India Digest: SeeDoc, Flyrobe raise funding; HSA Advocates, Mercer India appoint top execs

Health-tech startup SeeDoc has raised around $1 million funding in pre-Series A round and online apparel rental firm Flyrobe has received $1.7 million in seed funding. Law firm HSA Advocates has appointed a new partner while Mercer India has roped in Preeti Chandrashekhar as business leader.

SeeDoc raises around $1m in pre-Series A round

Gurgaon-based health-tech startup SeeDoc, run by Healthone Technology Pvt. Ltd, has raised around $1 million (around Rs 6.7 crore) in pre-Series A round led by YourNest, an early stage venture capital fund.

Some other unnamed investors also took part in the round, VCCircle reported citing YourNest’s founder Sunil Goyal.

Founded in 2015, SeeDoc is an app-based online medical consultation platform.

Mumbai-based Online apparel rental firm Flyrobe receives $1.7m

Flyrobe, an online apparel rental firm run by Omapal Technologies Pvt. Ltd, has received around $1.7 million (Rs 11.3 crore) in seed funding.

The round was led by Sequoia Capital. Snapdeal founders Rohit Bansal and Kunal Bahl, and FreeCharge founders Sandeep Tandon and Kunal Shah also participated.

The other investors include co-founder of Powai Lake Ventures Zishaan Hayath and Temasek Holdings Advisors former associate director Abhishek Jain.

Mercer India ropes in Preeti Chandrashekhar as business leader

Mercer India has roped in Preeti Chandrashekhar as the India business leader for benefits, the company said on Tuesday.

Preeti, who joined Mercer from Willis Towers Watsons, has experience in global benefits management, trust governance and compliance, and M&A.

“This (benefits leader) is an important domain for Mercer across our retirement and health lines of business, and I am looking forward to Preeti focusing on expanding our footprint in the market by bringing more of Mercer’s innovative solutions to our clients here,” Anish Sarkar, country leader, Mercer India, said in the statement.

Preeti earned M Sc and M Phil in statistics from University of Delhi.

HSA Advocates names Bharat Sharma as partner

Bharat Sharma, a partner at Naik Naik & Co, has joined law firm HSA Advocates (HSA) for its corporate practice, according to a company’s statement.

With this new appointment, the law firm has now 12 partners in the company’s corporate commercial practice.

“We want to consolidate and grow our existing areas of practice. The firm already provides the full suite of legal services and now the time has come to expand these areas and be at the forefront of the legal service providers in each of our practice areas,” said Hemant Sahai, founding partner of HSA.

Sharma holds an LLB from K C Law College, University of Mumbai.

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Singapore Reporter/s

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).

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

  • 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.

Singapore Reporter/s

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).

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

  • 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.