With UberEATS, is Uber biting off more than it can chew?

UberEATSOnline food delivery is a tricky space for Indian startups, what with intense competition, wafer-thin margins and a funding drought that shows no signs of a let-up. So it was a bit of a surprise when San Francisco-based Uber, the world’s biggest startup by valuation, announced last week that it will soon launch its global […]

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Exclusive: Food-tech startup Holachef raises fresh funding from existing investors

HolachefMumbai-based startup Holachef has raised fresh funding from two of its existing venture capital investors even as food technology as a domain is going through consolidation. The food-tech startup run by Holachef Hospitality Pvt. Ltd that also counts Tata Sons’ chairman emeritus Ratan Tata as an investor, bagged Rs 13 crore ($1.95 million) from Kalaari […]

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Exclusive: Food-tech startup Holachef raises fresh funding from existing investors

HolachefMumbai-based startup Holachef has raised fresh funding from two of its existing venture capital investors even as food technology as a domain is going through consolidation. The food-tech startup run by Holachef Hospitality Pvt. Ltd that also counts Tata Sons’ chairman emeritus Ratan Tata as an investor, bagged Rs 13 crore ($1.95 million) from Kalaari […]

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Exclusive: Restaurant food pre-ordering app Zeppery shuts shop

Zeppery_feMobile app Zeppery which allows users to pre-order food at restaurants and other food outlets and thus avoid long queues has decided to shut shop, barely six months after commencing operations, a senior executive told Techcircle.in. “We were trying to copy, Tapingo, a US-based startup, but realised that this model is too early for the […]

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Logistics startup Locus raises $2.75M in Series A from Exfinity, Blume and others

LocusLogistics management platform Locus, run by Mara Labs Inc, has raised $2.75 million (around Rs 18.3 crore) in Series A funding led by Exfinity Venture Partners with participation from Blume Ventures and BeeNext, besides Rajesh Ranavat, managing director of Fung Capital. Existing investors also participated in this round. The startup, headquartered in the US with […]

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Exclusive: Food delivery startup Zapdel gets more angel funding

VCCircle_Food_FreeimageFood ordering marketplace Boibanit will rebrand itself to Zapdel and has raised an undisclosed amount of money in its second round of angel funding. Zapdel will use the funds raised from a set of Delhi-based affluent individuals to increase its market share in the 10 cities where it operates, co-founder Arunabh Parihar told Techcircle.in. He […]

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FreshMenu secures $17M in Series B funding led by Zodius

FreshMenu2FreshMenu, an online food-tech venture that delivers meals prepared at its kitchen facilities, has raised $17 million (around Rs 110 crore) in Series B funding led by Zodius Technology Fund. FreshMenu’s existing investor Lightspeed Venture Partners also put money in this round, Signal Hill India, the investment banker to the transaction, said in a statement. It […]

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