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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.

Microfinance start-up Prayaan Capital raises $1.2 million seed funding

21 Feb 2020

Microfinance start-up Prayaan Capital raises $1.2 million seed funding

Chennai-based Prayaan Capital, a fin-tech start-up that offers microloans to small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), has received $1.2 million in a seed round of funding.

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.

Tea cafe chain Chaayos raises $21.5 million funding

11 Feb 2020

Tea cafe chain Chaayos raises $21.5 million funding

Chaayos, a technology-led cafe chain which sells a variety of tea and snacks, has raised $21.5 million in a mix of equity and debt funding round led by Think Investment.

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.

Bike rental start-up Bounce raises $105 million Series D funding

23 Jan 2020

Bike rental start-up Bounce raises $105 million Series D funding

Bounce (formerly known as Metro Bikes), a Bengaluru-based start-up that provides last-mile connectivity solutions, has raised $105 million in a Series D round of funding.

Park+ raises $11 million from Sequoia Capital, Matrix Partners

22 Jan 2020

Park+ raises $11 million from Sequoia Capital, Matrix Partners

Park+, a Delhi-based start-up that provides smart parking solutions through its mobile application, has raised $11 million in funding.

JioTV beats rivals convincingly, now offers 679 Live TV channels

22 Jan 2020

JioTV beats rivals convincingly, now offers 679 Live TV channels

JioTV, the Reliance Jio-owned Live TV streaming platform has expanded its catalog of channels to beat rivals like Airtel Xstream and Vodafone Play.

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.

Online beauty store Purplle raises $8 million in funding

14 Jan 2020

Online beauty store Purplle raises $8 million in funding

In a new development, Purplle, a Mumbai-based e-commerce company dealing in beauty and personal care products, has raised $8 million.

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.

Lenskart raises $231 million, enters the elite unicorn club

20 Dec 2019

Lenskart raises $231 million, enters the elite unicorn club

Lenskart, a Faridabad-based start-up providing a platform to buy eyewear online, has reportedly raised $231 million in a Series G round of funding led by Japanese conglomerate SoftBank.

Ed-tech start-up Springboard raises $11 million

18 Dec 2019

Ed-tech start-up Springboard raises $11 million

Springboard, a San Francisco-headquartered company that provides career upscaling solutions with courses for data science, design, analytics, etc, has raised $11 million in post-Series A funding round.

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.

Zetwerk raises Rs. 225 crore in Series B round

13 Dec 2019

Zetwerk raises Rs. 225 crore in Series B round

Zetwerk, a Bengaluru-based B2B online marketplace that connects buyers and suppliers for manufacturing jobs, has raised Rs. 225 crore ($32 million) in a Series B round of funding.

Nivesh.com raises $600k in seed round of funding

07 Dec 2019

Nivesh.com raises $600k in seed round of funding

Nivesh.com, a Noida-based mutual funds investment platform, has raised $600k (approximately Rs. 4.3 crore) in a seed round of funding.

CarDekho raises $70 million in Series D funding round

05 Dec 2019

CarDekho raises $70 million in Series D funding round

CarDekho, a Jaipur-headquartered company providing enterprise mobility solutions as well as a platform to buy/sell used vehicles, has raised $70 million in a Series D round of funding.

Hyderabad-based Froogal raises $1 million in Pre-Series A round

04 Dec 2019

Hyderabad-based Froogal raises $1 million in Pre-Series A round

Froogal, a Hyderabad-based loyalty and engagement platform which rewards users for their shopping habits, has raised $1 million in a Pre-Series A funding round.

Online insurance provider Acko raises $16 million from Ascent Capital

30 Nov 2019

Online insurance provider Acko raises $16 million from Ascent Capital

Mumbai-based insurance-tech start-up Acko General Insurance, a digital first platform which primarily offers two-wheeler and four-wheeler insurance, has raised $16 million in funding from Ascent Capital.

Biotechnology start-up Zumutor Biologics raises $4 million: Details here

28 Nov 2019

Biotechnology start-up Zumutor Biologics raises $4 million: Details here

Zumutor Biologics Inc., a biotechnology start-up founded in Bengaluru, has raised $4 million in a fresh round of funding.

Logistics start-up BlackBuck raises Rs. 56 crore from Trifecta

27 Nov 2019

Logistics start-up BlackBuck raises Rs. 56 crore from Trifecta

BlackBuck, a Bengaluru-based logistics start-up, has raised Rs. 56 crore (approximately $7.83 million) in debt and equity round from venture debt firm, Trifecta Capital.

Bike-sharing start-up Yulu raises $8 million from Bajaj Auto

26 Nov 2019

Bike-sharing start-up Yulu raises $8 million from Bajaj Auto

Yulu, a Bengaluru-based start-up, has raised $8 million in the latest funding round led by India's leading two wheeler manufacturer, Bajaj Auto.

Paytm raises $1 billion, becomes most valued Indian start-up

25 Nov 2019

Paytm raises $1 billion, becomes most valued Indian start-up

One97 Communications, a Noida-based company that owns digital payments platform Paytm, has raised around $1 billion in a recent funding round.

Social commerce start-up WMall receives Rs. 64 crore funding

21 Nov 2019

Social commerce start-up WMall receives Rs. 64 crore funding

WMall, a Bengaluru-based social commerce start-up that sells kitchen items as well as women's beauty products, has raised Rs. 64 crore (approximately $9 million) in a Series B round of funding.

Med-tech start-up Medikabazaar receives $15.8 million funding

18 Nov 2019

Med-tech start-up Medikabazaar receives $15.8 million funding

Medikabazaar, a start-up offering B2B online marketplace for medical devices and supplies, has raised $15.8 million in a Series B funding round.

Insurance aggregator Policybazaar raises $150 million from Tencent

11 Nov 2019

Insurance aggregator Policybazaar raises $150 million from Tencent

Insurance aggregator company Policybazaar, which compares financial services from major insurance companies for instant purchases, has raised $150 million in a funding round led by Tencent Holdings Ltd.

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.

Vernacular news aggregator start-up Lokal raises $3 million

05 Nov 2019

Vernacular news aggregator start-up Lokal raises $3 million

Lokal, a Bengaluru-based local content aggregator that serves news to vernacular audiences based on their location, has raised $3 million in a new round of funding.

Fisdom raises $11 million from fintech giant PayU and others

01 Nov 2019

Fisdom raises $11 million from fintech giant PayU and others

Fisdom, a Bengaluru-based wealth management start-up that offers investment advisory services through its mobile application, has raised $11 million in a fresh round of funding.

Binny Bansal invests $12.3 million in customer engagement platform Mobikon

26 Oct 2019

Binny Bansal invests $12.3 million in customer engagement platform Mobikon

Mobikon, a marketing and data-exchange platform for restaurants, has raised $12.3 million in Series B round of funding.

AI-based fintech start-up Crediwatch raises $3.2 million: Details here

24 Oct 2019

AI-based fintech start-up Crediwatch raises $3.2 million: Details here

Bengaluru-based fintech start-up Crediwatch has raised $3.2 million in Series A round of funding.

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.