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YourNest-backed GolfLAN makes second acquires competitor GolfGreedy

Delhi-based golf course aggregator GolfLAN has acquired its Singapore-based competitor GolfGreedy in a part-cash, part-stock deal. Following the GolfGreedy deal, the number of golf courses on the GolfLAN platform will rise to 1,200 across 40 Asian nations, it claimed. Club operators registered with GolfGreedy will be able to use GolfLAN’s […]

Lenskart raises INR 24 crore more from Ronnie Screwvala

Unilazer Ventures founder Ronnie Screwvala has pumped in an additional Rs 24 crore in online eyewear solutions company Lenskart Solutions. The latest secondary transaction in Lenskart brings Unilazer’s cumulative investment in the six-year-old company to about INR 100 crore, and was closed at a valuation close to INR 2,000 crore, […]

First student startup fund has INR 200 Crore

Gujarat government has come up with India’s first student startup and innovation policy, which aims to provide INR 200 crore in the form of grants to ideas developed by them. The policy aims to support over 1,000 innovation per year and create pre-incubation support in all universities of the state.

InnoVen Capital closes deals worth INR 110 Crore in Q3; Targets disbursals of $75 million-$80 million CY 2017

Venture debt firm InnoVen Capital closed deals worth INR 110 crore at the end of third quarter of the current fiscal. The Temasek-backed specialty finance firm has backed 13 startups for the October to December quarter, a list that includes food ordering and delivery service Swiggy, online insurance provider Coverfox, […]

News Corp VCCircle Limited Partners Summit 2017

India Limited Partners Summit 2017, presented by News Corp VCCircle, is a unique platform to discuss these and other key issues facing the investor community in Asia Pacific. The platform will see India’s leading private equity funds (general partners or GPs), top global and Indian limited partners (LPs), and other […]

VCCircle Startup Summit

Meet and network with over 300 attendees, speakers and exhibitors at the leading & the biggest gathering of the startup ecosystem in Mumbai. Learn best practices from industry stalwarts that are directly relevant to you, get insights from innovators who are transforming the industry, hear a diverse set of speakers […]

Bootcamp on Growth hacking and Twitter marketing secrets

A 2-day immersive bootcamp on growth hacking and twitter marketing secrets where attendees will be updated on the secrets and tools for repeatable, highly-scalable, process-oriented business growth using Twitter

Delhi New Tech DNT1 – Startups Pitch And Co-Founder Networking

Delhi New Tech is a monthly event where the Delhi’s newest technology startups get the chance to demo what they’ve been working on. The startups get a platform to practice, refine and perfect their startup pitches. The intended audience for this event are investors, entrepreneurs, professionals, job-seekers, freelancers or anyone […]

Founders and Investors

Join Startup Meet Delhi to see the battle of entrepreneurs as they pitch to investors. Shortlisted startups have the opportunity to pitch to investors followed by a Q&A session with the panellists and audience. The event is a great chance to network and interact with some of the leading industry […]

Supply chain solutions company LEAP raises $ 13 Million from multiple investors

Mumbai based supply chain solutions company LEAP India Pvt Ltd has raised a Series B round of financing from new investors IndiaNivesh Growth Fund, Sixth Sense and TCI Ventures. Founded in 2013, LEAP provides returnable packaging and pooling of equipment. The company caters to Indian companies and MNC clients in […]

Apple to invest $1 Billion in SoftBank fund to support tech

Apple Inc is planning to invest $1 billion in SoftBank Group Corp’s giant new technology fund, adding its name to a growing list of interested parties and giving the iPhone maker a new avenue to tap up-and-coming technologies. Qualcomm Inc also said it will participate in the fund, but the […]

Chinese VC firm Shunwei Capital set to enter Indian market with $2 Million investment in gaming company Mech Mocha

Chinese venture capital firm Shunwei Capital is set to make its debut investment in India by putting in $2 million in gaming startup Mech Mocha. Bengaluru-based Mech Mocha focuses on creating games with an Indian cultural context and is targeting segments ranging from children to housewives.

SoftBank’s India Vision gets new $100 Billion tech-focussed Fund

SoftBank Vision Fund, the largest pool of private capital ever assembled, will now be the primary investment vehicle for the deal-hungry Japanese investor in India. All new SoftBank investments will be made from the new $100-billion technology-focused fund, which has received capital commitments from some of the world’s biggest companies, […]

Software products firm Zoho invests $10 million in five startups

Software products firm Zoho has invested nearly $10 million in five startups, including machine-vision company Zentron Labs and medical devices maker vTitan, to help the founders during the research and development phase. Zoho, which builds products for enterprise data management and integration, will find complementing value in these investments.

Dental care startup MobiDent raises funding from New York-based DanGold Investment

Bangalore-based dental care startup MobiDent has raised an undisclosed amount in pre-Series A funding from New York-based DanGold Investment Corp. The funding will be utilized to introduce its home dental services in 12 new markets, including metros and mini metros. In addition, it will significantly invest in expanding its team, […]

Lodha Group launches startup investment fund for realty, smart city technologies

Realty developers Lodha Group has launched its maiden investment fund with an initial investment corpus of INR 50 crores to provide angel funding or venture capital along with business opportunities, industry contacts and mentor support  for startups focused on smart city solutions and overall real estate sector.

Freshdesk acquires SaaS company Pipemonk

Freshdesk, a cloud-based customer service software provider, acquired Pipemonk, a data integration platform that works on the software-as-a-service model and allows companies to synchronise and move data among multiple cloud apps quickly and easily. The Pipemonk team will enhance Freshdesk’s capabilities to integrate within Freshdesk products as well as external […]

Medical devices firm Yostra Labs raises funding from Marico foundation, Villgro

Bengaluru-based medical technology startup Yostra Labs Pvt Ltd has raised an undisclosed amount of funding from Marico Innovation Foundation (MIF) and social enterprise incubator Villgro. Founded in 2014 the firm manufactures devices to treat diabetes-related complications. Sparsh is used to diagnose diabetic peripheral neuropathy (permanent damage to the nerves in […]

Venture debt firm InnoVen Capital forms syndicate to help fund cash-starved startups

In order to streamline the process of seeking traditional debt, Temasek-backed venture debt firm InnoVen Capital has formed a syndicate of banks and non-banking financial companies (NBFCs) including IndusInd, RBL Bank, Standard Chartered, Tata Capital and SIDBI to extend credit to its clients.

Fashion app Fynd raises funding from Ex-Snapdeal exec Anand Chandrasekaran, others

Mumbai based fashion portal Fynd, run by Shopsense Technologies Pvt Ltd, has raised an undisclosed amount of funding from Facebook executive Anand Chandrasekaran. Rajiv Mehta, chief executive of Arvind SportsLifestyle and Ramakant Sharma, co-founder of Livspace, also participated in the round. Founded in 2013 the startup sources products directly from […]

Angel investors back car services marketplace VOW CarClinic

Gurgaon-based GreyHair Ventures Pvt Ltd, which runs car servicing and repair startup VOW CarClinic, has raised an undisclosed amount of angel funding from Vishal Malik, founder and director of IT services firm Gemini Solutions and a group of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi alumni. Founded in early 2016 the […]

IoT and SaaS startup TempoGO raises funding from Hong Kong-based K2 Investments

TempoGO, an IoT and SaaS-based solutions provider for commercial transportation, has raised $825,000 in its seed round led by Hong Kong-based K2 Investments and a few high profile investment bankers. The funding will be utilized for upgradation of technology and hiring more professionals.

Ed tech co Learntron raises early-stage funding from Kae Capital

Learntron, a learning-productivity tech startup, raised an undisclosed amount from Kae Capital, a venture capital firm that focuses on seed-stage investment. The Chennai-based startup’s customers include companies and educational institutions.

Impact investor Aavishkaar to raise $150 Million Africa fund

Impact investment firm Aavishkaar Venture Management Services (AVMS) plans to raise up to $150 million to invest in Africa. AVMS is part of the Intellecap-Aavishkaar group, which includes other entities such as Intellecap, which offers investment banking, consulting and other services for the impact investment space.