The Small Industries Development Bank of India (Sidbi) is set to review ten proposals from alternative investment funds seeking a commitment of Rs 675 crore from the Fund of Funds for Startups (FFS) announced by PM Modi in the Startup India Action Plan.
Freshdesk, the cloud-based customer support platform that is also backed by Google Capital and Accel Partners, has got an offer from a US-based strategic investor for purchasing a stake at a valuation of more than $500 million. As of now, there is no term sheet or any advanced discussions.
Mumbai-based Manash Lifestyle Pvt. Ltd, which operates beauty products and services marketplace Purplle.com, has secured funding from investors led by JSW Ventures. The funding will be utilized to strengthen technology to enable content-driven beauty discovery, create deeper salon integration and expand supply to include exclusive brands and own labels.
Gurgaon-based car tracking telematics solutions startup, Trak N Tell, has raised an undisclosed sum of funding from a group of investors, led by WhatsApp cofounder Brian Acton. Investors are believed to have pumped in about $3.5 million (Rs 23.3 crore) in the funding round.
Metis Eduventures Pvt. Ltd, which operates test preparation centres under the Career Power brand, has raised its first external round of funding from a Pune-based venture capital firm.