Online jewellery retailer BlueStone has raised Rs 200 crore ($29.7 million) in a Series D round of funding led by IIFL Holdings Ltd and existing investor Accel Partners with participation from new investor RB Investments and existing investors Kalaari Capital and IvyCap Ventures. The company, which was founded by Gaurav Singh Kushwaha (CEO) and Vidya Nataraj in 2011, intends to grow its revenue to Rs 1,000 crore by 2018 (from the current Rs 250 crore) and will use the funds to grow its merchandise. It plans to offer a total of 30,000 jewelry designs in the next 3 years from the current 5,000. In September last year, BlueStone appointed Arvind Singhal as its COO. Singhal previously worked as the CEO of online cab aggregator TaxiForSure, which was acquired by Ola in March 2015 for $200 million. Previous BlueStone funding Exactly…
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