Home services startup Frapperz raises $100K in seed funding

Home services startup Frapperz raises $100K in seed fundingOn-demand home services provider Frapperz has raised $100,000 (Rs 66.6 lakh) in seed funding from a group of investors led by an Australia-based healthcare entrepreneur. The mobile platform, owned and operated by NumeroSeven Technologies Pvt Ltd, has recorded over 10,000 active downloads, the startup said in a press release. It claims to have clocked monthly […]

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Servify raises funding from Beenext, Blume Ventures, others

ServifyServify, a platform that works as a personal assistant to electronic gadgets and appliances, has raised an undisclosed amount in its pre-Series A round of funding from Beenext, and existing investors Blume Ventures and two German firms— Barkawi Holdings GmbH and TM Service Technology Holdings GmbH, according to a blog post on the company’s website. […]

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Beauty has a strong repeat rate: UrbanClap CEO

Abhiraj-BhalTwo-year-old UrbanClap, one of the most-funded startups in the home services industry, has charted out a clear growth plan for the next six months – focus on the beauty segment, add new categories like nannies, maids and cooks and keep improving its systems for better customer experience. The Gurgaon headquartered startup serves nearly 5,000-6,000 customer […]

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Exclusive: Former ITC exec Pradeep Dhobale invests in home services startup Renowala

Joshua Kumar, CEO, RenowalaHyderabad-based on-demand marketplace for home improvement services Renowala.com secured a second round of seed funding from FMCG veteran Pradeep Dhobale, a top company executive told Techcircle.in. Dhobale, who is a former ITC executive and an active angel investor, picked a 6.25% stake in the firm for an undisclosed amount, Renowala CEO Joshua Kumar said. The […]

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Exclusive: Wellness startup Gomalon raises second round of seed funding

Anil_KumarBangalore-based wellness services startup Gomalon Technology Ventures Pvt. Ltd has raised $100,000 (around Rs 68 lakh) in a second round of seed funding from a company that makes essential oils, natural food colours and spice extracts, Anil Kumar, co-founder, Gomalon told Techcircle. Kumar declined to name the company and only said that it has operations […]

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Exclusive: Wellness startup Gomalon raises second round of seed funding

Anil_KumarBangalore-based wellness services startup Gomalon Technology Ventures Pvt. Ltd has raised $100,000 (around Rs 68 lakh) in a second round of seed funding from a company that makes essential oils, natural food colours and spice extracts, Anil Kumar, co-founder, Gomalon told Techcircle. Kumar declined to name the company and only said that it has operations […]

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No bigger validation

Apple CEO Tim Cook (L) with 
Sweetcouch founder & CEO
Rajesh ChokaniRajesh Chokani, founder & CEO, Sweetcouch: We did expect to meet some important people from Apple but I was taken aback when Tim Cook walked in. But he had no airs and rather, his casual and hands-on attitude made us feel very comfortable. I was probably wrong in assuming the CEO of Apple to be […]

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Passage to India

Apurva-Roy-ChoudhuryApurva Roy Choudhary, CEO, Cynapse: We have been developing apps for the Apple ecosystem for the last six years. For the first couple of years, we did not have any connect with any Apple employees or relationship managers. Apple was a white box for us. This has been steadily changing in the last couple of […]

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Diving deep

Ajit-NarayananAjit Narayanan, founder, Invention Labs: We definitely knew that we would be meeting someone important from Apple, but the identity was kept under wraps because of the non-disclosure agreements we had signed. I was definitely pleasantly surprised and honoured to know it was Tim Cook himself whom we were meeting. While he definitely posed a […]

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Apple is big on Indian app ecosystem, say founders who met Tim Cook

Indian-startup-foundersAs the founder of a startup, you receive an invite from Apple Inc. Obviously, you are excited. This could be that lucky break, you may be thinking. Finally, the day arrives, and as you wait to meet the Apple team, you see Tim Cook, the CEO of Apple walking in. For a moment, you are […]

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