Freshdesk plays catch-up with Zoho and Salesforce, launches app marketplace

freshdeskChennai-based Freshdesk Technologies Pvt Ltd has launched its own app marketplace for developers and clients, the company said in a press statement. The marketplace allows customers to discover and install apps and helps maximise the capabilities of their helpdesk. Developers can earn revenue through integrations and extensions. It enables flow of information between Freshdesk and […]

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Auto services startup GoBumpr raises $300K led by Chennai Angels

driver-truck-drivingNortherly Automotive Solutions Pvt Ltd, which runs and operates automobile services platform GoBumpr, has raised $300,000 (Rs 2 crore) in a round led by The Chennai Angels. Mahalingam K, who owns Chennai-based used car business TSM Group, led the round on behalf of the angel network. Girish Mathrubootham, chief executive and founder of customer support […]

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Chandrasekarans in startup world: It’s resolve, not the IIT-IIM tag, that matters

The elevation of Tata lifer N Chandrasekaran as chairman of India’s most revered corporate group—the $103-billion salt-to-software conglomerate Tata Sons—begs the much-debated question: Does one’s college pedigree matter? Corner offices at top business houses, both in India and abroad, are usually occupied by alumni of global business schools and leading engineering colleges. But Chandra, or […]

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SaaS startup SecurAX secures funding from Axilor, Parampara Capital

For-SecurAX-Story-TC_ThinkstockPhotos-607900634Cloud-based solutions provider SecurAX Tech Solutions (I) Pvt Ltd has secured an undisclosed amount of funding from early stage investor Axilor Ventures, Parampara Early Stage Opportunities Fund and a clutch of angel investors, a report by a financial daily on Friday stated. The Bengaluru-based company will use the funds raised to upgrade its technology, widen […]

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Arvato CRM Solutions acquires tech startup Ramyam

hand_sackArvato CRM Solutions, a global customer relationship management company and subsidiary of German conglomerate Bertelsmann, has acquired Bengaluru-based IT and analytics company Ramyam Intelligence Lab Pvt. Ltd, Arvato said in a statement on Wednesday. The financial details of the transaction were not revealed. Ramyam will continue to operate under its brand name following the acquisition. […]

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Freshdesk buys SaaS startup Pipemonk in seventh acquisition

pipemonk teamCloud-based customer engagement software Freshdesk Inc. has acquired software-as-a-service (SaaS) startup Pipemonk for an undisclosed amount. This is Freshdesk’s seventh acquisition in the last 16 months and is a part of an overall strategy to create an ecosystem of interlinked Freshdesk and third-party products for businesses, the company said in a statement. “With the Pipemonk […]

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Online events platform Hubilo secures angel funding

funding-by-mukul-(3)2Ahmedabad-based events startup Hubilo Softech Pvt. Ltd has secured an undisclosed amount of angel funding from 12 investors, including Freshdesk CEO and co-founder Girish Mathrubootham, multiple media reports said. Hubilo will use the funds to develop its technology platform and grow its sales and marketing efforts, the Business Standard reported. The startup allows event organisers […]

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Enterprise sales assistant startup Vymo raises $5 mn from Sequoia

FUND_raise_feUS- and Bengaluru-based enterprise sales assistant Vymo Solutions Pvt. Ltd has raised $5 million (nearly Rs 34 crore) in Series A funding from Sequoia Capital India. Vymo said it would use this funding to deepen its R&D (research and development) and strengthen its presence in international markets. The three-year-old startup – which has been bootstrapped […]

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Crownit raises funding from Girish Mathrubootham, Kunal Shah and Anand Chandrasekaran

Crownit2_fGurgaon-based GoldVIP Technology Solutions Pvt. Ltd that operates merchant discovery and rewards platform Crownit has secured an undisclosed investment from a group of investors, it said in a statement. Those who took part in the funding round include Freshdesk CEO Girish Mathrubootham, Freecharge’s Kunal Shah and Sandeep Tandon and Snapdeal’s former chief product officer Anand […]

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Freshdesk hires former WalmartLabs exec STS Prasad as engineering head

Cloud-based customer service software provider Freshdesk Inc. has appointed former WalmartLabs executive STS Prasad as its senior vice president of engineering. Prasad will lead all initiatives related to technology development and oversee infrastructure enhancements to support Freshdesk’s growing customer base and product roadmap, the company said in a statement. The appointment is part of the […]

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