Groww raises fresh funds as valuation triples
October 25, 2021
Online investment platform Groww has raised $251 million up in a new round of funding, significantly increasing its valuation in scarcely a half year to $3 billion, or about ₹22,500 crore. The Bengaluru-based organization had joined the unicorn club of secretly held organizations valued at $1 at least billion in April this year.
Groww is part of a group of high-growth start-ups that have raised consecutive financing at steep valuations this year, cornering a huge lump of the capital as ET announced a week ago.
Iconiq Growth, which has recently sponsored tech giants like Airbnb, Alibaba, and Zoom, driven the cycle, a senior organization official told ET. Existing investors Sequoia Capital, Ribbit Capital, YC Continuity Fund, Tiger Global, and Propel Venture Partners likewise took part in the round.
Lalit Keshre, fellow benefactor and CEO of Groww, said the organization actually has the cash it had recently raised. “Our burn rate is very low, however you can imagine capital like an asset or future investment,” he told ET. “Being a financial services organization, capital is likewise a good leverage for the long term.”