The Indian Angel Network, the biggest horizontal seed platform within India, recently saw a full exit from Spinny, a used vehicle buying and selling platform. Spinny's parent company, Valuedrive Technologies, recently fund raised $13.2 million led primarily from Accel Partners and SAIF Partners.
The early investors from IAN, had invested only $250,000 – and have now a multiple of well over 3 times in just three years.
Commenting on the exit Digvijay Singh, COO IAN said, “IAN’s investment in Spinny was driven by the belief in the founding team’s vision and expertise, as well as its business model. With this exit, IAN investors are reaping the dividends of their faith in this high-potential venture, led by a team focused on execution in the auto space. IAN is delighted to have been a part of the growth that My Spinny has seen in the last three years and wish it all the very best in the future.”
IAN lead investor in Spinny, Hari Balasubramanian commented, “Startups are all about discovering the right business model. Since inception Spinny had gone through several tough and near death situations . But the team led by founder Niraj Singh were relentless and went on trying to discover new approaches to satisfy customers with a compelling value proposition . This ultimately led to product market fit for Spinny. Happy to see their growth and I am confident that this startup is the dark horse in this domain due to the efficient way they have deployed capital for customer development . We as angels did our job of getting them to this stage and it gives me a sense of sadness and joy since we are exiting 100 % from this investment with a reasonable multiple.”
The Spinny IAN exit was facilitated by the investment from SAIF Partners and Accel. The development also marks the third successful exit for IAN investors in 2019, retaining its position as the top seed investment platform in India. IAN had previously secured multi-fold exits from Noida-based online women’s fashion brand FabAlley.com and a Bengaluru-based start-up TagBox.
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