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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Lending startup Indifi raises $10 mn in Series B

For-Indifi-Story-TC_ThinkstockPhotos-544970538Gurgaon-based fintech startup Indifi Technologies Pvt Ltd, floated by angel investor and venture capital firm Canaan Partners’ former India chief Alok Mittal, has raised $10 million (Rs 66.5 crore) in a Series B funding round led by Omidyar Network — an investment firm founded by eBay founder Pierre Omidyar. The round also saw participation from […]

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Anupam Mittal, Rajan Anandan, Kunal Shah & Zishaan Hayath among top angel investors in Q3

top 10 angel investorsAngel investors in the country have kept funds flowing for startups at a time when venture capital investors seem to be holding back. In the first nine months of 2016, the value of investments has declined significantly across all investment categories such as private equity and venture capital but angels and seed funds continue lending […]

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Little Black Book gets $1.2 mn funding from IDG, IAN

LBBDelhi-based curated city and lifestyle guide Little Black Book (LBB) has raised $1.2 million from IDG Ventures India and Indian Angel Network (IAN). Techcircle had first reported in April that LBB has received a commitment from IDG to bring in half of the total Rs 8 crore that it plans to raise, while the remainder […]

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Ed-tech platform Unacademy raises $500K

Sorting Hat Technologies Pvt. Ltd, which runs education technology platform Unacademy, has raised $500,000 (about Rs 3.3 crore) in a funding round led by Blume Ventures. Google’s Rajan Anandan, CommonFloor founder Sumit Jain, redBus founder Phanindra Sama, TaxiForSure founder Aprameya Radhakrishna and former Flipkart executive Sujeet Kumar also participated in the round. “Unacademy’s vision is […]

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Hero’s Pawan Munjal, Google’s Anandan back bike taxi startup Rapido

RapidoBangalore-based Roppen Transportation Services Pvt Ltd said on Tuesday it has raised an undisclosed amount in a pre-Series A round of funding from investors including Hero MotoCorp Ltd chairman Pawan Munjal and Google India managing director Rajan Anandan. People Group CEO Anupam Mittal, Smile Group founder Harish Bahl, former Flipkart chief business officer Ankit Nagori […]

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Google’s Rajan Anandan backs premium products platform Smytten

SurfboatsGurgaon-based Surfboats Solutions Pvt Ltd, which operates online discovery and shopping platform for premium lifestyle offerings called Smytten, has raised an undisclosed amount in funding from Google India’s managing director Rajan Anandan. The funds will be used for enhancing user experience, product development and expanding both user and brand base, a company statement said. In […]

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Google’s Rajan Anandan backs premium products platform Smytten

SurfboatsGurgaon-based Surfboats Solutions Pvt Ltd, which operates online discovery and shopping platform for premium lifestyle offerings called Smytten, has raised an undisclosed amount in funding from Google India’s managing director Rajan Anandan. The funds will be used for enhancing user experience, product development and expanding both user and brand base, a company statement said. In […]

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Task management app dunzo gets $650K from Blume, Aspada, others

dunzo_feBangalore-based daily tasks management app dunzo has raised $650,000 (around Rs 4.4 crore) in pre-Series A round of funding led by Aspada Investment Advisors and Blume Ventures. Prominent angel investors including Google India MD Rajan Anandan and JustDial CTO Sandipan Chattopadhyay also participated in the funding round. Founded in 2015 by Ankur Aggarwal, Dalvir Suri, Mukund Jha […]

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