23/07/2019

TPG leads USD 50 million round in Five Star Business Finance

Non-banking finance company Five Star Business Finance has raised USD 50 million in a new funding round led by private equity major TPG Capital, valuing the Chennai-based lender at USD 950 million.
23/07/2019

Visa, Japan’s Recruit join B2B payments firm PayMate’s Series D funding round

PayMate India Pvt Ltd, a business-to-business (B2B) digital payments firm, has raised an undisclosed sum of money in its Series D funding round from Recruit Strategic Partners, the VC arm of Japan’s Recruit Co Ltd and the US-based financial firm Visa.
23/07/2019

Japan’s Mitsui & Co backs last-mile electric mobility startup SmartE

Electric mobility service provider SmartE has raised around INR 100 crore from Japanese conglomerate Mitsui & Co as part of its Series B round of funding.
23/07/2019

Kalaari, Hike lead USD 5 mn Series A bet on vernacular gaming platform WinZO

WinZO, a vernacular gaming platform, has raised USD 5 million in its Series A funding round led by an early-stage VC firm Kalaari Capital and messaging platform Hike.
23/07/2019

SoftBank’s VC arm raises USD 270 million for early-stage investments

SoftBank Group Corp unit focusing on early-stage investments has raised a 317 billion fund will invest in early-stage startups globally with a focus on Asia.
23/07/2019

TVS Motor leads Series A funding round in US analytics startup Scienaptic

TVS Motor Company Ltd is investing USD 7 million in New York City-headquartered big data analytics startup Scienaptic Systems Inc.
19/07/2019

Ratan Tata-backed Teabox gets funding from Dubai’s NB Ventures

Speciality tea e-tailer Teabox,com, operated by Singapore-based AsianTeaxpress Pte Ltd, has raised an undisclosed amount from Dubai-based NB Ventures, the family office of Neelesh Bhatnagar.
19/07/2019

Venture Catalysts backs investment platform Vested

Incubation and accelerator platform Venture Catalysts has invested an undisclosed sum of money in Vested, an investment platform enabling Indian investors to invest in the US stock market.
19/07/2019

Accel leads USD 3 million funding round in business travel startup Travelstop

Singapore-based business travel startup Travelstop has raised USD 3 million in a pre-Series A round of funding led by venture capital firm Accel.
18/07/2019

Ebix to buy Yatra online in all-stock deal for USD 239 million

US software services firm Ebix has agreed to acquire Yatra Online for USD 239 million in an allstock deal.
18/07/2019

Commodity procurement startup Procol raises USD 1 million from Blume Ventures, Rainmatter Capital

Commodity procurement platform Procol Tech Pvt Ltd has raised USD 1 million in a seed funding round led by VC firm Blume Ventures and Rainmatter Capital, an initiative by financial firm Zerodha.
18/07/2019

Icertis enters unicorn club with USD115-million cheque from PremjiInvest, others

Enterprise contract lifecycle management company Icertis Inc has raised USD 115 million in a Series E round of funding that propelled it into the club of technology unicorns with a valuation of at least USD 1 billion.
18/07/2019

Angel investor Sanjay Mehta floats venture capital firm

Sanjay Mehta, an entrepreneur-turned-angel investor, has floated a venture capital firm to invest in early-stage startups in India across sectors.
18/07/2019

Dutch development bank FMO plans debt investment in Aye Finance

FMO, the Netherlands’ development finance company, plans to make a debt investment of INR 125 crore in Indian non-banking financial company Aye Finance Pvt Ltd.
17/07/2019

Agrahyah Technologies raises USD 1 million in pre-series A funding

Mumbai-based technology startup Agrahyah Technologies has raised USD 1 million in a pre-series A round of funding from undisclosed high-net-worth individual (HNI) investors to fuel its expansion plans.
17/07/2019

Digital product design firm InVision’s founder bets on B2B marketplace Ninjacart

Clark Valberg, the founder of digital product design platform InVisionApp Inc, has invested in business-to-business agri-marketing platform Ninjacart invested INR 3 crore in the Bengaluru-based startup.
16/07/2019

Akiva Superfoods raises USD 2 million from Alkemi

Akiva Superfoods, a company offering health and wellness food products, has raised about USD 2 million in Series A funding, led by Alkemi Venture Partners.
16/07/2019

Impact investors Caspian, Hivos-Triodos Fund back agri-tech startup Ecozen

Agriculture-technology startup Ecozen Solutions Pvt Ltd has raised an undisclosed sum of money as part of its Series A funding round from impact investors Caspian and Hivos-Triodos Fund.
16/07/2019

Unicorn India Ventures floats USD 58 million fund to back tech startups

Mumbai-based venture capital firm Unicorn India Ventures has floated its second India-focussed equity fund to back homegrown startups in their early stage the fund has a target corpus of INR 400 crore.
16/07/2019

Falcon Edge Capital bets on student housing startup Stanza Living

Student housing company Stanza Living has raised funding in a Series C round led by the US-based hedge fund Falcon Edge Capital existing investors Sequoia Capital, Matrix Partners and Accel also took part in the round.
15/07/2019

Swiggy in talks with South Korean funds to raise up to USD 500 million

Food delivery app Swiggy is in talks with South Korean funds including Korea Investment Partners, Mirae Asset Management, STIC Investments and Neoplux to stitch up a USD 500 million financing round.
12/07/2019

Samsung invests in four startups, has plans to fund 100 more

Samsung has backed systems application maker Indus OS, speech analytics and voice assistant startup Gnani,ai, Internet of Things firm Silvan Innovation Labs and a fourth undisclosed firm in the AI and computer vision space.
12/07/2019

Warburg Pincus, SAIF Partners pump USD 65 million more into Rivigo

Rivigo Services Pvt Ltd has raised USD 65 million in its ongoing Series E funding round that was led by existing investors Warburg Pincus and SAIF Partners.
12/07/2019

Venture Highway writes pre-Series A cheque to supply chain startup O4S

Original4Sure (O4S), a supply chain platform that operates on a software-as-a-service model, has raised USD 2 million in a pre-Series A funding from existing investor Venture Highway.
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