Contactless retail tech player Gobbly has scooped up $500,000 in a seed funding round. Sauce.vc, an early stage consumer focused VC firm, spearheaded the round. No other investor participated in the funding round.
Based in Gurugram, Gobbly is a mobile enabled contactless retail store that provides fresh produce of fruits and vegetables. The company claims that its contactless delivery technology augers well for customers convenience as well as their health.
Its flagship product includes mobile-operated unmanned fridges that allow for hand selection of products with customers being charged electronically from a mobile wallet on closing the fridge door.
The company currently offers its products in Delhi NCR region including Gurgaon and Noida. The company said that its mobile-operated unmanned fridges are been used in office spaces, educational institutions and also residential apartments.
Commenting on the funding round, co- founder Amit Ahuja said, “Gobbly is a digital store which allows for instantaneous consumption right where consumers work or reside. The UX is friendly and allows for consumers to co-curate what their local Gobbly store should stock. The device is quick to deploy, space efficient and has a very low capex outlay when compared to traditional forms of retail. It is easily transportable and does not carry traditional location risks of brick and mortar stores.”
“Consumers want personalization in selection and instantaneous consumption when it comes to fresh food retail. This combined with the convenience of being contactless and digital allows for a seamless and safe shopping,” said Manu Chandra, Managing Partner, Sauce.vc.
Chandra further added “We have been working closely with the Gobbly team over the last few quarters to co-develop this platform and are happy to back Ankur and Amit in this journey.”
Gobbly can certainly pinned their hopes on increased importance of contactless delivery in the post pandemic era. Gobbly app is available on both ios and android.