India DealBook: GoYaNo raises $50k seed fund; iKure eyes up to $5m funding

Delhi-based GoYaNo has raised $50,000 as seed funding from an angel investor to fund its expansion plan. Meanwhile, Kolkata-based health care startup iKure plans to raise $3-5 million from global investors in the next six months.

GoYaNo raises $50k seed funding from angel investor

GoYaNo, an event and artist discovery marketplace, has raised $50,000 seed funding from Carclubindia.com founder Mukesh Kumar Gupta.

The company is also in advanced talks with some angel networks including Chandigarh angels and some VC firms to close another round of funding by March end, Nitin Sharma, co-founder of GoYaNo, told DEALSTREETASIA.

“The current funding is being used primarily to develop a world class product. The company is also investing money in business development activities,” Sharma said.

While the startup is present in the Delhi-NCR region currently it plans to expand to six cities by end of this year.

GoYaNo is a marketplace which enables restaurants, artists, event managers to list events and real time offers. It is built as a social platform where users can follow and chat with their favourite restaurants, artists and like minded community to ensure they do not miss any events and offers or any other important information.

Users can thus discover & book personalised geo-located events through the platform.

Kolkata-based iKure plans to raise $3-5 million in next six months

iKure, a Kolkata-based startup targeting rural healthcare space, is planning to raise $3-5 million from global investors over the next six months, according to a report in The Economic Times.

“We plan to use the proceeds to scale up our operations to 50 blocks in eight states, strengthen team size, upgrade technological capabilities as well as train 500 community members,” said Sujay Santra, promoter of iKure and an ex Oracle employee.

The company has so far raised close to Rs 2 crore in the past two years by offloading nearly 30 per cent stake.

Formed in 2010 with seed fund support from WEBEL venture, iKure has already raised angel rounds from reputed high net worth individuals of Calcutta Angels, I3N, Mumbai Angels among others.

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In Singapore, we are looking to double our reporting team by this year-end to comprehensively cover the fast-moving world of funded startups and VC, PE & M&A deals. We want reporters who can tell our readers what is really happening in these sectors and why it matters to markets, companies and consumers. The ability to write precisely and urgently is crucial for these roles. Ideal candidates must have to ability to work in a collaborative, dynamic, and fast-changing environment. We want our new hires to be digitally savvy and ready to experiment with new forms of storytelling. Most importantly, we are looking for hard-hitting reporters who work well in a team. Collaboration and collegiality are a must.

Following vacancies can be applied for (only in Singapore).

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  • A reporter to track companies/startups that have raised private capital, and have the potential to become unicorns. SEA currently has over 40 companies with a valuation of over $100 million and under $1 billion.
  • A reporter who can get behind the scenes and reveal how funding rounds are put together, or why they’ve failed to materialise. She/he in this role will largely focus on long-format stories. 
  • A journalist to track special situations funds, distressed debt and private credit (from the PE angle) across Asia.