Dagangan Secures 163.7 Billion Rupiah Series A Funding, Intensifying Penetration to Tier 3 & 4 Cities
Provide a social commerce platform for daily needs; to develop private-label products
Social commerce startup Dagangan announced its series A funding worth of $11.5 million or equivalent to 163.7 billion Rupiah. The round was led by Monk's Hill Ventures with the participation of MMS Group, K3 Ventures, Spiral Ventures, and Plug and Play.
Previously, the startup that was founded in 2019 announced a pre-series A funding with an undisclosed value from CyberAgent Capital, Spiral Ventures, 500 Startups, and Bluebird Group in June 2021.
Dagangan's Co-Founder & CEO, Ryan Manafe revealed to DailySocial, the company has achieved revenue record in mid-2020, the trend continues today. It is suspected that various restrictions during the pandemic has resulted in the demand for daily needs online are rising.
Unlike in urban areas, people in rural areas have their own challenges in getting their daily needs online. "The situation is getting worse as accessibility issues that persist in rural areas, where retailers have to bear the cost of inefficient logistics for commuting to and from the city. Dagangan aims to address these issues and is now on the right track," Ryan said.
He continued, "Our vision is to enable 100 million people in underserved rural areas to have easy access to quality daily necessities at affordable prices."
The fresh money is to be used to develop private-label local products such as frozen foods, groceries, and household appliances. In addition, they will continue product development and add new features including paylater. Access to logistics services will also be sharpened, while talent acquisition efforts and partnership expansion will be enhanced.
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