20/01/2017

Wedding planning firm Weddingz.in raises funding from Singularity Ventures

Mumbai-based online marketplace for wedding venues and vendors, Weddingz, has raised nearly $1 million from Singularity Ventures.Existing investor Sixth Sense Ventures also participated in the round.  the company is a technology-enabled wedding planning platform that simplifies the process of finding and booking services at best prices.
20/01/2017

Indian snacks portal Native Special raises funding from IAN and Native Angels Network

Tamil Nadu-based Native Special Products Ltd, which operates Indian sweets and snacks portal Native Special, has raised an undisclosed amount of funding from Indian Angel Network (IAN) and Madurai-based Native Angels Network (NAN). Native Special will use the funds to upgrade its laboratory facilities and expand to new markets.
20/01/2017

Fitness marketplace Fitnapp raises funding from Noida-based realty developer SD Group

Delhi-based Metano Technologies Pvt Ltd, which owns and operates fitness app Fitnapp, has raised pre-series A round of funding from Noida-based realty developer SD Group. The company will use the funds to expand its online presence, enhance its marketing efforts and increase its associations and partners.
19/01/2017

O2O Ecommerce Platform Direct Create raises funding from Rajasthan Venture Capital Fund

Online-to-Offline B2B platform for handicrafts Direct Create has secured an undisclosed amount of funding from Rajasthan Venture Capital Fund (RVCF).The funding will be used to build the platform and enhance user experience. It will also be used to scale up maker and designer memberships via outreach efforts.
19/01/2017

Venture capital firm Saama raises $58 million for third fund

Saama Capital, a venture capital firm that has invested in unicorns such as Paytm and Snapdeal, has made a final close for its third fund at $58 million, or about Rs 390 crore.Saama Capital will continue its focus on the seed and series A rounds as it feels smaller fund […]
19/01/2017

Vehicle maintenance marketplace Hoopy raises angel round from a clutch of wealthy individuals

Vehicle maintenance marketplace Nephonine Solutions Pvt Ltd, which offers its services under the brand Hoopy, has raised its angel round of funding from a clutch of wealthy individuals.Hoopy has raised about $500,000 to support its expansion plans.
19/01/2017

Cleantech firm D.Light raises $10.5 mn from Norfund and others

D Light Design Inc, a San Francisco-based solar lighting and power products maker that also operates in India, has raised funding in a round led by Norwegian state-owned investment fund Norfund. It will use the capital to expand its operations and bring off-grid power to low-income families in Africa and […]
19/01/2017

Healthy snacks brand The Green Snack raises angel round from two wealthy individuals

Control Alt Foods Pvt Ltd, which markets healthy snacks under the brand The Green Snack Co, has raised its angel round of funding from two wealthy individuals.The funding will be primarily used to widen its distribution base.
19/01/2017

Fruits and vegetable retailer Freshworld raises fresh funding from a clutch of angel investors

Retailworx Pvt Ltd, which owns and operates food and vegetable retailing startup Freshworld, has raised a fresh round of funding from a clutch of angel investors.Bengaluru-based Freshworld works on a ‘farm-to-home’ concept by organising fruits and vegetables retailing through street vendors using battery-operated carts.
19/01/2017

CX Partners co-founder Ajay Relan invests in fresh produce startup

Ajay Relan, co-founder and former managing partner of private equity firm CX Partners, has made an investment in a Delhi-based fresh produce startup.
19/01/2017

Construction management platform QwikSpec raises funding from Angel investors

Cloud-based construction field inspection and asset management platform QwikSpec has raised $300,000 (Rs 2 crore) in angel funding from a veteran tech angel investor.The Bangalore-based startup will use the capital to scale up its product, apart from investing significantly in customer acquisition.
19/01/2017

PParkE raises funding from Singapore’s SB Ventures

Bangalore-based Pristech Technologies Pvt Ltd, which runs parking solutions app PParkE, has raised an undisclosed amount in seed funding from Singapore-based early-stage investment firm SB Ventures.Funds will be used to develop the product.
19/01/2017

Zeotap raises $12.8 mn from New Science Ventures and others

Bangalore- and Berlin-based mobile data startup Zeotap GmbH has raised 12 million euros in Series B funding from New Science Ventures (NSV) and Here. The company will invest the fresh capital to expand its engineering and data science team in Bangalore as well as on business development, data on-boarding, data […]
18/01/2017

IDFC Alternatives partners Parampara Capital to enter early-stage investment space

IDFC Alternatives, the private equity arm of IDFC group, is partnering with venture capital firm Parampara Capital to launch an early stage fund targeting at innovative startups.The fund, IDFC Parampara Early Stage Opportunities Fund – Series I, seeks to make Series A investments in companies across sectors where technology, intellectual […]
18/01/2017

BYJU’s Acquires Student Assessment Platform Vidyartha

Edtech startup BYJU’s has acquired Bengaluru-based Vidyartha, a data-driven platform offering customised learning guidance to students.The acquisition will help strengthen BYJU’S efforts to create highly personalised learning experiences for the students using the application.
18/01/2017

Bengaluru Based ID Fresh Foods Secures $25 Mn From Premji Invest

Wipro chairman Azim Premji’s family office, PremjiInvest has reportedly invested $25 Mn in Bengaluru-based food company, ID Fresh Foods. With the investment, Premji Invest has acquired a 25% stake in the company at the latter’s valuation of $100 Mn. The company will use the fresh funds to grow its presence […]
18/01/2017

Fintech startup Gumption Labs wins $50,000 from Village Capital

Bengaluru-based fintech startup Gumption Labs has received USD 50,000 in investment from Village Capital.The funds will be used to expand  its team and operation to handle the increasing number of users of platform.
18/01/2017

Parenting social network TinyStep raises funding from Flipkart

Bangalore-based WeHive Technologies Pvt Ltd, which runs parenting social network TinyStep, has raised $2 million in a fresh round of funding from its existing investor, e-commerce major Flipkart. The company said it will use the current funds to innovate on its product and expand its services.
18/01/2017

Truck aggregator Ezytruk raises funding from Dubai-based angel investors

Bangalore-based logistics and truck aggregator Ezytruk Solutions Pvt Ltd has raised $147,000 (INR 1 crore) in angel investment from Dubai-based investors Ajith Nair and Anish K. The startup will use the fresh capital to establish its commercial operations and invest in marketing and Internet of Things (IoT) development.
18/01/2017

Vahdam Teas raises funding from Mumbai Angels, Fireside’s Kanwaljit Singh & Singapore Angel Network

Vahdam Teas Pvt Ltd, a Delhi-based tea e-tailer has raised funding from a clutch of angel investors to implement its expansion plans. The firm has raised $650,000 from early-stage investment firm Fireside Ventures’ Kanwaljit Singh, Mumbai Angels and Singapore Angel Network.
17/01/2017

Odisha-based Milk Mantra raises INR 66.5 crore from Neev Fund and others

Odisha-based dairy startup Milk Mantra Dairy has raised about $10 million in a fresh round of funding that has been led by State Bank of India-backed Neev Fund. Company’s focus has been to establish dominance in eastern Indin.They are looking at multiple acquisitions in Jharkand, Chhattisgarh and Bengal. They are […]
17/01/2017

Food-tech startup Ketchupp raises INR 3 crore seed fund

Meta search engine for online food ordering Ketchupp has raised INR 3 crore in a seed round led by India Quotient and a clutch of angel investors. Ketchupp will use the capital raised to develop its technology in a bid to hone the platform from just a search engine to […]
17/01/2017

Education startup Curiositi raises Rs 3.5 Cr funding from Menterra

Menterra Social Impact Fund I has invested  in education startup Curiositi Learning Solutions in a fresh funding round.Its Curiositi School Programme offers a new way of activity-based learning of science and mathematics.
17/01/2017

MUrgency raises $100,000 funding from Wipro’s Rishad Premji

Wipro’s scion Rishad Premji is the latest Indian corporate honcho to back emergency response startup MUrgency after Ratan Tata and Infosys cofounders Kris Gopalakrishnan and SD Shibulal through their investment venture Axilor.The Silicon Valley-based start-up provides emergency response services by tying up with professionals on location and bills on its […]
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