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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.

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.

Kannada couple develops '80% cheaper' portable device to detect hearing-loss

31 Mar 2019

Kannada couple develops '80% cheaper' portable device to detect hearing-loss

Hearing loss is a common problem faced by many in India and is often not taken seriously.

How 27-year-old Ankiti Bose built a $1bn fashion start-up

13 Feb 2019

How 27-year-old Ankiti Bose built a $1bn fashion start-up

On Tuesday, Singapore-based online fashion retail site Zilingo Pte raised $226mn to fund its expansion to Australia, Indonesia, and the Philippines.

OYO offers to buy Rs. 50cr shares from current, ex-employees

28 Dec 2018

OYO offers to buy Rs. 50cr shares from current, ex-employees

OYO Rooms, India's second-most valuable startup, has offered to buy back shares from current and former employees to the tune of Rs. 40-50cr.

Which states provide the best ecosystem for start-ups? Check here

22 Dec 2018

Which states provide the best ecosystem for start-ups? Check here

The exponential rise in start-up ecosystem in the country has given opportunities to many to transform their ideas into businesses.

Swiggy raises $1bn in its largest funding round yet

20 Dec 2018

Swiggy raises $1bn in its largest funding round yet

Months after entering India's unicorn club, food delivery platform Swiggy has raised a whopping $1bn in fresh capital from existing and new investors.

Scooter-sharing platform Vogo raises $100mn from Ola

18 Dec 2018

Scooter-sharing platform Vogo raises $100mn from Ola

Bengaluru-based dockless scooter renting platform Vogo has raised a whopping $100mn from Indian ride-hailing giants Ola.

Dear reader, let's talk about NewsBytes today

03 Oct 2018

Dear reader, let's talk about NewsBytes today

For a media company, you and I both know that we are excruciatingly introvert. It is always about others - what Apple is doing wrong, how much funds did OYO raise, who constitutes intellectual mafia, and so on and so forth.

Bounce raises $3 million from venture debt firm InnoVen Capital

25 Sep 2018

Bounce raises $3 million from venture debt firm InnoVen Capital

Two-wheeler rental service provider Bounce today said it has raised $3 million from leading venture debt firm, InnoVen Capital.

OYO Rooms raises $1bn, enters unicorn club

25 Sep 2018

OYO Rooms raises $1bn, enters unicorn club

Budget hotel chain OYO Rooms has entered India's unicorn club, having raised a whopping $800mn in a round led by Japan's Softbank Vision Fund.

Warren Buffett set to invest Rs. 2,000+ cr in Paytm

27 Aug 2018

Warren Buffett set to invest Rs. 2,000+ cr in Paytm

If reports are to be believed, Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway are in talks with Paytm parent company, One97 Communications to invest around Rs. 2,200-2,500cr ($300-350mn) in the digital payments company.

OYO looking to raise $1bn, valuation might cross $4bn

16 Aug 2018

OYO looking to raise $1bn, valuation might cross $4bn

It seems that budget hotel network OYO Rooms is getting ready for yet another round of funding, and is reportedly looking to raise an amount between $500mn to $1bn.

Metro Bikes raises $12.2 million funding; rebrands as 'Bounce'

09 Aug 2018

Metro Bikes raises $12.2 million funding; rebrands as 'Bounce'

Bike rental startup Metro Bikes today said it has raised $12.2 million in a Series-A funding round led by Sequoia India and Accel Partners and has rebranded itself as Bounce.

Health start-up Cure.Fit raises $120mn in Series C funding

30 Jul 2018

Health start-up Cure.Fit raises $120mn in Series C funding

Bengaluru-based health and fitness start-up Cure.Fit has raised a massive $120mn (around Rs. 825cr) in its Series C round of funding led by existing investors IDG Ventures, Accel Partners, and Kalaari Capital.

Micro-delivery start-up Daily Ninja secures $3mn in fresh funding round

13 Jun 2018

Micro-delivery start-up Daily Ninja secures $3mn in fresh funding round

Micro-delivery start-up DailyNinja has raised $3 million in a fresh round of funding from Saama Capital and existing investor Sequoia Capital.

Consumer data company MobileWalla secures $12.5mn in Series B funding

28 May 2018

Consumer data company MobileWalla secures $12.5mn in Series B funding

US-based next-gen consumer data company MobileWalla has raised $12.5mn in its Series B funding round led by New York-based GCP Capital, with participation for existing investor Madrona Venture Group, and a new investor, ATW Partners.

Hrithik Roshan invests $878,200 in fitness start-up Cure.Fit

24 May 2018

Hrithik Roshan invests $878,200 in fitness start-up Cure.Fit

Bengaluru-based fitness start-up Cure.Fit has raised $878,200 (Rs. 6cr) from Bollywood heart-throb Hrithik Roshan.

AR-focused edtech start-up Smartivity raises $2mn

23 May 2018

AR-focused edtech start-up Smartivity raises $2mn

Delhi-based Smartivity Labs, an augmented reality (AR)-focused educational technology start-up, has raised $2mn from Ashish Kacholia, a well-known stock market investor who holds shares worth $117mn in several companies.

Quit Genius, the app that helps smokers quit, raised $2mn

23 May 2018

Quit Genius, the app that helps smokers quit, raised $2mn

Quit Genius, an app that helps users quit smoking and is backed by start-up incubator Y Combinator, has received an additional $1.1 million in seed funding, closing its seed round at a total of $2 million.

Gurugram start-up Milkbasket raises $7mn in funding

22 May 2018

Gurugram start-up Milkbasket raises $7mn in funding

Gurugram-based micro-delivery start-up, Milkbasket, has raised $7mn in a Series A funding round led by Bengaluru-based Kalaari Capital and Singapore-based BeeNext.

Tencent leads $50 million funding round in vernacular app NewsDog

22 May 2018

Tencent leads $50 million funding round in vernacular app NewsDog

Gurugram-headquartered vernacular news app NewsDog has raised $50 million (Rs. 340 crore) in Series C funding led by Chinese internet giant Tencent Holdings.

Budding entrepreneurs, these 5 countries are best for the start-ups

11 Apr 2018

Budding entrepreneurs, these 5 countries are best for the start-ups

Building a company is always difficult, but in some countries, it is less challenging. Programmes in these countries give entrepreneurs the push they need to kick-start their dream projects.

Paytm Mall raises Rs. 3,000 crore from SoftBank, Alibaba

03 Apr 2018

Paytm Mall raises Rs. 3,000 crore from SoftBank, Alibaba

According to documents filed with the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, online retail firm Paytm Mall has raised nearly Rs 3,000 crore from Japan's SoftBank and its existing investor Alibaba in new round of funding.

Start-up developing hangover cures raises $8 million

03 Apr 2018

Start-up developing hangover cures raises $8 million

82Labs, a US-based start-up that manufactures drinks to reduce morning-after hangovers, has raised $8 million in fresh funding from investors like Altos Ventures, Slow Ventures, Strong Ventures, and Thunder Road Capital.

Anand Mahindra proposes to fund an Indian alternative to Facebook

27 Mar 2018

Anand Mahindra proposes to fund an Indian alternative to Facebook

With the Cambridge Analytica-Facebook scandal now spiralling into India as a BJP-Congress political row, billionaire businessman Anand Mahindra took to Twitter to weigh in on his idea of creating an Indian alternative to social networking giant, Facebook.

AR start-up Magic Leap raises $461 million from Saudi government

08 Mar 2018

AR start-up Magic Leap raises $461 million from Saudi government

Florida-based augmented reality (AR) startup Magic Leap has raised $461 million in the second phase of its series D funding round.

Music streaming service Gaana to raise $115 million in funding

28 Feb 2018

Music streaming service Gaana to raise $115 million in funding

Music streaming service Gaana today said it will raise USD 115 million (about Rs. 750 crore) from Chinese internet giant Tencent and Times Internet in its latest round of funding.

Online milk delivery start-up Doodhwala receives $2.2mn funding

23 Feb 2018

Online milk delivery start-up Doodhwala receives $2.2mn funding

Doodhwala, a micro delivery service for fresh groceries, today said it has received a seed investment of $2.2 million by Omnivore, a venture capitalist firm, for a minority stake in the company.

TiE Coimbatore to organize 'FundingCarnival' for start-ups on March 31

23 Feb 2018

TiE Coimbatore to organize 'FundingCarnival' for start-ups on March 31

TiE Coimbatore is conducting a 'FundingCarnival' (Mudaleetu Thiruvizha) on March 31 with an idea of bringing start-ups and young ventures, among others, on a common platform with investors.

Co-living start-up raises Rs. 12 crore in latest funding round

23 Feb 2018

Co-living start-up raises Rs. 12 crore in latest funding round

A technology-driven platform named CoLive that offers rentable branded and serviced homes have raised Rs. 12 crore in its latest funding round.

Swiggy raises Rs. 642cr in its biggest funding round

08 Feb 2018

Swiggy raises Rs. 642cr in its biggest funding round

Bengaluru-based food delivery start-up Swiggy has raised $100mn (a little over Rs. 642.5 crore) in a Series F funding round led by South African media conglomerate Naspers joined by Chinese e-commerce platform Meituan-Dianping.

Angel-tax exemption for start-ups with up to Rs. 10cr funding

07 Feb 2018

Angel-tax exemption for start-ups with up to Rs. 10cr funding

Start-ups founded before 2016 may finally get an exemption from the much-talked-about Angel Tax, giving them a much-needed relief, reported ET.

China's Alibaba leads BigBasket's $300-million funding round

03 Feb 2018

China's Alibaba leads BigBasket's $300-million funding round

Online grocery start-up BigBasket has raised $300 million in Series-E funding which was led by China's Alibaba Group. This is the largest investment raised by the company so far.

Air taxi start-up, Joby Aviation, raises $100 million in funding

02 Feb 2018

Air taxi start-up, Joby Aviation, raises $100 million in funding

Joby Aviation, a US-based air taxi start-up, has announced to have raised $100 million in funding from the venture capital arms of several big firms.

Magic Leap: $2 billion in funding, product still not interesting!

23 Dec 2017

Magic Leap: $2 billion in funding, product still not interesting!

After raising about $2 billion in the last four years, augmented-reality company Magic Leap finally has a product to show.

India will have 1L startups by 2025: Mohandas Pai

04 Dec 2017

India will have 1L startups by 2025: Mohandas Pai

India will have one lakh startups by 2025 which will create a value of $500bn, says Manipal Global Education Chairman TV Mohandas Pai.

Uber-SoftBank deal in trouble? Could invest in Lyft, says SoftBank-CEO

06 Nov 2017

Uber-SoftBank deal in trouble? Could invest in Lyft, says SoftBank-CEO

At a time when SoftBank's investment in Uber is expected to be finalized, the Japanese conglomerate has hinted it could still change its mind over the costly deal.

Lyft raises an impressive $1bn from Google's CapitalG

20 Oct 2017

Lyft raises an impressive $1bn from Google's CapitalG

Ride-hailing app Lyft has raised funding of $1bn led by Google's venture arm CapitalG, taking its valuation to $11bn.

Ola raises $1.1bn from Tencent, another $1bn in "advanced talks"

11 Oct 2017

Ola raises $1.1bn from Tencent, another $1bn in "advanced talks"

Ola has confirmed that it raised a funding of $1.1bn from Chinese internet giant Tencent and is in "advanced talks" with others to raise an additional $1bn.