Delhi-based artificial intelligence start-up Octoai has raised $200,000 from early stage investor Outbox Ventures, Rahul Khanna, managing partner of venture debt fund Trifecta Capital and Jaspreet Bindra, head of e-commerce at Mahindra & Mahindra. The funding will be utilized to enhance technology.



Bengaluru-based chat-commerce platform LookUp got acquired by NowFloats, which creates websites on the fly for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). LookUp is a chat-based commerce platform, essentially enabling users to discover and reach out to merchants in their vicinity. NowFloats, on the other hand, marries location and mobile to help local businesses create and manage their SEO-powered websites via SMS.