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USPL raises Rs 100 Cr, crosses USD 100million valuation

Press Trust of India  |  Bengaluru 

Fashion startup USPL has raised afresh round of investment of over Rs 100 crores from its existing investor Accel Partners.

With this round of funding, the valuation of Universal Sportsbiz Private Limited has crossed USD 100 million, the company said.

The funds will be deployed for expansion in product portfolio and retailing capabilities.

"With this investment we will be able to accelerate our growth in this high potential, fashion retail space," USPL Founder and CEO Anjana Reddy said in a statement here.

Founded in April 2012, USPL's portfolio of brands include WROGN, a men's casual wear brand inspired by Team IndiaCaptain Virat Kohli.

Imara is a contemporary women's ethnic fashion brand and Ms Taken, a signature women's western wearline.

Kohli, who is also curator of USPL's brand WROGN, said, "I am keenly looking forward to taking WROGN to all the right places in and beyond."

USPL brands are presently available in and online fashion portals Myntra, Jabong and Flipkart, besides Exclusive Brand Stores.

Pursuing its omni-channel distribution strategy, USPL hasrecently opened company owned outlets in key metropolitan cities of the country.

"We are delighted to support USPL's future plans as they seek to maintain leadership position in and expand globally," Partner at Accel Partners India, Mahendran Balachandran said.

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First Published: Tue, November 14 2017. 16:32 IST