Indian Web3 startup NoCap Meta raises $243K to accelerate growth in metaverse, digital tech
NoCap Meta, a Mumbai-based Web3 startup that provides a wide range of services including blockchain based systems, metaverse development, and asset backed tokens, has raised approximately $243K to enhance its growth.
[Interview] Gharjyot Singh, CEO, Cerebrum Infotech, India
Gharjyot Singh is the CEO of Cerebrum Infotech, a software and web development company based in India.
SPJIMR launches innovative accelerator programme for startups in finance industry
The Centre for Financial Innovation (CFI) at Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan's S.P.Jain Institute of Management & Research has announced the launch of 'SPJIMR FinNovate Accelerator' in partnership with Mumbai Angels.
Al-Abdullah Group invests $50m in Indian EV startup Kabira Mobility to accelerate growth
Kabira Mobility, a prominent electric bike manufacturer in India renowned for its KM3000 and KM4000 models, announced it has secured a $50 million investment from its strategic investor, Al-Abdulla Group (Qatar).
Mumbai-based HRtech startup ZingHR invests in SaaS startup LokiBots to expand its AI-based products and services
HRtech startup ZingHR has made a strategic investment in Silicon Valley-based SaaS startup LokiBots. The investment will help ZingHR leverage its AI-based software bots.
Indian SaaS startup Mintoak raises $20m Series A funding round to grow its product portfolio
Mintoak, an India-based software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform focused on merchant services, has raised $20 million in Series A funding round led by PayPal Ventures.
Aerospace startup Space Kidz India launches satellite with support from Lumina Datamatics
Lumina Datamatics has partnered with Space Kidz India to launch a satellite into outer space. Launched in 2012, Space Kidz India is an aerospace startup designing, developing, and manufacturing small satellites to provide economical and sustainable access.
Indian AI-based asset and plant performance startup UptimeAI raises $3.5m funding to expand in the U.S.
UptimeAI, an AI-based digital transformation solution provider for the energy, chemicals, and heavy industries, has raised a total of $3.5 million funding led by Emergent Ventures.
[Startup Interview] Rupinder Pal Singh, CEO, Seasia Infotech, India
Seasia Infotech is an Indian-based company that offers digital solutions to businesses worldwide that help brands leverage design, development processes and software technologies with personalized customer experiences.
India’s AI-enabled network intelligence startup Aprecomm signs a deal to go global
Aprecomm, India’s network intelligence company, has announced its partnership with Singapore-based Technology Distribution Specialists (TDS) for distribution of its Network Intelligence technology.
[Startup Interview] Yashu Kapila, Founder, BugRaptors, India
The startup provides a highly diversified range of services varying from standard testing services, specialized testing services, to test advisory services.
India's fruits and vegetables platform Sahyadri Farms raises €40m growth capital to support smallholder farmers
India's integrated platform for fruits and vegetables Sahyadri Farms has raised €40 million growth capital from a group of impact-focused investors; Incofin, Korys, FMO and Proparco.
Growing need to support recycling even more today
The world is now growing at an even faster rate than it was a decade ago. This rapid growth has not only brought new technology to the world but also a fair square of equal responsibility that needs to be addressed along.
BASF Venture Capital and Dutch-based Aqua-Spark invest in Sea6 Energy as part of Series B financing round
BASF Venture Capital, the corporate venture company of BASF SE, Germany, and Aqua-Spark, a Dutch investment fund focusing on the global aquaculture industry, are investing in Sea6 Energy as part of a Series B round.
Indian no-code mobile startup Plobal raises $8.5m to expand presence in North America
Plobal Apps, a no-code mobile app platform for e-commerce stores, raised $8.5 million, led by Elevation Capital and Bessemer Venture Partners.
BCG Digital Ventures launches new innovation centers in India and Morocco
BCG Digital Ventures (BCGDV), the corporate innovation and business-building arm of Boston Consulting Group (BCG), is opening innovation centers in New Delhi, Mumbai and Casablanca, Morocco.
Indian data insights startup Synaptic raises $20m Series B funding to accelerate growth
Synaptic, an alternative data insights startup, announced the successful closure of $20 million in Series B funding round led by Valor Equity Partne
A5G Networks startup announces funding from Bharat Innovation Fund to accelerate growth
A5G Networks, a player in Distributed and Autonomous 5G Core Network Software for private and public networks, announced an investment by Bharat Innovation Fund, a deeptech focused venture capital fund in India.
[Startup Interview] Venkatesh C.R., CEO, Dot Com Infoway, India
Dot Com Infoway (DCI) is a CMMI Level 3 multi-national IT company and a player in custom software development, Web Development, Internet Marketing, Open Source Solutions, mobile application marketing with offices in India and the USA.
Indian mobility tech startup EVage raises $28m to enhance Commercial EV revolution
US-based venture capital firm RedBlue Capital has invested $28 million in EVage, the all-electric commercial vehicle OEM in India supplying EV trucks to major delivery fleets such as Amazon India's Delivery Service Partner.
SaaS management startup Zluri raises $10m Series A funding round to accelerate growth
SaaS Management Platform Zluri has raised $10 million in a Series A round of funding led by MassMutual Ventures with participation from existing investors, Endiya Partners and Kalaari Capital.
Bessemer Venture partners raise $220 million to back founders in India
Bessemer Venture Partners has announced the close of a dedicated $220 million fund in India to build on its long-standing success in the country and back the next generation of innovators in India.
Indian full-stack agritech startup DeHaat raises $115m Series D round
DeHaat, the technology-based platform offering end-to-end agricultural services to farmers in India, announced it has raised $115 million in Series D funding, led by Belgium based investment firm Sofina and Lightrock India.
Indian e-Commerce startup LoveLocal raises $18m Pre-Series B investment round to accelerate growth
LoveLocal, India's hyper-local e-Commerce platform empowering local retailers, has raised $18 million in a Pre-Series B investment round.
Indian education infrastructure startup Teachmint raises $78m Series B round to accelerate growth
Teachmint, the education infrastructure startup and the creator of India's largest teaching platform, raised $78 million in Series B round led by Rocketship.vc and Vulcan Capital.
SaaS startup ProfitWheel secures $3m investment
Following close on the heels of its US operations launch in September 2021, SaaS startup ProfitWheel announced securing a total capital raise of $3 million.
Indian edtech startup ConveGenius raises $5m pre Series A funding to accelerate growth
Indian edtech startup ConveGenius AI has raised $5 million in Venture Capital funding to grow its conversational AI platform in India and South-East Asian markets.
India car search startup CarDekho joins unicorn club after $250 million fundraise
It is the largest ever fundraise by CarDekho and the proceeds will be used to accelerate CarDekho’s growth in the Used Car transactions, Financial services and insurance businesses.
Start-Up Nation Central signs MoU with TiE to boost technological innovation of Israeli and Indian startups
Israeli not-for-profit Start-Up Nation Central signed a Memorandum of Understanding with TiE to achieve full implementation of sustainable Israeli and Indian technologies in the foodtech sector.
Catalyst Fund announces Circle of Corporate Innovators to accelerate startup-corporate partnerships
Global inclusive tech accelerator Catalyst Fund, managed by BFA Global, today formally announced its Circle of Corporate Innovators, with its first members, Fidelity Bank, Ecobank, Sterling Bank, Access Bank and the VFD Group.
Indian fintech startup Avanti raises $26m in Series A funding round to further invest in its digital tech platform
Indian fintech company Avanti Finance (Avanti) secured $26 million in debt and equity from Oikocredit, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Nomura and the family office of Pratul Shroff.
Edtech startup Quizizz raises $12.5m in Series A to empower teachers around the world
Quizizz, an edtech startup with a presence in India and the U.S., announced a $12.5 million Series A funding round led by Eight Roads Ventures with participation from GSV Ventures, Rocketship VC and existing investors Nexus Venture Partners.
Tech startup Mokusei offers 100% funding aid for individuals to cover their education and travel expenses
Incorporated on 17 Feb 2021, Mokusei Intelligence (Mokusei), is a social impact & education centric tech startup focused on developing AI/ML based algorithms and solutions.
Indian tech startup Mokusei announces $500 Press Challenge
Social impact & education centric tech startup Mokusei Intelligence (Mokusei), which funds & sponsors up to 100% of education or travel expenses of people, is on the lookout for talented communicators for their upcoming projects.
Vested Finance raises $3.6m to bring U.S. stocks to Indian investors
Vested Finance, a Silicon Valley-based online investment platform that enables Indian investors to invest in the U.S. stock market, announced it has raised a $3.6 million seed funding round.
Investcorp acquires SaaS based e-commerce solutions provider Unilog
Investcorp has announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Unilog, a Software as a Service (SaaS) based e-commerce solutions provider to small and medium businesses based in the United States.
Indian food and grocery e-commerce startup Jumbotail secures $14.2m Series B3 funding from VII Ventures
India's food and grocery e-commerce and new retail platform Jumbotail secured a $14.2 million Series B3 funding from VII Ventures (Seven Ventures).
CropIn raises $20 million funding to deepen machine learning application in agriculture
CropIn, a global artificial intelligence and data-led agri-tech organization empowering stakeholders to reimagine agriculture with data, has raised $20 million in a Series C funding.
India's Z3Partners announces first close of Tech & Digital Fund, invests in Cyfirma and DealShare startups
Z3Partners Tech Fund announced its First Close of $14 million and its investments in Cyfirma, a Cyber Threat Intelligence Software startup and DealShare, a Social Commerce-led online grocery startup.
Iron Pillar invests $4 million in cloud governance startup CoreStack
Iron Pillar, a venture growth investor backing companies built from India, has announced a $4 million investment in CoreStack, a cloud governance and compliance SaaS startup based in Seattle with development in Chennai.
Pet supply startup Petpal raises capital via equity crowdfunding to expand e-Commerce operations in India
Pet supply startup Petpal has developed a one-stop platform for pet owners to get the food, medicine, and accessories they need to keep their pets happy and healthy.
CerraCap Ventures, Exfinity Venture Partners join forces for new growth
CerraCap Ventures and Exfinity Venture Partners announced their global strategic partnership integrating CerraCap's unique Sales & Scale model with Exfinity's stated vision helping develop global enterprise startups leveraging the Indo-US corridor.
[Startup Interview] Nitin Shingote,Nilesh Shingote, Founders, PropCheckup, India
PropCheckup is an Indian home inspection startup that has monitors over 100 property checkpoints and provides a detailed home inspection report which snags hidden issues like seepage, electrical faults, water leakage, wall dampening, carpet areas shortage and plumbing issues.
[Startup Interview] Muhammed Haleel, Founder, Expatriates.io, India
Indian-based startup Expatriates.io sells premium job posting and resume features to employers and companies. Its website has established a footprint in 249 countries. Muhammed Haleel the company’s founder explains the business model.
Unacademy acquires exam prep startup Coursavy
India edtech company Unacademy has acquired Coursavy, a platform for Union Public Service, UPSC exams preparation.
Servify raises $23 million financing for global expansion
Servify, the Indian-based device lifecycle management platform that integrates multiple OEM Brands and their sales and service ecosystem to deliver great after-sales service experience has announced that it has raised $23 million.
Zuper raises $1.1 million seed funding to boost its workforce management Saas platform
Zuper, provider of an intelligent workforce and customer management platform has raised $1.1 million in seed funding.
[Startup Interview] Mangaldas Gupta, CEO, Magma Ash Tech, India
Magma Ash Tech is an Indian startup involved in the procurement, processing and export of Flyas, one of the residues produced during combustion of coal. Fly ash is used mainly as a bonding agent mainly in cement plants, ready mix concrete units, manufacture of blocks, bricks and boards.
Microsoft and Accenture partner on startup challenge to accelerate innovation in ecosystem
Microsoft’s 100X100X100 program is collaborating with Accenture to host the third edition of the Accenture Ventures Challenge for startups in India.
Catalyst Fund announces seventh cohort of inclusive fintech startups
Catalyst Fund, the global inclusive fintech accelerator, has announced that six new fintech startups, from Nigeria, South Africa, Mexico and India are joining its existing portfolio of 31 companies.
[Startup Interview] Rajat Dayal, CEO, Yabx, India
Yabx targets the unbanked population in the emerging markets of Africa, Asia, and Latin America by leveraging the digital footprints of an individual and providing tailor-made financial services. The startup’s founder and CEO Rajat Dayal explains.
UNICEF Cryptocurrency Fund announces investment for startups in developing, emerging economies
Eight technology companies in developing and emerging economies will receive investment from the UNICEF Cryptocurrency Fund (CryptoFund) to solve local and global challenges.
[Startup Interview] Veer Varma, Founder, CoachDirect, India
CoachDirect is an Indian-based startup that works with schools and gated communities by providing sports, wellness and life coaching services. The startup CEO Veer Varma elaborates.
India’s Ola Electric acquires Dutch scooter startup Etergo
Ola Electric, an offshoot of Indian ride-hailing company Ola, has acquired Etergo BV, an innovative electric scooter OEM, based out of Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
[Startup Interview] Jose Dalappan, CEO, Costral Corporate Strategic Lab, India
Costral Corporate Strategic Lab is an India-based management consulting startup working with organizations in marketability of their product from market survey and other tools, branding and and business development. The company also assists businesses to re-vamp their business model.