Droom, an online automobile oriented startup, raised funds to the tune of $ 30 million in the latest Series E series funding round. Led by Joe Hirao, the founder of ZIGExN, this new round of funding also saw investment from an anonymous Japan based family office fund.
So excited to share Series E for Droom. Thank you all for being there in all ups and downs. So excited to build Droom with 350 amazing Droomers and dozens of wonderful investors!!https://t.co/QbwtiIOpoA
— Sandeep Aggarwal (@SandeepAgg) October 4, 2018
Through the latest round of funding, Droom plans on expanding its financial offerings, inspections and marketplace formats beyond the B2C format it currently works with. This new round of funding comes shortly after the last round, where Droom secured an initial funding of $ 30 million. From the time of its inception (four years ago,) Droom has managed to secure an overall funding of close to $ 125 million, taking the valuation of the company to a whopping $ 750 million!
Talking about the incredibly successful Series E funding round, Sandeep Aggarwal, Founder and CEO of Droom, said, “Over the past 4 years, Droom has established itself as the unchallenged leader in the online automobile transactional platform and the continued faith of global investors underlines this success. The current series E funding gives an immense fillip to us as we aim to simultaneously strengthen and diversify our services such as inspection, Droom Credit, C2C and C2B marketplace formats, enable a smooth online transaction and provide more competitive terms and interest rates to customers through Droom Credit.”
Founded in the year 2014 by Sandeep Aggarwal (also known for founding the e commerce platform, ShopClues,) Droom has done wonders since the time it entered the startup world. From revolutionising the B2C consumer market to creating a new form of travelling, Droom has done a lot since it entered the industry four years ago!
To make matters exciting, Agarwal also said the company plans on going for an IPO by 2020! Expected to enter the Malaysian and Thai markets by end of this year, Droom reported an annual income of $ 11 million in the last financial year (as opposed to the $ 3.4 million it reported in the previous years.)
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