By 2022, it aims to have 500 brick and mortar studios in 15 cities across the country and simultaneously wants to build a global community of over 100 million on its digital platform.SARVA is also looking for opportunities in global markets such as the US, UK, and the Middle East.
Speaking about the funding at the time, Shadab Khan, CEO of GNC India, said, In April 2018, Bollywood actress, celebrity judge and yoga expert Shilpa Shetty invested in Gurugram-based Honasa Consumer Pvt.
Ltd, which owns and operates babycare products startup
Some of the big celebrity startup investors from the Indian entertainment industry include Amitabh Bachchan, Aamir Khan, Salman Khan, Madhuri Dixit, Shilpa Shetty, John Abraham, and Jacqueline Fernandez.
And the latest to join the club is actress Deepika Padukone, with her first investment in a consumer FMCG brand.
looks at some of the celebrities and their investments.
Deepika Padukone became a startup investor by making an undisclosed investment in Drums Food International, the parent company of flavoured greek yoghurt brand Epigamia.Bollywood actor John Abraham had picked up a minority stake in Mumbai-based Guardian Healthcare, a chain of health, wellness, and beauty stores, last year.The startup works as a franchise partner of US-based health and nutrition company GNC in India.In 2018, when US-based dating app Bumble announced its entry into India, Priyanka Chopra not only invested in the app but also became its brand ambassador.She is also an advisor to the female-centric app that is available in both English and Hindi on i OS and Android.“Women want love, they want friendship, and they want to find a career, and that’s the uniqueness of what Bumble delivers — a digital community that encompasses all that, while empowering women to take charge of their lives,” she said.In 2017, Jacqueline Fernandez invested in Mumbai-based juice maker and online portal Rakyan Beverages (Raw Pressery).