• ENTREPRENEURS
    ISAI raises $175 million fund to help French entrepreneurs scale up

    Image Credit: Reuters VB Recommendations Google doesn’t dispute claims that third-party developers may read your Gmail messages Upcoming Events Transform: The AI event of the year for growth marketers. Aug. 21 – 22 VB Summit: The best in AI. An invite-only executive event. Oct. 22 – 23 Paris-based venture capital fund ISAI today announced it has closed a later-stage […]

  • SUCCESS
    Recycle the Runway raises money for Dress for Success Quad-Cities

    It was a night to shine for local clothing designers and to raise money for Dress for Success Quad-Cities at the fourth annual Recycle the Runway on Thursday at the Davenport RiverCenter. About 500 attended the event, which keeps growing every year, said Regina Haddock, founder and executive director for Dress for Success said. “Our […]

  • NEWS
    Online Grocery Startup Bigbasket Raises $5 Mn From Helion Ventures; Grofers Fills Its Bucket With $14.7 Mn

    Bengaluru-based online grocery startup Bigbasket has raised $5 Mn (INR 32.65 Cr) from Helion Ventures Partners. This comes at a time when rival Grofers India has pumped in $14.7 Mn (INR 96 Cr) from its Singapore-based parent company Grofers International. As per the RoC filings by Supermarket Grocery and Supplies, which runs Bigbasket, the investment took place on […]

  • STARTUPS
    ftcash raises funds from IvyCap Ventures, 500 Startups

    Fintech startup ftcash has raised an undisclosed amount of funding from IvyCap Ventures and 500 Startups. The company will use the proceeds from the pre-Series A round to develop products in the payment and loan categories, scaling annual transactions to Rs 1,500 crore and disbursing loans to merchants upwards of Rs 150 crore, it said […]

  • STARTUPS
    Launch pad for start-ups with a social purpose raises £1.3m

    Fairphone, one of Bethnal Green Venture’s graduates, is committed to manufacturing ethical devices CREDIT: FAIRPHONE An accelerator for start-ups with a social purpose has raised £1.3m to expand its programme and create a larger fund for early stage businesses. Bethnal Green Ventures, whose programme develops technology companies looking to solve a social problem at the […]

  • SUCCESS
    Mobile gaming portal PlaySimple raises $4 million

    PlaySimple, which calls itself a gaming studio, has a 22 people-strong workforce developing easy-to-learn games for all age groups. New Delhi: Mobile gaming portal PlaySimple has raised $4 million in a series A round led by SAIF Partners and IDG Ventures India, the company said in a statement. The Bengaluru-based company—which has two indigenously-developed games […]

  • SUCCESS
    Zefo raises $6 million from Sequoia, others

    Zefo buys goods from sellers, refurbishes them and then puts them on sale on its platform for people looking to buy used products. Mumbai: Bengaluru-based used goods marketplace Zefo said on Monday it has raised Rs40 crore (approximately $6 million) in a funding round led by venture capital firm Sequoia India, with participation from Beenext […]

  • NEWS
    Bizongo raises $3 million from IDG Ventures, Accel Partners

    Bizongo, which started in 2015, had earlier raised an undisclosed amount of funding in a seed round from Accel Partners in October last year. Bengaluru: Bizongo, run by Smartpaddle Technology Pvt. Ltd, a marketplace where businesses can procure packaging materials, on Friday said it raised $3 million in a Series A round of funding from […]