Hoovu: Delivering Fresh traditional Flowers at home

Most Indians interact with traditional flowers – jasmine, marigold, chrysanthemum, bud roses etc – every single day. They use it in their morning prayer, to decorate their hair, and to hang it up in their auto, cars, and offices. Traditional flower usage is a ubiquitous need, just like the daily newspaper or milk. Started in 2019, Hoovu is a system introduced to deliver fresh traditional flowers to the customer’s doorstep. The startup offers a wide range of products, from loose flowers to garlands to different greens. With upgraded technology, the packaged flowers have an extension of shelf life by 2-5 times. 

Company Highlights:

Company’s  Name- Hoovu
Websitehoovufresh.com
Founded2019
FoundersYeshoda Karuturi and Rhea Karuturi
IndustryRetail
HeadquartersBangalore, India
Funding$1M
Contacthoovufresh.com/contact

Hoovu Fresh Business Model

The startup has partnered with more than 50 farmers, and it has reduced the time of end-customer delivery by 12-24 hours. As soon as the flowers are harvested, they seal the flowers in the packaging with flushed nitrogen to make them bacteria and moisture-free, which extends their shelf life. Then, their orders are dispatched through various channels such as Swiggy, Zepto, Big Basket, etc. 

Currently, the startup is operating in several cities, such as Bangalore, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Gurugram, Noida, Chennai, Mysore, Pune, etc. 

Hoovu Fresh Revenue Model

Apart from flowers, Hoovu has also introduced several other items, such as Agarbatti, Dhoop Sticks, and Incense Cones. Customers place orders directly from the website, and several channels also deliver their products. 

Fundings of Hoovu Fresh

DateTransactionNumber of InvestorsAmount
January 27, 2020Pre Seed 1$120K
November 30, 2022Seed6$790K
January 10, 2023Angel Round2Rs. 1 crore
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