Prasannata Patwa

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.


India: Prime Venture backs Foodybuddy’s pre-Series A funding round

The company will use the funds to develop the product and expand the team.


Japan’s Sansan bags $26.4m from T. Rowe, DCM Ventures to boost India growth

Sansan raised $26.43 million in Series E funding from Japan Post Capital, T. Rowe Price, SBI Investment and DCM Ventures.