25/08/2020

ShareChat acquires SAIF Partners-backed Circle Internet

Bengaluru-based Mohalla Tech, which runs vernacular social media platform ShareChat, has acquired Circle Internet, a hyperlocal news and information platform. ShareChat did not disclose the financial terms of the transaction.
25/08/2020

OneCode raises seed funding led by WaterBridge Ventures

Digital distribution platform OneCode has raised an undisclosed amount in seed financing, led by early-stage venture capital firm WaterBridge Ventures.
25/08/2020

Mindtree co-founders’ VC firm marks first close of maiden fund

Mela Ventures, a fund floated by at least two co-founders of software services company Mindtree Ltd, has marked the first close of its maiden venture capital fund at INR 130 crore. Mela Ventures will focus on building a portfolio in areas including artificial intelligence and machine learning, augmented and virtual […]
25/08/2020

Crofarm closes pre-Series A fundraise with infusion from Inflection Point Ventures

Crofarm Agriproducts Pvt Ltd, which operates ventures including social commerce-focussed Otipy, has raised USD 1 million as the final part of its pre-Series A round from angel investment platform Inflection Point (IP) Ventures.
25/08/2020

Impact investor Acumen Fund backs agri-tech firm Kheyti

Kheyti Tech Pvt. Ltd, an agricultural-technology firm focussed on improving the yields and income of small farmers, has raised an undisclosed funding from impact investor Acumen Fund along with existing backer Ceniarth.
24/08/2020

Logistics SaaS startup FarEye raises USD 13 million from Fundamentum Partnership, KB Global

RLogistics software company FarEye has raised USD 13 million in funding from Nandan Nilekani-backed Fundamentum Partnership and KB Investment.
24/08/2020

Employee-focussed social network Mesh raises funding from Y Combinator, others

People Mesh, Inc., an internal social networking platform focussed on employees, has raised an undisclosed funding from Y Combinator and few angels.
21/08/2020

WestBridge leads USD 28 million Series C funding in Lead School

Mumbai-based education technology company Lead School has raised USD 28 million in Series C funding, led by WestBridge Capital, and participation from existing investor Elevar Equity. The company, which offers integrated curriculum and technology solutions to affordable private schools.
21/08/2020

Agritech startup WayCool Foods receives USD 114,000 grant from Dutch development bank FMO

Chennai-based WayCool Foods, an agritech startup, has received a grant of USD 114,000 from the Dutch entrepreneurial development bank FMO. The grant will be used for procurement and distribution of dual-purpose PPE kits and enablement of on-site soil testing to farmers.
21/08/2020

StartupXseed Ventures backs customer experience platform SmarterBiz

SmarterBiz, an artificial intelligence-based customer experience platform, has raised INR 8 crore in its pre-Series A round of funding from venture capital firm StartupXseed Ventures.
20/08/2020

Actor Suniel Shetty invests in Kochi-based healthtech startup Vieroots

Bollywood stalwart Suniel Shetty has invested an undisclosed amount in Vieroots Wellness Solutions Pvt Ltd (VWS) at an estimated valuation of around Rs 100 crore.
20/08/2020

3one4 Capital, AngelList India head invest in Habbit Health

Habbit Health and Nutrition Pvt. Ltd, has raised a pre-seed funding round led by early-stage venture capital firm 3one4 Capital and Utsav Somani of investment crowdfunding platform AngelList India. RB Investments, Better Capital and First Cheque also participated in this round.
20/08/2020

AngelList India head’s fund, others invest in TechStars’ graduate CometChat

Mumbai and Denver-based CometChat, a cloud-based platform, has raised USD 1.6 million in its seed funding round from from iSeed Ventures, the micro fund floated by Utsav Somani.
20/08/2020

Lightspeed leads seed funding in space-tech startup Pixxel

Pixxel, a Bengaluru-based space-technology startup which builds nano-satellites, has raised USD 5 million in its seed round of funding led by venture capital firm Lightspeed India Partners. Blume Ventures, growX Ventures and Inventus Capital India also participated in this round.
20/08/2020

SAIF Partners, Y Combinator sign seed cheques for hiring platform Able Jobs

Able Jobs, a hiring platform for entry-level jobs, has raised INR 13 crore in its seed round of funding led by SAIF Partners.US-based startup accelerator Y Combinator, Titan Capital and First Cheque also participated in this round.
19/08/2020

NestAway co-founder Deepak Dhar’s new venture Repute raises seed capital

Repute Networks, which owns blockchain-based data and identity management platform Repute, has raised INR 13 crore in a seed funding round led by Rocket Internet. Venture capital firm 3one4 Capital also participated in the round, along with GFC Global and Saison Capital.
19/08/2020

Fintech startup Stack Finance raises seed capital from SOSV, AngelList, others

Bengaluru-based millennial finance platform Stack Finance has raised an undisclosed seed round from SOSV an early-stage venture capital fund in the US and MOX (Mobile Only Accelerator). The round also saw participation from AngelList India and IIIT Hyderabad Seed fund along with prominent angel investors including Rohit Chanana and others.
19/08/2020

Unitus Ventures leads pre-Series A funding for coding-focussed Masai School

Software coding platform Masai School has raised USD 2.5 million in its pre-Series A round of funding led by Unitus Ventures. AngelList India and existing investor India Quotient also participated in this round.
19/08/2020

FPL Technologies raises USD 10 million led by Matrix India, Sequoia

Fintech startup FPL Technologies has raised USD 10 million led by Matrix India and Sequoia in its Series A round which also saw the participation of Hummingbird Ventures along with a few angel investors.
19/08/2020

Inflection Point Ventures continues funding spree with bet on Eden Smart Homes

Eden Smart Homes LLP, which operates an IoT-based startup focussed on home automation solutions, has raised an undisclosed funding from angel investment platform Inflection Point Ventures.
19/08/2020

Former KPMG India CEO invests in business learning platform SpeakIn

SpeakIn Communications Pvt Ltd, which operates a multi-lingual business learning platform, has raised an undisclosed funding from former KPMG India chief executive officer Richard Rekhy.
18/08/2020

Lightspeed raises USD 275 million fund for India

Lightspeed India Partners has closed USD 275 million from LPs for its third fund as the top American venture firm looks to ramp up its investments in the world’s second-largest internet market. The new fund, its biggest for India, will enable Lightspeed India Partners to make early stage bets on […]
18/08/2020

Mitron raises USD 5 Million led by Nexus Venture Partners

The Indian short-form video app Mitron, has raised USD 5 million in funding led by Nexus Venture Partners. The round also saw participation from existing investors 3one4 Capital and Arun Tadanki’s private syndicate on LetsVenture.
18/08/2020

Toppr backer Foundation Holdings bets on GrayQuest Education Finance

GrayQuest Education Finance Pvt Ltd, a financial-technology company focussed on education fees, has raised USD 1.2 million in a pre-Series A funding led by UAE-based Foundation Holdings, a multi-family office investment firm which focusses on education and health.
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