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Jobspire raises $262K in seed funding

Jobspire, a hiring portal that allows startups to visually describe their work environment, has secured $262,000 in seed funding from Purvi Capital LLC, a Chicago-based investment firm. Willfly Ventures, Nikunj Jain (co-founder, Frankly.me), Krishna Jha (co-founder, Telnet Ventures), Sanjay Bakshi (...

3 September, 2015 |More »

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Lingerie e-tailer Zivame raises $40M from Zodius, Khazanah & others

Lingerie e-tailer Zivame.com, run by Bangalore-based Actoserba Active Wholesale Pvt Ltd, has raised Rs 250 crore ($40 million, based on forex rates when the transaction was closed last month) in its Series C round of funding from Zodius Technology Fund and Malaysian sovereign wealth fund Khazanah. ...

3 September, 2015 |More »

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Exclusive: MeraDoctor raises seed funding from IndiaQuotient

Mumbai-based mobile startup mHealth Ventures India Pvt Ltd, which runs an app under MeraDoctor that allows patients to consult doctors over text chats, has raised an undisclosed amount in seed funding from IndiaQuotient along with a few leading angel investors. MeraDoctor will use the funds to get...

3 September, 2015 |More »

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Crowdsourced movie review site Clapsnslaps raises angel funding

SBB Ventures Pvt Ltd, which runs a crowdsourced movie review and online entertainment analytics platform  Clapsnslaps.com, has raised Rs 1 crore ($150,000) in its second round of angel investment from a Mumbai-based production house R M Picture Company Pvt. Ltd. The company will use the money to up...

3 September, 2015 |More »

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Twitter brings self-service ads to Indian SMBs

Microblogging site Twitter has launched its self-service advertising platform for small and medium-size businesses in India. The platform allows young businesses to immediately start running Twitter ad campaigns without an account representative, as per a press statement It also allows businesses to...

3 September, 2015 |More »

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Former HomeShop18 CEO Sundeep Malhotra launches Renomania

HomeShop18‘s former CEO Sundeep Malhotra has co-founded a new online venture that connects users with professionals for home renovation, house building and interior designs. He has teamed up with Attrash Aman (ex COO of HomeShop 18) and two others to launch Delhi-based Renomania India Private ...

2 September, 2015 |More »

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Dating venture Truly Madly goes app-only

Dating and matchmaking startup Truly Madly, which operates as a mobile-first venture, has joined the app-only club. Since September 1, Truly Madly (run by Delhi-based TrulyMadly Match Makers Pvt Ltd) has stopped facilitating registrations and dating activities on its website and mobile internet port...

2 September, 2015 |More »

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MobiKwik elevates Mrinal Sinha as COO

Mobile payments company One MobiKwik Systems Pvt Ltd has elevated its chief sales officer Mrinal Sinha to the post of COO and roped in Manish Chaturvedi from American Express as the new Chief of Sales, it said on Wednesday. Chaturvedi will be responsible for driving acceptance of MobiKwik wallet acr...

2 September, 2015 |More »

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Uber to start accepting cash payments across India

Uber Technologies Inc will soon accept cash payments for rides across all 22 cities that it operates in India, as per a press statement. The ride sharing app said today that it has rolled out cash payment facility for users in Bengaluru and Delhi. Soon, it will enable the service in Mumbai, thereby ...

2 September, 2015 |More »

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Top reasons to attend Techcircle SaaS Forum 2015 in Bengaluru

In our pursuit to promote SaaS offerings, showcase innovations and help connect startups with investors, Techcircle is hosting a conference dedicated to SaaS business in India, Techcircle SaaS Forum 2015, on September 23 at Vivanta By Taj, Bengaluru. What makes this unconventional SaaS conference st...

2 September, 2015 |More »

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Snapdeal acquires US-based Reduce Data

Online marketplace Snapdeal has acquired US-based Reduce Data Inc, a startup that runs a programmatic display advertising platform, for an undisclosed amount. With this deal, Snapdeal (which is run by Jasper Infotech Pvt Ltd) aims to build a ‘world class discovery platform’ for over 200,000 sell...

2 September, 2015 |More »

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Amazon brings Kindle Unlimited to India

Amazon.com Inc is bringing to India a new service that allows unlimited ebook reading for Kindle users at an inaugural monthly price of Rs 99. Christened ‘Kindle Unlimited’, the subscription-based reading service allows users to access e-books and audio books across genres on Kindle devices and ...

2 September, 2015 |More »

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Capillary raises $45M from Warburg Pincus, others

Bangalore-based Capillary Technologies Pvt Ltd, a SaaS-based CRM solutions provider, has secured around Rs 300 crore ($45 million) in a fresh round of funding led by private equity firm Warburg Pincus. Its existing investors Sequoia Capital and Norwest Venture Partners have also participated in the ...

2 September, 2015 |More »

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YourNest wants to invest in artificial intelligence and adtech firms

Sunil Goyal, CEO and founder of angel fund YourNest, believes that the next Indian unicorn could be a startup dabbling in artificial intelligence (AI) or digital advertising. “We believe AI is here to change the way machines operate for us. That is going to create disruptions in every sphere of li...

2 September, 2015 |More »

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Ratan Tata backs food-tech startup Holachef

Holachef Hospitality Pvt Ltd, which runs an online marketplace where professionals and amateur chefs can sell meals, has secured an undisclosed amount in funding from Tata Sons’ chairman emeritus Ratan Tata. This would be Tata’s 12th known investment in a new-age technology startup. “Tata’s ...

2 September, 2015 |More »

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