Wonderchef, a kitchen appliance and cookware brand promoted by celebrity chef Sanjeev Kapoor, has raised INR 40 crore from French group Labruyere Eberle. The funding will be utilized for a new manufacturing unit and expansion into new segments.


Digital payments and commerce platform Paytm has invested an undisclosed amount in QorQI, an online healthcare startup. Started in 2014, the Noida-based startup uses artificial intelligence (AI) and big data to improve the productivity of doctors along with helping patients to manage their health and existing ailments better.


Promoters of crowdfunding platform Desiredwings have acquired Catapooolt for an undisclosed sum. Both the brands will stay in the market post this acquisition, focusing on different segments of the crowdfunding industry. Catapooolt handholds entrepreneurs at different stages of their journey by bringing in other entrepreneurs and backing them to achieve the next milestone.


Yuvraj Singh’s YouWeCan Ventures has invested an undisclosed amount in Startup Buddy,a Gurugram-based company that serves early-stage businesses. Cofounded in 2015 Startup Buddy provides services ranging from incorporation, accounting and taxation to project advisory, legal and intellectual property-related work to startups in India and abroad.


Home rental startup FastFox has raised INR 30 crore in a Series A funding round from Lightspeed India Partners, the India-specific fund of US-based Lightspeed Venture Partners, Blume Ventures and CyberAgent Ventures. The funding will be utilized improving technology solution, developing service delivery model and expanding the team across engineering, sales and operations.