Meesho is an online reseller network of housewives and SMBs, who sell products within their network on social channels.
Meesho enables small businesses and individuals to start their online stores via social channels such as WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram etc.
Meesho was founded in December 2015, by Vidit Aatrey & Sanjeev Barnwal and is headquartered in Bengaluru, India.
Meesho has become one of the fastest growing e-commerce companies in India. And is India’s first online distribution channel for long tail products, providing opportunity for individual resellers to sell these products on WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram and other social networks.
Meesho was one of the three Indian companies to be selected for Y Combinator in 2016. It was also a part of the first batch of Google Launchpad - Solve for India program. In June 2019, Meesho became India’s first startup to receive investment from Facebook.
Meesho is backed by leading investors including Shunwei Capital, Facebook, SAIF Partners, DST Partners, & RPS Ventures among others. The company raised $125M in it's latest funding of a "Series D" round on Aug 12, 2019. This brings Meesho's total funding to $215.2M to-date.
Meesho has received multiple awards and accolades such as: ranked 8 among 25 fastest-growing Y Combinator incubated startups by VC-focused data platform Mattermark, in August 2016. In July 2017, Deccan Chronicle named Meesho among Top 5 apps for social commerce, In Feb 2018, Forbes India featured Meesho founders Vidit Aatrey and Sanjeev Barnwal in its 30 Under 30 list of young achievers. The startup was also one of the growing Indian businesses to be profiled by Forbes Asia in the same year.