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Women-focused media startup POPxo raises $2.7 mn from GREE Ventures, others

Thursday, March 16, 2017 | More »

Women-focused media startup POPxo raises $2.7 mn from GREE Ventures
POPxo.com, a digital publication targeted at young women, has raised $2.7 million in a Series B funding round led by Japanese venture capital firm GREE Ventures with participation from its existing investors Kalaari Capital and IDG Ventures India. The company will invest the fresh capital on product...

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500 Startups’ India VC fund flounders again; Pankaj Jain quits firm

500 Startups, a Silicon Valley-based startup accelerator and early-stage venture capital fund house, has hit the pause button on its $25 million fund, Kulfi, focused on India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. The fund decided to put its India plans on hold due to regulatory and taxation issues, a spokesper...

5 January, 2017 | More »

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Is “Series A” funding no more the focus for investors?

As per the recent half yearly report by VCCedge, the data and research platform of VCCircle, “Series A” round of investments are on the decline this year and barely contributed 38% to toal funding in the first half of the year, which is lowest in the past five years.  While this is affecting th...

29 August, 2016 | More »

Participants at a panel discussion at TechCircle Startup 

Back to basics in 2016 after abnormal 2015 for startups, say panellists at TechCircle summit

A drop in Series A round of investments for startups in 2016 will likely help bring the focus back on business fundamentals, said panellists at the Delhi edition of TechCircle Startup 2016. During a panel discussion on what the decline in Series A deals means, the participants said also that 2015 wa...

24 August, 2016 | More »


Exclusive: Ed-tech firm Transweb raises funding from 500 Startups

Delhi-based educational-technology firm Transweb Educational Services Pvt. Ltd has raised its Series A round of funding from 500 Startups, a Silicon Valley-based startup accelerator and early-stage VC fund house. The transaction was routed through 500 Startups IV LP, a $200 million seed fund managed...

14 July, 2016 | More »


500 Startups floats $25M fund for India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh

500 Startups, a Silicon Valley-based startup accelerator and early-stage VC fund house, has launched a $25 million regional fund focused on India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. The 500 Kulfi fund is sector-agnostic but will focus on fin-tech, ed-tech, health and wellness, data analytics, content and so...

24 February, 2016 | More »


500 Startups backs budget hotels platform RedDoorz

RedDoorz, a Singapore-based budget hotels aggregator founded by Indian-origin entrepreneurs, has raised an undisclosed amount in pre-Series A funding from accelerator-cum-venture capital fund 500 Startups. The startup will use the money raised to expand its offerings across key markets in South Eas...

20 January, 2016 | More »


500 Startups, others back concierge services firm Wishup

Wishup, a chat-based concierge services startup, has secured seed funding from 500 Startups, former Rocket Internet managing director Mato Peric and TracxnLabs. A number of unnamed investors also put money in the firm through TracxnSyndicate, an angel network set up by startup data analytics firm Tr...

12 January, 2016 | More »


Tripoto gets funding from 500 Startups, IDG, others

Tripoto Travel Pvt Ltd, which owns and operates travel itinerary portal Tripoto.com, has raised an undisclosed amount in funding from investors led by 500 Startups, IDG Ventures and advantEdge Partners. Neeraj Arora, vice president at WhatsApp, and Stanhope Capital LLP chairman Leon Seynave also pu...

12 October, 2015 | More »

Yosha Gupta, Founder, LafaLafa

Coupons app LafaLafa gets 500 Startups’ backing

LafaLafa, a mobile-first digital coupons and cashback aggregator, has secured $125,000 in funding from Silicon Valley-headquartered startup accelerator-cum-early stage VC fund house 500 Startups. The five-month old LafaLafa, which is owned by Yellow Brick Road Digital Marketing Ltd, has been selecte...

21 September, 2015 | More »

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