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Exclusive: Speciality chemicals startup Scimplify to raise $5 Mn


Scimplify, a platform for all sourcing and manufacturing of specialty chemicals, is raising a new round to the tune of $5 million, sources aware of the development told Entrackr. The new round is coming just after six months for the Bengaluru-based firm.

“Omnivore is leading $5 million in Scimplify while existing backers will also double down,” said one of the sources requesting anonymity.

Scimplify raised $3.67 million in its seed round from 3one4 Capital and Beenext in December last year.

Founded by Salil Srivastava and Sachin Santhosh, Scimplify is a B2B fulfillment platform operating across the product life cycle from contract research to commercial chemical manufacturing across industries such as pharmaceutical, personal care, and agrochemical.

During the last fundraise, Scimplify had said that it plans to expand its reach to 20 countries and 4 new categories in chemicals. Currently, it has manufacturing facilities in Karnataka, Hyderabad and Gujarat.

“The deal is almost finalized and it will value Scimplify in the range of $20-25 million,” said another source.

As per sources, Omnivore saw potential in Scimplify’s product portfolio of agrochemicals. According to the company’s website, it offers emulsifiers, plant growth stimulators, biostimulants, adjuvants, and biofertilizers, among others.

As per startup data intelligence platform TheKredible, 3one4 Capital controls 17% in Scimplify while Beenext had 7% holding as of seed round. Co-founders collectively hold nearly 65% stake in the company.

Queries sent to Scimplify co-founder Srivastava and Omnivore did not elicit response until publication of the story.

Scimplify competes with Atomgrid and Covvalent. Bengaluru-based Atomgrid raised $1.2 million in its seed round led by Merak Ventures in May this year while Covvalent scooped up $4.3 million led by Nexus Venture Partners in November 2022.

In June 2023, impact venture capital firm Omnivore announced the first close of its third fund at $150 million to make 25-30 new investments in seed and Series A rounds. Some of its portfolio companies include DeHaat, Arya, Stellapps, Reshamandi, Ecozen, Aquaconnect, and Pixxel.

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