India’s First Jewellery Savings App Plus raises USD 350K in its Seed Round

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Ahead of its B2C launch of the brand EvolveX participated in its existing round which Plus raised in Early 2023

EvolveX, a leading startup accelerator spearheaded by We Founder Circle (WFC), has announced its investment in Plus, India’s first jewellery savings app. Plus caught the attention of investors while participating in EvolveX’s Cohort 2, which was launched in September 2022.

The brand’s innovative concept impressed the investment community, leading to a significant USD 350K seed investment from multiple investors like WFC, VCats, & angels including EvolveX. The investment round saw participation from notable investors including We Founder Circle, Venture Catalyst, JITO, and renowned Angels such as Vineet Saxena (Ex-founder Myntra, CEO Card91), Abhishek Gupta (Venture partner, WFC), Sunil Singhvi (CEO South Handlooms), Vijay Rajagopal (Head, Amazon Pay), Abhay Tandon, Shiva Mohandas, Sachin Shetty (Founder, Giva), among others.

Plus has invested the funds towards expanding and enhancing its operations. The company has been actively acquiring jeweller partners ahead of its B2C launch and now in UAT (User Acceptance Testing) phase, Plus has an impressive roster of over 270+ jewellers onboarded as partners.

Plus with its slogan ‘Bharat ka Jewellery Savings App’ empowers Indian homemakers to save for their desired jewellery effortlessly, while also earning an attractive 10% annual interest. With an array of top jewellers, exclusive offers, and unbeatable discounts at their fingertips, users can embark on a rewarding and seamless journey toward fulfilling their jewellery aspirations.

Bhawna Bhatnagar, Co-Founder, EvolveX, shared her thoughts on the investment, saying, “Gold has long been a preferred medium for Indian homemakers to safeguard their savings. However, with the emergence of novel platforms like Plus, we see a transformative shift in how homemakers can now save and earn interest effortlessly while aspiring for their dream jewellery. The investment in Plus aligns with our commitment to support forward-thinking solutions that have the potential to bring financial empowerment to thousands of individuals across the country with security and transparency.”

Veer Mishra, Co-founder of Plus, is a seasoned entrepreneur with four ventures like Neuron Inc, mYwindow Oasis productions & Vedalabs under his belt, two of which resulted in successful exits. He was recognized by Forbes 30 under 30 Asia in 2021 and is also an Angel Investor, contributing to the startup ecosystem.

Commenting on the fund raised, Veer Mishra, Co-founder of Plus, expressed his gratitude to EvolveX for their belief in their vision and unwavering support. He added, “We are immensely confident in both the market and our exceptional team. With the successful completion of this fundraise, we have made significant strides on the supply side and are now eagerly poised to bolster our demand side. As we shape our Pre-Series A round, the future looks incredibly promising and exciting for Plus.”

EvolveX continues to identify and support innovative startups like Plus, contributing to the thriving entrepreneurial landscape in India. The accelerator’s dedication to fostering promising ventures paves the way for transformative solutions in various sectors.

About EvolveX

The EvolveX founded by We Founder Circle, is a prestigious accelerator program that has been providing high-impact acceleration to early-revenue startups from various sectors since its inception in 2021. With a mission to take startups to the next level, EvolveX offers its extensive network of seasoned mentors and successful entrepreneurs to guide startups on their journey to success. The program offers a range of benefits, including one-on-one mentorship sessions with handpicked angel investors and industry experts, upfront funding of $20K, and $200K worth of credits. EvolveX is committed to providing a continuous opportunity for startups, and applications are accepted on a rolling basis. To know more, visit: https://www.evolvexaccelerator.com/

About We Founder Circle

Established in 2020 in Mumbai, We Founder Circle is a global community of successful founders & strategic angels that have come together to push the start-up industry and steer it towards aggressive growth. WFC invests USD 50K- USD 2Mn amount in early-stage start-ups that are fueled with ambition, sustainability, and a strategic approach. WFC provides seed funding, business development, and global networking opportunities to start-ups as it believes early-stage start-ups need a lot beyond just financial support to become scalable and stable. It has already enabled USD 12 mn worth of investments across 33 start-up deals in the year 2021 alone and invested in 70+ startups since incorporation. To know more, visit: https://www.wefoundercircle.com/

About Plus
Plus is India’s first Jewellery savings app which helps you save for your desired jewellery purchase in the most intuitive manner by directly saving with the jeweller with upto 20% discounts. It’s a revolutionary savings platform that empowers India’s homemakers to effortlessly save for their dream jewellery while earning an incredible 10% annual interest. To know more, visit: https://getplus.in

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India’s First Jewellery Savings App Plus raises USD 350K in its Seed Round

Ahead of its B2C launch of the brand EvolveX participated in its existing round which Plus raised in Early 2023

EvolveX, a leading startup accelerator spearheaded by We Founder Circle (WFC), has announced its investment in Plus, India’s first jewellery savings app. Plus caught the attention of investors while participating in EvolveX’s Cohort 2, which was launched in September 2022.

The brand’s innovative concept impressed the investment community, leading to a significant USD 350K seed investment from multiple investors like WFC, VCats, & angels including EvolveX. The investment round saw participation from notable investors including We Founder Circle, Venture Catalyst, JITO, and renowned Angels such as Vineet Saxena (Ex-founder Myntra, CEO Card91), Abhishek Gupta (Venture partner, WFC), Sunil Singhvi (CEO South Handlooms), Vijay Rajagopal (Head, Amazon Pay), Abhay Tandon, Shiva Mohandas, Sachin Shetty (Founder, Giva), among others.

Plus has invested the funds towards expanding and enhancing its operations. The company has been actively acquiring jeweller partners ahead of its B2C launch and now in UAT (User Acceptance Testing) phase, Plus has an impressive roster of over 270+ jewellers onboarded as partners.

Plus with its slogan ‘Bharat ka Jewellery Savings App’ empowers Indian homemakers to save for their desired jewellery effortlessly, while also earning an attractive 10% annual interest. With an array of top jewellers, exclusive offers, and unbeatable discounts at their fingertips, users can embark on a rewarding and seamless journey toward fulfilling their jewellery aspirations.

Bhawna Bhatnagar, Co-Founder, EvolveX, shared her thoughts on the investment, saying, “Gold has long been a preferred medium for Indian homemakers to safeguard their savings. However, with the emergence of novel platforms like Plus, we see a transformative shift in how homemakers can now save and earn interest effortlessly while aspiring for their dream jewellery. The investment in Plus aligns with our commitment to support forward-thinking solutions that have the potential to bring financial empowerment to thousands of individuals across the country with security and transparency.”

Veer Mishra, Co-founder of Plus, is a seasoned entrepreneur with four ventures like Neuron Inc, mYwindow Oasis productions & Vedalabs under his belt, two of which resulted in successful exits. He was recognized by Forbes 30 under 30 Asia in 2021 and is also an Angel Investor, contributing to the startup ecosystem.

Commenting on the fund raised, Veer Mishra, Co-founder of Plus, expressed his gratitude to EvolveX for their belief in their vision and unwavering support. He added, “We are immensely confident in both the market and our exceptional team. With the successful completion of this fundraise, we have made significant strides on the supply side and are now eagerly poised to bolster our demand side. As we shape our Pre-Series A round, the future looks incredibly promising and exciting for Plus.”

EvolveX continues to identify and support innovative startups like Plus, contributing to the thriving entrepreneurial landscape in India. The accelerator’s dedication to fostering promising ventures paves the way for transformative solutions in various sectors.

About EvolveX

The EvolveX founded by We Founder Circle, is a prestigious accelerator program that has been providing high-impact acceleration to early-revenue startups from various sectors since its inception in 2021. With a mission to take startups to the next level, EvolveX offers its extensive network of seasoned mentors and successful entrepreneurs to guide startups on their journey to success. The program offers a range of benefits, including one-on-one mentorship sessions with handpicked angel investors and industry experts, upfront funding of $20K, and $200K worth of credits. EvolveX is committed to providing a continuous opportunity for startups, and applications are accepted on a rolling basis. To know more, visit: https://www.evolvexaccelerator.com/

About We Founder Circle

Established in 2020 in Mumbai, We Founder Circle is a global community of successful founders & strategic angels that have come together to push the start-up industry and steer it towards aggressive growth. WFC invests USD 50K- USD 2Mn amount in early-stage start-ups that are fueled with ambition, sustainability, and a strategic approach. WFC provides seed funding, business development, and global networking opportunities to start-ups as it believes early-stage start-ups need a lot beyond just financial support to become scalable and stable. It has already enabled USD 12 mn worth of investments across 33 start-up deals in the year 2021 alone and invested in 70+ startups since incorporation. To know more, visit: https://www.wefoundercircle.com/

About Plus
Plus is India’s first Jewellery savings app which helps you save for your desired jewellery purchase in the most intuitive manner by directly saving with the jeweller with upto 20% discounts. It’s a revolutionary savings platform that empowers India’s homemakers to effortlessly save for their dream jewellery while earning an incredible 10% annual interest. To know more, visit: https://getplus.in

Disclaimer

We strive to uphold the highest ethical standards in all of our reporting and coverage. We StartupNews.fyi want to be transparent with our readers about any potential conflicts of interest that may arise in our work. It’s possible that some of the investors we feature may have connections to other businesses, including competitors or companies we write about. However, we want to assure our readers that this will not have any impact on the integrity or impartiality of our reporting. We are committed to delivering accurate, unbiased news and information to our audience, and we will continue to uphold our ethics and principles in all of our work. Thank you for your trust and support.

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