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Micro-delivery startup Milkbasket raises $500K from EVC, others

Gurgaon-based Aaidea solutions Pvt. Ltd, which runs micro-delivery grocery startup Milkbasket, has raised $500,000 (Rs 3.3 crore) in a pre-Series A funding round led by venture capital firm EVC Ventures. Chinese investors Peter Zou, CEO of YeahMobi, and Li Jian, founder of Zhu Dao Investments, also ...

26 April, 2016 | More »

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Yatra to integrate cab aggregation with OTA platform; allow users to book Ola, Uber

Online travel agency Yatra.com will now allow users to book cabs from aggregators such as Ola and Uber through its mobile app, as it looks to provide more services to travellers that can add to its revenue. The app will also allow booking of outstation cabs and hiring self-drive cars, Gurgaon-based ...

26 April, 2016 | More »

Fashion

Fashion app Roposo gets $5M in Series B funding from Bertelsmann investment arm

Gurgaon-based Relevant e-solutions Pvt. Ltd, which runs fashion discovery app Roposo, has raised $5 million (around Rs 34 crore) in the second leg of its Series-B round from Bertelsmann India Investments (BII). The funds will be used for strengthening its technology backbone, expanding its team, bol...

26 April, 2016 | More »

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Fintech startup TranServ raises $15M from IDFC fund, Micromax

Digital payments firm TranServ Pvt Ltd has raised $15 million (Rs 100 crore) in its Series C round of investment led by venture capital fund IDFC SPICE and consumer electronics maker Micromax Informatics Ltd. Existing investors Nirvana Venture Advisors and Faering Capital India Evolving Fund also pa...

26 April, 2016 | More »

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It pays to be fit, promises the Fitard app

Ever signed up for a fitness programme and then quit within days? You had your reasons – bad weather, too expensive, too busy a schedule – but deep down you knew you weren’t motivated enough to stick to the gruelling regime. Pankaj Bora and Shubham Goyal, too, had faced the same challenge....

25 April, 2016 | More »

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Why VC-backed PepperTap shut its hyperlocal grocery business

Gurgaon-based PepperTap began its online grocery delivery business in late 2014 and quickly expanded to become the third most heavily funded player after BigBasket and Grofers. Its end was equally quick. The startup late last week decided to shut down its main business after months of rapid expansio...

25 April, 2016 | More »

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Blume Ventures backs contacts management startup InTouchApp

Pune-based startup Volare Technologies Pvt. Ltd, which runs a phone contacts management app called InTouchApp, has raised an undisclosed amount of seed funding from Blume Ventures. Incubated at the Microsoft India Accelerator programme, the app allows users to sync, backup and share contacts across ...

25 April, 2016 | More »

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Paytm-backed LogiNext buys last-mile delivery startup YourGuy

LogiNext Solution Pvt Ltd, a logistics analytics startup, has acquired last-mile delivery startup YourGuy Concierge Pvt Ltd in a cash-and-equity deal. Mumbai-based LogiNext will absorb YourGuy’s 200 delivery personnel and 20 other employees into its last-mile delivery vertical Sprintr as part ...

25 April, 2016 | More »

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Exclusive: Meat ordering startup Licious raises Series A funding

Meat and fish ordering startup Licious, run by Delightful Gourmet Pvt. Ltd, has raised its Series A round of funding, co-founders Abhay Hanjura and Vivek Gupta have told Techcircle.in. Click here for details. The Series A round comes almost seven months after the ten month-old startup raised its an...

21 April, 2016 | More »

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How Indian women are outplaying men in mobile gaming

Gaming is widely considered to be a predominantly male activity. But that stereotype is breaking down worldwide, especially when it comes to mobile gaming. The trend is catching up in India, too. While men still constitute a majority of gamers in India, an increasing number of women are taking to ga...

21 April, 2016 | More »