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  • Despite pandemic, startups choose growth over profit Feb 19, 2021 01:29 PM IST

    Despite pandemic, startups choose growth over profit

    Temasek-owned InnoVen Capital's annual report says that about 77 percent of startups consider growth a focus area over profitability. While surprising, there is more to it.

  • College admission platform Leverage Edu raises Rs 47 crore in Series A round Feb 19, 2021 10:04 AM IST

    College admission platform Leverage Edu raises Rs 47 crore in Series A round

    The startup will use the fund to expand its reach in Tier 3, 4 and smaller towns, Leverage Edu founder and Chief Executive Officer Akshay Chaturvedi has said.

  • FirstCry to raise upto $200 mn, early investors seek exit: Report Feb 17, 2021 11:59 AM IST

    FirstCry to raise upto $200 mn, early investors seek exit: Report

    The company is also is looking at going initial public offering (IPO) way over the next two years.

  • Azim Premji-backed KreditBee raises Rs 544 crore, cuts down on Chinese funding Feb 15, 2021 11:10 AM IST

    Azim Premji-backed KreditBee raises Rs 544 crore, cuts down on Chinese funding

    KreditBee's parent company, Finnov, slashed its Chinese investors that now hold only 10 percent as compared to previously holding 40 percent.

  • EXCLUSIVE: Healthcare startup Innovaccer to enter unicorn club, in talks with Tiger Global for $100-$150 million funding Feb 15, 2021 10:24 AM IST

    EXCLUSIVE: Healthcare startup Innovaccer to enter unicorn club, in talks with Tiger Global for $100-$150 million funding

    The SaaS startup was valued at $400 million last February, when it raised $70 million from a clutch of investors including Tiger Global and Steadview Capital. Innovaccer takes millions of data points such as patient profiles, risk factors and types of disease, and channels that data to digitise solutions for hospitals, clinics and patients

  • Last week in startup funding | Dailyhunt gets $100 million more; D2C brands, meat delivery continue to attract investors Feb 13, 2021 08:18 AM IST

    Last week in startup funding | Dailyhunt gets $100 million more; D2C brands, meat delivery continue to attract investors

    Dailyhunt has now raised $200 million in two months, a well-known makeup brand got funded and a gaming IPO may be on the way.

  • Fear, panic and bounce-back: Inside a transport startup's pandemic rollercoaster Feb 10, 2021 10:59 AM IST

    Fear, panic and bounce-back: Inside a transport startup's pandemic rollercoaster

    Mumbai-based transportation startup Cityflo was growing at a steady pace when the Covid pandemic hit. The lockdown that followed crippled the bus aggregator, with its services coming to a screeching halt overnight. However, as many a business fell by the wayside, Cityflo battled, survived , learnt lessons along the way, and is now looking to thrive. This is its story

  • Reddit doubles valuation to $6 billion after raising $150 million Feb 09, 2021 10:29 AM IST

    Reddit doubles valuation to $6 billion after raising $150 million

    Reddit has raised $250 million in funding led by venture-capital firm Vy Capital.

  • Blume Ventures to raise new fund to offer exits to existing investors in rare startup move Feb 05, 2021 01:49 PM IST

    Blume Ventures to raise new fund to offer exits to existing investors in rare startup move

    Blume Ventures, the Mumbai-based startup investor, is preparing to raise a secondaries fund to replace existing investors with new ones and pump money in up to 12 businesses. 

  • Zetwerk raises $120 million from Lightspeed, Greenoaks at $600 million valuation Feb 03, 2021 12:37 PM IST

    Zetwerk raises $120 million from Lightspeed, Greenoaks at $600 million valuation

    Zetwerk procures manufacturing services such as fabrication, machining, casting and forging from small and medium companies and connects them to mid-to-large OEMs (original equipment manufacturers) and engineering, procurement and construction firms in India and South-East Asia.

  • MPower Financing gets $25 million in a new funding round Jan 27, 2021 09:49 PM IST

    MPower Financing gets $25 million in a new funding round

    With the new funds, the company plans to invest heavily in technology and human resource in order to handle the massive amount of unmet demand on the platform.

  • Furlenco raises Rs 20 crore in venture debt from BlackSoil Jan 21, 2021 04:31 PM IST

    Furlenco raises Rs 20 crore in venture debt from BlackSoil

    BlackSoil is a sector agnostic alternative credit platform and has deployed Rs 1,000 crore in last four years. It's other investments include Oyo, Spinny, Purplle, Zetwerks, Vogo and TVF

  • Ripplr gets $3 million in Series A funding from Zephyr Peacock, others Jan 20, 2021 02:03 PM IST

    Ripplr gets $3 million in Series A funding from Zephyr Peacock, others

    Ripplr is trying to digitise the entire supply chain ecosystem of the country for consumer brands, helping connect distributors with brands through a single technology platform.

  • Does India have a startup valuation bubble? Jan 20, 2021 12:41 PM IST

    Does India have a startup valuation bubble?

    Many companies across sectors are being overvalued, valued on shaky metrics, and venture capitalists are more bullish than ever. But, is there a reason to it- method behind the madness, or does India have a startup valuation bubble?

  • Health startup MFine raises $16 million in a bridge round Jan 18, 2021 11:48 AM IST

    Health startup MFine raises $16 million in a bridge round

    The company will use the funds to strengthen its leadership team and technology platform to create a virtual hospital network for its users

  • N+1 Capital in talks to raise $100 million for Revenue Based Financing for startups Jan 15, 2021 01:48 PM IST

    N+1 Capital in talks to raise $100 million for Revenue Based Financing for startups

    The fund will take a fixed percentage of a startup's revenue every month, This aligns risk for the investor and the company, and the startup doesn't need to dilute equity. This is a new model in India.

  • Simplilearn in talks to raise $100-150 million for valuation of $700 million: Report Jan 13, 2021 03:53 PM IST

    Simplilearn in talks to raise $100-150 million for valuation of $700 million: Report

    The company is banking on increased infusions from global and domestic investors in high-growth edutech companies amid the coronavirus pandemic and lockdown as interest in online education options boomed.

  • Phi Commerce raises $4 million from Singapore VC Beenext, Yatra Angel Network Jan 07, 2021 11:47 AM IST

    Phi Commerce raises $4 million from Singapore VC Beenext, Yatra Angel Network

    Co-founder and CEO of the company Jose Thattil said the aim was to make transactions seem “invisible” and “eliminate friction in payments with 100 percent reliability”.

  • BharatPe to raise $150-200 million equity, $500 million debt in new fundraising round: Report Jan 05, 2021 03:15 PM IST

    BharatPe to raise $150-200 million equity, $500 million debt in new fundraising round: Report

    The first tranche of $100 million equity is targeted by March 2021

  • Endiya Partners closes Rs 500 crore second fund Jan 05, 2021 03:15 PM IST

    Endiya Partners closes Rs 500 crore second fund

    Investors in Endiya’s current fund include the International Finance Corporation and the Nippon India Digital Innovation fund- an India-Japan initiative. Nippon is one of Japan’s largest life insurance players.

  • Shiprocket in talks to raise $20-22 million from March Capital, Tribe and others Dec 31, 2020 01:17 PM IST

    Shiprocket in talks to raise $20-22 million from March Capital, Tribe and others

    Shiprocket works with courier companies and connects merchants, consumers and supply-chain partners across India and around the world

  • From coding to live classes, 5 young Indian ed-tech startups you should know about Dec 30, 2020 03:37 PM IST

    From coding to live classes, 5 young Indian ed-tech startups you should know about

    As larger edtech unicorns grab the headlines, Moneycontrol looks at some of the interesting younger online learning startups.

  • Exclusive| Billionaire Yuri Milner fund in talks to invest in Rupeek Dec 29, 2020 01:52 PM IST

    Exclusive| Billionaire Yuri Milner fund in talks to invest in Rupeek

    Milner, along with other top VCs, is in talks to invest in gold loans startup Rupeek, nearly doubling its valuation in less than a year. Its current backers include Sequoia, Accel and Binny Bansal.

  • Year-ender 2020 |Here's why 2020 had the lowest number of deals in the last five years Dec 23, 2020 03:15 PM IST

    Year-ender 2020 |Here's why 2020 had the lowest number of deals in the last five years

    Byju's Classes rode the edtech wave and raked in close to a billion dollars from top VCs globally. Interestingly, Zomato has managed to raise $660 million even in the middle of a pandemic, data from Venture Intelligence shows.

  • Cryptocurrency-trading platform CoinDCX gets Rs 100 crore in Series B funding Dec 22, 2020 12:02 PM IST

    Cryptocurrency-trading platform CoinDCX gets Rs 100 crore in Series B funding

    Crypto-trading platform CoinDCX is set to expand its product suite and hire top level talent with the newly raised funds. It will invest in creating its own trading app CoinDCX Go looking to onboard regular traders into the crypto trading business.

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