We are incredibly grateful and proud to announce the final close of DSGCP IV at $114M!
In the past decade, we have been privileged to partner with mission driven founders across India and Southeast Asia as they build the next generation of category-defining brands. We look forward to doubling down on our conviction in the consumer opportunity through Fund IV. DSGCP IV has already partnered with Farmley, Go Desi, KNYA, Bombay Banta, Go Zero and Merlin Brands in India, Blood and Moom that operate in Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia, Pickup Coffee in the Philippines, Coolmate and Marathon Education in Vietnam.
We are especially pleased that 72% of the capital for Fund IV was raised from existing LPs who have backed us across our earlier funds. In addition, we welcome new investors who believe in the opportunity for insurgent consumer brands in the region.
DSGCP was founded in 2012 because we believed that insurgent brands would take significant share from incumbents and also create entirely new categories across all aspects of the consumer wallet. Our hypothesis has proven out with 10 category defining brands across multiple markets in India and Southeast Asia including OYO, Veeba, Sula, Epigamia, Saladstop, Chaipoint, Leverage EDU, Saturdays amongst others.
We are in the very early innings of an explosion of insurgent consumer brands in the youngest region in the world, with the fastest growing economies, and an optimistic lens on their and their countries’ futures. We will continue to invest across 8 core consumer themes; Looking & Feeling Good, Healthy Living, Luxury & Aspiration, Convenience, Evolution of the Family & Home, Unorganized to Organized, Plant-Based Consumerism, and Sustainability.
We are long term partners who work with our founders throughout their journey, offering strategic mentorship, product development & operational expertise, industry knowledge and access to our global management network. As a collective, we form a partnership with complimentary skills, backgrounds and experiences. This means bringing together a team that is consumer-obsessed and loves getting their hands dirty working on brands from inception. We are incredibly proud of the team we have built across regions with 11 investment professionals, 2 portfolio support team members focusing on consumer insights, branding and marketing, and 2 compliance and admin professionals.
Here's to building for the next 10 years, brick by brick!
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