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Vernacular news aggregator DailyHunt raises $25 mn from China’s ByteDance

Saturday, October 15, 2016 | More »

Ver Se’ Innovation Pvt. Ltd, which runs vernacular news aggregator DailyHunt, has raised $25 million (Rs 168 crore) in a fresh round of funding from Chinese content provider ByteDance, it said in a statement. The Bangalore-based company said Arun Sarin, former CEO of Vodafone, and existing investo...


Online heath store Healthkart raises $12 mn from Sequoia, others

Gurgaon-based Bright Lifecare Pvt. Ltd, operator of online health store Healthkart.com, has raised Rs 80 crore (about $12 million) from a bunch of existing investors. Sequoia Capital, Kae Capital and others, participated in the Series E round of funding, the Mint reported citing Healthkart’s f...

1 August, 2016 | More »


Omidyar Network backs online investment platform Scripbox

Online investment platform Scripbox, run by Scripbox.Com India Pvt. Ltd, has raised an undisclosed amount in its Series B round of funding led by Omidyar Network. Existing investors, including Accel Partners and some angel investors, also participated in the round. “As India moves from promoting a...

1 July, 2016 | More »


Location-based SEO enabler NowFloats raises Series A funding led by Omidyar Network

Hyderabad-based NowFloats Technologies Pvt. Ltd., which runs a platform enabling local businesses to target customers based on their location under the banner of NowFloats, has raised an undisclosed amount in Series A round of funding led by Omidyar Network. Existing investors including Blume Ventur...

2 February, 2015 | More »


Omidyar Network’s India MD Jayant Sinha puts in papers

Jayant Sinha, partner and managing director of Omidyar Network’s India operations, has left the firm. While Sinha’s next move is not known as of now, the firm is currently looking for his replacement. The development was first reported by Startup Central. Currently, India operations at the ...

14 February, 2014 | More »


Enterprise IT solutions startup iMerit secures funding from Omidyar Network

iMerit Technology Services, a Kolkata-based ITeS firm providing customised business process solutions to enterprises, has secured an undisclosed first round of funding from Omidyar Network,a global investment firm mainly focusing on impact ventures. Post investment, Omidyar’s partner and mana...

19 March, 2013 | More »

From L: Naveen Surya, M. Sukumar, Rajat Kathuria, SS Tarapore, Mayur Patel

Digital Payment Industry Needs Multiple Models To Push Financial Inclusion

The vast number of unbanked families, the growth of debit and credit cards and rising usage of prepaid cards is indicative of the potential for digital payments industry in India. Players in the ecosystem including prepaid card providers ItzCash Card and Oxigen Services India, banks such as HDFC and...

13 September, 2011 | More »