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Update: Subko Coffee raises Rs 85 Cr led by NKSquared

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Update: SubKo Coffee has raised Rs 85.10 crores (around  $10 million) in a Series B funding round. Notable existing investors that subscribed via rights issue include Pallavi and Srinivas Dempo, Jay Mehta, Gauri Khan Family Trust, and John & Priya Abraham.

Confirming the development to Entrackr, a Subko Coffee’s spokesperson said that it has raised the fresh round at a post-money valuation of Rs 286.92 crore( $34 million).

Original story follows:

Subko Coffee has raised Rs 80 crore in a new round led by Zerodha co-founders-backed NKSquared, said two sources aware of the investment. Several individuals along with Blume Ventures and Progressive LLP also participated in the financing round.

“NKSquared has put in around Rs 70 crore whereas the remaining Rs 10 crore came from other investors,” said one of the sources requesting anonymity as talks are yet to be public.

The company has received $5.5 million (Rs 45 crore) and NKSquared has already invested Rs 34.2 crore, according to the Subko Coffee regulatory filings with the Registrar of Companies (RoC).

Blume Ventures has invested Rs 4 crore while angle investors including Pallavi Dempo, Suprapadh S Manohar, John Abraham, Kalpathi Ratna, and Suparna Gupta also took part in the financing round.

As per sources, NKSquared has also acquired a 25% stake in the Mumbai-based firm. Subko Coffee has been valued at around $35-40 million (post-money), said the person quoted above.

Queries sent to Subko Coffee NKSquared and Subko Coffee didn’t elicit any immediate response. We will update the story in case they respond.

NKSquared was incorporated by Kamath brothers in 2019 but it became active last year and backed a few companies, including Nazara Games.

Subko Coffee provides caffeinated drinks along with baked bread-pastries and coffee roasters. According to its filings, several celebrities such as Gauri Khan, Tiger Shroff, and others invested in the company between June 2022 to December 2023.

Subko Coffee has been growing at a rapid clip and this could be evident from its growth in the last fiscal year. Its revenue spiked 94% to Rs 13.57 crore in FY23 from Rs 7 crore in FY22 while the firm’s losses stood at Rs 9.86 crore in the same period.

Subko Coffee competes with Third Wave Coffee, Blue Tokai, Rage Coffee, Slay Coffee, Sleepy Owl, and  Seven Beans Co. Notably, Third Wave Coffee is also backed by Zerodha’s co-founder Nikhil Kamath.

Update: The headline and story have been updated to include additional information shared by Subko Coffee.

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