Seed-stage venture capital fund SRI Capital launched by serial entrepreneur Sashi Reddi, has invested $1.3 million in two SaaS startups – Yellowdig in Pune and Zuppler in Delhi. The funding will be utilized by the startups to scale up and roll out their products in global markets.
International Finance Corporation (IFC), the private-sector lending arm of World Bank, is investing up to $1 million in global business accelerator Capria Ventures. Capria Accelerator Fund is targeting commitments worth $5 million to invest in early-stage local fund managers in Sub-Saharan Africa, South/South-East Asia and Latin America.
Bangalore-based jewellery e-tailer BlueStone has raised $30 million (Rs 200 crore) in a fresh round of investment led by IIFL and Accel Partners. The funding will be utilized for products and designs in addition to powering up marketing initiatives to strengthen the brand’s presence.
Fashalot, an O2O (online-to-offline) location-based fashion and store discovery mobile platform, is in talks with venture capital firms to raise up to $5 million Series A funding. The funding will be utilized for technology scalability, product advancement, growth in the existing markets, opening new markets and team.
News and ebooks mobile application Dailyhunt has picked up a minority stake for Rs 15 crore in OneIndia, the local news language portal owned by Rajesh Jain and BG Mahesh. The deal will help Dailyhunt, which focuses on local language users, generate multimedia content, especially short format video and audio, for its platform.