Lenskart Raises Rs 400 Crore Led By IFC And Others

Company Name : Lenskart
Funding Amount : Rs 400 Crore
Investor(s) IFC, Ratan Tata, Kris Gopalakrisnan.
Funding Round : Series D

E-Retailer of eyewear products Lenskart has raised Rs 400 crore led by World Bank arm IFC. Ratan Tata and Infosys co-founder Kris Gopalakrisnan also invested in their personal capacity. Existing investors including TPG Growth and IDG Ventures also participated along with Adveq Management.

The round was led by IFC which invested Rs 171 crore in the startup. The raised funds will be used in enhancing the technology and supply chain, lens manufacturing and expanding across 400 cities.

Lenskart was founded in 2010 and so far the company has raised around Rs 200 crore. Lenskart is into assembly, manufacturing, wholesale distribution and supply of eyewear products, such as eyeglasses, power sunglasses and contact lenses.

Lenskart has adopted a unique omni-channel approach thereby making eyewear truly accessible by making it available on desktop, mobile, hypermarkets, high streets, malls, hospitals and now even at home. The company conducts over 1,500 eye exams daily through its home eye exam service which it intends to make available for every home in urban and rural India.

Peyush Bansal, Founder and CEO of Lenskart said: “IFC is a long-term partner with global knowledge and a broad network of Internet, technology and healthcare clients, including in the eye care space. We appreciate IFC for their support to our vision of ‘Lenskart glasses in every home.We will be able to draw on IFC’s extensive global experience in the healthcare and manufacturing sectors, particularly in supply chain development and capacity building to realize its potential and develop best practices.”



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