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Blubox raises $100K in angel round

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Mumbai-based e-tailing platform Blubox has raised Rs 66 lakh ($100,000) in angel funding led by Ashish Jhalani, promoter of Etailiningindia.com and founder of Indian School of eBusiness. The company will use the money to fuel its expansion plans and upgrade its technological infrastructure. Others...

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Mobile shopping is the future, but can’t let go of desktops yet

While the merits and demerits of going app-only continue to hog headlines, merchants selling on top e-commerce platforms seem to be cagey about junking their website presence. A cross section of sellers that techcircle.in spoke to believe that their order books would shrink by 10-15 per cent if any ...

4 September, 2015 | More »

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Exclusive: Appiterate co-founder floats P2P lending startup

Tanuj Mendiratta, who quit Flipkart months after his previous venture Appiterate was acquired by the country’s largest e-tailer, has started a peer-to-peer (P2P) marketplace that connects borrowers with lenders. Christened Loancircle.in, the new financial technology venture uses unconventional...

4 September, 2015 | More »

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Treebo claims to book 250 rooms a night

Matrix and SAIF Partners-backed Rubtub Solutions Pvt Ltd, which runs an online aggregator for budget hotels called Treebo Hotels, claims to register upto 250 bookings every night in just four months after inception. Sidharth Gupta, co-founder of Treebo, said that the startup has a confirmed inventor...

4 September, 2015 | More »

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Survivor: the Indian digital real-estate version

Faced with deep-pocketed global players backing their rivals, several once high-flying real-estate startups are considering mergers, at the behest of their investors, in India’s intensely competitive online real-estate space. Several people familiar with ongoing conversations say IndiaProperty.com...

3 September, 2015 | More »

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Deals app Little strengthens upper deck

Deals discovery app Little, which counts Zovi.com’s founders Manish Chopra and Satish Mani as promoters, has strengthened its top management with two new appointments. The startup, run by Bangalore-based Little Internet Pvt Ltd, has appointed Suraj Panigraphy as VP (sales and merchant acquisition)...

3 September, 2015 | More »

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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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