23/05/2018

3one4 Capital backs background verification startup Betterplace

Betterplace Safety Solutions Pvt Ltd, a platform that manages the semi-formal workforce, has raised USD 3 million in a Series A round of funding from a new investor 3one4 Capital.
23/05/2018

Mexican investors back microlending startup Vola

Bengaluru and US-based Vola, which offers an alternative lending platform for students, has raised USD 500,000 in a pre-Series A funding round from Mexican insurance and credit firm Credika and unnamed angel investors from the North American nation.
22/05/2018

Fintech startup EarlySalary buys CashCare to grow

Pune-based fintech startup EarlySalary has acquired Mumbai-based checkout financing startup CashCare for an undisclosed amount.
22/05/2018

News aggregator NewsDog raises USD 50million from Tencent

Mobile-based news aggregator application NewsDog, which collates articles in English and various regional Indian languages including Tamil, Telugu and Marathi, has raised USD 50 million in a series-C funding round led by Chinese conglomerate Tencent, along with other investors including California-based venture capital firm DHVC, Legend Capital and Dotc United […]
22/05/2018

Blume Ventures backs video creation platform Rocketium

Video creation platform Rocketium Technologies Pvt Ltd  has raised INR 2 crore (around USD 300,000) in a seed round of funding from early-stage venture capital firm Blume Ventures and a clutch of angel investors.
22/05/2018

Apollo Hospitals, Venture Catalysts back crowdfunding platform ImpactGuru

Social-impact crowdfunding platform ImpactGuru, incubated at Harvard in 2014 has raised USD 2 million (INR 13 crore) in a Series A round from Apollo Hospitals Group, Venture Catalysts,RB Investments,Indian diaspora and Currae Healthtech Fund.
22/05/2018

SIDBI’s VC arm, others back retail tech startup Mobisy

Mobisy Technologies Pvt Ltd, which operates supply chain automation platform Bizom and mobile marketplace app Distiman, has raised  around INR 24 crore from SIDBI Venture Capital Ltd (SVCL),Triton Investment Advisors and existing investor Ojas Partners.
22/05/2018

Kalaari leads Series A round in micro-delivery grocery startup Milkbasket

Gurgaon-based Aaidea Solutions Pvt Ltd, which runs micro-delivery grocery startup Milkbasket, has raised USD 7 million (INR 47 crore) in a Series A funding round led by early-stage investment firm Kalaari Capital,Singapore’s BeeNext, existing investors Unilever Ventures and Blume Ventures.
21/05/2018

Temasek unit Camas to invest USD147 million in AU Small Finance Bank

Jaipur-based AU Small Finance Bank Ltd is raising INR 1,000 crore (USD 147 million) from Camas Investments Pte Ltd
21/05/2018

Raw Pressery raises INR 65 crore from Sequoia and Saama

Organic cold-pressed juice and beverage maker Raw Pressery has finalised an investment of INR 65 crore (about USD 10 million) from existing investors Sequoia Capital, Saama Capital and DSG Consumer Partners.
21/05/2018

Growth catalyst firm ah! Ventures helps logistics-tech startup raise funds

FreightBazaar, an online platform which connects truck users and suppliers, has raised an undisclosed amount in a pre-Series A funding round led by Omphalos Ventures India.
21/05/2018

CalPERS creates direct investment platforms for late-stage VC, long-term PE bets

California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS), the largest US pension fund that is also a limited partner (LP) for a few Indian PE firms  will create a new entity, CalPERS Direct, to make direct private equity and late stage VC investments.
18/05/2018

Prime Venture Partners leads funding into doctor-consultation app mFine

MFine, an app that lets users link with doctors through live chat or video under a minute raised close to USD 4 million in a Series A round led by Prime Venture Partners, existing investors Stellaris Venture Partners and healthcare entrepreneur Mayur Abhaya Srisrimal also participated in the round.
18/05/2018

Vehicle marketplace Droom raises funds from Toyota, Digital Garage

Droom, an online marketplace for new and used cars has raised USD 30 million (INR 204 crore) in a Series D round led by Toyota Tsusho Corporation and existing investor Digital Garage (of Japan).
17/05/2018

Bengaluru Fintech start up Open, raised a pre-series A funding round

Bengaluru Fintech start up Open, which offers a digital banking service for small businesses in collaboration with banks, has raised a undisclosed amount in pre-series A funding round led by Unicorn India Ventures and Recruit Co, a subsidiary of the Recruit group of Japan.
17/05/2018

SoftBank is in talks to put Zomato on its menu

SoftBank is exploring a possible investment in restaurant discovery and food delivery firm Zomato.
16/05/2018

Sanjiv Goenka Group creates USD15 million VC fund, eyes FMCG startups

The RP-Sanjiv Goenka Group has created a Rs 100 crore venture capital fund to invest in fast-moving consumer goods startups.
16/05/2018

Logistics tech startup FreightBro gets angel funding

Logistics technology company FreightBro has raised a seed round of funding from angel investor Suresh Kumar and former Global CIO of Bank of New York Mellon.
16/05/2018

IAN leads investment round in gamified learning startup Knudge.me

Bengaluru-based gamified learning startup Knudge me has raised an undisclosed sum from Indian Angel Network and Axilor Ventures.
16/05/2018

Swiggy seeks unicorn status, in talks to raise USD 250 million

Online food delivery startup Swiggy is looking to raise USD 250 million, from South African technology conglomerate Naspers, Japanese internet conglomerate SoftBank, billionaire investor Yuri Milner’s DST Global, Chinese firms Tencent, Meituan-Dianping and Alibaba.
15/05/2018

Blockchain-based bob listing startup SpringRole Closes USD 1.3 million private funding

SpringRole has closed a USD 1,300,000 private funding from its early investors AlphaBlock Investments, Brock Pierce and Scott Walker’s blockchain investment, consulting firm DNA, Isaac Lee’s BlockWater, and Wavemaker Genesis.
15/05/2018

Indian B-school IIMA centre launches USD 25 million fund

Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad’s (IIMA’s) centre for innovation, incubation, and entrepreneurship (CIIE) launched a USD 25 million ‘Bharat Inclusion Initiative’ that will look to mentor and invest in start-ups in the early stage and seed segment over the next three-four years.
15/05/2018

Nykaa closes Series D round at USD 24 million

Beauty e-tailer Nykaa has closed its Series D round of investment at  USD 24 million from ,Hero Group’s chairman Sunil Munjal, the family offices of consumer goods maker Marico’s Harsh Mariwala and private equity investor at Warburg Pincus Dalip Pathak.
14/05/2018

SoftBank explores new grounds to invest, to pump USD 3 Billion into Paytm Mall

SoftBank is looking to invest up to USD 3 Billion in Paytm Mall.
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