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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.