• Chethan Machaknur

Celebrity-fan engagement startup Gonuts raises Rs 3.5 Cr in seed round


Mumbai-based influential celebrity commerce platform Gonuts has raised Rs 3.5 Cr in seed funding led by marquee investors Sweta Rau and Archana Priyadarshini.  9Unicorns, AngelList, Lets Venture, Pankaj Chaddah (Co-founder, Mindhouse and Zomato), Ramakant Sharma (Co-founder, LivSpace), IIM Indore Alumni Fund, Harshal Morde from Morde Foods Pvt Ltd, and other marquee angels and founders also participated in this round.


Gonuts aims to bridge the gap between celebrities and their millions of fans, and democratise talent to the Indian and expatriate Indian diaspora.Gonuts claims to have a portfolio of over 700 of the leading celebrities, most of them exclusive on Gonuts, across categories like films, television, sports, and music, amongst others available on its platform.


“We feel that investments in the right team, technology, and other levers of growth is very important and will be our immediate priority. We aim to on-board 5,000+ of the most influential and inspirational celebrities by the next financial year and be the unicorn out of India in this category for the rest of the world,” said Vinamra Pandiya, Founder, Gonuts.

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