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

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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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Simplilearn is education company of the year: VCCircle Awards

Ed-tech firm Simplilearn Solutions Pvt. Ltd has won the News Corp VCCircle education company of the year award for 2017 for the business innovation it has demonstrated and the progress it has made on the global expansion front. The eminent jury, chaired by Arun Duggal, chairman of ratings agency ICR...

2 March, 2017 | More »

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Bluestone narrows revenue gap with Caratlane

The race for supremacy in the online jewellery retailing segment has tightened, with the gap in revenue of the top two players—Caratlane and Bluestone—halving in the last financial year. Carat Lane Trading Pvt Ltd, which runs Caratlane.com, posted a 9.5% increase in net sales to Rs 131.8 crore f...

16 February, 2017 | More »

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Flipkart’s Sachin Bansal reiterates stand on ‘level playing field’ for local cos

E-commerce giant Flipkart’s co-founder Sachin Bansal has re-ignited the debate around a “level playing field” for Indian startups, saying it is essential to ensure that local companies don’t get “prematurely killed” by foreign competition. “Indian companies can and they...

9 February, 2017 | More »

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Storm in Bombay House over, Ratan Tata to resume startup investing soon

Tata Sons interim chairman Ratan Tata has said he would go back to investing in startups this month after handing over the reins of the Tata group to N Chandrasekaran, managing director and chief executive of Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), who will formally take over on 23 February. After retiring...

7 February, 2017 | More »

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Snapdeal investor Vani Kola joins Flipkart, Ola in ‘capital dumping’ debate

In December last year, Sachin Bansal, co-founder of India’s largest e-commerce company Flipkart and Bhavish Aggarwal, co-founder of ride hailing service Ola hit out at foreign-origin firms on their capital dumping practices and asked the government for a ‘level- playing field’ for India’s st...

30 January, 2017 | More »

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Gaming startup 99Games secures funding from Dream Incubator, existing investors

Udupi-based gaming startup 99Games Online Pvt. Ltd. has raised an undisclosed amount of funding from Japanese investment firm Dream Incubator. Existing investors Ascent Capital and Kalaari Capital also participated in this round, Rohith Bhat, managing director and chief executive of 99Games told Tec...

27 January, 2017 | More »

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Exclusive: Simplilearn to raise $40 mn this year for acquisitions, expansion

Online certification course provider Simplilearn is planning to raise $30-40 million in Series D funding in the first half of this year, its founder and CEO Krishna Kumar told Techcircle. Simplilearn Solutions Pvt Ltd, which has so far raised $28 million from venture capital firms, last raised equit...

18 January, 2017 | More »

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Kalaari Capital-backed Eatfresh shuts down retail food delivery

Internet-first restaurant brand Eatfresh, owned and operated by Chennai-based Ubiquitous Foods Pvt Ltd that also runs the bakery chain Ovenfresh, has shut down its retail food delivery services. According to a message on the website, the company has stopped its on-demand meal delivery service, but w...

4 January, 2017 | More »

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Which funds should you pitch to in 2017?

Even though investor sentiment was cautious in 2016, the year saw nearly 26 funds come into being. While many of them were maiden funds, quite a few of them were at their first or second close. For startups looking to raise money in 2017, TechCircle.in has compiled a list of funds scouting for inves...

2 January, 2017 | More »

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