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Bombay Shaving Company

Bombay Shaving Company

Bombay Shaving Company is a self-grooming brand based in India.

Overview

Founded in October of 2015 by Shantanu Deshpande, Bombay Shaving Company is a self-grooming brand for men and women in India. The company was founded after Deshpande conversed with a colleague who worked at Harry's, an American grooming company. As a result, Deshpande realized there was a market need for a similar brand in India.

As of August 2017, the company claimed to have over 12,000 customers and was chosen by Amazon for a global launch. In July 2021, Bombay Shaving Company signed famous cricket player R Ashwin as a brand ambassador. Ashwin will be featured in an omnichannel campaign called "Shave to Shine" that will feature new products, social media efforts, retail branding, and influencers.

Timeline

July 2, 2021
Bombay Shaving Company announces the appointment of cricketer R Ashwin as their brand ambassador.
March 2021
Bombay Shaving Company raises a $2,000,000 venture round from Sixth Sense Ventures.
January 2021
Bombay Shaving Company raises a $6,000,000 venture round from Anjali Bansal, Kuldeep Jain, Rajesh Sud and Reckitt Benckiser.
December 2019
Bombay Shaving Company raises a $6,000,000 series B round from Colgate-Palmolive and Sixth Sense Ventures.
August 2017
Bombay Shaving Company raises a $2,500,000 seed round from Fireside Ventures.
August 2016
Bombay Shaving Company raises a $650,000 seed round from Kabir Narang, Kiran Deshpande, Maninder Gulati, McKinsey & Company, Noshir Kaka, Pankaj Gupta, Ravi Nigam, Revant Bhate and Subramaniam Ramadorai.

Funding rounds

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Abhey Singh

Employee

Ajay Soni

Employee

Ankit Farkya

Employee

Deepu Panicker

Founder

Dhyanesh Shah

Investor

Eram Farooqui

Employee

Joann Ben Mathews

Employee

Kajal Dungerwal

Employee

niharika sharma

Employee

Nimisha Pant

Employee

Raunak Munot

Founder

Revant Bhate

Investor

Ritika Arora

Employee

Rohit Jaiswal

Founder

Roy Raju

Employee

Shantanu Deshpande

Founder

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News

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Saumya Tewari
August 4, 2021
mint
The company has plans to set up men's grooming sections across more than 200 salons countrywide
Saumya Tewari
July 2, 2021
mint
The company also launched an omnichannel campaign called Shave to Shine featuring the cricketer moving through different situations in his life, and in every instance, he is more confident, sharper and brighter because he is using brand's shaving products
Peerzada Abrar
January 27, 2021
@bsindia
The coronavirus pandemic has accelerated the business for Bombay Shaving Company, which plans to scale its operations and cross Rs 150 crore top line by the end of this year
Peerzada Abrar
December 26, 2019
@bsindia
Read more about Bombay Shaving Company raises Rs 45 crore in Series B funding round on Business Standard. The beauty and personal care (BPC) market in India, which stood at $16 billion in 2018, is expected to grow to $22.5 billion by 2022

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