Blingg, a D2C discovery platform, raises $100K from Decentralised Venture Capital and others

DVC (Decentralized VC), a group of specialised syndicates that invest in businesses from pre-Seed through pre-IPO, led a pre-seed investment round for Blingg, a D2C discovery platform, in which $100,000 was raised. Together with other angel investors, the round included 3PM Ventures founder Pavan Kumar. Blingg, which Sanil Jain founded in 2021, asserts to have … Read more

Grampreneurs Aims To Bring Grassroots Entrepreneurs From Across India

To commemorate National Startup Day 2023, a unique app was launched by India’s leading non-profit, Bharatiya Yuva Shakti Trust. An Android-iOS mobile application, the platform aims to bring grassroots entrepreneurs from across India together on a single platform. Entrepreneurs who were extended a loan and mentored, as well as those who had been counselled only, … Read more

MeraTractor Secures ₹5Cr. in Pre-Series A Funding

Meratractor, a Pune-based start-up and a ‘Phygital’ marketplace catering to farm mechanization products, has raised INR 5Cr. in Pre-Series A funding, bringing total capital raised to ₹7.25 Cr. post this round. The funding round was led by Mr. Vibhor Sahare, CEO & Co-founder of ANS Commerce and Ex-CEO & Co-founder of Gaadi.com, Real Time Angel … Read more

MemryX Inc. opens R&D center in Bangalore, India

MemryX Inc., a pioneering startup focused on accelerating artificial intelligence (AI) processing for edge devices, announced today it has opened an engineering center in Bangalore, India. The opening of the Bangalore site is complementary to existing MemryX engineering capabilities in Taipei, Hsinchu, and Ann Arbor. MemryX offers a differentiated high efficiency, low power, and scalable Edge AI solution that is … Read more

Multimodal Supply Chain Visibility Startup Intugine raises Rs 19 cr in Pre-Series A Funding

Intugine, a real-time multimodal supply chain visibility startup, has raised INR 19 Crores in a pre-series A round led by Mela Ventures and co-financed by Kaleesuwari Group and Innoport. Round also saw participation from marquee investors, including SaaS founders Harsh Shah, Co-founder of Fynd; Anshul Rai, Co-founder and CEO of Happay; and Kashyap Deorah, Founder … Read more

Fordefi Raises $18M Seed Round to Launch Institutional DeFi Wallet and Security Platform

Fordefi, a financial technology and software company, today announced an $18 million seed round and the public launch of its institutional MPC wallet built for transacting on decentralized applications (dApps). Led by Lightspeed Venture Partners, the investors of the firm’s initial capital raise also include Electric Capital, Alameda Research, Jump Crypto, Castle Island, Pantera Capital, Illuminate Financial, PayPal … Read more

HR employee benefits platform Fringe raises $17M in Funding

Origin Ventures and Felton Group led a $17 million fundraising round for Fringe, an HR digital startup that enables businesses to offer employees customisable perks and incentives. According to CEO Jordan Peace, the funds will be used to develop new products, expand Fringe to more nations, and increase the team’s size from 72 to over … Read more

HyperPay has unveiled a new logo with recent 138M funding

In an exciting Q4 announcement from the largest and fastest growing payments services provider in the MENA region, HyperPay has unveiled a new logo, along with a complete brand overhaul in view of exciting expansion plans set for 2023. The news comes on the heels of HyperPay’s recent SAR 138M funding round led by Mastercard, with investments … Read more

SaaS startup Drivetrain AI raises $15M in Series A round

Elevation Capital, Jungle Ventures, and Venture Highway participated in a $15 million Series A round of funding for Drivetrain AI, a financial planning and monitoring platform for expanding businesses and organisations. In addition, the investment round included contributions from close to 25 angel investors, consultants, founders, and C-Suite executives from technology businesses. Alok Goel, a … Read more

Vedantu acquires test prep platform Deeksha for $40M

Edtech unicorn Vedantu has acquired a majority stake in Deeksha (Ace Creative Learning) at a deal size of $40 million. Deeksha, a test preparation platform for board and competitive exam coaching for kids in grades 9 through 12, was established in Karnataka in 1998. With 39 locations, it is present in three states: Telangana, Andhra … Read more

OnePlus Emerges as Premium Android Smartphone Brand of Choice in India as per Techarc Premium Smart Tech Survey

In a study conducted by Techarc among the premium Android users, it was found that the trend towards building a smart tech lifestyle is getting stronger. Users are buying multiple devices with the smartphone being the hub, while smart TV, TWS Earbuds and Smart Watch, the other three key devices defining this lifestyle. There is also incremental increase seen … Read more

Fondue Raises $10.5m Seed Round to Replace Every Ecommerce Discount Code

Fondue CashBack, the Shopify app that replaces coupon codes with brand-embedded CashBack announced today it has closed on a $10.5m seed round led by Quiet Capital and Hanaco Ventures. Other investors in the round include Infinity Ventures, Ground Up Ventures, Sugar Capital, Starting Line, R-Squared Ventures, Gaingels, Verissimo Ventures, Samsung Next, and JAM Fund. A … Read more

Zerund raises USD 1 mn funding

A number of key investors, including Dreamweaver Investments, have raised USD 1 million (about Rs 7.8 crore) for Zerund, a Guwahati-based manufacturer of sustainable bricks. Zerund had also raised Rs 4 crore from investors in 2021, including Villgro Foundation and NEDFi Venture Capital Ltd (NVCL). Zerund has brick manufacturing facilities in Guwahati and Pathsala in … Read more

Tech startup Awign raises $15 million in Series B funding

Work fulfillment platform Awign, which is based in Bengaluru, has earned $15 million in a Series B round that was co-led by Bertelsmann India Investments and Amicus Capital Partners. It also received funding from Mynavi Corporation, Unitus Ventures, and the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation. Annanya Sarthak, Gurpreet Singh, and Praveen Sah, three IIT graduates … Read more

Flipkart Signs Mou With District Administration Of Varanasi, Government Of Uttar Pradesh Under The Samarth Program

Flipkart, India’s homegrown e-commerce marketplace, today announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the District Administration of Varanasi, Government of Uttar Pradesh, to enable national market access for artisans, weavers, people with disabilities and of Varanasi. Through this partnership, iconic goods such as Banaras Sarees, Handmade Carpets, Zardoji Craft, Metal Crafts, and Handmade … Read more

McDonald’s named Brian Rice as Executive Vice President and Global Chief Information Officer

Brian Rice is joining McDonald’s as Executive Vice President and Global Chief Information Officer, reporting directly to me and serving on our Global Senior Leadership Team. Brian’s accomplishments make him the perfect enterprise leader to continue to drive our digital vision to new heights as we deliver on our Accelerating the Arches strategy. In getting to know him, it … Read more