Bihar-based online meat delivery brand Freshsharp raises $125K in seed fund from Ok Acquired and others

Current round funds take valuation at USD 1 Million
Bihar-based online meat delivery brand Freshsharp raises $125K in seed fund from Ok Acquired and others

Freshsharp, a Bihar-based start-up that sells fresh meat, seafood, and other fresh animal protein online, has raised a seed fund of $125k through equity from lead investor Ok Acquired (lending partners by a corporate lending financial services company), and angel Investor Syed Akbar Raza Ahmed & Hussain Ahmad.

With this new round of seed funding, the current valuation of Freshsharp now stands at $1 million. The brand aims to utilize the fresh funds for financial and technological assistance to elevate its businesses and enhance growth.

Founded by a 22-year-old founder, in December 2020 Freshsharp strengthens the traditional businesses and started expanding in 2022 in Bihar and West Bengal. Currently, Majaz Hassan is pursuing his Bachelor's Degree from the University of Engineering & Management, Kolkata.

On securing the fund, Majaz Hassan, chief executive officer & founder, said, “Freshsharp constantly strives to enable the best of its services through the supply chain, technology, and services for the betterment of farmer communities, and traditional businesses. We will use the funds raised to strengthen our ecosystem to meet the necessities of small and traditional vendors, dealers/distributors, farmer communities, processors, and retailers. This will further boost disbursements, given the various opportunities that we have at present. We are very humble and thankful to our investors for their trust and are grateful to them for their unstinting backing during our growth phase.”

Majaz added, "We are also dealing with the B2B segment, and have done numerous partnerships with restaurants, hotels, cloud kitchens, and institutions."

Commenting on the investment, Sujit Jha, managing director & chief executive officer - Ok Acquired affirmed “We are delighted to support Freshsharp in its growth journey of empowering small businesses in the meat value chain. Freshsharp plays a significant role in providing new market avenues as well as payment assurance to the suppliers in the meat ecosystem. Their platform provides strength to the local ecosystem players helping them to grow the business without affecting their margins thus creating a positive impact. We look forward to continuing our participation along their journey.”

“Due to Freshsharp’s focus on quality and strong execution, it successfully creates a habituated and loyal customer base. We believe under the leadership of Majaz, Freshsharp is best positioned to serve the fresh meat and seafood needs of India, and we aim to leverage the farmers along with delivering the quality product to customers," said Hussain Ahmed (Angel Investor)

“We are very excited to partner with Majaz Hassan, and the team at Freshsharp as they take their brand to national markets and continue to grow in the domestic market. The investment fits very well with Freshsharp and backing solid founders in the space,” said Sayed Akbar Raza Ahmed (Angel Investor)

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