Online home décor marketplace Livspace buys community linking designers DezignUp

Bangalore-based Home Interior Designs E-commerce Pvt Ltd, the startup behind Livspace, an online marketplace for personalised home interior design and décor, has acquired DezignUp, a marketplace of design professionals, as per a company statement. As part of the deal, the co-founders of DezignUp and its core team will join Livspace. Post the acquisition, Livspace will […]

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Peesh Venture Capital raises $50M fund; launches startup accelerator in India

Early-stage investment firm cum startup accelerator Peesh Venture Capital (PVC), which has backed a clutch of US-based startups has said it will now also invest in India out of its recently raised $50 million (Rs 301 crore) fund. It has simultaneously also launched accelerator programme in India. It will mainly work with startups in the […]

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Power bank provider Chargein raises $100K from Pittie Group’s family office

Mumbai-based power bank provider Chargein has raised $100,000 (about Rs 62 lakh) from a family office of Pittie Group, a top executive of the company told Techcircle.in. As part of the deal, Aditya Pittie, CEO, Pittie Group, will join the board of the company. The firm will use the funds for research and development to […]

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Social media analytics startup Unmetric’s Lakshmanan Narayan on new products, differentiators

Chennai- and New York-based social media benchmarking startup Unmetric Inc provides social media intelligence platform to agencies and brands across 20 countries. The company has raised $9 million to date across two rounds of funding from Nexus Venture Partners and JAFCO Asia. Techcircle.in spoke to its founder Lakshmanan Narayan to understand its business traction and […]

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Energy solutions startup Urjas raises $100K from Solidarity Venture Capital, others

Mumbai-based energy solutions startup Urjas Energy Solutions Pvt Ltd has raised $100,000 (about Rs 62 lakh) in funding from Solidarity Venture Capital and a few unnamed angel investors, a top executive of the company told Techcircle.in. The firm will use the funds to expand its reach across Maharashtra, Gujarat and Karnataka, as well as to […]

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Housing.com buys property related discussion site Indian Real Estate Forum for $1.2M

Mumbai-based Locon Solutions Pvt Ltd, the company behind real estate listing portal Housing.com, has acquired online property related discussion platform Indian Real Estate Forum for $1.2 million (Rs 8 crore) in an all cash deal, according to sources close to the development. The acquisition will help Housing.com get access to user generated content that can help home […]

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Fin-tech startup Artoo raises $500K from Accion Venture Lab & Artha Initiative

Bangalore-based Artoo IT Solutions Pvt Ltd, a finTech startup that provides customer relationship management (CRM) solution to lending institutions, has raised $500,000 (Rs 3.1 crore) in its Series A round of funding from Accion Venture Lab and Switzerland-based Rianta Capital Zurich’s Artha Initiative, as per a company statement. “We will use the funds for international […]

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Jobs search & resume building app Super Jobs acqui-hires m-commerce enabler Crunch Commerce

Mumbai-based Super Jobs Pvt Ltd, the company behind jobs search & resume building app under the same brand, has acqui-hired mobile commerce enabling firm Crunch Commerce Inc., as per a company statement. As part of the deal, Dayson Pais, founder of Crunch, along with his entire team has joined Super Jobs. US- and Mumbai-based Crunch […]

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Online payment startup RazorPay raises $120K from Y Combinator

Jaipur-based Razorpay Software Pvt Ltd, an online payment startup, has raised $120,000 (about Rs 74.7 lakh) in funding from US-based startup accelerator Y Combinator, according to a company statement. As a part of the deal, Y Combinator will also provide the startup with three-month acceleration. The funds will be used for covering compliance expenses for […]

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Online job referral service Round One raises funding from HT Media and Info Edge exec Arun Duggal

Round One Network Pvt Ltd, which runs an online job referral platform Round One, has raised an undisclosed amount in its pre-Series A round of funding from HT Media (owner of Shine.com) and Arun Duggal, board member, Info Edge (owner of Naukri.com), as per a company statement. The funds will be used for product development […]

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