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Online platform to rent books IndiaReads claims 160K users; in talks to raise $2.5M

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Noida-based iRead Books Pvt Ltd, which runs an online book rental platform IndiaReads.com, is in advance discussions to raise $2.5 million (Rs 16 crore) in Series A funding from a bunch of venture capital investors, a top company official told Techcircle.in. The company will primarily use the funds...

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Digital market firm Lycos puts technology patents on the block

Lycos Internet Ltd, a digital marketing firm providing support services and software tools for online marketing, has decided to sell some of its internet patents as a part to enter into hard goods market, the company said on Thursday. Founded in 1999, Hyderabad-based Lycos Internet has a portfolio o...

21 May, 2015 |More »

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Twitter co-founder backs messaging app connecting users to local businesses Lookup

Bangalore-based Hatchery Software Pvt Ltd, which runs a messaging app to connect with local businesses under the brand Lookup, has raised an undisclosed amount in Series A round of funding from Twitter co-founder Biz Stone, according to a press release. As part of the investment, Stone has joined Lo...

20 May, 2015 |More »

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Snapdeal appoints Gaurav Gupta as vice-president for engineering

E-commerce marketplace Snapdeal, which is run by Delhi-based Jasper Infotech Pvt Ltd, has appointed Gaurav Gupta as vice-president (VP), engineering, the company said in a press release. Gupta will spearhead the company’s cloud platform and technology infrastructure. 35-years old Gupta who has alm...

20 May, 2015 |More »

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Online home décor marketplace Livspace acquires interior designers network Dwll

Bangalore-based Home Interior Designs E-commerce Pvt Ltd, the startup behind online marketplace for personalised home interior design and décor Livspace, has acquired Dwll.in, an online network of interior designers, for an undisclosed amount, according to a press release. As part of the deal, th...

20 May, 2015 |More »

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Social enterprise-focused mobile messaging platform Awaaz.De raises angel funding

Ahmedabad-based mobile tech startup focused on social enterprises Awaaz De Infosystems Pvt Ltd, an incubatee of IIM Ahmedabad’s tech incubator CIIE (Centre for Innovation Incubation and Entrepreneurship), has raised an undisclosed amount in angel funding from a group of angel investors, the compan...

19 May, 2015 |More »

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MakeMyTrip invests in travel planning startup Inspirock; 40% of traffic, 22% of bookings on mobile in Q4

The country’s top online travel agency MakeMyTrip Ltd has acquired 18 per cent stake in Inspirock Inc, an online planning tool for developing customisable itineraries, the company has said. The deal was done through MakeMyTrip’s Innovation Fund, which was formed to invest up to $3 million in...

18 May, 2015 |More »

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YourBus.in co-founder’s new venture ZapStitch raises pre-Series A funding

Bengaluru-based ZapStitch, a cloud data integration platform, started by Satya Padmanabham Devarakonda, co-founder of YourBus.in which got acquired by ibibo Group, has raised $2 million in pre-series A funding, led by Helion Venture Partners and existing investor Orios Venture Partners. It will use ...

12 May, 2015 |More »

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After-school learning courses listing startup KleverKid raises funding from Aarin, others

New Delhi-based KleverKid, an after-school hobby and education services marketplace, has raised an undisclosed amount in seed funding from Aarin Capital Partners along with a group of other angel investors such as Ananda Kallugadde, Sunil Kaul and Maina Sahi. The company plans to use the money to ex...

7 May, 2015 |More »

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Speech recognition solutions firm Uniphore raises funding from Kris Gopalakrishnan, others

Chennai-based Indian language speech recognition solutions firm Uniphore Software Systems Pvt Ltd has raised an undisclosed amount in Series A round of funding from Infosys’ co-founder Kris Gopalakrishnan, according to a press release. This round also saw participation from existing investors....

7 May, 2015 |More »

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