rs 1,00,000 each to Stride Ventures to raise Rs 15.5 crore, the company’s regulatory filings with the Registrar of Companies show.

Stride Venture and Spring Marketing Capital led the funding round with Rs 15.5 crore and Rs 12.5 crore investments, respectively. This was followed by Surge Ventures which infused Rs 10 crore.

Oorumane Mercantile, Patni Wealth Advisors, Eco Power Systems, AS Desaai Consultants, AMD Consultancy Services and individuals namely Nihir Parikh, Dhaval Parikh, Sandhya Shah, Rohan Mehta, Suhagi Parikh, Nimish Shah, Prakash Shah, Nitesh Jha, Simraan Teckchandani, Priya Ujgaonkar and Karan Jindal invested the remaining sum.

As per startup intelligence platform TheKredible’s estimates, Pratech Brands has been valued at around Rs 160 crore or a little over $19 million. To date, the company has raised around $9.3 million.

Note: The information is based on the three separate regulatory filings filed in June, October and December 2023.

Pratech Brands is a tech-first house of brands that focuses on products relating to home and health by uncovering consumer needs and building consumer brands.

Its health and wellness brand HyugaLife recently raised $1 million from Stride Ventures, and Getvantage in January. The brand is also backed by Indian cricketer K L Rahul and actress Katrina Kaif.

For context, HyugaLife operates under Hyuga Health & Wellness Private Limited and Hyuga Ecommerce Ventures Private Limited, the both entities are subsidiaries of Pratech Brands Private Limited.

Additionally, Pratech Brands also owns Neesan Ventures and a natural healthcare brand for female hormones, Inaari.

Following the fresh capital infusion, promoters of the company Neehar Modi, Sandhya Shah, Sachin Parikh, Shruti Parikh and Anvi Shah collectively own over 52% of the company. Surge Ventures owns an 18.6% stake while Spring Marketing Capital has a 9.4% stake in the company. For the complete shareholding pattern, click here.

Pratech Brands’ revenue from operations grew to Rs 4.87 crore in FY23 from Rs 1.71 lakh in FY22. As per TheKredible, the company’s losses soared to Rs 25.39 crore during FY23 as compared to Rs 99 lakh in FY22.

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