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  • MY BUDGET | Tax exemptions, ease of FDI, lesser regulatory burden: What startups want Jan 26, 2023 05:16 PM IST

    MY BUDGET | Tax exemptions, ease of FDI, lesser regulatory burden: What startups want

    Strap: Budget expectations: Find out what young startups want from Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman at the budget next week.

  • Better Capital-backed Gullak raises $3 million in seed round Jan 19, 2023 06:40 PM IST

    Better Capital-backed Gullak raises $3 million in seed round

    Gullak had earlier raised $1.3 million as part of its pre-seed round led by Better Capital and some angel investors, including Vimal Kumar and Sheetal Lalwani (Co-founders at JusPay)

  • Luxury home developer Isprava raises Rs 160 crore, to expand India, overseas business Jan 19, 2023 02:51 PM IST

    Luxury home developer Isprava raises Rs 160 crore, to expand India, overseas business

    Isprava has built luxury homes in Goa, Alibaug, Kasauli and the Nilgiris. The money will be used for a more strategic purpose such as acquisition and inorganic growth, co-founder and CEO tells Moneycontrol

  • PhonePe raises $350 million from General Atlantic at a valuation of $12 billion Jan 19, 2023 10:54 AM IST

    PhonePe raises $350 million from General Atlantic at a valuation of $12 billion

    According to PhonePe, the investment marks the first tranche of $1 billion funding round

  • Startup VilCart raises USD 18 million from investors to expand operations Jan 14, 2023 05:48 PM IST

    Startup VilCart raises USD 18 million from investors to expand operations

    The company raised this amount in a Series A funding round led by Asia Impact SA.

  • India ranks fourth globally for tech venture capital investments in 2022: Report Jan 13, 2023 04:54 PM IST

    India ranks fourth globally for tech venture capital investments in 2022: Report

    The report said India follows the United States, China, and the United Kingdom, which clocked $233.3 billion, $48 billion, and $29.9 billion respectively, becoming the top three countries for tech investments globally.

  • Wakefit raises Rs 320 crore in Series D funding Jan 13, 2023 06:45 AM IST

    Wakefit raises Rs 320 crore in Series D funding

    Wakefit plans to open 100 stores across 20 cities in the next 24 months, co-founder Chaitanya Ramalingegowda told Moneycontrol.

  • Entuple E-Mobility secures $3 million funding Jan 12, 2023 07:12 PM IST

    Entuple E-Mobility secures $3 million funding

    The pre-series A funding received by Entuple E-Mobility will be used to further strengthen its Research and Development (R&D) capabilities to develop next-generation powertrain technologies.

  • Kiran Mazumdar Shaw invests in women’s health platform Gytree.com Jan 11, 2023 05:50 PM IST

    Kiran Mazumdar Shaw invests in women’s health platform Gytree.com

    The startup has said the maiden funding round will help build and grow the platform at a time when working women in India increasingly quit the workforce due to health-related issues. Gytree, however, has not disclosed the amount raised.

  • Startup funding in India drops 33% to USD 24 billion in 2022: Report Jan 11, 2023 03:45 PM IST

    Startup funding in India drops 33% to USD 24 billion in 2022: Report

    Global investors were still positive about the Indian startup ecosystem despite the global slowdown, as per the report titled 'Startup Tracker-CY 22'.

  • Giga Fun Studios bags $2.4 million seed funding to build Indian culture-based casual games Jan 11, 2023 11:49 AM IST

    Giga Fun Studios bags $2.4 million seed funding to build Indian culture-based casual games

    Giga Fun Studios plans to use the funds to build next-generation casual games for Indian and global audiences and 'invest heavily' in building a team of casual game developers

  • Edtech startup Toddle raises $17 million from Sequoia Capital India, others  Jan 10, 2023 09:04 AM IST

    Edtech startup Toddle raises $17 million from Sequoia Capital India, others 

    This comes as B2C K-12 online edtech startups in India have been suffering post-pandemic with demand falling, while those operating in the B2B edtech segments witnessed tailwinds of growth with schools more open to adopting innovation.

  • Agritech startup Cropin raises $14 million from Google, JSR Corp, others  Jan 09, 2023 11:16 AM IST

    Agritech startup Cropin raises $14 million from Google, JSR Corp, others 

    This comes at a time when the agritech sector has seen funding pouring in on the back of investors' optimism in the nascent sector’s potential to grow on rising demand for quality food post-pandemic, supported by macro tailwinds like climate change and food security concerns.

  • KreditBee raises $100 mn in extended Series D from Advent International Jan 06, 2023 03:39 PM IST

    KreditBee raises $100 mn in extended Series D from Advent International

    The new funds will be used for scaling KreditBee's existing business and diversifying its product offerings by venturing into digitally enabled financial products

  • PE/VC funding tanked 30% in 2022; here's how Indian startups fared this year Dec 31, 2022 11:05 AM IST

    PE/VC funding tanked 30% in 2022; here's how Indian startups fared this year

    The average deal size of late-stage transactions (investment into companies that are over 10 years old, or Series G or later rounds of institutional investments) fell 39 percent to $90 million in 2022 from $148 million last year.

  • SaaS in 2023: Founders and investors spot emerging themes amid recession fears Dec 30, 2022 03:24 PM IST

    SaaS in 2023: Founders and investors spot emerging themes amid recession fears

    The next year is likely to be tough for many SaaS firms. However, segments such as generative AI, PaaS offerings, and Low Code/No Code platforms, cloud security-based software may gather more steam in 2023.

  • Goodbye 2022 | India’s Agritech sector in full bloom as valuations shoot up amid continued investor interest Dec 26, 2022 12:30 PM IST

    Goodbye 2022 | India’s Agritech sector in full bloom as valuations shoot up amid continued investor interest

    Agritech was an outlier on the growth front in the Indian startup world that saw setbacks and a funding crunch this year.

  • Northern Arc India Impact Fund raises Rs 65 crore from Belgian Investment Company Dec 22, 2022 08:45 PM IST

    Northern Arc India Impact Fund raises Rs 65 crore from Belgian Investment Company

    The new fund, NAIIF, is a SEBI-registered second-category Alternative Investment Fund (AIF) and has a total corpus of Rs 700 crore raised

  • Collegedekho gets $9 million from Winter Capital Dec 21, 2022 08:53 PM IST

    Collegedekho gets $9 million from Winter Capital

    Arora, co-founder and chief executive of Collegedekho, said the company had raised $35 million in series B round last November, according to a statement.

  • US Senate advances $1.66 trillion government-funding bill Dec 21, 2022 06:24 AM IST

    US Senate advances $1.66 trillion government-funding bill

    Democratic and Republican negotiators agreed early Tuesday morning on the sweeping bill to fund the federal government through the end of its fiscal year on Sept. 30, raising funding from about $1.5 trillion in the last fiscal year.

  • HRtech SaaS platform BetterPlace raises $40 million in extended series C round Dec 20, 2022 03:03 PM IST

    HRtech SaaS platform BetterPlace raises $40 million in extended series C round

    BetterPlace's existing investors Jungle Ventures and British International Investment also participated in the funding round

  • Fashion tech startup Virgio bags $37 million funding co-led by Prosus Ventures, Accel & Alpha Wave Dec 16, 2022 01:25 PM IST

    Fashion tech startup Virgio bags $37 million funding co-led by Prosus Ventures, Accel & Alpha Wave

    The startup, founded by former Myntra CEO Amar Nagaram, will use the capital to further technology development and hiring

  • Agritech sector to mint over eight unicorns by 2027: Report Dec 14, 2022 01:31 PM IST

    Agritech sector to mint over eight unicorns by 2027: Report

    This comes at a time when agritech has been receiving continued investor interest even as the rest of the ecosystem struggles through a funding winter, as per a report by Avendus Capital

  • ICICI Bank raises Rs 5,000 crore via bonds Dec 12, 2022 08:02 PM IST

    ICICI Bank raises Rs 5,000 crore via bonds

    The bank has allotted 50,000 senior unsecured redeemable long term bonds in the nature of debentures aggregating to Rs 5,000 crore on private placement basis

  • D2C startup Wellbeing Nutrition raises $10 million in Series B led by HUL, Fireside Ventures Dec 12, 2022 05:22 PM IST

    D2C startup Wellbeing Nutrition raises $10 million in Series B led by HUL, Fireside Ventures

    The brand aims to reach 100 million people over the next year by driving awareness digitally and leveraging HUL’s capabilities