Astrotalk, an online astrology platform, has successfully closed its Series A funding round, raising $20 million from New York-based venture capital firm Left Lane Capital. This significant investment marks a pivotal moment for the startup as it embarks on an ambitious journey to expand its international presence and solidify its position in the online astrology market.
Astrotalk plans to utilize the fresh infusion of capital for strategic acquisitions, enabling it to expand its footprint in key international markets. The startup also aims to diversify its business verticals, enhance its technological capabilities, and recruit top-tier talent to fuel its growth trajectory. Moreover, Astrotalk is committed to conducting an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) buyback, thereby empowering its workforce and fostering a culture of shared success.
Speaking on the fundraising milestone, Puneet Gupta, the founder and CEO of Astrotalk, expressed the company's vision to extend its reach across the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and the Middle East. With personalized consultations constituting a significant portion of its revenue stream, Astrotalk is poised to leverage its expertise and expand its customer base beyond India's borders.
Stellar Growth Trajectory:
Founded in 2017 by Puneet Gupta and Anmol Jain, Astrotalk has witnessed remarkable growth, achieving profitability in FY20 and scaling up its operations exponentially. The platform boasts a diverse community of over 13,000 astrologers, tarot readers, numerologists, and vastu experts, catering to a vast customer base of 30 million users. Notably, the startup's revenue surged to INR 282 crore in FY23, demonstrating its robust financial performance and market leadership.
As Astrotalk charts its course for future expansion, it remains focused on enhancing its service offerings, localizing its operations in South India, and consolidating its position in the burgeoning spiritual and religious market. With ambitious revenue targets and plans for an IPO in 2025-26, Astrotalk is poised to redefine the online astrology landscape and capitalize on the growing demand for spiritual services in India and beyond.