Ganesh Natarajan, chairman of 5F World has invested in Zeve Capsol, the company that operates the 1Crowd platform in his personal capacity. Following this, Natarajan joins the board of Zeve Capsol, which is working to create an ecosystem for startups and investors. It currently has assets under management worth INR 20 crore.



California-based Botworx, a conversational commerce platform, has raised $3 million in seed investment led by Costanoa Ventures with support from SV Angel. The funding will be utilized to build its platform and enable brands to acquire, engage and transact with consumers through popular messaging apps like Facebook Messenger, WeChat and iMessage.


Wooplr Technologies Pvt Ltd, which runs an eponymous fashion discovery platform for women, has raised $8 million in a Series B round of funding from Sistema Asia Fund (SAF), a proprietary fund of Russian conglomerate Sistema JSFC. The round also saw participation from Singapore-based private equity firm Amereus Group and existing investor Helion Ventures. The funding will be utilized to enhance fashion content experience and strengthen product and technology.