Fashion talent and tech startup, 6Degree got invested from IAN (Indian Angel Network) for $200,000. IAN is the most oldest and largest angel investor group of India. Today startup officially stated that the funds will be used for upgradation of tech and expansion plans. Adding to that it has plans to launch solutions for enterprises for fashion weeks.
Nikhil Hegde, CEO of 6Degree stated, “Fashion as a genre cannot be underrated and it is important to integrate technology with fashion. Our aim is to unite various domains of fashion and create one holistic group of like – minded people.”
The lead investor from IAN is Mr. Abhishek Agarwal. He will be joining the board of 6Degree. He holds a vision of huge fashion market in next 10 years. Already Indian consumers are spending a lot on Indian designer wears for particular ocassions along with international brands.
How 6Degree works-
Sprang into action in 2014 with efforts of Hegde and Amit Bhardwaj. The platform works as a medium among various attributes of lifestyle sector such as fashion designers, bloggers, models, photographers and brands. It brings on a table to share their creations, opportunities and launching of brands.
Startup says it has serve more than 2500 lifestyle professionals and fashion weeks. Lakme Fashion week, India Fashion Week London, Fashion Forward Dubai to name a few!
More about 6Degree-
Startup is headquartered in Leeds, UK along with two operational offices in India viz Goa and Hyderabad. It moved to Goa in 2015 as founders saw the place more creative and idea flourishing. More interestingly the startup was the product of the Hegde’s student project at Leeds University. It was adopted by incubator at the university providing him the UK investor visa. Along with this Phil Wilson, a prominent investor was assigned as a Mentor.
To say the least the luck was in favor at the university. The startup is bringing lots of professionals at a same platform is a wonderful idea. The firm is doing a well job for coordinating in such a huge sector.