Unilazer Ventures picks 25% stake in EKStop.com

The cost of acquisition is not disclosed

Unilazer Ventures Limited has announced its investment of an undisclosed amount for a 25 percent stake in Mumbai's upcoming e-grocery retailer - EkStop Shop Private Limited. This latest investment is in line with the company's strategic approach towards building e-commerce verticals with potential for exponential growth and scalability.

EkStop.com was launched across Mumbai last year and provides same-day quick delivery convenience and service of a kirana store coupled with the wide product variety, promotions and discounts of a hypermarket.

Abhishek Shah, AVP, Private Equity, Unilazer Ventures, stated, "I see tremendous potential and scalability for the e-grocery space in India. A disconnected last mile experience for the customer, high customer life time value, and an ability to build local monopolies in the top metros of India – are all exciting opportunities for this kind of business to grow exponentially."

Sumat Chopra, Co-Founder and CEO of EkStop.com, said, "Ekstop.com provides consumers a convenient, efficient and cost effective alternative to the corner store kirana and the supermarket”.