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Mental health platform Juno Clinic bags $1.2 mn from Hexaware, Zodius Capital founders

Mumbai-based Davman Technologies Pvt Ltd, which operates Juno Clinic, an online and offline mental health startup, has raised $1.2 million (Rs 8 crore) in pre-Series A funding from a clutch of angel investors, a press statement by the firm said. Others who participated in this round include Atul Nis...

8 March, 2017 |More »

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Supr Daily raises $120K from US-based accelerator Y Combinator

Mumbai-based daily consumables startup Supr Daily has raised $120,000 from US-based startup accelerator Y Combinator after it was selected as one the 12 Indian startups for the winter batch of the programme. The startup is also part of Y Combinator’s three-month mentorship programme, which ends th...

8 March, 2017 |More »

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Six startups that make life easier for women

Finding 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 ...

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Meet five women entrepreneurs who overcame the odds

Meet five women entrepreneurs who overcame the odds

Taking 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 cu...

8 March, 2017 |More »

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Pi Ventures hits first close of maiden fund; MakeMyTrip, Flipkart co-founders invest

Early-stage venture fund pi Ventures has announced the first close of its maiden fund at $13 million, with technology entrepreneurs such as former Infosys CFO and Aarin Capital chairman TV Mohandas Pai, Flipkart’s Binny Bansal, MakeMyTrip’s Deep Kalra and Info Edge’s Sanjeev Bikcha...

7 March, 2017 |More »

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Exclusive: Car repair aggregator BookServicing raises seed funding

StatSoft Technologies Pvt Ltd-run online car servicing platform BookServicing has raised Rs 20 lakh ($30,000) in seed funding from the National Science and Technology Entrepreneurship Development Board (NSTEDB), a government arm that promotes tech enterprises. “The funds will be used for developin...

7 March, 2017 |More »

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Accel Partners leads $10 mn Series B round in AgroStar

Pune-based ULink AgriTech Pvt. Ltd, which operates direct-to-farmer mobile-based retail platform AgroStar, has raised $10 million (around Rs 66.6 crore) in its Series B round led by Accel Partners, the company said in a statement. Existing investors IDG Ventures and Aavishkaar Venture Management als...

7 March, 2017 |More »

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IDG Ventures, Dell Foundation back logistics marketplace Blowhorn

Bangalore-based Catbus Infolabs Pvt. Ltd, which operates intra-city logistics startup Blowhorn, has raised Rs 25 crore ($3.65 million) in Series A funding from IDG Ventures India, Michael & Susan Dell Foundation, and existing investors Draper Associates and Unitus Seed Fund, it said in a stateme...

7 March, 2017 |More »

Liv.Ai wants to make voice recognition in local languages easier

How Liv.Ai is helping machines talk to Indians in their mother tongue

For those not comfortable in English, using messaging platforms can be a tedious task. There are phones these days that integrate regional language keyboards in the operating system, but ever tried stringing together a five-line sentence in Punjabi? Hunting the correct ‘maatras’ on the cumbersom...

7 March, 2017 |More »

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Blockchain-enabled gifting platform Easter Egg raises $400K seed investment

Easter Egg, a blockchain-enabled gifting platform, has raised $400,000 in its initial round of funding from Singapore-based early stage investment firm Wealthy Ideas, a company executive told VCCircle. The startup will use the funds to expand to other geographies, Easter Egg’s co-founder and chief...

7 March, 2017 |More »

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Anil Ambani’s Reliance Capital sells its stake in Paytm for $41 mn

Anil Ambani-controlled Reliance Capital Ltd has sold its nearly 1% stake in digital wallet company Paytm for Rs 275 crore ($41 million) to China’s Alibaba Group, a report by Press Trust of India stated, citing unnamed sources. Reliance Capital had put in Rs 10 crore for its investment in the w...

7 March, 2017 |More »

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Cybersecurity startup Data Resolve raises $1 mn from IDFC-Parampara fund

Noida-based Data Resolve Technologies Pvt. Ltd, which runs cybersecurity and cyber intelligence startup Data Resolve, has raised over $1 million from IDFC Parampara Early Stage Opportunities Fund, said a company statement. The company will use the funds to expand its sales and tech teams, expand acr...

7 March, 2017 |More »

Star India makes strategic investment in media tech startup Zapr

Star India makes strategic investment in media tech startup Zapr

21st Century Fox-owned broadcaster Star India Pvt Ltd has picked up a minority stake in Bangalore-based media tech company Zapr Media Labs, a press statement issued by the firm stated. The two companies will be working together to create technology to help brands better understand mobile audiences, ...

7 March, 2017 |More »

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Exclusive: Gadget repair service PICKmE secures $1.79 mn from SIDBI VC

Mumbai-based PICKmE e-Solutions India Pvt Ltd has raised Rs 12 crore ($1.79 million) from SIDBI Venture Capital Fund, according to a filing with the Registrar of Companies. SIDBI has bought 30,133 shares at Rs. 3,982.34 apiece. The gadget insurance and repair services startup will use the capital fo...

6 March, 2017 |More »

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Why high-paying Indian startups are cutting no ice with job-seekers

For 31-year-old Puneet Parthasarthy (name changed), it was a dream job. His employer, a B2B tech startup, had deep-pocketed investors, and it was offering him a designation and compensation that could give many around him a strong bout of jealousy. It was a neat corporate job with “some hectic day...

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