Venture Catalysts forays into F&B segment; invests in 'The Bohri Kitchen'

ANI | Updated: Dec 18, 2017 13:37 IST

New Delhi [India], Dec 18 (ANI): Integrated incubation platform Venture Catalysts recently facilitated a seed investment into a specialised cuisine start-up, The Bohri Kitchen.

The funding was led by VCats angels Anuj Puri (Venture Catalysts, Qatar), Abhishek Agarwal (Managing Partner - Rockstud Capital), NikunjPachisia, Anirudh Damani (Artha India Ventures) and Vishal Brahmbhatt.

Established by an enterprising mother-son duo, The Bohri Kitchen (TBK) is brewing a low-key revolution in the USD 300 million food home delivery segment. Combining specialised cuisines with unique dining experiences, the brand is the first-of-its-kind to take delectable dishes unique to the Dawoodi Bohra community and make them available to gastronomes and food connoisseurs.

"When I first thought of the idea that would materialise into The Bohri Kitchen, I was confident of the viability of such a concept in the market. The response that we've had so far has just strengthened that belief. We will be using the capital to upgrade our current infrastructure, which will involve moving into a bigger central kitchen and hiring skilled workers who can help my mother in standardising recipes," said Munaf Kapadia, Founder and CEO, The Bohri Kitchen.

Venture Catalysts facilitates start-up development, and has supported by an entire ecosystem of catalysts, angel investors, management consultants, and advisors. The platform additionally enables mentoring and seed funding opportunities through angel investments and supports services for the start-up community.

Having facilitated investments to the tune of Rs 45 crore in 24 start-ups in the last 18 months, the platform has been raising the innovation quotient in the country by providing an end-to- end support infrastructure to budding start-ups. Several high-potential ventures like EasyRewardz, DSYH, Beardo, FYND, and CoutLoot have been incubated under VCats. (ANI)