11 Oct 2023
The quick commerce platform became the first unicorn of 2023. It aims to turn profitable within 10-12 months and go public after that.
Quick commerce platform Zepto, which launched operations in 2021, aims to achieve ₹10,000 crore in sales and profitability in the next 12 months. It plans to go public after that to become the youngest Indian company to do so within five years of launch.
Zepto raised $200 million in fresh capital at a $1.4 billion valuation in August to become the first unicorn of 2023. It plans to expand its store count by 40% in existing markets and launch fresh offerings like Zepto Café to deliver snacks and beverages from its dark stores within 20 minutes. It has tied up with quick service restaurants like Blue Tokai Coffee Roasters and Chaayos for serving fast meals.
Started by 21-year-old Aadit Palicha and Kaivalya Vohra, Zepto operates in 7 cities from 220 dark stores. Earlier this year, it launched the Zepto Bloom app for farmers to facilitate direct produce sales from farmers.