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Exclusive: Deepika Padukone’s D2C startup 82°E set to raise new capital


Direct to consumer personal care startup 82°E is set to mop up Rs 50 crore or $6 million in the extension of its seed round from new and existing investors. This will be the first round of investment for the Deepika Padukone-led company this year.

The board at 82°E passed a special resolution to issue 50,00,000 series seed 2 CCPS at an issue price of Rs 100 each to raise 50 crore, its regulatory filing accessed from the Registrar of Companies (RoC) shows.

KA Enterprises LLP, an investment entity owned by Deepika Padukone and her family, is slated to participate in the round, while other investors may join them. According to the filings, the new funds will be allocated for expansion, growth, and general corporate purposes.

The company last raised $7.5 million in its seed round led by DSG Partner and IDEO Ventures along with Padukone’s family office in December 2022. According to startup data intelligence platform TheKredible, Padukone along with her family office holds 59.6% followed by actor Ranveer Singh who commands 5.32% of the company.

Launched in 2022 by Padukone and Jihar Shah, 82°E is a skin and body care brand for both men and women that offers a wide range of products including cleansers, face masks, moisturizers, sunscreen, and more.

82°E displayed significant growth during the first nine months of FY24. Its revenue from operations stood at Rs 22.82 crore between March 2023 and December 2023. For context, the company collected Rs 11 crore in its operating income in FY23. The firm remained in the red with Rs 25.1 crore at EBITDA level in the same period (March 2023 to Dec 2023).

82°E competes with many brands including Plum, mCaffeine, Wow Skin Science and public company Mamaearth.

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