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Apr

25

1987
Has the Indian startup ecosystem come of age and what are investors looking at while placing bets

Has the Indian startup ecosystem come of age and what are investors looking at while placing bets

At the Herstory Women On a Mission summit, women representing the venture capital (VC) world spoke on the fast-maturing Indian startup ecosystem and trends that may follow the pandemic-induced digital boom. Also get a peek into the investors’ checklist when looking to back startups and founders. The Indian startup ecosystem has fast evolved to attract investments from both global and domestic funds. Between January and…


Apr

25

1986
Multi-chain, cross-chain interoperability and composability explained

Multi-chain, cross-chain interoperability and composability explained

Interoperability implies seamless transfer of assets (fungible or non fungible) and messages, while composability essentially implies shared infrastructure/effective cloning of dApps. The Web3 ecosystem has taken off over the last two years. What started off as a whitepaper by the pseudonymous Satoshi Nakamoto back in 2008 has evolved from the first L1 – BTC (a prototype of sorts), to the arrival of the now dominant ETH (Ethereum), which drew the imagination of developers from…


Apr

25

1984
Kae Capital leads pre-seed funding in SaaS startup Hatica

Kae Capital leads pre-seed funding in SaaS startup Hatica

Hatica Technologies Pvt Ltd, which operates the software-as-a-service platform Hatica, has raised $900,000 (around Rs 6 crore) in a pre-seed funding round led by Kae Capital, the company said in a statement on Friday. Investors who participated in this funding round include Titan Capital, iSeed Ventures, and angel investor GBS Bindra (CEO of Charmboard). The company plans to deploy the fresh capital to build its platform further…


Apr

25

1984
Robin Raina, Chairman & CEO of Ebix Inc. and founder of the Robin Raina Foundation at his office in Greater Noida, UP, India. 19th December, 2021

He is the master of buyouts. Can Robin Raina keep up his aggressive play?

Raina has acquired a staggering 27 companies in India, and turned around 13 distressed companies overall, in a bid to add heft and transform EbixCash into a diversified fintech conglomerate Robin Raina, Chairman & CEO of Ebix Inc. and founder of the Robin Raina Foundation at his office in Greater Noida, UP, India. Image: Amit Verma It was the third week of September 2017. Robin…


Apr

25

1984
In a boost to fintech sector, Budget 2022 chalks out the set up of 75 digital banking units

In a boost to fintech sector, Budget 2022 chalks out the set up of 75 digital banking units

In her Budget 2022 speech, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said promoting the digital economy and fintech was a key focus for the government. She stipulated setting up 75 digital banking units via scheduled commercial banks – a move largely to serve the underbanked regions of India.   Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Tuesday said the government will set up 75 digital banking in 75 districts…


May

02

1982
Healthtech startup Traya mops up $2.2 million in fresh funding

Healthtech startup Traya mops up $2.2 million in fresh funding

Mumbai: Hair care startup Traya said on Thursday it has raised $2.2 million in a funding round, led by Fireside Ventures. Existing investors Kae Capital and Whiteboard Capital also participated in the round. The Mumbai-based company said it will use the funds to strengthen research and development, build technology to personalise the hair growth experience and acquire talent and expand its reach. As part of…


May

02

1982
TranZact raises $7 million from Tribe Capital and others

TranZact raises $7 million from Tribe Capital and others

Funding to help accelerate the firm’s vision of onboarding over 1 million SMEs in the next 12 months A SME-focused SaaS startup, TranZact has raised $7 million in Series A funding from Tribe Capital along with the participation of Prime Venture Partners, Gemba Capital and Kae Capital. Other angel investors such as Suhail Sameer of BharatPe, Sriram Krishnan, Ex Spotify/Tinder; Zetwerk co-founders; OfBusiness co-founders; Devendra…


Jan

18

1982
Alt Protein: The next big thing

Alt Protein: The next big thing

The price of the majority of the products across plant based meat, dairy, and seafood are nearly 2-3x more expensive than their conventional counterparts. There is a significant scope for this to come down in the next five years as infrastructure improves Post COVID era has changed the way people think of health, nutrition and environment. With this, a small but promising community of startups…


May

02

1979
Disprz raises $13 mn led by Dallas Venture Capital and Mars Growth Capital in Series B funding round

Disprz raises $13 mn led by Dallas Venture Capital and Mars Growth Capital in Series B funding round

Skill-development platform Disprz raised $13 million (around Rs 96 crores) in a Series B funding round led by Dallas Venture Capital and Mars Growth Capital. Other investors who participated in this round include Go1 (an Australian unicorn), Tara India Fund IV being managed by KOIS, Auctus Capital (Family office of Vikas Phadnis, Co-Founder of Eurokids) and Kae Capital, the company said in a statement on…


May

02

1979
Tech-based logistic firm Porter raises Rs 750 crore in Series E funding

Tech-based logistic firm Porter raises Rs 750 crore in Series E funding

Bengaluru: Porter, a tech-based, on-demand, intra-city logistics company, has raised Rs 750 crore in its Series E funding round led by Tiger Global Management and Vitruvian Partners, with existing investors Sequoia Capital India and Lightrock India. IndigoEdge acted as the exclusive financial adviser to Porter in this funding round. The company will leverage this capital infusion to consolidate its position, focus on acquiring talent and expand…



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