Modulor Capital has led a USD 200,000 seed round of funding in the industrial internet of things (IoT) company DesignX.
Otipy, the community buying platform for agritech startup Crofarm has raised USD 10.2 mn in its latest series A round led by SIG. The round also saw participation from Omidyar Network India, Innoven Capital, and existing investors IPV (Inflection Point Ventures), Pravega and FactorE.
Enablers, ValPro’s startup advisory arm, acted as the financial advisor to Otipy on the transaction.
Started in 2020, Otipy is building India’s largest social commerce platform for the fresh category that supports farmers, creates earning opportunities for resellers and provides fresher produce to consumers at lucrative prices. The company is equipped by a full stack proprietary technology to leverage a much needed strong supply chain for sourcing, demand forecasting, inventory management, transportation and reseller distribution.
Otipy’s farm-to-form delivery model optimises for freshness by procuring directly from farmers and delivering fresh produce to consumers in less than 12 hours. The startup sources over 2,500 tonnes of fresh produce every month from 10,000+ farmers across India. Otipy said it has become the e-grocer of choice for over two lakh households.
Varun Khurana, the founder shared his thoughts on the fresh category “Fresh produce is a 35-40 percent gross margin category. However, it is the wastage that kills those margins. We are among the first companies that have been able to control it via our innovative model.”
Delhi-based Edtech startup Leverage Edu has raised INR 47 crores (USD 6.5 million) in Series A funding led by Tomorrow Capital. The existing investors Blume Ventures and DSG Consumer Partners also participated in the round. ValPro’s startup advisory vertical, Enablers, was the advisor in this transaction.
Founded by Akshay Chaturvedi, Leverage Edu has emerged as the leading enabler of international admissions for higher education with access to over 2500 personalised mentors and global universities. The company provides full stack university admission services starting from university discovery & selection, preparation for international tests, application processing to other value services including education loan, visa applications, accommodation options. It also offers a SaaS enabled platform – Univalley.com, which helps universities to find best-matched talent for their diverse programs.
The company plans to use the proceeds to accelerate it’s expansion into newer markets with access to new colleges and universities, for product innovation and to deepen the student-first approach with more focus on pedagogy and student-first tools.
India and Singapore-based ed-tech startup ConveGenius received funding to the tune of Rs 6 crore in an equity investment from the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation, and will use the capital to provide an engaging and impactful education for the masses. Founded in 2013 by Jairaj Bhattacharya and Shashank Pandey, ConveGenius aims at making learning affordable, fun and rewarding.
The company uses assessments and data analytics tools to track the progress being made by students in real-time, and provide them with personalised learning paths with the most relevant content.
Enablers was the sole advisor on the transaction.
Read more at: https://yourstory.com/2016/08/convegenius-funding-2
Content management startup Text Mercato raises funding via Enablers
Bengaluru-based Text Mercato Solutions has raised a funding round of Rs. 4.85 crs. led by 1Crowd. Hong Kong based startup accelerator Betatron, and few individual investors including former CEO of HSBC Africa Andrew Dell and Sequent Software CFO Raaj Shah also participated in the round. ValPro’s startup advisory vertical, Enablers, was the sole advisor on this transaction.
Text Mercato runs an eponymous cataloguing and content management platform. It leverages technology such as image and text recognition, text generation, online data processing and character recognition to help ecommerce firms catalogue and list products online. The company serves over 100 clients across industries such as fashion, electronics, FMCG and hospitality, in India, China, France, Singapore and UAE.
The company shall deploy the funds for technology & product development, customer acquisition and team expansion. Link: https://www.techcircle.in/2020/08/13/exclusive-1crowd-backs-content-management-startup-text-mercato
New age digital media firm Rusk Media raises seed funding round via Enablers
Delhi-based digital media firm Rusk Media has raised undisclosed seed round from InfoEdge Venture Fund, Sprout Venture Partners, Survam Partners, and an undisclosed institutional investor. Rusk Media creates video content across genres such as fiction, music, lifestyle and technology, targeting Gen-Z and millennial smartphone audiences. It owns four content brands – Alright, Hattke, Recharge, and LIT – which clock viewership across social platforms such as YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, and TikTok among others. It is also engaged in monetisation of content through brand sponsorship in lieu of product placement or product integration, which helps brands achieve better reach while also creating original content for over-the-top (OTT) platforms. The company shall deploy the funds to build distinctive digital entertainment solutions by bolstering video production and custom content capabilities.
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Enablers advises Insurtech company, Roadzen on a secondary share sale
Enablers advised global insurance technology company Roadzen for a secondary stake sale transaction from undisclosed investors.
Roadzen is transforming global insurance with its multi-platform solutions for underwriting, claims management, distribution, inspection and roadside assistance. The platform uses computer vision, machine learning and telematics to deliver substantially improved consumer experience and operational efficiency for insurers. Roadzen operates multiple product lines in Motor, Travel, E-Commerce, Ride Sharing and Mobile Phone Insurance.
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Online lifestyle brand The Label Life which raises INR 20 Crore funding from Kalpavriksh via Enablers
Mumbai-based The Label Corp Private Limited, an internet-first lifestyle brand of contemporary fashion, accessories and home décor, has garnered INR 20 crore in funding from Kalpavriksh, Centrum’s PE fund via Enablers. The funding will be utilized toward ushering in the next phase of their growth, by increasing the SKU count, bringing in more efficiency in their supply chain management, talent acquisition and making an even more robust technology stack.
Founded in 2012 by Preeta Sukhtankar, The Label Life retails home decor and fashion styled by Sussanne Khan, Malaika Arora and Bipasha Basu. For their fashion arm, their target customers are women between the ages of 23 and 45 years, who reside in the top ten cities of the country. In that regard, the company houses designs modeled for urban Indian woman. Currently clocking INR 2 crore in monthly revenues, the company has served 70,000 customers so far.
The company’s investors include MithunSacheti, Co-founder of CaratLane; and Haresh Chawla. Niraj Shah from Kalpavriksh will be joining the board of The Label Life, working closely with the team to provide strategic support in supply chain, retail operations and guidance in the next phase of profitable growth.
Enablers was the sole financial advisor for the transaction.
Times of India: https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/venture-capital/centrums-pe-fund-invests-rs-20-crore-in-online-lifestyle-brand-the-label-life/articleshow/61957418.cms
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Retail Analytics startup Intelligence Node secures USD 1 Million from Cornerstone Venture Partners via Enablers
Mumbai-based retail analytics startup Intelligence Node has raised USD 1 million from Cornerstone Venture Partners aided by ValPro’s startup advisory division, Enablers.
Intelligence Node operates a competitive intelligence and price optimisation platform that helps retailers track products at the stock-keeping unit (SKU) level as well as keep track of several analytics and trends. It offers products such as InCompetitor, InOptimizer and InFeed, which enable its customers to get an overview of the competitive landscape in terms of pricing and visibility. They also suggest the most optimum pricing for a company’s products.
The round will help drive the next phase of growth for the company given the significant customer traction and revenues achieved.
Cornerstone is a sector agnostic $ 70 mn fund that is investing in technology-based consumer and enterprise businesses. The technology-focused VC firm, set up by Rajiv Vaishnav and Abhishek Prasad, two former Reliance Industries executives, has invested in the Intelligence Node through Cornerstone Venture Partners Fund – I.
Enablers facilitates Rs. 2 Cr funding from HNIs for ConveGenius
Noida and Singapore based Ed-tech start-up, ConveGenius, has raised INR 2 Cr. in a fresh round of funding aided by ‘Enablers’.
Founded in 2013 by Jairaj Bhattacharya and Shashank Pandey, alumni of IIIT Hyderabad and the Young India Fellowship Program of Ashoka University, ConveGenius is an ed-tech company aimed at making learning affordable, fun and rewarding. Their products are focused on mobile based learning via technologies of gamification, adaptive analytics and intelligent content aggregation.
The company is ‘mobile-only’ with products focused on education and skill development for emerging markets via the power of smart-phones.
The capital raised from investors based out of India and South East Asia will be used for product enhancements and expansion of their technology and content aggregation team.
ConveGenius enlisted with Enablers in August 2015.
Enablers is a web based deal platform that facilitates start-up companies and small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to connect with HNIs, Angels and VCs for fund raising. It helps entrepreneurs become investor ready and handhold them through various stages of fund raising.
Economic Times – http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/small-biz/startups/ed-tech-startup-convegenius-raises-rs-2-crore-in-fresh-round-of-funding/articleshow/49818839.cms
ET Telecom – http://telecom.economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/enterprise/enterprise-services/ed-tech-start-up-convegenius-raises-rs-2-crore/49818710
Business Standard – http://www.business-standard.com/article/companies/edu-startup-convegenius-raises-rs-2-cr-in-fresh-round-of-funding-115111701179_1.html
Inc42 – http://inc42.com/flash-feed/convegenius-funding/
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Iamwire – http://www.iamwire.com/2015/11/ed-tech-startup-convegenius-raises-rs-2-cr-funding-enablers/126350
FounderWorld – http://www.founderworld.com/2015/11/17/edutainment-start-up-convegenius-raises-rs-2-crore-in-a-fresh-round-of-funding-via-enablers/
India Today – http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/lenovo-gets-infineon-chip-for-vibe-p1-x3-smartphones/1/525285.html
KnowStartup – http://knowstartup.com/2015/11/convegenius-raises-300k/
DealStreetAsia – http://www.dealstreetasia.com/stories/india-dealbook-craftsvilla-secures-34m-from-sequoia-julia-receives-600k-grant-convegenius-gets-fresh-funds-20038/
RedNewsWire – http://www.rednewswire.com/technology/ed-tech-startup-convegenius-raises-rs-2-crore-in-fresh-round-of-funding/
MSN – http://www.msn.com/en-in/news/other/lenovo-gets-infineon-chip-for-vibe-p1-x3-smartphones/ar-BBn72cR
IndiaInfoline – http://www.indiainfoline.com/article/news-business/bigbasket-and-groffers-shut-operations-in-chennai-and-other-top-startup-news-of-the-day-115111800042_1.html
TheDataDriver – http://www.thedatadriver.com/2015/11/edutainment-start-up-convegenius-raises.html
Nextbigwhat.com – http://omnifeed.com/article/www.nextbigwhat.com/convegenius-raises-rs-2-crore-in-pre-series-a-funding-297/
Ndtv.com – http://gadgets.ndtv.com/apps/news/india-funding-roundup-ola-convegenius-goodbox-craftsvilla-scoopwhoop-766810
Techinasia.com – https://www.techinasia.com/india-startups-funding-roundup/
VC Circle.com – http://www.vccircle.com/news/technology/2015/11/17/edutainment-startup-convegenius-raises-300k-pre-series-funding
Stratos-Invest.in – http://www.stratos-invest.in/edutainment-start-up-convegenius-raises-rs-2-crore-in-a-fresh-round-of-funding-via-enablers/
Times Of India.com – http://epaperbeta.timesofindia.com/Article.aspx?eid=31816&articlexml=ConveGenius-Raises-Rs-2-Cr-in-Fresh-Round-18112015009018
Tropical Post.com – http://tropicalpost.com/convegenius-raises-inr-2-crore-in-pre-series-a-round/
Newszig.com – http://www.newszig.com/category/fundings-exits/investments/
Nternet.In – http://nternet.in/edutainment-startup-convegenius-raises-300k-in-pre-series-a-funding/
The Economic Times – http://epaperbeta.timesofindia.com/Article.aspx?eid=31816&articlexml=ConveGenius-Raises-Rs-2-Cr-in-Fresh-Round-18112015009018
Bite Club, listed on Enablers, raises Pre Series A funding from GrowX Ventures, The Phoenix Fund and Powai Lake Ventures
Gurgaon-based Bite Club, an online aggregator of home-cooked food run by Ecstasy E-Ordering Pvt. Ltd, has raised an undisclosed amount from GrowX ventures, The Phoenix Fund via Enablers and existing investors Powai Lake Ventures.
It was launched in late 2014 by Prateek Agarwal, Aushim Krishan and Siddharth Sharma. They have served over 1,00,000 meals within one year of its inception, and currently delivers almost 1,000 meals a day.
Bite Club has a daily changing menu that customers can order from via their mobile and web app. The food is prepared by a curated community of home, amateur and professional chefs.With the current round of funding, the startup is looking to go deeper into the current market, improving efficiency, building a strong platform for growth and introducing newer products.
Bite Club enlisted with Enablers in October 2015.
VC Circle – http://www.vccircle.com/news/technology/2015/12/01/bite-club-gets-funding-growx-venture-and-others
Yourstory – http://yourstory.com/2015/12/bite-club-growx-funding/
Business Standard – http://www.business-standard.com/article/companies/chef-made-meals-provider-bite-club-raises-pre-series-a-fund-115120100251_1.html
Livemint – http://www.livemint.com/Companies/yTeSqiDj2QA4wZf3T7BTLJ/Bite-Club-raises-funding-from-growX-ventures-others.html
The Economic Times – http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/small-biz/startups/bite-club-raises-funds-from-growx-ventures/articleshow/49992505.cms
e27 – http://e27.co/indias-online-marketplace-for-chefs-bite-club-gets-pre-series-a-funding-20151201/
Enablers facilitates undisclosed amount of seed funding from HNIs for CivilsDaily
Enablers successfully raised an undisclosed amount of seed funding for Delhi-based edtech startup, CivilsDaily from Manoj Kumar of Malgharia Capital Advisors along with a few HNIs.
CivilsDaily was founded in 2015 by Shikhar Sachan and Rohit Pande. The startup aggregates and curates news items that are relevant for test preparation, from authenticated news sources and connects their backstory in full. The platform is an online education venture by Apeirogon and is available on Android platform where it has become the #1 app in terms of ratings and search rankings in its segment within a year of its launch.
An aspirant can also log on to the website and browse through material available from several of its categories, namely, Economics, Environment & Biodiversity, Geography, History, Polity, Science & Tech, Trivia and World Events.
The startup will use the money to expand its team and develop the product, besides exploring upcoming sectors of news consumption. A Hindi module for daily newscards, will be added to cater to an audience that does not have a reliable medium for preparation along with upgradation of content management system to release niche offerings in other sectors of news consumption.With CivilsDaily maturing as a platform, Apeirogon looks forward to expand and reimagine news and its communities by understanding news reading patterns across sectors.
CivilsDaily enlisted with Enablers in December 2015.
DealStreetAsia – http://www.dealstreetasia.com/stories/ed-tech-startup-civilsdaily-raises-funding-led-by-malgharia-capitals-manoj-kumar-33087/
Iamwire – http://www.iamwire.com/2016/03/funding-aahaa-civilsdaily-tinystep-migme/133258
Inc42 – http://inc42.com/flash-feed/civilsdaily-funding/
IndiaInfoline – http://www.indiainfoline.com/article/news-top-story/more-funding-snapchat-civilsdaily-arcatron-mobility-raise-funds-116030400516_1.html
Startup City– http://www.startupcity.com/news/delhibased-edtech-startup-civildaily-seizes-an-undisclosed-amount-for-product-development-nid-2607.html
TechStory – http://techstory.in/civilsdaily-raisesfunding-4032016/
TheInternet – http://theinternet.co.in/online-news-curator-civilsdaily-raises-seed-funding/
VC Circle – http://www.vccircle.com/news/technology/2016/03/04/online-news-curator-civilsdaily-raises-seed-funding
Nternet.in – http://nternet.in/online-news-curator-civilsdaily-raises-seed-funding
E27 – https://e27.co/edtech-startup-curates-news-test-preparation-bags-funding-20160304/
WikiNews – http://www.wikinewsindia.com/tag/civilsdaily/
Medianama – http://www.medianama.com/2016/03/223-funding-roundup-civilsdaily-vanitycube-mygubbi-more/
Enablers facilitates USD 2 Million funding from CASHurDRIVE for Room on Call
Enablers successfully raised USD 2 million for Delhi based budget accommodation aggregator, Room on call from CASHurDRIVE (CUD).
Founded in 2015 by PradeepSajjan, Amit Goel, NirupmaDhawan, Room on Call (ROC) is meant exclusively for the seekers of branded budgeted accommodation. Travelers can choose their preferred destination from an array of choicest properties, including prominent guest houses, boutique hotels and hotels, with the help of actual photos provided by the website. The company has also introduced a mobile app to enable the customers to book their accommodation more conveniently.
With a current inventory of 8000+ room nights everyday, ROC has already marked its presence in 42+ cities and aims to start its operations across 150 locations and 20,000 rooms in India by year-end.
The funding will be used for marketing and strengthening operation in metros along with expanding presence in tier 2 and 3 cities. A part will also be spent on hiring new talent and scaling up operations to make a pan-India presence.
Room On Call enlisted with Enablers in August 2015.
Economic Times – http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/small-biz/startups/budget-hotel-aggregator-room-on-call-dials-in-a-bridge-round/articleshow/51496721.cms
Inc42 – http://inc42.com/flash-feed/room-on-call-secures-2-mn-from-cashurdrive-cud/
Knowstartup – http://knowstartup.com/2016/03/room-on-call-2m-funding/
Startup City – http://www.startupcity.com/news/room-on-call-gearsup-with-2-million-to-broaden-its-business-domain-nid-2713.html
TheInternet – http://theinternet.co.in/budget-hotel-aggregator-room-on-call-gets-2m-funding/
VCCircle – http://www.vccircle.com/news/technology/2016/03/21/budget-hotel-aggregator-room-call-gets-2m-funding
YourStory – http://yourstory.com/2016/03/room_on_call-funding/
Indulge Beverages Owned Bonhomia Raises $500K in Bridge Round of Funding
Delhi based Indulge Beverages, which owns and distributes premium tea and coffee brand Bonhomia, has raised $500,000 (Rs 3.3 crore) in a bridge round of funding. It is also in talks with potential strategic investors for a majority stake sale. The new funding round, which was closed this month, was led by existing backers including seed-stage investment firm Fireside Ventures and real estate group scion Apurv Salarpuria of Salarpuria Group. Valpro Capital (the company behind the capital raising platform Enablers) and an unnamed early-stage investor also put in money. The funds will be utilized for strengthening its distribution and manufacturing capabilities.
Founded by Kunal Bhagat and Tuhin Jain, Bonhomia is the creator and leader of the premium single serve coffee & tea capsule category in India. The four-year old company caters to both retail and institutional segments, including Oberoi Group of hotels, Ritz Carlton and multiple Hyatt hotels. Bonhomia also retails through Amazon and Snapdeal as well as through retail chains Croma, Godrej Nature’s Basket and Spencer’s Retail, among others.
The company has shared that the business revenue has grown 10 times over last year particularly led by the increased demand of the product in the retail channel. Bonhomia has already setup over 60 consumer experience zones across the country and plans to expand the same to more than 150 before the year end, given the strong consumer traction.
BWDisrupt – http://bwdisrupt.businessworld.in/article/Indulge-Beverages-Owned-Bonhomia-Raises-500K-Bridge-Round-of-Funding/15-06-2016-99183/
DealStreetAsia – http://www.dealstreetasia.com/stories/india-dealbook-jivox-indulge-beverages-oneway-cab-raise-funding-44158/
EconomicTimes – http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/small-biz/money/bonhomia-maker-indulge-beverages-raises-rs-3-3-crore-in-bridge-round-of-funding/articleshow/52738894.cms
Inc42 – https://inc42.com/flash-feed/bonhomia-raises-1-mn/
MyBigPlunge – http://mybigplunge.com/startup-and-entrepreneurship/bonhomia-raises-bridge-funding/
TheTechBulletin – http://www.thetechbulletin.com/bonhomia-raises-bridge-funding-34781/
YourStory – http://yourstory.com/2015/04/bonhomia-indulge-beverages-startup/
Overcart raises USD 3 mn from JSW Ventures, Omidyar, others
Overcart, a startup providing returns management and liquidation services to e-commerce firms has raised USD 3 million (about Rs 20 crore) from JSW Ventures, Omidyar Network, Sattva Capital and Venture Works. The funding will be utilized to invest in hardware and software innovations to diagnose, refurbish and quality check products across more categories and locations.
Founded by Saptarshi Nath and Alex Souter Overcart is focused on building a new-to- world back-end and adding innovative services. The team has managed to scale the business on positive economics while pushing the bar in operational & technological innovations. It recently expanded into Mumbai and added consumer electronics to its product portfolio. Overcart also launched its own warranty brand – Overtrust — that provides walk-in product repair services in 55 cities across India.
The company’s philosophy of putting quality first brings much needed transparency to an otherwise opaque ‘buyer beware’ market, while tapping into the massive demand for unboxed and refurbished goods.
India Infoline – http://www.indiainfoline.com/article/news-top- story/overcart-raises- 3-mn- series-a-funding-116070800377_1.html
MoneyControl – http://www.moneycontrol.com/news/sme/overcart-raises-usd-3-mnjsw-ventures-omidyar-others_7003301.html
Business Standard – http://wap.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/overcart-raises-usd-3-mn-from-jsw-ventures-omidyar-others-116070800637_1.html
BWDisrupt – http://bwdisrupt.businessworld.in/article/Deals-RoundUp-Crofarm-FlexiLoans-Overcart-JSW-Ventures-Omidyar-Network-Sattva-Capital-Venture-Works-and-Paytm/09-07-2016-100210/
CIOL – http://www.ciol.com/funding-roundup-oyo-pitstop-quickli-technologies-and-more/
Finsmes – http://www.finsmes.com/2016/07/overcart-raises-3m-in-series-a-funding.html
Inc42 – https://inc42.com/flash-feed/overcart-raises-3-mn-series-funding/
Livemint – http://www.livemint.com/Companies/l7JC7d4R5StgDKuLeCJyzN/Overcart-raises-Series-A-funding-from-GrowthStory-others.html
TheTechPortal – http://thetechportal.com/2016/07/09/overcart/
Yourstory – http://yourstory.com/2016/07/overcart/
Enablers facilitates funding for Biryani By Kilo from investors including the Chandigarh Angel Network
Enablers successfully raised a seed round for premium quick service restaurant chain Biryani By Kilo from investors including Chandigarh Angels Network (CAN).
Founded in 2015 by Kaushik Roy and Vishal Jindal, Biryani By Kilo (BBK) is quick service restaurant that follows the traditional dum style biryani recipe that cooks and delivers biryani in the same handi. The brand specializes in offering 8 different types of Biryani along with a curated mughlai menu which serves kebabs, korma & breads.
BBK has changed the concept of portion size and instead started the unique idea of delivering only by weight i.e. kilo. It also has introduced the concept of “Aanch” which is provided along with every order which allows the consumers to warm their biryani at their convenience before having it.
Presently, it has 2 operational kitchens in Gurgaon and Dwarka and works on a Hub and Spoke model. Currently, it receives daily orders of 60-70 with average ticket size of INR 1,000 and 35% repeat customers.
The funding will be used for expansion in Delhi NCR to open 5 more kitchens. A part will also be spent on infrastructure and hiring new talent particularly for marketing and technology.
Biryani By Kilo enlisted with Enablers in June 2016.
BW Businessworld: http://bwdisrupt.businessworld.in/article/Exclusive-Biryani-By-Kilo-Raises-Angel-Funding-of-Rs-2-5-Cr-To-Scale-Up-Faster/18-02-2017-113139/
Franchise India: http://news.franchiseindia.com/restaurant/Biryani-By-Kilo-secures-angel-funding-from-a-clutch-of-investors.n14070
Drone technology start-up Aarav Unmanned Systems raises undisclosed amount of funding led by GrowX and 500 Startups via Enablers
Bengaluru-based drone startup Aarav Unmanned Systems (AUS) has raised an undisclosed amount in a Pre-Series A funding round from GrowX Ventures, 500 Startups, and BellWether Advisors aided by ValPro’s Enablers. The round also saw the participation of existing investors StartupXseed, 3ONE4 Capital and Sanjay Jesrani. The proceeds from the round will be used for expanding the company’s reach and furthering R&D activities.
Founded in 2013 by Nikhil Upadhye, Banshiwala, Vipul Singh and Yeshwanth Reddy, AUS is a game changing venture in the industrial and agricultural asset management space leveraging drone technology.
With the aim of building the future of drones and their applications in the enterprise space, AUS offers high-value engineering solutions to enterprises across GIS (geographic information system) surveying/mapping, industrial inspection and precision agriculture.
Healthcare Lending Startup LetsMD raises USD 1 Million in Pre-Series A funding via Enablers
Delhi-based healthcare lending startup LetsMD has raised USD 1 Million in a Pre-Series A funding round led by SRI Capital. The round also saw the participation of existing investors Waterbridge Ventures along with Thinkuvate. The proceeds from the round will be used to scale up its Pan-India operations.
Enablers, an undertaking of ValPro, worked end-to-end on the fundraising transaction for LetsMD. The scope included identifying and reaching out to the investor as well as assisting in closure of the definitive agreements.
Founded in 2013 by Tenzin Thargay, Nivesh Khandelwal and Prakhar Gupta, LetsMD gives financial access to people for tertiary level healthcare needs. It uses technology to generate loans faster and cater to a wide segment of borrowers who traditionally depend on private sources at exorbitant interest rates.
With the aim of improving financial access in the healthcare space, LetsMD has tied up with more than 200 reputed hospitals and super speciality chains like Fortis Healthcare, BLK Hospital and Apollo Hospitals in the Delhi-NCR region so far.
Hindu Business Line: https://www.thehindubusinessline.com/news/sri-capital-invests-1-mn-in-letsmd/article23501641.ece
United News of India: http://www.uniindia.com/letsmd-raises–1-mn-in-pre-series-a-funding-from-slew-of-investors/states/news/1196488.html#7FFUujtzPDu8AMJH.99
Telangana Today: https://telanganatoday.com/sri-capital-leads-investment-letsmd
Fintech start-up Cashcow raises seed funding led by Astarc Ventures via Enablers
Mumbai-based fintech startup Cashcow has raised a seed round led by Astarc Ventures and participation from Yes Bank’s family office, ValPro Capital and a Japanese Fund apart from some HNIs. Enablers, a unit of ValPro was the sole advisor on the deal. The proceeds from the round will be used to increase distribution and strengthen its technology capabilities to capture greater scale.
Incorporated in 2017, Cashcow offers a wide array of financial products such as home loans, mortgage loans, personal loans, and credit cards to consumers at their doorstep. It also provides a tech platform to existing and upcoming direct selling agents’ networks.
Tech-based agri supply chain startup Crofarm raises undisclosed bridge round from HNI via Enablers
Enablers advised Delhi-based agri-supply chain startup Crofarm for raising an undisclosed amount from an HNI.
Crofarm is building a technology-powered supply chain that supports farmers and provides businesses with fresh produce efficiently and with minimal wastage. It supplies fruits and vegetables to a network of retailers through its multiple distribution centres. It sources fresh produce directly from farmers across Haryana, UP, Delhi, Bengaluru, and Maharashtra.
The company would use proceeds towards ramping up operations and team.