11/10/2016

Zebpay looks to raise $5 Million for Bitcoins

Bitcoin wallet startup Zebpay is in talks to secure Series-A funding of $4-5 million and expects to close the investment by next month. The company is in talks with several Indian investors and that a US-based venture capital fund, which focuses on blockchain technology, has also evinced interest. This will […]
11/10/2016

Holachef in talks with Kalaari Capital, Sidbi for fresh funds

Food-tech start-up Holachef is in talks to raise $6 million in its latest round of venture capital fundraising, led by existing investor Kalaari Capital. The funding will be utilized to strengthen operations in the existing cities while also enabling it to expand to newer ones. Mumbai-based Holachef, which was launched […]
11/10/2016

Facebook gives $40K to JobSenz as part of its startup programme

Education technology startup JobSenz has been selected for FbStart, the earlystage, mobile-focused startup programme launched last year by Facebook, as it continues to woo the country’s startup ecosystem, a critical market for the technology behemoth. As part of the prestigious programme, JobSenz has received about $40,000 (about Rs 27 lakh) […]
11/10/2016

Oasis Centre raises INR 40 Crore from Stake Sale

India Life Sciences Fund II, which focuses on growth capital in the Indian healthcare sector, has invested INR 40 Crore for a ‘significant minority’ stake in Oasis Centre for Reproductive Medicine, a Hyderabad-headquartered leading chain of in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) centres.
11/10/2016

Inventus Capital Partners to raise its third VC fund

Inventus Capital Partners, an early-stage investment firm has hit the road to raise its third venture capital fund. The Bengaluru and Silicon Valley-based firm is targeting $150-million corpus for the new fund.  Inventus joins venture capital firms Accel India, IDG Ventures India and Ventureast that are currently on the road.
10/10/2016

Online lending platform FlexiLoans raises $15 Million

Online lending platform FlexiLoans has raised about $15 Million (INR100 Cr) from Sanjay Nayar, CEO of KKR India; Vikram Sud, former Head of Operations and Technology at Citibank; Anil Jaggia, Chief Investment Officer at HDFC Bank; and Narayan Seshadri, former MD at KPMG’s advisory business. As per the terms of […]
10/10/2016

Kolkata based SIBIA Analytics raises seed funding

SIBIA Analytics, a Kolkata-based startup has raised an undisclosed amount of seed investment from a group of investors in India and USA, including Radhakrishnan Natarajan. The funding will be utilized for scaling up marketing and sales and capture new markets in India and overseas. A part of the fund will […]
10/10/2016

Career platform for women SHEROES acquires Gharkamai

Online jobs and career community for women, SHEROES has acquired Gharkamai, an online platform that assists professional women to find work opportunities from home. Founded in 2008 Gharkamai is an online portal that connects experienced women professionals with businesses for project based work. Gharkamai lists various work from home, flexi-time, […]
10/10/2016

Venktesh Shukla to start venture capital fund

Venktesh Shukla, who joined Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm Fenox Venture Capital in April this year, has quit the company to start his own VC fund.
10/10/2016

Enterprise messaging solution provider MSG91 acquires Kolkata based ToSMS

Indore based enterprise messaging solutions provider MSG91, a flagship product of Walkover, has acquired ToSMS, a mobile messaging solutions company for an undisclosed amount.Post-acquisition, ToSMS will be integrated with MSG91 and will operate under it. The acquisition is a part of their strategy of acquiring companies that have technologies they […]
10/10/2016

Hair extensions exporter Indus B2C Global raises $375K seed funding

Indus B2C Global Pvt Ltd, a Delhi-based startup that offers hair extensions brand LeModish, has raised $375K in a seed round from a UK-based angel investor. The funding will be utilized to increase workforce at the company’s international hubs in US, UK, France
07/10/2016

Office supplies e-com startup Zoffio sold to Chinese firm

Online office supplies startup Zoffio founded by the scions of the Kamani family that owns the luxury hospitality brand Zuri Group Global, has been sold to a Chinese firm for an undisclosed amount after operating for nearly three years. Founded in May 2013, the vertical B2B e-commerce platform offered stationery, […]
07/10/2016

Sports education platform KOOH Sports raises $ 2.2 Million funding

Sports education platform KOOH Sports has raised INR 14 Crore in a follow-on round from its existing investors. HDFC, Elevate Sports and the promoter group participated in this round.The funding will be utilized to expand into international markets, enhance product innovations and increase working capital to meet high growth needs.
06/10/2016

Data analytics startup Realbox raises funds from Hyderabad Angels

Realbox Data Analytics Pvt Ltd has raised $300,000 (Rs 2 crore) in its pre-Series A round of investment from Hyderabad Angels. Realbox Data Analytics uses business intelligence and predictive analysis tools to help offline businesses increase revenues and decrease risk. Their signature product, Pulse, provides decision- makers business summaries and […]
06/10/2016

Sumpoorna Group invests in sports tech startup Sportido

Noida-based sporting app Sportido, operated by IDO Sport Pvt Ltd, has raised an undisclosed amount of funding from Sumpoorna Group, an investment advisory syndicate that operates across verticals such as retail, domestic and foreign institutional investors. Founded in August 2015 Sportido focuses on creating a hyper-local ecosystem for sports and […]
06/10/2016

Helion Venture Partners invests $1 Million in online marketplace GoZefo

Bangalore-based GoZefo, an e-commerce portal marketplace for second hand and factory seconds goods run by Zero Effort Technologies Pvt Ltd has raised $ 1 Million in funding led by Helion Venture Partners. GoZefo currently operates in Bangalore, Mysore, Delhi-NCR and Mumbai and allows users to buy and sell second hand […]
06/10/2016

Netmeds in talks to buy medicine delivery startup Pluss

Chennai-based online pharmacy Netmeds is in late-stage discussions to acquire on-demand medicine and healthcare products delivery service Pluss in an all-stock deal, with the merged entity looking to potentially take on market leader 1mg.
06/10/2016

Online puja booking service Muhurtmaza raises funding from US based HNI investor

Online puja booking service Muhurtmaza has raised an undisclosed amount of seed funding from a US based HNI investor. The funding will be utilized for scaling up and promotional activities.
06/10/2016

SoftBank in talks to put money into FreeCharge

Japan’s SoftBank Corp, the largest shareholder in Snapdeal, is in talks to invest in FreeCharge, the digital payments unit of the online marketplace. The round is expected to see FreeCharge, which competes with Alibaba backed Paytm, take in $150-$200 million (Rs 1,000 crore-Rs 1,350 crore) with support also coming in […]
06/10/2016

Ventureast raises $83 Million to mark the first close of tech fund

Early stage investor Ventureast Fund Advisors India Ltd has achieved the first close of its sixth fund—Ventureast Procative Fund II (VPF2). The firm has raised $83 million in the first round of its technology-focused fund that aims to raise $150 million in total. The fund is targeting a final closure […]
06/10/2016

Telemedicine firm Neurosynaptic raises funding from Healthquad, Axilor and IAN

Bengaluru-based health-tech firm Neurosynaptic Communications Pvt Ltd has raised an undisclosed amount in its Series A round of funding from healthcare-focused investment firm Healthquad, Indian Angel Network, and Infosys co-founders backed Axilor Ventures. The funding will be utilized for International Certifications and launch of products. The corpus will also be […]
06/10/2016

Online real estate firm Azuro raises funding from White Unicorn Ventures, others

Mumbai-based Fittr Technologies Pvt Ltd, which runs an online rental property listing and management venture Azuro, has raised an undisclosed amount of seed funding from early stage investors White Unicorn Ventures, Kae Capital, and Mumbai Angels. The funding will be utilized to expand operations across Mumbai and in building technology.
05/10/2016

French co JCB acquires Trica Hair, Home Salon

French firm Jean-Claude Biguine (JCB) has acquired two companies in India named Trica Hair Clinic, hair solutions specialist and home service brand The Home Salon. JCB, a salon and spa chain, expects to double the revenues in three years from these acquisitions. The company’s India turnover is around Rs 65 […]
05/10/2016

Housing finance company Swarna Pragati raises funding from Pramod Bhasin, Vikram Gandhi, others

Chennai-based housing finance company Swarna Pragati Housing Microfinance Pvt Ltd has raised an undisclosed amount from a group of investors including Zephyr Peacock, Omidyar Network, Aavishkar Goodwill in a Series B round. Founded in 2011, Swarna Pragati provides micro-mortgage loans ranging from Rs 50,000 to Rs 7 lakh and water, […]
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