New Delhi: Reccy Adventures, a start-up which caters to the growing population of adventure sports and fitness enthusiasts, who aspire to lead an active lifestyle, has raised INR 3 crore in a seed round, from the founders of Rebel Foods – Jaydeep Barman and Kallol Banerjee.
Brainchild of a group of passionate adventure and outdoor enthusiasts from different walks of life, Reccy has indicated that the funds raised will be used on aggressive headcount expansion, as well as developing their product range.
Reccy shall offer a slew of products and services, ranging from e-commerce in the activewear, accessories and gear space, to discovery and booking of outdoor and adventure activities, to access to coaching, training, competitions, local sports, recovery and rehabilitation, as well as sport-specific communities.
The brand has recently launched the beta version of a discovery and booking platform for adventure and outdoor activities. Next up for them is the introduction of a new range of outdoor focused activewear range.
Speaking of the investment, Anirban Sen, Co-founder, Reccy Adventures said, “We have seen some great interest and growth since we set out, and this investment will help us build the sports-and-outdoor category in India. Our first product is a one-stop destination for anybody who is thinking of an outdoor or adventure trip, from discovery of something new, to delivery of the experience.
A recent InterMiles survey showed that almost 65 per cent of 11,500 Indian travellers look forward to leisure and adventure travel this year, with the rollout of vaccination.
While 2020 witnessed the rise of essential travel, the new and evolved 2021 Indians are looking for adventure and are keen on exploring new destinations, in an attempt to break away from the monotony of 2020, as the pandemic restricted movement, according to InterMiles second travel survey.