Online logistics marketplace MaalGaadi, an chatbot platform ZiPi, have raised funding from Indore-based Swan Angel Network. While MaalGaadi has raised $375,000 (INR 2.5 Cr) from Swan Angel Network, Sachin Khandelwal and other investors, ZiPi has raised an undisclosed sum from Swan Angel Network alone.
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Budget hotel aggregator Oyo Rooms is closing a $90-million financing round, split into two tranches, led by its largest shareholder SoftBank. The budget hotel aggregator’s valuation has remained flat at around $400 million, pre-money . Its other investors include Sequoia Capital and Lightspeed Venture Capital, among others.
Mumbai based ed tech startup Gradopedia has raised an undisclosed round of seed funding from investors in Dubai. Gradopedia is a career discovery platform and was part of the first batch of startups housed at Pune based edtech accelerator, Edugild. The funding will be utilized to build internal capabilities in learning and development and build technology in-house.
Hike Messenger has raised $175 million in a fresh round of funding led by Tencent Holdings and Foxconn Technology Group, joining the coveted ‘unicorn’ club of startups. The company would be investing in services, people, office space as well as some long term bets in areas of machine learning and computer vision.
Mobile security company Appknox has raised about $875K in a bridge round from Singapore-based venture capital firm SeedPlus. As part of the funding arrangement, Bengaluru-based Appknox will be partially working out of Singapore. The company, which analyses mobile app security on the cloud, has among its clients major ecommerce and payments companies such as Paytm, BigBasket, Myntra and Goibibo.