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India-based pop culture merchandise retailer Souled Store has raised $3m in a funding round led by RP-SG Ventures, the early-stage investment arm of diversified group RP-Sanjiv Goenka. The money will help Souled Store boost its manufacturing and backend capabilities, launch additional product lines and increase its presence in brick-and-mortar stores. The company collaborates both with established international brands such as Disney and WWE and with local artists and sports franchises to create dedicated merchandise such as t-shirts and phone covers.

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Thierry Heles

Thierry Heles is the editor of Global University Venturing, host of the Beyond the Breakthrough interview podcast and responsible for the monthly GUV Gazette (sign up here for free).