We’re going to be playing an entirely different ball game in 2017, says Hike’s Kavin Bharti Mittal

Kavin Bharti MittalHaving entered the coveted $1-billion-club of startups in India, Kavin Bharti Mittal is more confident than ever about the success of his four-year-old startup Hike. In August, the messaging app raised $175 million (Rs 1,170 crore) from China’s Tencent Holdings Ltd, Taiwan’s Foxconn Technology Group and other investors. Hike’s rivals, incidentally, include global tech giants […]

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Exclusive: Helpchat raising Series C funding from American Express Ventures, others

Helpchat_feCoraza Technologies Pvt. Ltd, which runs Helpchat and OneDirect, has secured a Series C round of funding led by American Express Ventures, the venture investment arm of American Express Co, and existing investor Sequoia Capital, two people privy to the development told Techcircle. American Express Ventures made its maiden investment in India in 2014 by […]

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Recruitment app Talentrack targets media and entertainment sectors

Vineet BajpaiVineet Bajpai’s tryst with entrepreneurship started way back in 2010 when he founded digital agency network, Magnon International, which was acquired by Omnicom Group, the parent of TBWA one of the largest advertising networks in the country, in 2013. He was then elevated as the group chief executive, becoming the youngest person to lead a […]

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Local commerce site Promon.in raises $180K in bridge round

Promon.in, a local commerce platform, has received $180,000 (around Rs 1.2 crore) in a bridge round of funding from Delhi-based investment firm Now Capital, the company’s founder said. Sarabjeet Anand told TechCircle that the Delhi-based firm aims to use the funds for expansion and revamping its technology infrastructure. Part of the money will go to […]

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Instacar raises $1 mn of seed funding from Swastika

Ishan-Vyas_feHong Kong-based online outstation taxi marketplace InstaCar has received $1 million (Rs 6.65 crore) in seed round of funding from Hong kong-based Swastika Company Pvt Ltd, Ishan Vyas, co-founder of InstaCar told TechCircle. The two-months-old company aims to use the funds for scaling up operations, marketing, and brand building. InstaCar Technologies Pvt. Ltd, which runs InstaCar, […]

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Exclusive: Virtual health clinic for women Celes Care raises $1 mn from Endiya Partners

Raghu Bathina, co-founder & CEO, Celes CareCeles Care, a Hyderabad-based virtual health clinic for women, has received around $1 million (Rs 6.7 crore) in a seed round of funding from early-stage venture capital firm Endiya Partners and a few affluent individuals, a person close to the development told TechCircle. The company aims to use the funds for technology enhancement, marketing and […]

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Exclusive: Fin-tech startup InMotion gets funding from 1mg founders, others

Durgesh Nandann, Co-founder, InMotionFin-tech startup InMotion Media Ventures Pvt. Ltd has received an undisclosed amount of funding from online drug marketplace 1mg’s founders Prashant Tandon and Gaurav Agarwal, a top executive at the Noida-based startup told TechCircle. Gaurav Bhogle, product marketing manager at Google Maps; Shrishti Sahu, director at Aqaya, Shantanu Mathur, country head at Knowlarity Cloud Telephony; […]

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