UpGrad, the online education provider for working professionals, cofounded by well-known entrepreneur Ronnie Screwvala, has acquihired Pyoopil Education Technologies, a mobile-based SaaS (Software-as-a-service) product used by companies to deploy online training programmes. This acquisition will give UpGrad a shot at addressing the large businessto-business (B2B) education needs and will go hand in hand with the already existing flagship B2C offering.
Delhi-based sports tech startup, Play Your Sport has acquired sports discovery and booking platform, Directground. Post the acquisition, Directground’s founder and CEO Arun Singh Chauhan will join Play Your Sport as Chief Technology Officer.Founded in November 2015, Directground is a sports discovery and booking platform that helps sports enthusiasts discover and book places to play their favorite sports.
Bengaluru-based Trilyo, a B2B SaaS company with solutions for restaurants has raised an undisclosed amount of funding in seed round. The round was led by Singapore-based private investor and backed by members of Amplifi Angel Group including Vishnu Bhat (Bengaluru-based entrepreneur and former SVP of Infosys); Mumbai-based entrepreneur Rajiv Lunkad and Dubai-based Naresh Ravindranath. The funding will be utilized for product suite and build client traction.
Delhi based news-based startup Newspatrolling has raised $25,000 as seed funding from an undisclosed investor. Launched in the year 2013, Newspatrolling.com is an Indian news website that covers sectors such as entertainment, politics, sports, lifestyle, automobile and technology.
Former Flipkart chief product officer (CPO) Punit Soni has invested an undisclosed amount of capital in Innov8, a sector agnostic co-working space. The company has raised money from 20 other investors besides Soni.