SSIO – II
VAHDAM® India is one of India’s largest digitally native, award-winning, global wellness brands shipping India’s finest teas & superfoods to consumers across the globe under a home-grown, sustainable brand, devoid of any middlemen. All VAHDAM® Teas are sourced direct from plantations & farmers within days of harvest, packaged garden fresh at their BRC Certified state-of-the-art facility, one lakh square foot in size in the National Capital Region of India and shipped directly to our global fulﬁllment centres in various parts of the world. It has been endorsed by global icons like Oprah Winfrey, Ellen DeGeneres, Mariah Carey, and Martha Stewart, among others. It is the only Indian brand ever to be featured in ‘OPRAH’S FAVOURITE THINGS’ for two years in a row (2018 & 2019). It is also one of the only Indian brands to be available in 1000 retail chains in the US that include Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdales, Nordstrom, Berdorf Goodman,Saks Fifth Avenue amongst others. VAHDAM® India has been awarded over 30 awards globally including the ‘Global SMB of theYear’ in person by Jeff Bezos, last year.
VAHDAM® is deeply committed to the people and planet. It is a Certified Climate Neutral & Plastic Neutral certified and directs 1% of its revenue towards the education of the tea growers’ children under its social initiative – TEAch Me®.
VAHDAM® was founded in 2015 by Bala Sarda who comes with a lineage of over 85 years in tea and is the fourth generation in his family to run a tea business. Bala has been a part of the prestigious lists like Forbes 30 Under 30 (Asia), Entrepreneur 35 Under 35 and Business World 40 Under 40. ‘VAHDAM’ is the reverse anagram of his father’s first name, ’MADHAV’.
We are delighted to have Sixth Sense Ventures back our vision & join us in the journey creating a proud home-grown brand for the world. With the current fundraising, we aim to further penetrate key markets, invest heavily in R&D, launch innovative products, enter new markets globally & further strengthen our management team. Excited to take the brand to the next level of growth with this round.