Infra.Market raises Rs 100 crore venture debt round

Infra.Market raises Rs 100 crore venture debt round
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7 Jul, 2021

Infra.Market, a marketplace for construction materials, has raised Rs 100 crore ($13.4 million) in venture debt funding from Alteria Capital.  

Mint reported that the new funding raised will be used for working capital requirements as well as for other purposes.  

The investment comes after Infra.Market hit unicorn status in February this year by raising $100 million in a Series C round led by existing investor Tiger Global with participation from Accel, Nexus Venture Partners and Evolvence India Fund.  

“Infra.Market is a clear category leader which is organising the building materials and allied commerce segment in India. We have known the company for a while and they have performed very well on growth coupled with strong profitability across the board," Punit Shah, partner at Alteria Capital, said.  

Operated by Hella Infra Market Ltd, Infra.Market was founded in 2016 by Aaditya Sharda and Souvik Sengupta as a procurement marketplace that leverages technology to provide an enhanced procurement experience for all players in the construction ecosystem.  

The company provides products such as ready-mix concrete, fly ash and construction chemicals.  

The firm caters to both institutional customers (B2B) and retail outlets (D2R) in the construction materials sector. It supplies across 10 states in India and exports to markets such as Dubai, Singapore, Bangladesh, among others.  

In December 2020, Tiger Global had participated in the round when Infra.Market raised $20 million (about Rs 144 crore) as part of its Series B fundraising from three new investors, Evolvence India Fund, Sistema Asia Fund and Foundamental.  

In December 2019, Infra.Market had raised $20 million (about Rs 144 crore) in its Series A funding round led by Tiger Global.  

Other investors that participated in the round include Nexus Venture Partners. Existing investor Accel also contributed to the round.  

Before that, Infra.Market had raised $3.5 million (about Rs 25 crore) in a seed funding round from Accel in August 2019.