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S.Karthik Venkateswaran

Cofounder & CEO at Jumbotail

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Employees 201–500
Headquarters Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
Jumbotail is India’s leading New Retail platform and Online B2B marketplace for food & grocery that connects 30,000+ mom & pop Kirana grocery stores with brands, producers, and farmers. Jumbotail was co-founded by Stanford MBA classmates S.Karthik Venkateswaran and Ashish Jhina. Jumbotail Logistics is an in-house, tech powered full stack supply chain with fulfilment centers, distribution centers, enabling last mile storefront delivery and payments collections from its customers. Jumbotail’s fintech platform facilitates working capital credit by connecting lending partners to its customers and sellers.

Jumbotail transforms traditional mom & pop stores into J24 store - a chain of modern convenience grocery stores, owned and operated by mom & pop retailers, powered Jumbotail’s New Retail platform that is fully integrated with its logistics and fin-tech. Jumbotail has the capability to set up a fully functional J24 grocery store within 24h-48h.

Notable Achievements

  • Jumbotail serves 30,000 kirana stores, and is scaling nationally.
  • Recently completed a $25M funding across Series B2&B3 rounds. We have raised a total of $54M since 2015
  • Jumbotail enjoys the highest Customer NPS in eB2B segment in India.

Currently Operating in One Region

Press Mentions

May 13, 2020

How B2B marketplace Jumbotail has maintained scale amid coronavirus crisis

Read on YourStory.com »

March 14, 2023

Jumbotail raises $9 mn debt from Alteria Capital, Innoven Capital

Read on businessline »

January 10, 2022

Jumbotail raises $85 million Series C round

Read on Economic Times »

December 13, 2021

Corner Stores Are the New Darlings of the Global Tech Industry

Read on The Atlantic »

September 14, 2021

Forbes India Nurturing Entrepreneurship and Driving Sustainable Growth

Read on Forbes India »

July 14, 2021

B2B grocery marketplace for kiranas Jumbotail to see 2.5X growth in store count by FY22 end

Read on The Financial Express »

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