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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Six startups that make life easier for women

For-Enterpreneur-Story_ThinkstockPhotos-4912451372Finding a job after a prolonged professional gap or locating a hygienic toilet in a crowded market can be a daunting task for women. However, a lot of startups are coming up with innovative and tech-enabled solutions to address these challenges and many more. These startups aim to tap into a market opportunity by trying […]

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Meet five women entrepreneurs who overcame the odds

For-Enterpreneur-Story_ThinkstockPhotos-4912451372Taking up entrepreneurship is not easy but it is no longer alien to women in India. Many women have made a mark in the startup ecosystem and have shown what it takes to live their dream. Be it in e-commerce, fashion or digital payments, these women are scripting a success story despite social and cultural […]

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Hiring portal iimjobs.com raises $2 mn in Series A funding

IIMJobsJob portal iimjobs.com, run by Highorbit Careers Pvt. Ltd, has secured $2 million (Rs 13 crore) in its Series A round of funding led by early-stage investment firm India Quotient. Tracxn Labs and Calcutta Angels also participated in this round, founder Tarun Matta said. “This round gives us the ability to serve our customers better. […]

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What keeps top angel investors going?

Invest_thnk_stockIf you think Binny Bansal, the co-founder of India’s largest e-tailer Flipkart, is only interested in online retail space, you could not be more wrong. Bansal is as interested in aerospace and defence, healthcare, technology & equipment and leisure products, as he is in online retail, if you go by the kind of startups he […]

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Wherever we find relevance, we will acquire, says Sheroes’ Sairee Chahal

Sairee ChahalA community platform, a career destination, a guide in all spheres of life, Sheroes aims to be a one-stop shop for women for all their personal and professional needs. It currently has a one million strong community of women, who come together to share experiences, use resources for self-development, and find opportunities to improve their […]

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Sheroes acquires job portal for women Gharkamai

Women_career_thinkstock2Women-focussed career platform Sheroes has acquired Gharkamai.com, an online platform which helps stay-at-home professional women find work, for an undisclosed amount. “Sheroes helps women to take control of their careers, whether it is home based, part-time, or full time. We are very excited and welcome the users of Gharkamai to Sheroes and assure to help […]

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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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Outlook 2016: 12 women entrepreneurs to watch out for

OUTLOOK_LEEven as the Bansals and the Yadavs hogged the limelight for the most part of 2015, there was a set of women entrepreneurs silently toiling away to take their startups to the next level. Be it e-commerce or fin-tech, these women did not shy away from the wave of entrepreneurship sweeping the country. And the […]

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