Founded- 2012, 9 Year old.
Founder- Falguni Nayar.
Headquarters- Mumbai, Maharashtra.
Area served- India.
Key people- Falguni Nayar, Adwaita Nayar, Anchit Nayar.
Products- Nykaa beauty, wellness and Fashion products.
Revenue- 24,526 Cr ( March 2021).
Number of employees- 2100 plus
Nykaa, operated by FSN E-Commerce Ventures, has emerged as a powerhouse in the Indian e-commerce landscape, specializing in beauty, wellness, and fashion products. Founded in 2012 by Falguni Nayar and headquartered in Mumbai, Maharashtra, Nykaa has not only redefined the way Indians shop for cosmetics and fashion but has also become a symbol of empowerment and entrepreneurship. With a strong online presence, a multitude of stores nationwide, and a diverse product range, Nykaa continues to captivate consumers.
A Vision Comes to Life
Nykaa’s journey began with the vision of Falguni Nayar, a former managing director at Kotak Mahindra Bank. In 2012, she founded Nykaa FSN E-Commerce Ventures, aiming to create an e-commerce platform that would offer a comprehensive selection of beauty, wellness, and fashion products. The company’s name, “Nykaa,” is derived from the Sanskrit word “Nayaka,” meaning “one in the spotlight.”
Diversification and Expansion
Nykaa expanded its horizons in 2015, transitioning from an online-only model to an omnichannel approach. This strategic move allowed Nykaa to bridge the gap between online and offline retail, enhancing the shopping experience for consumers.
In 2018, Nykaa introduced “Nykaa Man,” India’s first multi-brand e-commerce store dedicated to men’s grooming. The company also launched the “Nykaa Design Studio,” later rebranded as “Nykaa Fashion,” to cater to the ever-evolving fashion needs of its customers. The year 2020 saw the introduction of “Nykaa Pro,” a premium membership program granting exclusive access to professional beauty products and offers via the Nykaa App. Furthermore, Nykaa ventured into the world of omnichannel fashion with the opening of its first fashion store in Delhi.
A Milestone Achievement
In November 2021, Falguni Nayar, the founder of Nykaa, achieved a significant milestone by becoming India’s self-made women billionaire. This achievement followed the spectacular listing of Nykaa on the stock exchange, with Falguni Nayar holding half of Nykaa’s shares, valued at approximately $6.5 billion. Nykaa’s shares experienced an astonishing 89% surge on their first day of trading.
Products and Services
Nykaa offers an extensive range of beauty, wellness, and fashion products through its e-commerce website, mobile app, and brick-and-mortar stores. Operating on an inventory-based model, Nykaa maintains warehouses in key locations, including Mumbai, New Delhi, Pune, Haryana, Kolkata, and Bangalore.
The company operates three distinct offline store formats: Nykaa Luxe, Nykaa On-trend, and Nykaa Beauty Kiosks. Nykaa Luxe showcases international luxury beauty brands such as MAC, Dior, Givenchy, and Huda Beauty.
Nykaa’s product portfolio encompasses international brands such as E.F.L, Charlotte Tilbury, Becca, Sigma, Tonymoly, Murad, Limecrime, and Dermalogica. Additionally, Nykaa offers a wide range of apparel and accessories, featuring over 2,400 brands and more than 1.8 million SKUs in the fashion category. The company owns six in-house fashion brands, including Nykd by Nykaa, 20Dresses, RSVP, Mondano, Likh, and Pipa Bella. Nykaa also boasts a lineup of in-house beauty brands, including Nykaa Natural, Nykaa Cosmetics, and Kay Beauty.
Financial Success and Funding
Nykaa’s journey has been marked by remarkable financial achievements:
- In 2018, Nykaa raised Rs 1.1 billion through a secondary market round led by Lighthouse Funds.
- In 2019, the company secured Rs 1 billion in a Series E round, with TPG Growth as the lead investor, and an additional $30 million USD from Steadview Capital.
- In March 2020, Nykaa raised Rs 100 crore from Steadview Capital, propelling it to unicorn status with a valuation of Rs 85 billion.
- Notably, in October 2020, Bollywood actresses Alia Bhatt and Katrina Kaif invested an undisclosed amount in Nykaa through a secondary market funding round.
Partnerships and Acquisitions
Nykaa’s strategic partnerships and acquisitions have contributed to its growth:
- In May 2019, Nykaa acquired 20dresses.com, a private women’s styling platform, setting the stage for future collaborations.
- The company successfully launched “Kay Beauty,” its first celebrity partnership brand, in collaboration with actress Katrina Kaif.
- In 2021, FSN E-Commerce Ventures acquired the Indian fashion jewelry brand, Pipa Bella, expanding its offerings.
- Nykaa further strengthened its portfolio by acquiring Dot & Key Wellness in October 2021, consolidating a 51% stake in Dot & Key Wellness Private Ltd through equity shares.
A Stellar IPO
Nykaa embarked on an incredible journey with its Initial Public Offering (IPO) in 2021, aiming to raise Rs 5,200 crore. The IPO comprised a fresh issue of equity shares worth Rs 630 crore and an offer for sale of Rs 4.19 crore shares by promoters and existing shareholders. The IPO, which opened on October 28, 2021, received a tremendous response, with shares priced in the range of Rs 1,085-1,125 per equity share.
Nykaa’s transformative journey from an entrepreneurial dream to a multi-billion-dollar beauty and fashion giant exemplifies the power of innovation, dedication, and customer-centricity. With its diverse product offerings, commitment to quality, and a growing presence both online and offline, Nykaa continues to shape India’s beauty and fashion landscape.
Register Office Address- #A2, 4th Floor, Cnergy IT Park, Old Standard Mill Compound, Appasaheb Marathe Marg, Prabhadevi Tel.No- 1800-267-4444 Management Founder CEO CEO CEO Nykaa Man CFO Industry Info Type- Public Details BSE: 543384
Web Site- https://www.nykaa.com/
Area Served- India
Address- #A2, 4th Floor, Cnergy IT Park, Old Standard Mill Compound, Appasaheb Marathe Marg, Prabhadevi
CEO Nykaa Man