Education sector-focused private equity (PE) firm Kaizen Management Advisors Pvt. Ltd said it has marked the first close of its second fund—Kaizen Private Equity II—at Rs285 core (about $42 million) with five investors that included institutions and strategic education companies. Some of Kaizen’s portfolio companies include Neev Knowledge Management Pvt. Ltd, which offers online and classroom-based certification courses under the brand EduPristine, a video-based educational services start-up Impartus Innovations, K-12 Techno Services, Varthana, Ace Creating Learning and WizIQ, among others.
DoneThing, an on-demand personal assistant service, has raised Rs 2 crore (about $300,000) funding from Brand Capital. The startup will use the funding for geographical growth and service expansion.
Marketing automation platform Wigzo has raised an undisclosed amount of funding in a bridge round that was led by existing investor 3one4 Capital. The round also saw the participation from Aarin Capital, Advantedge Partners and a bunch of angel investors, including Arjun Sharma of Select Hospitality, and Mohit Gulati of Altius Ventures.
Mumbai-based pharmacy aggregator PharmEasy has closed a $17-million deal (around Rs 111 crore) in a series-B round by three of its existing venture capital investors. PharmEasy’s latest round of funding was led by Silicon Valley’s Bessemer Venture Partners and Mumbai-based Orios Venture Partners as well as Aarin Capital also participated in this round.
Carlyle Asia Partners IV (CAP IV) has led a $100 million (Rs 655 crore approx) funding round for e-commerce logistics company Delhivery for a significant minority stake in the company. Existing investor Tiger Global also participated in the round which values the company at close $700 million (Rs 4700 crore).