Exclusive: Fashion app Fynd secures funding from Facebook’s Anand Chandrasekaran

Fynd-TCFashion portal Fynd, run by Shopsense Technologies Pvt Ltd, has raised an undisclosed amount of funding from Facebook executive Anand Chandrasekaran, two people familiar with the matter who did not wish to be identified told TechCircle.in. Rajiv Mehta, chief executive of Arvind SportsLifestyle and Ramakant Sharma, co-founder of Livspace, also participated in the round. Fynd, […]

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O2O marketing platform The BlueBook gets $500K from IAN, LetsVenture, others

For-The-Bluebook-Story-TC_bread-food-restaurant-people_feBengaluru-based online-to-offline (O2O) marketing platform The BlueBook has raised a $500,000 (Rs 3.39 crore) in a seed round of funding led by Indian Angel Network (IAN), it said in a statement. Srinubabu Gedela (chief executive, OMICS International), Avinash Vashistha (founder, Tholons Capital and former ‎chairman and country managing director of Accenture) and Rajiv Mehta (chief […]

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Why startups are making a beeline for the online-to-offline space

1: Praveer Kochhar (Shouut), 2 & 3: Co-founders Satish Mani & Manish Chopra (Little), 4 & 5: Co-founders Samik Sarkar & Shashank Agnihotri (Zakoopi), 6 & 7 & 8: Co-founders Amit Koshal, Rishi Batra, Amit Sharma (Fashalot), 9: Danish Ahmed (Shopsity)End-of-season sales were once known for eager shoppers lining up at store doors early in the morning to get the best bargains. In the last couple of years, however, the crowds have thinned out. Customers now prefer to buy online, attracted by the frequent discounts offered by e-commerce stores. It is to lure back the […]

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Why startups are making a beeline for the online-to-offline space

1: Praveer Kochhar (Shouut), 2 & 3: Co-founders Satish Mani & Manish Chopra (Little), 4 & 5: Co-founders Samik Sarkar & Shashank Agnihotri (Zakoopi), 6 & 7 & 8: Co-founders Amit Koshal, Rishi Batra, Amit Sharma (Fashalot), 9: Danish Ahmed (Shopsity)End-of-season sales were once known for eager shoppers lining up at store doors early in the morning to get the best bargains. In the last couple of years, however, the crowds have thinned out. Customers now prefer to buy online, attracted by the frequent discounts offered by e-commerce stores. It is to lure back the […]

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How Danish Ahmed is trying to turn the tables on e-commerce with Shopsity

VCCircle_Danish-AhmedDanish Ahmed does not believe that brick-and-mortar stores need to see the internet as an adversary. At a time when e-commerce seems to be luring customers with discounts and deals, especially in the metros, he says that the internet can be the biggest ally of offline retailers. And he is on his way to prove […]

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Online-to-offline app Fashalot gets seed funding from YourNest, others

Online-to-offlineInnotarget Fashalot Retails Pvt Ltd, which runs location-based fashion and store discovery mobile platform, Fashalot, has raised an undisclosed amount of funds in its pre-Series A funding round, led by YourNest Angel Fund and angel investor Rajul Garg. The new capital will be invested in product development, talent acquisition and business development, it said in […]

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