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Funding is the process of providing resources to finance a firm, organisation or individual in need or for a project. In a normal course, funding takes place in terms of money transactions, either for short-term or long-term purposes. There are various sources of funding including credit, venture capital, donations, grants, savings, subsidies, and taxes. Terms like soft funding or crowdfunding are described as funding like donations, subsidies, and grants which have no direct requirement for return of investment. While those facilitate the exchange of equity ownership in a company for capital investment via an online funding portal are called equity crowdfunding. In economic terms, funds are given to firms, entrepreneurs or individuals by lenders as capital or loans. This can be done against an interest or equity. Funding can be used for research, launch a business or expand the business. Among the various methods of funding include government grants, crowdfunding, raise from interest or self-organised funding allocation. However, to get funded, firms, entrepreneurs or individuals have to show collateral. This also includes their previous work experience in the respective fields. On the other hand, depending on the requirement and scope of growth of business, an entrepreneur or firm gets funded by the lender. More

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  • HyperTrack bags $25 million funding led by WestBridge Capital Aug 18, 2022 04:43 PM IST

    HyperTrack bags $25 million funding led by WestBridge Capital

    The firm is planning to utlise the funds towards building its product and expanding its global engineering teams as it further pursues technology leadership.

  • Feast to famine: How agritech Dehaat went from record funding to layoffs  Aug 18, 2022 10:35 AM IST

    Feast to famine: How agritech Dehaat went from record funding to layoffs 

    It is another cautionary tale of ambitious startups that attempted to conquer new markets and grow rapidly only to come up against a funding winter amid global market turmoil this year.  

  • Phyllo bags $15 million funding, to build gateway for creator data Aug 17, 2022 08:30 PM IST

    Phyllo bags $15 million funding, to build gateway for creator data

    Companies building tools, products, and services for the creator economy can use of Phyllo's APIs to verify creator's identity, income and engagement data

  • Venture debt marketplace 8vdx to offer cross-border loans to startups Aug 17, 2022 01:23 PM IST

    Venture debt marketplace 8vdx to offer cross-border loans to startups

    Startups can obtain venture loans through an intuitive interface and choose to repay in their local currency, including the British pound, the Singapore dollar and the Australian dollar.

  • Exclusive | Temasek invests $15 million in neobanking platform Fi as part of ongoing Series C round Aug 12, 2022 06:19 PM IST

    Exclusive | Temasek invests $15 million in neobanking platform Fi as part of ongoing Series C round

    According to sources aware of the fundraise, the total size of the round is expected to be around $90 million. Alpha Wave Global, which is leading the round has already invested $45 million.

  • Bootstrapped SaaS firm Kovai.co mulls fundraise in next 18 months Aug 10, 2022 05:23 PM IST

    Bootstrapped SaaS firm Kovai.co mulls fundraise in next 18 months

    If the firm's new products, Document360 and the customer success product Churn360, pick up at a faster pace and add more to the revenue, Kovai.co will postpone the timeline to actively look for an external investor

  • SaaS firm CleverTap raises $105 million in series D funding round Aug 10, 2022 11:29 AM IST

    SaaS firm CleverTap raises $105 million in series D funding round

    As part of the transaction, CDPQ will be invest around $75 million and join CleverTap’s Board of Directors upon closure of this funding round

  • SaaS firm SquadStack raises $17.5 million led by Bertelsmann India Investments Aug 09, 2022 03:54 PM IST

    SaaS firm SquadStack raises $17.5 million led by Bertelsmann India Investments

    The startup aims to utilise the funding to hire top talent and strengthen its workforce for expansion. It also plans to increase its sales experts base and further expand into new verticals.

  • Cloud kitchen startup Bigspoon raises Rs 100 crore from IAN, NB Ventures Aug 09, 2022 02:03 PM IST

    Cloud kitchen startup Bigspoon raises Rs 100 crore from IAN, NB Ventures

    The company will use the fund to expand to more than 250 kitchens in 75 cities, add brands, hire for leadership positions and invest in technology for clients

  • Agritech startup Produze raises $2.6 million in seed funding from Accel, All in Capital Aug 09, 2022 07:42 AM IST

    Agritech startup Produze raises $2.6 million in seed funding from Accel, All in Capital

    Ben Mathew, co-founder and CEO of Produze, in a virtual interaction with Moneycontrol, said the funds raised will be used to build distribution capabilities, expand procurement sources, and strengthen Produze’s tech team

  • How much funding did startups raise in July 2022? Aug 08, 2022 07:40 PM IST

    How much funding did startups raise in July 2022?

  • WebEngage raises $20 million led by Singularity Growth Opportunities Fund, SWC Global Aug 02, 2022 03:12 PM IST

    WebEngage raises $20 million led by Singularity Growth Opportunities Fund, SWC Global

    WebEngage claims to have reached a $20 million annual revenue run rate and is working with more than 600 customers

  • Whatsapp-based shopping platform ChattyBao raises over $5 mn led by Info Edge, Vertex Ventures Jul 28, 2022 04:19 PM IST

    Whatsapp-based shopping platform ChattyBao raises over $5 mn led by Info Edge, Vertex Ventures

    The company also informed that the new funds will be used for product development and market operations. The company also said it plans to launch its app in the third week of August this year.

  • Tele-consulting platforms, e-pharmacies hit by tepid demand as pandemic boost wears off  Jul 28, 2022 06:13 AM IST

    Tele-consulting platforms, e-pharmacies hit by tepid demand as pandemic boost wears off 

    During the pandemic, e-pharmacies and online consultation platforms turned out to be lucrative businesses within health tech, which also includes at-home diagnostics, fitness and nutrition platforms, disease management and employee wellness services. 

  • Travel-tech startup Spotnana raises $75 million in Series B funding  Jul 26, 2022 03:29 PM IST

    Travel-tech startup Spotnana raises $75 million in Series B funding 

    Earlier, in September 2021, the company had raised $34 million in series A funding, co-led by ICONIQ and Madrona Venture Group with participation from Decibel and Mubadala Capital.

  • Community-led crypto investing platform Crypso raises $3 million in seed funding Jul 26, 2022 11:26 AM IST

    Community-led crypto investing platform Crypso raises $3 million in seed funding

    The round was led by Hashed Emergent, Athera Venture Partners (formerly Inventus), Better Capital, Whiteboard Capital, Polygon founders Sandeep and Jaynti, Kunal Shah of CRED, and other angel investors.

  • Coinbase venture funding down 34% in Q2 of CY22 Jul 25, 2022 02:23 PM IST

    Coinbase venture funding down 34% in Q2 of CY22

    The decline in venture funding activity was attributed to the volatility in markets, which saw many founders rethink or put their rounds on pause, particularly at the later stages

  • Creative Galileo raises USD 7.5 million at USD 40-million valuation Jul 21, 2022 12:27 PM IST

    Creative Galileo raises USD 7.5 million at USD 40-million valuation

    This brings Creative Galileo's total funding to USD 10 million, including a pre-series round of USD 2.5 million in July last year.

  • Burger Singh raises Rs 30 crore in funding led by Negen Capital Jul 20, 2022 09:57 PM IST

    Burger Singh raises Rs 30 crore in funding led by Negen Capital

    Lets ventures, Mumbai angels, Old World Hospitality (Rohit Khattar) and Jasleen Royal (Singer, songwriter and composer) also participated in the funding round.

  • Agritech startup Growcoms raises USD 1 million Jul 20, 2022 03:37 PM IST

    Agritech startup Growcoms raises USD 1 million

    New Delhi, Jul 20 Agritech startup Growcoms has raised USD 1 million (about Rs 7 crore) from investors, including Info Edge, to scale up operations..

  • Healthtech startup Eka Care raises $15 million led by Hummingbird Ventures Jul 19, 2022 03:29 PM IST

    Healthtech startup Eka Care raises $15 million led by Hummingbird Ventures

    Earlier in July 2021, Eka Care raised $4.5 million in its seed round of funding from 3one4Capital, Eximius Ventures, Speciale Invest, and several angel investors.

  • Brand-support platform AnyMind Group raises $29.4 million in Series D funding Jul 19, 2022 02:36 PM IST

    Brand-support platform AnyMind Group raises $29.4 million in Series D funding

    AnyMind Group has so far acquired seven companies from various countries including Japan, Hong Kong, Thailand and India.

  • IIT Kanpur-incubated drone startup EndureAir Systems raises $1.7 million Jul 19, 2022 12:27 PM IST

    IIT Kanpur-incubated drone startup EndureAir Systems raises $1.7 million

    The funds will be utilised to speed up expansion and scale up manufacturing and assembly units

  • India needs $15 billion funding to set up 15 GW hydrogen capacity by 2030: VK Saraswat Jul 14, 2022 09:59 PM IST

    India needs $15 billion funding to set up 15 GW hydrogen capacity by 2030: VK Saraswat

    Green hydrogen is the fuel of the future but its price continues to be prohibitive for sectors like fertilizer and refinery which need to use it, said Saraswat said.

  • Continuum Green Energy raises $ 350 million Jul 13, 2022 06:31 PM IST

    Continuum Green Energy raises $ 350 million

    The company, which has a portfolio of 1.3 GW of assets either operational or nearing commissioning, issued senior secured floating rate notes to two marquee international institutional investors, as per an official statement.

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