Enterprise payments firm Airpay secures Series A funding from Kalaari Capital, others

For-Airpay-Fundraise-Story-TC_ThinkstockPhotos-505770038Mumbai-based payment services startup Airpay has raised Rs 24 crore ($3.6 million) as part of a Series A round led by Kalaari Capital and existing investors Rakesh and Rajesh Jhunjhunwala. The company, operated by Airpay Payment Services Pvt. Ltd, will use the funds to build its technology, sales, distribution and support infrastructure to expand its […]

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Exclusive: Tiger Global may be part-exiting Flipkart with 3x return

EXIT_FREE2Tiger Global, the biggest investor in Flipkart, may have struck a deal with Microsoft and other new investors to sell a part of its stake in the e-commerce company in the latest fund-raising round that valued it at $9.3 billion pre-money, a person familiar with the conversations told VCCircle. While US online retailer eBay, Chinese […]

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ShopClues looks to raise $75-100 mn in pre-IPO round

ShopCluesClues Network Pvt. Ltd, which runs e-commerce company ShopClues, is looking to raise $75-100 million (Rs 490-652 crore) in fresh funding even as it begins discussions with merchant banks for an initial public offering (IPO), a financial daily reported on Tuesday. The transaction is expected to be a mix of primary and secondary components, The […]

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Exclusive: GrabOnRent close to raising Series A round

Bangalore-based GrabOnRent Internet Pvt. Ltd, which runs product rental marketplace GrabOnRent, is close to raising $3 million (Rs 19.5 crore) in Series A funding from new and existing investors, two persons familiar with the matter said. Existing investors IvyCap Ventures and Unicorn India Ventures will also participate in the round, the people cited above added. […]

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Marico picks 45% stake in men’s grooming startup Beardo

Stack_shah_001Marico Ltd, the maker of Parachute hair oil and Saffola cooking oil, on Friday announced its foray into the male grooming market by picking up stake in Zed Lifestyle Pvt Ltd, which owns Beardo. The FMCG major, as per a stock market disclosure, acquired 45% stake for an undisclosed amount in the Ahmedabad-based company. The […]

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Agri-tech startup FarMart raises seed funding from IAN

For-Farmart-Story-VC_20160402_SJ_Crops-Jammu-and-Kashmir-009Indian Angel Network (IAN) has made an undisclosed investment in Gurgaon-based FarMart, a renting platform for farm equipment, a statement issued by the company stated. Ambarish Raghuvanshi, who led the investment on behalf of IAN, has also joined the board of the startup, the press note added. Operated by Farmart Service Pvt Ltd, the startup […]

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Women-focused media startup POPxo raises $2.7 mn from GREE Ventures, others

Women-focused media startup POPxo raises $2.7 mn from GREE VenturesPOPxo.com, a digital publication targeted at young women, has raised $2.7 million in a Series B funding round led by Japanese venture capital firm GREE Ventures with participation from its existing investors Kalaari Capital and IDG Ventures India. The company will invest the fresh capital on product enhancement to build new features and different formats […]

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Bhavin Turakhia to invest $25 mn more in enterprise messenger Flock

Bhavin-Turakhia23Billionaire Bhavin Turakhia plans to invest $25 million in enterprise team messenger app Flock to enhance product innovation and meet global demand, the company said in a statement. As the company closes in on US-based Slack, which offers a chat and messaging app for businesses, for a larger share of the enterprise market, it also […]

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PickMyLaundry acquires OneClickWash in all-cash deal

LaundryNew Delhi-based PML Solutions Pvt Ltd, which runs on-demand dry cleaning and laundry services provider PickMyLaundry, has acquired subscription-based laundry and dry cleaning startup OneClickWash for an undisclosed amount in an all-cash deal. The acquisition will help PickMyLaundry to leverage OneClickWash’s laundry processing unit and tech infrastructure, as well as an experienced team, to improve […]

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Big data company Infoworks raises $15 mn from Centerview Capital, Nexus

Amar ArsikereData warehousing company Infoworks.io Inc. has raised $15 million (Rs 98 crore) in its Series B round of investment led by Centerview Capital Technology. Existing investor Nexus Venture Partners also took part in this round, Infoworks said in a statement. As part of the investment, Ned Hooper, partner at Centerview, has joined the board of […]

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