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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Gadget repair startup iService gets $440K in seed funding

Gadget repair startup iServiceBengaluru-based ServiceMonk Technologies Pvt Ltd, which operates gadget repair startup iService, has raised Rs 3 crore (about $440,000) in seed funding led by Blume Ventures. Freshdesk co-founder Girish Mathrubootham and TaxiForSure co-founder Aprameya Radhakrishna also invested in this round, the startup said in a statement on Friday. Tapzo chief executive Ankur Singla, former Flipkart executive […]

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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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BookEventZ raises undisclosed amount in pre-Series A funding

fundingOnline event-booking platform BookEventZ has raised an undisclosed amount in pre-series A funding from Lead Angels, Mumbai Angels and LetsVenture. Existing investors, including Girish Mathrubootham, Anbu Pandian, co-founder of PanZeea Solutions and Ishan Singh, director of Recapital Ventures, also participated in the round, the company said in a statement on Wednesday. BookEventz, run by Urban […]

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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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Freshdesk raises $55 mn from Sequoia, Accel Partners

For-Freshdesk-Story-TC_ThinkstockPhotos-518428665Freshdesk Inc., which provides cloud-based customer engagement software, has raised $55 million (Rs 366 crore) in its Series F funding round led by Sequoia Capital India and existing investor Accel Partners. The company will use the money for launching new products and global expansion, it said in a statement on Tuesday. Girish Mathrubootham, founder and […]

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Freshdesk buys former Google execs’ social chat platform Chatimity

Chatimity_team_feSan Francisco- and Chennai-based Freshdesk Inc, which provides cloud-based customer engagement software, has acquired Chatimity Software Pvt. Ltd, a social chat platform that uses artificial intelligence (AI) and chatbot technology. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed. “With their focus on artificial intelligence and chatbots, the Chatimity team, now part of Freshdesk, has already […]

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Women-focused jobs portal Sheroes gets $1.8 mn from Lumis Partners, others

Sheroes, a career platform for women, has raised Rs 12 crore in a Series A round of funding led by Gurgaon-based investment firm Lumis Partners. The HR Fund, angel investor Rajul Garg and existing investor Raghav Bahl-led Quintillion Media also participated in the round, according to a press statement. The transaction is part of a […]

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