Vendor collaboration platform TheVetted has raised about $500,000 in seed funding from early-stage investment firm Kae Capital and other investors. Angel investor and former Facebook general counsel Rudy Gadre and a few serial entrepreneurs in the US also participated in this round. TheVetted, run by California-based Vetted Inc, removes friction in business-to-business (B2B) investments by automating supplier management for large enterprises.
Crossahead, a social networking-based discovery platform for artists, has raised an undisclosed amount of funding from Indian cricketer Mohit Sharma. Founded in July 2015 it is a web-based social networking platform where potential customers can interact with professional artists based on their geographical location and requirements.
Bengaluru-based MonkeyBox Food Tech Pvt Ltd, which delivers healthy food for children, has raised an undisclosed amount in seed investment from early stage investor Blume Ventures and a clutch of high net-worth individuals (HNIs).The funding will be utlizedfor setting up of kitchen.The startup provides healthy vegetarian meals that are designed by nutritionists, which can be delivered to a kid’s school directly, just 30 minutes before their breakfast/lunch/snack time.
Mobile-based SaaS platform HandyTrain has raised around $1 million in funding from Silver Range Investments,Hong Kong, Lumina Datamatics and Shun Yoshida, Managing Director, Merrill Lynch, Tokyo and other angel investors.Founded in 2015 and incubated at Prototyze, the startup is a mobile platform for corporate training that claims to slash cost and time, especially for programmes involving hundreds of people across scattered geographies.
Exfinity Venture Partners, where former Infosys executives V Balakrishnan and Mohandas Pai are partners, led a $2-million seed-financing round in Indo-US artificial intelligence startup MarianaIQ.The company was setup in Delaware, US, in 2013, with the vision of building a business in apply ing artificial intelligence in business-to-business marketing.