Swiggy Raises $700 million Led by Invesco
Six months after raising $1.25 billion, the new fundraise also sees increased participation of institutional investors both in India and globally
January 24, 2022: Swiggy, India's leading on-demand convenience platform, today announced that it has raised $700 million in new funding led by Invesco. The round also saw participation from a host of new investors such as Baron Capital Group, Sumeru Venture, IIFL AMC Late Stage Tech Fund, Kotak, Axis Growth Avenues AIF- I, Sixteenth Street Capital, Ghisallo, Smile Group and Segantii Capital. Swiggy's existing investors Alpha Wave Global (formerly Falcon Edge Capital), Qatar Investment Authority, and ARK Impact, along with its long-term investor Prosus also participated in the round. This investment comes at a time when the adoption of food and online grocery is accelerating and the consumer demand for Swiggy's many services continues to grow.
While the food delivery business has nearly doubled in gross order value (GOV) in the last year, this fundraise will enable Swiggy to further accelerate growth on the core platform, and make meaningful investments to grow Instamart. Instamartremains well-positioned to continue to lead the emerging quick commerce grocery space and is set to reach an annualised GMV run rate of USD 1 billion in the next three quarters. The company will also further strengthen its investments in the broader ecosystem.
"The GMV our food delivery business achieved in 40 months, took Instamart just 17 months, demonstrating the platform benefits of Swiggy. We will double down on this to build more categories in line with our mission of offering unparalleled convenience to Indian consumers," said Sriharsha Majety, CEO, Swiggy.
"Our goal is to make Swiggy the platform that 100 million consumers can use 15 times a month. We will continue to invest in our people, products, and partners to create a positive impact on the ecosystem, and accelerate the digital transformation in food and grocery delivery and other on-demand services," he added.
"As long-term investors, the Invesco Developing Markets fund seeks investment opportunities in the best companies in the world, led by world-class management teams, and that have the potential for long-term structural growth," said Justin Leverenz, Chief Investment Officer, Invesco Developing Markets Fund. "Our investment in Swiggy represents such an investment."
In the last few months, Swiggy has expanded Instamart, its quick commerce grocery service to 19 cities, while consistently working towards optimising its selection and delivery time. Swiggy Genie, Swiggy's pick up and drop service is currently present in 68 cities, while its meat delivery service, and daily grocery service, Supr Daily are present across all major Indian cities. It also launched Swiggy One, India's first comprehensive membership program with benefits across food, groceries, and other on-demand services by Swiggy. With multiple growth catalysts in place to drive its continued expansion, Swiggy is well-positioned for 2022 and beyond.
Founded in 2014, Swiggy is India's leading on-demand convenience platform with a vision to elevate the quality of life for the urban consumer by offering unparalleled convenience. It connects consumers to over 1,85,000 restaurant partners and stores in over 500 cities. Its express delivery service Instamart is present in 19 cities. Using innovative technology, Swiggy provides a hassle-free, fast, and reliable delivery experience. Every order delivered by Swiggy's delivery executives, ensures a host of customer-centric features like lightning-fast delivery, no minimum order value, live order tracking, and 24/7 customer support.
About Invesco Developing Market Strategy and Our Commitment to India
As of December 31st, 2021, the Invesco Developing Markets strategy held investments totaling USD 8.8 billion (INR 56,200 crores approximately) in India - representing about 17.4% of our total assets under management worldwide. This exposure represents a significant over-weight in favor of India within our global allocation and signifies our continued conviction in the strength and vitality of India's economic future. Further, these investments are almost all long dated and reflect our 15+ year history of investing in India.