23/06/2022

Aditya Birla’s VC arm, existing backers bet on silver jewellery firm GIVA

Silver jewellery-focused startup GIVA has raised an undisclosed amount in a Series B round of funding co-led by Aditya Birla Ventures, the venture capital arm of diversified Aditya Birla Group and growth stage investor A91 Partners.
23/06/2022

Nithin Kamath-owned Rainmatter, others back fintech startup Castler

New Delhi-based fintech platform Castler has secured seed funding round of USD 1 Million led by Zerodha’s venture capital arm Rainmatter, with participation from Venture Catalysts, 9Unicorns, Faad Network and LetsVenture.
23/06/2022

CloudFeather Games raises funding from Nazara, OYO officials, other VCs

Bengaluru-based CloudFeather Games has raised USD 1.25 Million in a seed funding led by Lumikai, with participation from Venture Highway, OYO’s global chief strategy officer, Maninder Gulati and Nazara Technologies’ chief, Manish Agarwal.
23/06/2022

Piper Serica eyes 30-40 early-stage investments with new INR 100 Cr angel fund

Mumbai-based portfolio management service, Piper Serica Advisors has launched a INR 100 Cr category-I angel fund to invest in early-stage tech companies. With an aim to minimize the risk of high mortality in its portfolio, The PMS provider aims to back 30-40 investments over the next 3 years with this […]
23/06/2022

Edtech firm Leap snags USD 75 Million from Owl Ventures, others

Leap, an overseas education-focused guidance and financing platform has secured USD 75 Million in a Series D funding round led by Silicon Valley-based Owl Ventures and also saw participation from new investors Steadview Capital and Paramark Ventures, along with existing investors Jungle Ventures and Sequoia Capital India
23/06/2022

Healthtech firm Spry raises funds in round led by Eight Roads Ventures

Healthcare software-as-a-service (SaaS) startup Spry has secured over USD 7 Million in a Series A funding round led by Eight Roads Ventures with participation from F-Prime Capital and existing investor, Together Fund.
23/06/2022

Fixcraft buys Vogo’s automotive spares brand

Cloud-based car servicing app Fixcraft on Wednesday said it has acquired Vogo’s automotive spares brand VMotive for an undisclosed amount. With this acquisition, Fixcraft aims to deepen its play in the Indian post-sales automotive market
23/06/2022

FalconX digital assets platform raises USD 150 Million from GIC, B Capital

FalconX, a digital assets trading platform, has raised USD 150 Million Series D funding round led by Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund GIC and B Capital, more than doubling its valuation in 10 months. This venture round now takes the unicorn’s valuation at USD 8 Billion versus the USD 3.75 Billion […]
23/06/2022

IFC-backed WayCool raises USD 40 Million from US investor 57 Stars Global

Private equity-backed B2B food and agritech platform WayCool Foods & Products Pvt Ltd have raised USD 40 Million from US-based alternative investment firm 57 Stars Global Innovation Fund.
22/06/2022

SaaS Startup LeadSquared Becomes India’s 103rd Unicorn, Raises USD153 Million

Bengaluru-based SaaS startup LeadSquared has become the latest entrant to India’s unicorn club, after raising USD 153 Million from WestBridge in a Series C funding round. The newly-minted unicorn will use the incoming funds to make growth investments in India and North America, expand in APAC and EMEA, add new […]
22/06/2022

Gaming Platform WinZO Acquires Majority Stake In Upskillz Games

Online gaming platform WinZO has acquired a majority stake in Gurugram-based startup Upskillz Games in an all-cash deal. With this acquisition, WinZO will add Upskillz’s blockchain and Web3 offerings to its platform. Besides, it will also add Upskillz’s 1.3 Mn captive audience base to its platform
22/06/2022

D2C Beauty Brand NutriGlow Raises Funding From GOAT Brand Labs To Expand Categories

Skincare and cosmetics brand NutriGlow has raised Series A funding from Thrasio-style venture GOAT Brand Labs. The startup aims to use the funds for the development of its infrastructure, research and development of new product ranges and expanding its existing human resource capacity
22/06/2022

Nexus Venture leads Series A round in online transport marketplace Vahak

Online transport marketplace platform Vahak has raised USD 14 Million in Series A funding led by Nexus Venture Partners. The round saw participation from Foundamental, iSeed Ventures, Leo Capital, RTP Global and Titan Capital.
22/06/2022

Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw co-founded biotech startup raises Series A funding

Immuneel Therapeutics, co-founded by Biocon founder Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw has raised around USD 15 Million in a Series A funding round co-led by Eight Roads Ventures, True North and F-Prime Capital along with participation from existing investors.
22/06/2022

Neobanking startup StashFin raises USD 270 Million; valuation tops USD 700 Million

Neobanking startup StashFin has raised USD 270 Million in a mixture of debt and equity in a round led by Uncorrelated Ventures, Fasanara Capital and Abstract Ventures. Existing backers Altara Ventures, Kravis Investment Partners, and Snow Leopard also took part in this round.
21/06/2022

A91 Partners leads USD 15 Million round in fintech startup FinBox

B2B credit infra-focused fintech startup, FinBox has raised USD 15 Million in a round led by A91 Partners. The round saw participation from Aditya Birla Ventures and Flipkart along with existing investors Arali Ventures.
21/06/2022

Powerhouse Ventures, GSF Fund, others back proptech startup Settlin

Bengaluru-based proptech platform Settlin has secured pre-Series A funding of USD 1 Million led by Powerhouse Ventures, with participation from GSF Fund, Murugavel Janakiraman and Dinesh Agrawal among others.The startup plans to use the fresh capital to expand Bengaluru footprint and boost its consumer tech vertical.
20/06/2022

Maruti Suzuki Acquires 12.5% Stake In AI Startup Sociograph To Improve Digital Sales Experience

Automobile giant Maruti Suzuki has acquired a 12.5% stake in Bengaluru-based AI startup Sociograph Solutions Pvt Ltd for around INR 2 Cr. Maruti Suzuki plans to use Sociograph’s visual artificial intelligence (AI) platform, named Dave.AI, to improve the digital sales experience for its customers
20/06/2022

Canbank VC fund, others back automotive aftermarket startup Koovers

Koovers, a B2B automotive aftermarket quick commerce startup has raised USD 1 Million in pre-Series A funding round from Canbank, Rajiv M Sanghvi of PPS Group, and Naveen Philip of Kuttukaran Homes. Existing investors Inflection Point Ventures and JPIN participate in this funding
20/06/2022

Sequoia, Cred’s Kunal Shah, others invest USD 12 Million in fintech firm PayGlocal

Bengaluru-based cross-border payments startup PayGlocal has raised Series B funding of USD 12 Million co-led by Tiger Global and Sequoia Capital India and also saw participation from existing investors including BeeNext; Amrish Rau, Jitendra Gupta, Sweta Rau, and Kunal Shah
17/06/2022

Insurtech Startup Pazcare Raises Funding To Offer Bespoke Health Insurance Plans

Bengaluru-based insurtech startup Pazcare has raised USD 8.2 Million through equity financing in its Series A funding round at a post-money valuation of USD 48 Million. The round was led by Jafco Asia. Existing investors 3One4 Capital and BEENEXT also took part in the funding round.
17/06/2022

Fantasy ESports Startup FanClash Raises USD 40 Million From Alpha Wave, Sequoia

Gurugram-based fantasy esports startup FanClash has raised USD 40 Million in a Series B round led by Alpha Wave Global. Marquee investors Sequoia Capital India, Info Edge and Polygon also participated in the funding round.
17/06/2022

Inflection Point Ventures, LetsVenture, others back digital wallet Rooba Finance

Digital asset management startup Rooba Finance has secured seed funding of USD 1.3 Million led by Inflection Point Ventures, with participation from LetsVenture, Endurance Capital, KubeVC, and other angel investors
17/06/2022

Tiger Global-backed GOAT Brand raises USD 50 Million, eyes multiple acquisitions

Direct-to-consumer (D2C) brand aggregator GOAT Brand Labs has raised USD 50 Million in fresh capital from new and existing investors. The D2C aggregator is also in advanced discussions to buy 12 brands in the coming days
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