Salman S.H

Online marketplace Meesho raises $11.5m from Sequoia India, others

Existing investors SAIF Partners, Y Combinator and Venture Highway also participated in the latest funding round. Meesho has so far raised a total of $15 million.


Paytm CEO Sharma, venture capitalist Vickram unveil green fund

The fund aims to invest up to $150 million in projects built by startups, companies and individuals over the next few years.


PE firm Sabre Partners leads $10m funding in India’s CoinTribe

The startup will use the fresh capital to enhance its credit underwriting algorithm, expand to new markets, and develop its technology base. With the current round of funding, the total equity capital raised by CoinTribe stands at $15 million.


Treebo Hotels acquires Bengaluru-based travel startup Events High

Events High, which has over 1.5 million unique visitors on its website, will leverage Treebo’s reach across 75 cities for further expansion.


Online insurance startup Acko raises $12m from Amazon India, others

The fresh infusion takes Acko’s total equity funding to about $42 million.


Indian B-school IIMA centre launches $25m fund with backing from Omidyar, others

The initiative received an initial pledge of $12.5 million from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Michael and Susan Dell Foundation, and Omidyar Network,


India: Analytics startup ThoughtSpot raises $145m in Series D round

The round was led by its existing investors including Lightspeed Ventures, Future Fund, Khosla Ventures, and General Catalyst. New investor Sapphire Ventures also joined the financing. 


Consumer tech startup boAt raises funds from Fireside Ventures

Consumer tech startup boAt makes electronic products such as speakers and headphones


SAIF Partners-backed UrbanClap revenue grows fourfold in FY18

The home services startup’s operating revenue grew four times to Rs45 crore in 2017-18 from Rs11 crore in 2016-17


India: After dry spell, over half a dozen startups gear up to enter unicorn club

Take a look at eight such startups that are market leaders in their respective businesses and have become investor favourites.