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  • 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.

  • NXP Semiconductors launches Tech Startup Challenge 2021: Check eligibility, theme, incentives and more Mar 04, 2021 02:10 PM IST

    NXP Semiconductors launches Tech Startup Challenge 2021: Check eligibility, theme, incentives and more

    The last day to apply for the NXP India Tech Startup Challenge 2021 is March 18.

  • Rising popularity of K-Pop and anti-China sentiment is pushing the fortunes of Korean e-tailer Korikart Mar 03, 2021 02:33 PM IST

    Rising popularity of K-Pop and anti-China sentiment is pushing the fortunes of Korean e-tailer Korikart

    Bringing its products on the mainstream platforms, the company has witnessed 300 percent growth in sales since March 2020, and is currently reporting over 40 percent MoM increase

  • The ePlane Company raises $1 million seed funding for flying electric taxis prototype: Report Mar 03, 2021 02:17 PM IST

    The ePlane Company raises $1 million seed funding for flying electric taxis prototype: Report

    The startup is trying to develop flying electric taxis to counter traffic congestion in cities. The funds will be used to support the company’s prototype stage over the next year.

  • Zomato to raise up to $1 billion from investors ahead of IPO: Report Mar 03, 2021 09:45 AM IST

    Zomato to raise up to $1 billion from investors ahead of IPO: Report

    Zomato is expected to launch its IPO around June 2021 for valuation of $6-8 billion.

  • Delivery startup Instacart valued at $39 billion in new funding round Mar 02, 2021 10:18 PM IST

    Delivery startup Instacart valued at $39 billion in new funding round

    Instacart currently works with some 600 national, regional and local retailers representing 45,000 stores across North American reaching more than 85 percent of US households and 70 percent of Canadians.

  • Sanjiv Bajaj leads angel investment in Clairco, startup raises Rs 4.2 crore in funding Mar 02, 2021 03:03 PM IST

    Sanjiv Bajaj leads angel investment in Clairco, startup raises Rs 4.2 crore in funding

    This fundraise will help them launch in the Middle East and expand globally in the near future, according to a statement by the company.

  • Inflection Point Ventures to invest  $20 million in start-ups in India this year Feb 28, 2021 04:41 PM IST

    Inflection Point Ventures to invest $20 million in start-ups in India this year

    IPV members invest about half a million dollars in a start-up. Excluding the deals announced last year, IPV has offered exits in 5 start-ups and has secured follow-on rounds at higher valuations in 10.

  • Startup funding this week | Zomato raises $250 million; Innovaccer becomes a unicorn Feb 27, 2021 02:32 PM IST

    Startup funding this week | Zomato raises $250 million; Innovaccer becomes a unicorn

    Semi-cooked foods, personal loans and ed-tech were among other sectors that saw funding activity

  • ShareChat vying to raise $200 million from China's Tencent via European entity: Report Feb 25, 2021 02:16 PM IST

    ShareChat vying to raise $200 million from China's Tencent via European entity: Report

    Sharechat had earlier raised $100 million from Twitter and others in August 2019 and another $40 million from existing investors in September 2020.

  • Infra.market turns unicorn, raises $100 million led by Tiger Global Feb 25, 2021 02:11 PM IST

    Infra.market turns unicorn, raises $100 million led by Tiger Global

    Its other investors including Accel Partners, Nexus Venture Partners and Sistema Asia Fund invested as well.

  • Moneycontrol to be Digital Media Partner of IIT Kharagpur’s Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2021 Feb 25, 2021 01:16 PM IST

    Moneycontrol to be Digital Media Partner of IIT Kharagpur’s Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2021

    Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) 2021: The four-day online event will begin on February 25. It will include keynote sessions, fireside chats, workshops, competitions, networking sessions and an intern fair.

  • Razorpay in talks with GIC for $150-200 million investment at valuation of $2 billion: Report Feb 25, 2021 11:04 AM IST

    Razorpay in talks with GIC for $150-200 million investment at valuation of $2 billion: Report

    If the funding goes through, this would be the fastest an Indian startup has increased valuation

  • Grofers in talks with Cantor Fitzgerald's SPAC for NASDAQ listing: Report Feb 24, 2021 12:49 PM IST

    Grofers in talks with Cantor Fitzgerald's SPAC for NASDAQ listing: Report

    If it goes through, this would be the first time an Indian company takes up SPAC route make its market debut

  • Retail tech startup Arzooo raises $6 million from Trifecta Capital Feb 24, 2021 09:11 AM IST

    Retail tech startup Arzooo raises $6 million from Trifecta Capital

    Funds will be used to improve technology and operational capabilities to “ramp up supply chain infrastructure” and serve over 50,000 retail stores

  • PayU-backed Fisdom acquires IT return filing startup Tax2win Feb 23, 2021 04:46 PM IST

    PayU-backed Fisdom acquires IT return filing startup Tax2win

    This move marks Fisdom’s entry into tax solutions segment, as part of the company’s plan to offer financial services for its customers and partners.

  • Small-Town Startups I Here's how this Dubai-returned restaurateur is helping himself and others who lost their livelihood to Covid Feb 23, 2021 01:18 PM IST

    Small-Town Startups I Here's how this Dubai-returned restaurateur is helping himself and others who lost their livelihood to Covid

    Patna-born entrepreneur Dheeraj Kumar returned to his hometown, leaving behind his restaurant The Fish & Chips Room in Dubai, to set up Cart Club. Here's why

  • DailyBasket accuses BigBasket of ‘corporate bullying’, Coimbatore startup plans to fight back Feb 23, 2021 11:48 AM IST

    DailyBasket accuses BigBasket of ‘corporate bullying’, Coimbatore startup plans to fight back

    The two-man company has displayed a cheek by jowl comparison of the websites and mobile applications to highlight the dissimilarities between the two firms

  • Sachin Tendulkar invests in Unacademy, becomes brand ambassador Feb 23, 2021 10:11 AM IST

    Sachin Tendulkar invests in Unacademy, becomes brand ambassador

    As part of the deal, Unacademy users will be coached and mentored by the legend through a series of live interactive classes.

  • Over 8 crore traders to participate in Bharat Band protest on February 26: CAIT Feb 22, 2021 08:54 PM IST

    Over 8 crore traders to participate in Bharat Band protest on February 26: CAIT

    The business community which was enthusiastic about the goods and service tax (GST) system when it was introduced now feels depressed because of wide complications in GST compliance and imposition of huge penalties even for small unintentional errors.

  • Exclusive: SaaS firm Chargebee guns for unicorn status with $1.4 billion valuation in fundraise Feb 22, 2021 08:40 PM IST

    Exclusive: SaaS firm Chargebee guns for unicorn status with $1.4 billion valuation in fundraise

    The fundraising round will likely be led by a fresh US-based investor, with existing backers Tiger Global Management, Steadview Capital and Insight Partners doubling down on their bets.

  • CAIT accuses Narayana Murthy of helping Amazon, demands government investigation Feb 19, 2021 09:27 PM IST

    CAIT accuses Narayana Murthy of helping Amazon, demands government investigation

    The CAIT has also dragged banks such as HDFC Bank and State Bank of India for partnering with Amazon to give shopping advantage to people for purchasing goods exclusively from Amazon and other e-commerce companies.

  • 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.

  • Ordered some veggies? This startup brings a truckload to your doorstep! Feb 17, 2021 01:01 PM IST

    Ordered some veggies? This startup brings a truckload to your doorstep!

    Bok choy, lettuce or spinach, Delhi-based VegEase sends you a van full to choose from. It has 85 vans at present, and plans to increase the number of trucks to 500 in Delhi NCR alone by May. Foray into other cities by March on the cards.

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