Germany-headquartered Yunus Social Business Global has launched a new fund, Yunus Social Business Fund Bengaluru (YSBFB), to invest in enterprises that provide business solutions to bring about significant social transformation. The fund will focus on sectors like education, healthcare, housing and agriculture. It will back 4-5 social business companies in the first year.
WorkIndia, a job portal for blue-collar workers, has raised an undisclosed amount in investment from Japanese venture capital investor Asuka Holdings. Launched in 2015 , WorkIndia helps in the placement of delivery boys, office assistants, field sales executives, tele-callers and counter sales people in companies. It has 60,000 monthly active users.