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Indian social media platform ShareChat raises $502 million, becomes unicorn

08 Apr 2021

Indian social media platform ShareChat raises $502 million, becomes unicorn

It's raining unicorns in India. ShareChat is the latest entrant to the billion-dollar club after raising $502 million from Tiger Global Management and LightSpeed Ventures. This pegs the Indian social media platform's valuation to $2.1 billion.

CRED's valuation skyrockets to $2.2 billion following fresh investment

06 Apr 2021

CRED's valuation skyrockets to $2.2 billion following fresh investment

In March, we had reported that Bengaluru-based fintech start-up CRED was in talks to raise around $200 million.

How Prakritik Power is helping businesses shift to solar energy

06 Apr 2021

How Prakritik Power is helping businesses shift to solar energy

Armed with nine years of work experience, an MBA from IIM Ahmedabad, and having spent two years running a successful start-up, Narayan Singh Rao decided to make an impact in the area of sustainable power generation by leveraging solar energy.

Finshots: Improving India's financial literacy, one article at a time

25 Mar 2021

Finshots: Improving India's financial literacy, one article at a time

While pursuing MBA at IIM Ahmedabad, Bhanu Harish Gurram realized that an average Indian's financial literacy is sub-par. Moreover, financial news is loaded with technical jargon and aimed squarely at someone from the industry.

How this IIT-Madras incubated start-up is reimagining India's construction industry

03 Apr 2021

How this IIT-Madras incubated start-up is reimagining India's construction industry

After witnessing the havoc wreaked by the 2015 Chennai floods first-hand, then 22-year-old Shree Ram Ravichandran felt there was a dire need for disaster relief shelters which can be swiftly deployed.

How Binbag is changing the e-waste management landscape in India

20 Mar 2021

How Binbag is changing the e-waste management landscape in India

After working for years in the financial services industry, Bengaluru-based Achitra Borgohain set out to solve India's e-waste problem.

Fintech start-up CRED raising $200 million at $2 billion valuation

16 Mar 2021

Fintech start-up CRED raising $200 million at $2 billion valuation

Bengaluru's two-year-old fintech start-up CRED is in advanced stages of talks to raise around $200 million. This will reportedly increase the company's valuation to about $2 billion.

Sarthak Agarwal's iview leverages AI to streamline recruitment

10 Mar 2021

Sarthak Agarwal's iview leverages AI to streamline recruitment

Sarthak Agarwal, an NITK graduate, laid the foundation for iview while he was still in college. What started out as a paperless selection platform for a student club at NITK, is now an Artificial Intelligence (AI) enabled pre-hiring assessment platform trusted by both—start-ups and enterprises.

How is Ashutosh Kumar improving Indian ed-tech space with Testbook.com

05 Mar 2021

How is Ashutosh Kumar improving Indian ed-tech space with Testbook.com

Ashutosh Kumar is the CEO and co-founder of Testbook.com, a Mumbai-based Education Technology (ed-tech) start-up. The platform claims it has seven million monthly active users and attracts around 900,000 new users each month.

#FundingAlert: Bijnis receives secondary round of funding from prominent investors

04 Mar 2021

#FundingAlert: Bijnis receives secondary round of funding from prominent investors

B2B startup Bijnis on Thursday announced that it had concluded a secondary funding round raising an undisclosed amount. The deal saw shares owned by early investors sold to industry stalwarts Deepinder Goyal, Asish Mohapatra, Sarvbir Singh, and Manish Vij.

Byju's might acquire Edtech start-up Toppr for $150 million

16 Feb 2021

Byju's might acquire Edtech start-up Toppr for $150 million

Indian Edtech giant Byju's is closer to acquiring rival Toppr in a deal pegged at approximately $150 million. Both Byju's and Toppr cater to the burgeoning K-12 (Kindergarten to Class 12) education space.

Bolkar App: A voice based Quora alternative for non-English speakers

12 Feb 2021

Bolkar App: A voice based Quora alternative for non-English speakers

Bolkar means 'speaking' in Hindi. Bolkar App enables native speakers of Hindi and Bengali to share their knowledge. The crowdsourced question-answer platform is aimed at people from tier-3 and tier-4 towns of India who aren't conversant with English.

Noval India: Pushing boundaries with sustainable waste management systems

06 Feb 2021

Noval India: Pushing boundaries with sustainable waste management systems

Siva Sankar, an IIM Kozhikode alumnus, is setting an example for waste management systems in India. At the helm of Noval Sustainability founded in 2013, Sankar has pioneered a unique model for waste management called Greenlease, besides being the turnkey contractor for large slaughterhouse waste-to-protein extraction plants in Kerala.

This entrepreneur is helping small brands grow through digital marketing

01 Feb 2021

This entrepreneur is helping small brands grow through digital marketing

Amit Duggal spent his early life in Dehradun - a hill town nestled in the foothills of the Shivalik ranges - before shifting base to New Delhi to pursue an MBA degree.

Budget 2021: Centre to incentivize incorporation of one-person companies

01 Feb 2021

Budget 2021: Centre to incentivize incorporation of one-person companies

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has presented the much-awaited Union Budget 2021-22 on Monday at a time when the Indian economy strives to recover from the COVID-19-induced crisis.

Dailyhunt is now a unicorn, receives $100 million funding

22 Dec 2020

Dailyhunt is now a unicorn, receives $100 million funding

VerSe Innovation, the parent company of local language news aggregator Dailyhunt, has received more than $100 million in funding from tech giants Google, Microsoft, and Falcon Edge's Alpha Wave Incubation

Ahead of its IPO next year, Zomato raises $660 million

19 Dec 2020

Ahead of its IPO next year, Zomato raises $660 million

Zomato has raised $660 million as part of its primary financing round, giving the Gurugram-based food tech unicorn a valuation of $3.9 billion, the company's founder and CEO, Deepinder Goyal, said on Twitter.

Fantasy sports unicorn Dream11 raises $225 million: Details here

14 Sep 2020

Fantasy sports unicorn Dream11 raises $225 million: Details here

In a major move, Dream Sports, the unicorn parent company of fantasy sports platform Dream11, has raised $225 million in a fresh round of funding.

RailYatri raises over Rs. 100 crore in funding: Details here

25 Feb 2020

RailYatri raises over Rs. 100 crore in funding: Details here

RailYatri, a travel-tech start-up, has raised over Rs. 100 crore in the latest funding round led by Entrust Family Office (NRJN Family Services), Infosys co-founder Nandan Nilekani, and Samsung Venture Investment.

Alteria Capital infuses $11 million in hyperlocal delivery start-up Dunzo

20 Feb 2020

Alteria Capital infuses $11 million in hyperlocal delivery start-up Dunzo

Bengaluru-based hyperlocal delivery start-up Dunzo has received $11 million in a debt funding round.

Brick&Bolt receives $1.5 million Pre-Series A funding

13 Feb 2020

Brick&Bolt receives $1.5 million Pre-Series A funding

Brick&Bolt, a real estate start-up that provides an online marketplace for end-to-end construction services, has raised $1.5 million in a Pre-Series A round of funding.

WeWork appoints real estate veteran Sandeep Mathrani as CEO

03 Feb 2020

WeWork appoints real estate veteran Sandeep Mathrani as CEO

WeWork, the American start-up that provides shared workspaces, has appointed real estate veteran Sandeep Mathrani as its new CEO.

Tencent leads $15 million Series A funding in Doubtnut

02 Feb 2020

Tencent leads $15 million Series A funding in Doubtnut

Gurugram-based Doubtnut, an ed-tech start-up which provides interactive video solutions to students' queries via its mobile application, website, YouTube and WhatsApp channels, has raised $15 million in a Series A round of funding led by Chinese conglomerate Tencent.

Scooter rental start-up VOGO raises $35 million funding

01 Feb 2020

Scooter rental start-up VOGO raises $35 million funding

VOGO, a Bengaluru-based start-up that provides last-mile connectivity solutions in the form of self-drive rental scooters, has raised $35 million in a Series C round of funding led by Lightstone Aspada.

Healthcare start-up CureSkin raises $500k from SenseAI Ventures

31 Jan 2020

Healthcare start-up CureSkin raises $500k from SenseAI Ventures

Bengaluru-based cosmetic start-up CureSkin has raised $500k in a corporate round of funding led by Gurugram-based SenseAI Ventures.

InterviewBit raises $20 million in a Series A funding round

28 Jan 2020

InterviewBit raises $20 million in a Series A funding round

Bengaluru-based ed-tech start-up InterviewBit has raised $20 million in a Series A round of funding led by Sequoia India and Tiger Global.

Vehicle rental start-up Zoomcar raises $30 million in funding

21 Jan 2020

Vehicle rental start-up Zoomcar raises $30 million in funding

Zoomcar, a Bengaluru-based start-up that allows individuals to rent cars as per their convenience, has raised $30 million in funding.

Zomato raises $150 million from Ant Financial: Details here

11 Jan 2020

Zomato raises $150 million from Ant Financial: Details here

Gurugram-based food-tech unicorn Zomato has raised $150 million in a corporate round of funding led by existing investor Ant Financial.

Rivigo raises $20 million in Series F funding round: Report

06 Jan 2020

Rivigo raises $20 million in Series F funding round: Report

Gurugram-based unicorn Rivigo has raised $20 million (Rs. 142 crore) in a Series F round of funding.

Food-tech start-up HungerBox raises $12 million in funding

17 Dec 2019

Food-tech start-up HungerBox raises $12 million in funding

HungerBox, a Bengaluru-based B2B food and beverage technology company that provides solutions for corporate, has raised $12 million in funding.

Marketing intelligence start-up Slintel raises $1.5 million seed funding

16 Dec 2019

Marketing intelligence start-up Slintel raises $1.5 million seed funding

Slintel, a San Francisco-headquartered SaaS start-up which provides lead intelligence and sales enablement support to businesses, has raised $1.5 million in a seed round of funding.

YourOwnROOM raises $1.3 million in seed round of funding

07 Nov 2019

YourOwnROOM raises $1.3 million in seed round of funding

YourOwnROOM, a Bengaluru-based start-up that helps students and working professionals find an ideal residential place, has raised $1.3 million in a seed round of funding.

Stories of five IAS officers who turned into entrepreneurs

24 Oct 2019

Stories of five IAS officers who turned into entrepreneurs

The Indian Administrative Service (IAS) is the most prestigious and sought-after Civil Service of the country.

Nanotech start-up Log 9 Materials raises $3.5 million funding

23 Oct 2019

Nanotech start-up Log 9 Materials raises $3.5 million funding

Bengaluru-based Nanotech start-up, Log 9 Materials, has raised $3.5 million funding in Series A round led by Sequoia India's scale up program Surge and Exfinity Venture Partners.

Kogta Financial raises Rs. 300 crore in Series C round

07 Oct 2019

Kogta Financial raises Rs. 300 crore in Series C round

Kogta Financial (India) Limited, a Jaipur-based non-banking financial company (NBFC), has raised Rs. 300 crore in Series C round of funding.

Five companies started by GATE rankers who became entrepreneurs

07 Aug 2019

Five companies started by GATE rankers who became entrepreneurs

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is one of the most competitive exams for engineering graduates.

Five of the most well-known and successful alumni of IIM-Bangalore

13 Jul 2019

Five of the most well-known and successful alumni of IIM-Bangalore

The Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) are the most sought-after business schools in the country that provide quality management education and IIM-Bangalore (IIM-B) is considered one of the best ones.

#CareerBytes: How to train yourself to become an entrepreneur?

12 Jul 2019

#CareerBytes: How to train yourself to become an entrepreneur?

Entrepreneurs are considered the building blocks of economic growth and advancement. Nowadays, becoming an entrepreneur has become a preferred career choice for many youngsters.

Five doctors turned entrepreneurs in India to know about

11 Jul 2019

Five doctors turned entrepreneurs in India to know about

Becoming a doctor is the dream of many youngsters and it is one of the most sought-after professions in the country.

Stories of five IAS officers who turned into entrepreneurs

08 Jul 2019

Stories of five IAS officers who turned into entrepreneurs

The Indian Administrative Service (IAS) is the most prestigious and sought-after Civil Service of the country.