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Exclusive: Angel investor Dheeraj Jain eyes AI, IoT startups with new VC fund

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Dheeraj Jain, managing partner at London-based investment firm Redcliffe Capital, is set to launch a $50 million early-stage fund to invest in technology startups in India and overseas. Christened ‘Redcliffe Capital Early Stage Fund 1’, it will focus on Series A investments in areas such as art...

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Uber’s Southeast Asia battle intensifies as rival Grab raises funding

Southeast Asian cab-hailing firm Grab has raised $750 million in a round led by Japan’s SoftBank Group Corp. This has increased the Singapore-based startup’s total capital to over $1 billion. “With this transaction, Grab becomes the best capitalized technology startup and mobile internet compa...

21 September, 2016 | More »

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Indian ed-tech market size to touch $2.5 bn this year, says report

The market size of online supplemental education opportunity in India is expected to touch $2.5 billion in 2016 and is poised to grow at 15% over the next three years, driven by innovative ways of delivering courses and study material by players in the space, according a report by research and advis...

19 September, 2016 | More »

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Exclusive: Bijlipay founder Pavan Kachibhatla launches ed-tech venture Meritlane

After quitting payments firm Bijlipay in 2015, Pavan Kachibhatla is all set to kickstart a new venture. Through its proprietary algorithm technology ‘uni-match’, Meritlane helps students identify courses of their choice and matches them with appropriate universities across the world. “Over 300...

16 September, 2016 | More »

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Exclusive: Online construction materials marketplace BuildTraders raises capital from Idein Ventures

Bangalore-based BuildTraders, an online construction materials marketplace, has raised $200,000 (Rs 1.33 crore) in fresh round of funding from existing investor Idein Ventures, a Dubai headquartered early stage venture capital firm, a top company executive told VCCircle. The deal comes at a time whe...

8 September, 2016 | More »

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Is funding truly a game-changer for start-ups?

Start-ups, like all other businesses, require funds to conduct their business activities. While the initial investment, also known as seed-funding, is generally sourced from friends, family and people who have faith in the idea, this fund is mostly used up in bringing the business from the kitchen o...

31 August, 2016 | More »

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Local content discovery platform NearFox gets angel funding from Globevestor, others

Mumbai-based local lifestyle content and discovery platform NearFox said on Thursday it has raised funding from a group of investors that included the Globevestor Angel Fund. Devendra Rane, CTO at online insurance startup CoverFox; Ravi Jain, former principal at VC fund Ventureast and co-founder of ...

25 August, 2016 | More »

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Marketing guru Goutam Challagalla invests in deal discovery app NearU

Mumbai-based deal discovery startup NearU has raised an undisclosed amount in funding from Goutam Challagalla, a professor of marketing at business school IMD, Switzerland, it said in a statement. “The NearU team is excited to have Goutam Challagalla as one of its investors as his expertise in mar...

23 August, 2016 | More »

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Powerhouse Ventures, others invest $500K in online jewellery marketplace Joolz

Mumbai-based GemSwipe Ltd, which runs online jewellery marketplace Joolz, has raised $500,000 (Rs 3.3 crore) in a pre-Series A funding round led by Powerhouse Ventures and M&S Partners. Other investors including Ah! Ventures; Deepak Kasthwal, former CFO of Ola; PKX Thomas, former technology head...

16 August, 2016 | More »

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WestBridge, others invest $15.6 mn in data analytics startup Innovaccer

Silicon Valley-based big data startup Innovaccer Inc has raised $15.6 million in a Series A round of funding led by Westbridge Capital Partners, with participation by other angel investors. According to a report by The Economic Times, other angel investors who participated in the round included form...

12 August, 2016 | More »

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