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  • Purplle gives 22x returns to VC IvyCap, gets investments from Sequoia Capital Mar 23, 2021 11:58 AM IST

    Purplle gives 22x returns to VC IvyCap, gets investments from Sequoia Capital

    Sequoia Capital invested in beauty startup Purplle, and gave early investor IvyCap Ventures a 22x returns from a part stake sale

  • Exclusive: Moglix valuation to triple to $1 billion, Falcon Edge to invest Mar 23, 2021 07:57 AM IST

    Exclusive: Moglix valuation to triple to $1 billion, Falcon Edge to invest

    Industrial goods marketplace will be India's fifth unicorn- billion dollar private companies- in the third month of 2021. Its valuation is set to triple from less than two years ago. Its investors includr Ratan Tata, VC firms Accel, Sequoia Capital and Tiger Global

  • Smoothie chain Drunken Monkey touches Rs 60-crore turnover with 100 outlets across India Mar 22, 2021 05:03 PM IST

    Smoothie chain Drunken Monkey touches Rs 60-crore turnover with 100 outlets across India

    In addition to strengthening its presence in the country, the smoothie chain is also looking to expand overseas.

  • Indian tech unicorns get $225 million SPAC from top investors Mar 22, 2021 12:39 PM IST

    Indian tech unicorns get $225 million SPAC from top investors

    According to a filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission, Think Elevation Capital Growth Opportunities is looking to raise $225 million in an IPO.

  • Kreditbee raises $70 million from TPG arm, Motilal Oswal PE Mar 22, 2021 11:25 AM IST

    Kreditbee raises $70 million from TPG arm, Motilal Oswal PE

    The company had recently raised USD 75 million from marque investors Premji Invest, Mirae Asset Ventures, Alpine Capital and Arkam Ventures.

  • Last week in startup funding: Policybazaar’s pre-IPO round, space tech funding and more Mar 19, 2021 03:21 PM IST

    Last week in startup funding: Policybazaar’s pre-IPO round, space tech funding and more

    Here's a snapshot of startup funding for the week ended March 19, 2021.

  • Compass Group acquires majority stake in food-tech startup SmartQ Mar 18, 2021 03:24 PM IST

    Compass Group acquires majority stake in food-tech startup SmartQ

    Compass Group is one of the world's leading providers of contract food and support services with a presence in 45 countries. It counts over 96 of the Fortune 100 companies as its clients.

  • The Indian market is ripe for SPACs Mar 18, 2021 09:14 AM IST

    The Indian market is ripe for SPACs

    GIFT City’s regulator IFSCA is considering the listing of Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPACs) on the exchange

  • In 2020, VC exits fell 70% while SaaS matured: Report Mar 17, 2021 12:19 PM IST

    In 2020, VC exits fell 70% while SaaS matured: Report

    Venture capital exits fell 70% in 2020- a result of the pandemic, but SaaS emerged as a rapidly maturing space for startups.

  • YAP raises $10 million in Series B funding round, to expand business markets: Report Mar 16, 2021 10:05 AM IST

    YAP raises $10 million in Series B funding round, to expand business markets: Report

    Co-Founder Madhusudanan R said the company plans to expand to Bangladesh, Egypt, Indonesia, Oman, Saudi Arabia, and Vietnam.

  • Cred set to become fastest Indian startup to get unicorn status, eyes $2 billion valuation with Falcon Edge funding $200 million: Report Mar 16, 2021 09:30 AM IST

    Cred set to become fastest Indian startup to get unicorn status, eyes $2 billion valuation with Falcon Edge funding $200 million: Report

    The funding round will be led by Falcon Edge's Alpha Wave Incubation Fund, with participation from Cred’s existing investors Tiger Global, Sequoia Capital, Ribbit Capital and DST Global

  • Last week in startup funding: Turtlemint, EaseMyTrip raise money from investors Mar 13, 2021 05:55 PM IST

    Last week in startup funding: Turtlemint, EaseMyTrip raise money from investors

    The gaming sector continued to remain the investor's favourite with e-sports company Nodwin Gaming raising $22.4 million from South Korea's Krafton for a minority stake in the company.

  • SaaS startup Icertis raises $80 million in Series F funding; valuation triples to $2.8 billion Mar 11, 2021 07:50 PM IST

    SaaS startup Icertis raises $80 million in Series F funding; valuation triples to $2.8 billion

    The funding was led by existing investor B Capital Group, with participation from Greycroft, Meritech Capital Partners, Premji Invest, PSP Growth, and e.ventures.

  • Swiggy's SUPER gets an upgrade with three new subscription plans for users Mar 10, 2021 06:08 PM IST

    Swiggy's SUPER gets an upgrade with three new subscription plans for users

    Based on usage and preferences customers can opt for one of the following plans, the binge, bite or bit.

  • Writing is great for business. Here’s how you can get good at it Mar 10, 2021 01:56 PM IST

    Writing is great for business. Here’s how you can get good at it

    Many entrepreneurs swear by the power of writing. It clarifies your thinking. Here’s how you can get good at it.

  • Capital Fresh gets $3 million seed funding from Matrix Partners, Ankur Capital and others: Report Mar 10, 2021 11:06 AM IST

    Capital Fresh gets $3 million seed funding from Matrix Partners, Ankur Capital and others: Report

    Capital Fresh said it will use the funds to “deepen its sourcing and distribution networks” and invest in people and technology.

  • Paytm launches point of sale app that converts phones into card payment machines Mar 09, 2021 05:33 PM IST

    Paytm launches point of sale app that converts phones into card payment machines

    With this PoS application, a merchant will be able to accept payments through a debit or credit card just like a normal EDC machine - by tapping the card on the back of their smartphones.

  • Riskcovry raises $5 million in Series A funding Mar 09, 2021 10:15 AM IST

    Riskcovry raises $5 million in Series A funding

    Insurance technology startup Riskcovry will use the funds to invest in its data science team and products, build new insurance products and quadruple its partner network in the next 18 months

  • How doctor-turned-entrepreneur Chaitra Harsha wants to build India's next big CRO from Mysore Mar 08, 2021 04:10 PM IST

    How doctor-turned-entrepreneur Chaitra Harsha wants to build India's next big CRO from Mysore

    Dr Chaitra Harsha has dabbled in setting up dental clinics, a medical tourism venture, offered consulting services in the area of bioinformatics, among others.

  • LetsVenture launches women-focussed angel network Mar 08, 2021 02:26 PM IST

    LetsVenture launches women-focussed angel network

    In a first, LetsVenture has launched a platform exclusively for women angel investors. Although the startup ecosystem has grown rapidly in India over the years, the number of women investors has been very few.

  • Coursera files for IPO with US regulators: Report Mar 06, 2021 10:42 AM IST

    Coursera files for IPO with US regulators: Report

    According to Coursera, revenue for year ended December 31, 2020 was $293.5 million – a 59 percent jump, amid the COVID-19 pandemic, compared to the previous year

  • Women's Day Special: Byju's co-founder Divya Gokulnath on Moneycontrol Mar 05, 2021 10:33 AM IST

    Women's Day Special: Byju's co-founder Divya Gokulnath on Moneycontrol

    It's a Women's Day special at Moneycontrol as we catch up with Byju's co-founder Divya Gokulnath in a rare interview. She became a teacher at the age of 21 before co-founding Byju's, which would go on to become the world's most valuable ed-tech startup. Watch Divya Gokulnath get candid in this conversation with Moneycontrol's Chandra R Srikanth on how she balances work and children, the global aspirations she has for Byju's, coping with criticism, the people who inspire her the most, and why her mother is her biggest mentor. This is one interview you cannot miss! Divya Gokulnath also talks about, the future of learning, Byju's plans for an IPO, creating artificial boundaries to maximize productivity and women in the workforce

  • Interview | Byju's Co-Founder Divya Gokulnath on global listing plans, work-life balance, future of teaching, and more Mar 05, 2021 09:34 AM IST

    Interview | Byju's Co-Founder Divya Gokulnath on global listing plans, work-life balance, future of teaching, and more

    The co-founder of the $10 billion edtech behemoth tells Moneycontrol why she thinks the golden age of teachers is coming back and all about her plans to take her company global.

  • Will Byju's be in huge demand even in a post-vaccination world? Mar 04, 2021 08:05 PM IST

    Will Byju's be in huge demand even in a post-vaccination world?

    Will the surge in online learning continue even after schools reopen? Here's why Byju's co-founder Divya Gokulnath believes the momentum in ed-tech is here to stay

  • Insurtech startup Symbo Platform raises $9.4 million in Series A funding Mar 04, 2021 04:31 PM IST

    Insurtech startup Symbo Platform raises $9.4 million in Series A funding

    San Francisco-based investment firm Think Investments and existing investors such as Integra Partners, Insignia Ventures and AJ Capital are participating in the funding round.

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