The round is led by Venture Catalysts, Agility Ventures and Dexter Angels
Funds will be utilized to launch new products and enter new markets
Fresh capital to assist in expansion of product line, distribution and production capacity
TagZ plans to expand to overseas markets soon
Aims at pioneering the sustainable and biodegradable packaging for packaged food industry
Over 3 lakh consumers have loved the brands snacking experience in a short span
Bengaluru, NFAPost: TagZ Foods, a premium GenZ snack company, announced that it has raised an amount of Rs 4 crores in Pre-series A funding from Agility Ventures and Dexter Angels.
The fresh round of capital will be utilised for launching new product offerings, expanding distribution and production capacity. Eminent DTC and consumer brand founders such as Arjun Vaidya (Co-founder CEO of Dr Vaidya’s), Dharamveer Chouhan, Parth Choudhary, Mohanlal Menon and Dhruv Toshniwal also participated in the funding.
TagZ is an uber premium urban GenZ snack brand that crafts innovative, lip-smacking, and fitter savoury snack for a healthier and sustainable snacking experience. T
he GenZ brand led by Anish Basu Roy as Co-founder & CEO and Sagar Bhalotia as Co-founder, received a seed funding of Rs 1.5 crore by a consortium led by 9 Unicorns VC in October 2020.
TagZFoods Cofounder & CEO Anish Basu Roy said the company is deeply excited to partner with Agility Ventures and Dexter Angels in this journey towards building a truly premium and international snack brand in India as we move to the next orbit of strong growth in our DTC business
“Our mission is to help our GenZ consumers eat fitter and also to encourage them to lead a more active lifestyle. We want to help our consumers to pursue their passions for travel, music, sports, and the outdoors, while our products make sure they are never far from fit and sustainable snacking options,” said Anish Basu Roy.
Agility Ventures Cofounder Prashant Narang said Agility Ventures finds a tremendous opportunity for growth in TagZ. “In just a matter of 15 months, the brand has demonstrated fierce advancement by covering various milestones, such as product innovation, geographical reach, on boarding sales channel partners, online presence, as well as environment sensitivity. Our investment is an acknowledgement of the brand’s strategic bright future,” said Prashant Narang.
TagZ set to strengthen its market-size
TagZ is the first brand in the country to manufacture popped potato chips with 50% less fat in 5 lip-smacking flavours. The GenZ snack brand will be strengthening its business, both product wise and distribution wise.
Soon an affordable range of popped potato chips with 50% less fat from the brands stable will be launched for consumer delight. It also plans to launch premium international flavours of popped potato chips, enhance its range of fit bar-snacks and add exciting flavours to its range of international gourmet dips.
TagZ with its enhanced product offerings, production capacity and distribution will soon be entering international markets as well.
Sustainability for sustainable growth
TagZ already has committed itself to recycling as much plastic as they consume and hence become the first potato chip brand to be plastic neutral. TagZ will soon be shunning single use plastic and replacing it with reusable PET canisters to reduce its plastic footprint. They will be pioneering the sustainable and biodegradable packaging movement for the packaged food industry.
Tagz Foods Cofounder Sagar Bhalotia said the company has a young, deeply motivated team that believes in building not just a premium brand but an environmentally sustainable business as well.
“We believe that growth which does not align with the environment is not viable growth. We want to be the pioneers of this sustainable shift in packaged food industry,” said Sagar Bhalotia.
Adding on the competition in the snacks market, Sagar Bhalotia says with their core competence to build and market differentiated products which invariably find strong product-market-fit and strong growth opportunities, TagZ is geared to carve its niche market. “There are white spaces in the snack market and we are targeting just that,” said Tagz Foods Cofounder Sagar Bhalotia.
The premium GenZ snack brand in its modest journey of 15 months has recorded stellar growth and basked in enormous consumer love for its innovative and fit snacks. The brand expanded its presence from just one city to 6 major cities of India, from available on one online e-commerce platform to currently on almost all leading platforms that includes Amazon, Big Basket, Swiggy, Grofers, etc. These have added volumes to its successfully running DTC website. Retail business presence also grew from just 50 to whopping 2000+ retailers across India.
Brands flagship product, Popped potato chips with 50% less fat, was launched in only 3 flavours but now is offered in 5 exciting flavours. These include Masala Trekkin’, Salt Trippin’, Cream Onion Divin’ and Beer n Barbeque. It also launched fit bar snacks and a range of international gourmet dips to expand the experience of healthy snacking. Its fit snacks have already been able to provide lip-smacking snack experience to over 3 lakh consumers across country.
TagZ Foods is a Bengaluru-based GenZ snack company. Its brand TagZ is an uber premium urban GenZ snack brand. It crafts innovative, lip-smacking, and fitter snacking experiences. Its first range of products is popped potato chips with 50% less fat. It makes this in flavors such as Masala Trekkin’, Salt Trippin’, Cream Onion Divin’ and Beer n Barbeque along with a range of International Gourmet Dips.
The premium healthy snack company’s mission is to help GenZ consumers eat fitter and also to encourage them to lead a more active lifestyle. It was incorporated in 2019 and received seed funding of INR 1.5 crore from a consortium led by 9 Unicorns VC in 2020.