We are a Supply Chain focused Fund collaborating with and investing in tech startups that are solving supply chain problems of global relevance across industries.
We love startups that are leveraging India’s deep & tiered market as a crucible for these complex, global problems, and in the process also powering India’s journey to a US $5 Trillion GDP.
SCL is supported by strategic investors and corporate partners who carry immense domain expertise, providing our startups insightful perspectives and easier access to potential customers.
Capital + deep-engaged mentoring by industry experts + market access
Up to Rs.5 cr (~ USD700k) in 2 tranches We could be the only investor or a lead investor or a co-investor
Startups with early in-market evidence of adoption
Capital + market access
Up to Rs.8 cr (~USD 1mn) as co-investors in a round led by an institutional investor (We prefer to be <30% of the round)
Startups with clear in-market evidence of traction and readiness for exponential growth
Every year we run 2 batches of a structured fellowship program to make startups build a strong foundation for scale, and make them ready for growth capital. The program is customised for each startup depending on their stage, current scale & competencies, and specific requirements.
Just Deliveries provides last-mile inter-city logistics for perishables. By providing more efficient and more frequent milk-runs.
Hopstack is a full stack warehouse software to automate warehouse management and execution.
Stylumia customers from fashion, lifestyle, home & sports industries range from the Fortune 100 list to small and medium brands and retailers.
Freshokartz is a full stack solution for farmers that targets all their pain points, from sourcing of inputs, to crop advisory, to market linkage.
SparesHub is an automobile parts & accessories marketplace. Our vision is to improve the supply chain of automobile parts by solving the problems.
Celcius is an online platform that interconnects all stakeholders in the cold supply chain - refer vehicles, cold storages, and shippers.
Conmove is an online platform interconnecting Port, Consignee, Shipper, Freight Forwarder, Customs Brokers, Fleet Operator to simplify & optimize container movement and management.
Frontier Markets helps brands reach and service consumers in very small villages in rural India via a network of local women, who they enable via a mobile app.
MarketsN allows organizations to create an ecosystem with its channel partners and make the supply chains completely transparent and resilient.
Edgistify has digitized and brought online over 50,000 warehouses, thus enabling companies to discover, select and book warehouses on-demand.
Superprocure is An enterprise software to simplify vehicle procurement and trip management.
Aerchain helps companies reduce costs by making their procurement process transparent and automated.
Enabling suppliers to get supply chain finance from their own enterprise customers or banks & NBFCs
Freightify is a SAAS-enabled global network for freight forwarders and shippers to manage, share and transact sea freight rates instantly.
Qzense has invented a technology to assess the quality of perishable commodities using the sense of smell.
Statwig is a blockchain-powered supply chain management platform that can track products at the unit level in a multi-stakeholder environment.
Eunimart provides business support for their online operations - with tools and services in areas like logistics, pricing, order tracking, inventory, and payment reconciliation
Reshamandi helps connect the demand and supply-side stakeholders in the silk supply chain.
Just Deliveries revenues have doubled in 6 months, since the time we started our interactions with SCL.
During the initial mentoring sessions, SCL encouraged us to evaluate going asset light and that has been a game changer and create the scalability in our business.
It's great to have investors who understand supply chain and can be a great sounding board for decisions as we scale up.
The mentoring and insights provide by SCL and the mentor pool was a critical input for building scalability in Conmove’s logistics tech platform.
The guidance, encouragement and constant networking with other mentors helped us to raise capital and scale rapidly with a laser focus at early stage.
Building a logistics technology startup is a complex endeavor. There aren't many Supply chain focussed funds and Fellowships around the globe. The team at SCL standouts in their understanding of the nuances of this domain not just in the Indian context but also the global landscape.
The team has been a great sounding board while navigating through the challenges involved in the early stages of company building, be it brainstorming Go-to-market strategy, product positioning, or even iterating on fundraising or recruiting challenges. The SCL team works as your extended team to find solutions to any problems your startup may have.
Supply chain labs helped us see a bigger picture of possibilities.
We could visualise how domain agnostic we are in what we do though we started in fashion and lifestyle.
SCL also opened possibilities of a strong advisory network to raise the bar on both market reach and solution thinking.
Every conversation I have with the SCL team is useful and focused on value. At every step, they help, give advice that helps us strengthen the business.
Supply chain labs has been a turning point for us where we got early recognition from the fraternity and experienced guidance from the SCL team at a stage when our ideas and concepts were still taking shape, having that support during a crucial period lit the fuse to the rocketship that is Celcius today.
Need for building resilience due to the pandemic
Changing geo-political dynamics require corporations broadbase their risks with better visibility
Traditional distribution models are not relevant for new business models like quick commerce and omni-channel
Focus of corporations on ESG requires better traceability than traditionally possible
Supply chain resilience has become a board room agenda in companies across the world.
Every major consulting firm has advised clients that if they don’t digitise their supply chain, they can die.
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