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Startups raise $133M in the last week of March

Startups raise $133M in the last week of March The last week of March witnessed funding of $133 million into the Indian startup ecosystem. The funding was spread across nine deals but the figure crossing the $100 million was largely due to one large deal. The funding raised by Indian startups was comparable to the third week of March, when

Startups raise $125M in the third week of March amid coronavirus threat

Startups raise $125M in the third week of March amid coronavirus threat The funding raised by Indian startups in the third week of March sounded optimistic as it crossed $100 million despite the looming threat of coronavirus The funding raised by Indian startup ecosystem during the third week of March stood at $125.4 million and this is certainly good news

Startups raise $116 million in the first week of March

Startups raise $116 million in the first week of March The First Week of March is packed with several funding deals for Indian startups that raised $116 million in across 19 deals. However, it was a decline of 37 percent compared to the same period last week. During the week, the Pre-Series A round saw the highest volume

Women Entrepreneurs missing from India’s Startup story

Women Entrepreneurs missing from India's Startup story Index of Women Entrepreneurs 2019, India ranked 52 out of the 57 surveyed countries. Women’s representation stays low even in the states that were top performers in terms of state-wise distribution of recognized startups The Startup system in India, Stand-up India initiative has failed to tempt in women

SaaS startup Whatfix raises $32M in Series C round led by Sequoia Capital India

SaaS startup Whatfix raises $32M in Series C round led by Sequoia Capital India Whatfix, a SaaS based platform, has raised $32 million in Series C funding round led by Sequoia Capital India. Whatfix, a SaaS-based platform that provides in-app guidance and performance support, has raised $32 million in Series C funding round led by Sequoia Capital

PhonePe ready to Spend around Rs 800 Crore on Marketing this Year

PhonePe ready to spend around Rs 800 crore on marketing this year PhonePe has reserved around 800 crore as marketing spend in the year 2020 to create more brand awareness and extend its reach in India. Imagine Aamir Khan and Alia Bhatt one fine day coming up to you and requesting you to make all

Online Furniture Start-up Pepperfry Raises $40 Million in Series F Funding led by Pidilite

Online Furniture Start-up Pepperfry Raises $40 Million in Series F Funding led by Pidilite  Pepperfry raised $40 million in funding which was lead by Pidilite Industries, the makers of popular homegrown adhesive brand Fevicol.  The Mumbai based online furniture retailer Pepperfry has successfully raised $40 million in Series F funding, led by Pidilite Industries, the

Indian start-ups continue to be the focus of China’s Shunwei Capital and Xiaomi

Shunwei Capital, founded by Xiaomi founders Lei Jun and Tuck Lye Koh, which manages assets of about $3 billion has co-led a $5.5 million (about Rs 40 crore) investment round in regional language podcast app Kuku FM. This marks their first deal, in the new calendar year, in the Indian startup ecosystem for the two

A R Rahman backed Qyuki secures $3.5 million from info Edge

AR Rahman and Shekhar Kapur operated and functioned Qyuki is a data-driven media firm, which invents and invests in opinion leaders, helping and guiding them grow their audience, create content, and launch D2C brands. It was founded by Samir Bangara, AR Rahman, and Shekhar Kapur. Qyuki was incorporated on June 11, 2010, but it  was

DPIIT to roll out guidelines for national seed fund

Soon after the proposal of finance minister- Nirmala Sitharaman who proposed a national seed fund for the startups in the union budget 2020, the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) has taken up the task to stir out the guidelines and rules. DPIIT secretary Guruprasad Mohapatra stated that the department will concentrate

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