Kstart, a start-up accelerator initiative of venture capital firm Kalaari Capital, has invested $100,000 in health-tech company Advenio Technosys Pvt Ltd and $500,000 in rental marketplace GuaRented Rentals Pvt Ltd. Advenio aims to enable improve healthcare outcomes through early detection and management of diseases,while GuaRented is a crowdsourcing marketplace to rent consumer durable products.



FirstCry, the baby and maternity products e-commerce platform, is in talks with investors for a new round of funding that could see the company raise as much as $75 million. FirstCry stocks maternity wear, nursery accessories, diapers, clothes for kids till the age of nine, toys, school gear, prams, strollers and car seats, among other products. It claims to have more than 200,000 baby and kids products from 2,000-plus international and Indian brands.


Sorting Hat Technologies Pvt Ltd, which runs educational-technology platform Unacademy, has raised $1 million from a clutch of investors including Flipkart co-founders Sachin Bansal and Binny Bansal and Paytm founder Vijay Shekhar Sharma. The funding will be utilized to develop apps and products and hire employees.