Prasannata Patwa

India: Little Black Book raises $5m from Inventus, IAN Fund

Japanese investors Dream incubator and Akatsuki Entertainment Technology (AET) Fund, and existing investors Blume Venture, and Chiratae Ventures also joined the round.


Ace entrepreneurs in India make comebacks in familiar territory

Darshan Patel, who sold Paras Pharma in 2006, has made a come back with Vini Cosmetics, while Crompton Greaves’s Gautam Thapar is looking to re-enter the consumer space.


India: Pickyourtrail bags $3m from Freshwork co-founder, others

After getting more than 10,000 travellers on board, the Chennai-based start-up will use “a major chunk of this fund” for brand building.


India: Sequoia, Omidyar back $3.5m funding in news aggregator Dailyhunt

Dailyhunt has already raised Rs 36.9 crore in an earlier Series E2 funding round from Singapore-based venture capital firm LightVC.


India: Payments platform Instamojo bags $7m from Gunosy, Kalaari, others

The investments will be used for developing the mobile app further and expanding the team.


India: Content startup Pratilipi in funding talks to raise $20m

Pratilipi raised $4.3 million in a Series A round led by Omidyar Network in February last year.


India: Cloud kitchen InnerChef raises $6.5m in pre-Series B funding round

The company claims to have raised $10 million in funding so far.


Manch secures funding from Stellaris Venture Partners, others

A major chunk of Manch’s seed round will be used towards building technology, product team and acquiring users.


Qualcomm AI fund looks to invest in Indian healthcare, mobility-tech startups

Qualcomm Ventures, that has backed startups such as Portea Medical, Ninjacart and YourStory, set up a $100-million AI fund in November.


Indian micro-delivery startup Milkbasket raises $7m funding led by Mayfield

Existing investors Kalaari Capital, Unilever Ventures and Beenext Pte Ltd also participated in the round.