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Ola, Uber services affected as drivers’ strike continues

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 | More »

Taxi-hailing services of Ola and Uber were partially affected in Bangalore and the national capital region as their drivers struck work to protest falling incomes. The drivers in the national capital have been demanding better incentives while those in Bangalore also protested a recent hike in drivi...


Exclusive: Clinical research and data analytics startup THB raises seed funding

Clinical research and data analytics company THB has closed a seed funding round led by former executive of Nokia Ajith Sukumaran and Apoorva Patni-led early stage fund Currae Healthtech Fund, a top company executive told VCCircle without disclosing the amount. Existing investor Fireside Ventures, w...

6 December, 2016 | More »

From L- R: Healthians Founders Deepak Sahni and Anuj Mittal

Yuvraj Singh-backed health-tech startup Healthians.com raises Series A funding

Expedient Healthcare Marketing Pvt. Ltd, which runs online diagnostics and wellness startup Healthians.com, said on Monday it has raised $3 million (Rs 20 crore) in a Series A round led by venture capital fund Beenext. Japanese Internet company Digital Garage and Japanese e-commerce and investment f...

24 October, 2016 | More »


NCR startups bag higher angel & seed investments than Bengaluru in Q3

The National Capital Region (NCR) bagged the majority of angel and seed deals during the July-September quarter, pipping Bengaluru, according to the Quarterly Deal report by News Corp VCCEdge, the data and analytics division of The VCCircle Network. The value of investments in Bengaluru, however, w...

6 October, 2016 | More »


Series A investments worst hit as funding slows down

The year 2016, so far, has rained miseries on startups at various stages of their life-cycle. Shutdowns, mergers, acquisitions have become the norm while funding, especially at early stages, has slowed significantly in comparison with 2015, thus, compounding the woes of startup founders. Data collat...

24 August, 2016 | More »


Meet the four startups joining HealthStart’s third accelerator programme

Healthcare-focused startup incubator HealthStart has announced the third batch of its accelerator programme. This batch has four startups including a company building an Artificial Intelligence-based diagnostics platform and a company engaging in media and communications dedicated to healthcare, Hea...

18 August, 2016 | More »


Exclusive: Online investment platform Goalwise gets angel funding

Online investment platform Goalwise, run by Alphafront Finserv Pvt. Ltd, has raised $1 million (around Rs 6.8 crore) from a bunch of high net-worth individuals (HNIs), its CEO and co-founder Swapnil Bhaskar has told Techcircle.in. Bhaskar said the HNIs were associated with the financial services sec...

24 May, 2016 | More »


Startups are meant to fail as much as they are meant to succeed: Aarin MD Natraj

Aarin Capital, which has Infosys co-founder TV Mohandas Pai and billionaire promoter of Manipal Education & Medical Group Ranjan Pai (unrelated to each other) as its limited partners (LPs), has invested in over 35 companies and eight VC funds. The fund, formally launched in January 2012, has dep...

9 May, 2016 | More »


Online pharmacy chain CareOnGo raises pre-Series A funding

Careongo Technology Pvt Ltd, which runs a chain of co-branded online pharmacies, has raised an undisclosed amount in pre-Series A round of funding from Farooq Oomerbhoy of FAO Ventures and a group of other investors. Anupam Mittal and Anand Mittal of People Group; Ravi Garikipati, head of Flipkartâ€...

27 April, 2016 | More »


Online drug marketplace 1mg raises $15M from Maverick Capital, others

Gurgaon-based Bright Lifecare Pvt Ltd, operator of the online drug marketplace 1mg, said it has raised Rs 100 crore ($15 million) in a Series B funding round led by Maverick Capital Ventures, the venture capital arm of US-based hedge fund Maverick Capital. Existing investors Sequoia Capital and Omid...

20 April, 2016 | More »

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