BCCL’s Times Bridge bets on US-based meditation startup Headspace

Headspace Inc, which runs an online meditation and mental health platform, has raised USD 93 million in mixed equity and debt funding round. The equity portion of the Series C round, comprising $53 million, was led by Blisce, the US-based growth stage venture firm.

Parampara Capital Founders Launch USD 100 Million Inflexor Fund

In a bid to support India’s early-stage startup ecosystem, founders of Hyderabad-based venture capital firm, Parampara Capital, have announced the launch of a new USD 100 Million fund- Inflexor Technology Fund.

Easypolicy, Quickbima Merge To Improve Tech, Customer Experience

Online insurance policy aggregators Easypolicy and Quickbima, announced the merger of the two companies and under the agreement of these companies, the merged entity will operate under the brand name of Easypolicy.

PoS Player Innoviti Raises USD 5 Million From Dutch Development Bank FMO

Bengaluru-based digital payments solutions company Innoviti has raised USD 5 Million in debt funding from FMO, the Dutch development bank.

PremjiInvest leads large funding round in US-based Iora Health

Iora Health a startup focussed on providing primary health care, has raised USD 126 million in its Series F funding round led by PremjiInvest, the family office of Wipro Ltd founder chairman Azim Premji

Paytm Money Gets INR 40 Crore Infusion From Paytm Parent One97 Communications

Bengaluru-based wealth management company Paytm Money has received INR 40 Crore infusion from Paytm parent company One97 Communications.

Sequoia Surge Startup Brick&Bolt Raises around INR 10 crore To Simplify Construction Biz

Emarketplace for end-to-end construction services Brick&Bolt has raised around INR 10 crore in Pre-Series A round led by Sequoia’s accelerator program Surge.

Furniture Rental Startup Furlenco Raises INR 16 Crore In Ongoing Series C Round

Furniture rental startup Furlenco has raised INR 16 Crore funding from its existing investor Chowdry Associates, which is Dabur family’s asset management firm

Cannabis research startup HempStreet raises pre-Series A funding

Hempstreet Medicare, which runs a cannabis research-to-retail venture, has raised USD 1 million in its pre-Series A funding round and the funding round was led by US-based pharma-technology company Pharmacon Holdings with participation from cannabis-focused private investor Romain Barberis.

Eight Roads leads Series C round in Matrix-backed MoEngage

Customer analytics and cross-channel engagement platform MoEngage has raised USD 25 million in its Series C funding round.

Sequoia’s Surge, Blume lead pre-series A funding in ed-tech startup Classplus

Ed-tech startup Classplus has raised around INR 18 crore in its pre-Series A round of funding from Blume Ventures and Sequoia Capital India’s Surge program for early-stage ventures.

WorkIndia Raises INR 42 Crore From Xiaomi India To Bolster Tech Capabilities

Mumbai-based online recruitment platform WorkIndia, has raised INR 42 Crore from Chinese electronics giant Xiaomi.

Chaayos Raises around USD 21 Million Series B To Expand Store Network

Food chain Chaayos has raised USD 21 Million in a mix of equity and debt in its Series B funding round from San Francisco-based investment firm Think Investments and other investors.

Firstcry Gets USD 296 Million From Softbank To Enter Unicorn Club

Pune-based baby products marketplace Firstcry has raised USD 296 Million Series E funding from Japan-based marquee investor Softbank’s Vision Fund.

Naukri parent Info Edge bets on e-learning startup CodingNinjas

Consumer internet company Info Edge (India) Ltd has invested INR 37 crore in Sunrise Mentors, a Delhi-based company that operates online learning platform CodingNinjas.

B2B firm Udaan invests in restaurant management platform PetPooja

Udaan, a business-to-business e-commerce startup, has invested around INR 14 crore in restaurant management platform PetPooja

Self-driving car rental startup Revv gets the backing of another global automaker

Indian self-driving car rental startup Revv has raised capital in a fresh round of funding from existing and new investors.

Smart helmet builder Altor gets funding from Venture Catalysts

Altor, a startup that builds internet-of-things and artificial intelligence-enabled helmets, has received funding from startup incubator and accelerator Venture Catalysts

Pepperfry Bags USD 40 Million Funding From Fevicol Maker Pidilite

Pidilite Industries, which makes the Fevicol lineup of products, has led a USD 40 Million funding round in Mumbai-based online furniture and home products marketplace Pepperfry.

Farm-To-Fork Supply Chain Startup WayCool Bags USD 35 Million From Lightbox, FMO

Chennai-based WayCool Foods and Products has raised USD 35 Million Series C equity and debt funding round led by Mumbai-based venture capital firm Lightbox.

Square Yards Acquires Azuro To Enter Property Rental, Management Biz

Gurugram-headquartered proptech startup Square Yards, has acquired Mumbai-based rentals and property management platform Azuro and the entire team of Azuro, including its cofounders, has joined Square Yards and will continue to operate with the same brand name.

Unitus Ventures Invests USD 1 Million In Fintech Startup SuperMoney

Mumbai-based fintech startup SuperMoney has raised USD 1 Million in pre-Series A funding from early-stage investor Unitus Ventures.

PayU India co-founder Shailaz Nag’s startup Dot raises USD 8 Million in seed round

PayU India co-founder Shailaz Nag’s new startup, Dot has raised an initial seed funding of around USD 8 million, led by PayU and Fosun RZ Capital.

Online Pharmacies to lead eHealth market to touch USD 16 Billion in five years

India’s eHealth market, led by the online pharmacy category, is pegged to touch USD 16 billion over the next five years, from its current market size of ~ USD 1 billion, according to market watcher Red-Seer Consulting.