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Japan's Incubate Fund, others invest in ShopKirana

December 23, 2016 | Arti Singh

Indore-based Shop Kirana E Trading Pvt. Ltd, which runs business-to-business (B2B) platform ShopKirana connecting individual retailers with suppliers, has raised a pre-Series A funding round from Japanese seed-stage investment firm Incubate Fund, it said in a statement.

VC firm Lightbox raises $54 mn in expansion fund

December 23, 2016 | Varun Arora

Venture capital firm Lightbox has raised $54 million (about Rs 360 crore), expanding an existing fund as it looks to invest more in existing portfolio companies.

Ivy League Network backs model portfolio management firm enKast

December 23, 2016 | Binu Paul

A cloud-based customer relationship management (CRM) product enKast, owned by Seamovation Labs Pvt. Ltd, that helps production agencies manage their model portfolio has raised $2 million from Ivy League Alumni Angel Network.

German VC fund HCS backs Innoplexus

December 22, 2016 | Varun Arora

Innoplexus, Germany- and India-based consulting-led technology and product development firm focused on big data and analytics, has raised an undisclosed amount in pre-Series A funding from HCS, a Germany-based venture capital fund.

Exclusive: Salon chain operator Bodycraft raises first external funding

December 22, 2016 | Debjyoti Roy

Bengaluru-based salon chain Bodycraft has raised its first external round of funding to expand operations, a top company executive told VCCircle.

Exclusive: Early-stage fund Quarizon invests in process management startup AsoCon

December 22, 2016 | Disha Sharma

Process management startup AsoCon Outsourcing India Pvt. Ltd. has raised an undisclosed amount of seed investment from early stage investment firm Quarizon.

Chennai Angels invests in agri-business startup E-Vegetailing

December 21, 2016 | Binu Paul

Chennai-based E-Vegetailing Pvt Ltd, which sells fresh vegetables procured directly from farmers, has raised Rs 1.1 crore ($162,000) from The Chennai Angels.

Venture Catalysts leads investment in groceries startup Supr Daily

December 21, 2016 | Shruti Jain

Mumbai-based daily consumables startup Supr Daily has raised an undisclosed amount of funding led by angel investors from Venture Catalysts such as Dr Apoorv Ranjan Sharma and Anil Jain.

IAN, LetsVenture, others back deals app The BlueBook

December 21, 2016 | Disha Sharma

Bengaluru-based online-to-offline (O2O) marketing platform The BlueBook has raised a $500,000 (Rs 3.39 crore) in a seed round of funding led by Indian Angel Network (IAN), it said in a statement.

Exclusive: Bike-taxi startup Getbike secures $100K in angel round

December 21, 2016 | Dearton Thomas Hector

Hyderabad-based Vave Infosolutions India Pvt. Ltd, which runs motorcycle-sharing startup Getbike, has raised $100,000 (around Rs 68 lakh) in angel funding from a group of investors, a top executive told Techcircle.

World Bank arm IFC invests $15 mn in Byju’s

December 20, 2016 | Binu Paul

Ed-tech startup Byju’s has raised $15 million from International Finance Corporation (IFC), the World Bank’s private-sector investment arm.

Exclusive: QSR chain BusaGo raises capital from foreign investor

December 20, 2016 | Debjyoti Roy

BusaGo, the quick service restaurant chain run by celebrity chef Nikhil Chib, has raised a round of growth capital from a Southeast Asia-based investor to implement its expansion plans, a person privy to the development told VCCircle.

Exclusive: Fireside Ventures backs babycare firm Mamaearth

December 20, 2016 | Shruti Jain

Mamaearth, a babycare products startup, which sells its products only through Amazon India and FirstCry.com has raised an undisclosed amount in seed round of funding led by Fireside Ventures and some HNIs, a top company executive told Techcircle.

Chinese venture capital firm Cyber Carrier CL backs Zoomcar

December 20, 2016 | Manu P Toms

Self-drive car rental startup Zoomcar has raised an undisclosed amount of investment from Chinese venture capital firm Cyber Carrier CL, expanding its Series B round.

Axilor Ventures invests in events marketplace Events High

December 19, 2016 | Dearton Thomas Hector

Bengaluru-based Njuta Technologies Pvt Ltd, which runs events marketplace Events High, has raised an undisclosed amount of funding from Axilor Ventures, it said in a statement.

The startup will use the funding to expand its organiser base and enhance user experience on its platform.

Jewellery e-tailer VivoCarat gets seed money

December 19, 2016 | Disha Sharma

Online jewellery marketplace VivoCarat.com has raised $50,000 (Rs 33.8 lakh) in seed funding from a group of individual investors. The names of the investors were not divulged by the startup.

Korea’s KTB Network backs property listing portal NoBroker.com

December 19, 2016 | Dearton Thomas Hector

Bengaluru-based NoBroker Technologies Solutions Pvt. Ltd, which runs a peer-to-peer (P2P) property listing portal for renting homes NoBroker.com has raised $7.4 million (Rs 50 crores) s an extension to its Series B round, the company said on Monday.

GEMS Advisory, Quarizon lead TripShelf's pre-Series A funding

December 16, 2016 | Dearton Thomas Hector

Delhi-based TripShelf Technologies Pvt Ltd, which runs travel marketplace TripShelf, has raised $235,000 (Rs 1.6 crore) in pre-Series A round of funding, according to media reports.

The investment was led by GEMS Advisory and venture capital fund Quarizon, as reported by Inc42.

Exclusive: Logistics marketplace Porter secures Series B investment

December 15, 2016 | Bruhadeeswaran R

Porter (formerly The Porter), an online logistics marketplace run by Mumbai-based Resfeber Labs Pvt Ltd, has raised Series B funding from new as well as existing investors, said two people close to the development. 

Epsilon Venture leads $23 mn round in Pi Datacenters

December 15, 2016 | Varun Arora

Pi Datacenters Pvt. Ltd, which provides data centre and cloud services, said on Thursday it has raised Rs 154 crore ($23 million) from Epsilon Venture Partners and an Australian private equity group in a Series A round of funding.

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