Akiva Superfoods has raised about $2 million in funding led by Alkemi Venture Partners while Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, along with her mother Vrinda K R, has invested Rs 1 crore in Ambee.
Akiva Superfoods raises $2m from Alkemi
Existing angel investors also participated in the funding round, the proceeds of which will be used to scale operations.
“The ultimate aim is to be an innovative and exciting, independently run FMCG company, with a capacity to scale exponentially across tier-1 and tier-2 cities in the next five years,” Shalabh Gupta, founder of Akiva Superfoods, told the newspaper.
Actor Aishwarya Rai backs Ambee
Bollywood actor Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, along with her mother Vrinda K R, has invested Rs 1 crore in Bengaluru-based environment startup Ambee.
The duo has invested Rs 50 lakh each in Ambee, which provides data about hyperlocal air quality.
Founded in 2017 by Akshay Joshi, Jaideep Singh, and Madhusudan Anand, the startup raised an undisclosed amount in seed capital from Venture Catalysts last year.