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Battery Smart raises $65 Mn in Series B round

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Battery tech startup Battery Smart has scooped up $65 million in Series B round led by LeapFrog Investments. The equity round also saw participation from new and existing investors, including MUFG Bank, Panasonic, Ecosystem Integrity Fund, Blume Ventures and British International Investment (BII). While Battery Smart did not disclose its current valuation, it was valued at around $340 million during the first tranche of Series B worth $45 million. This was a significant surge in valuation from the $210 million in the pre-Series B round in November last year. The startup will use the capital to scale its battery-swapping network across the country and drive more electric mobility adoption, Battery Smart said in a press release. Battery Smart provides advanced lithium-ion batteries for electric two and three-wheelers which can be swapped in quick time at any of its swapping stations. Its battery-as-a-service (BaaS) solution helps customers to save high upfront costs. Currently, it claims to have 1,000 battery-swapping stations across 30 cities, completing over 35 million swaps with over 45,000 active customers. The firm has a presence in Haryana, NCR, Karnataka, Rajasthan, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh, and Maharashtra. Recently, Battery Smart tied up with quick commerce platform Zepto to deploy 1,000 electric vehicles in the next financial year of FY25. The partnership will allow Zepto’s EV delivery partners to use Battery Smart’s battery-swapping network. As per startup data intelligence platform TheKredible, Battery Smart saw a seven-fold jump in its revenue to Rs 55.8 crore from Rs 7.95 crore in FY22. Meanwhile, its losses also surged 4.9X to Rs 64.51 crore from Rs 13.08 crore. As per the latest data, Tiger Global controls 23% stake in Battery Smart followed by co-founders Pulkit Khurana and Siddharth Sikka with 14.28% stake each. Blume Venture holds more than 12% stake in the company. Check TheKredible for more details.

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kamal p
kamal pTech-enthusiast....

Revenue- 55 Cr Loss- 65 Cr Funding 500Cr 😇

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