India Dealbook: Taxi service provider Wiwigo, dog food startup Dogsee raise funds

Inter-city taxi service provider Wiwigo, has raised around $600,000 funding from Indian Angel Network. Also, dog food startup Dogsee Chew has raised $300,000 from angel investors.

Taxi service provider Wiwigo raises $600k

Inter-city taxi service provider Wiwigo, has raised around $600,000 funding from Indian Angel Network and two high net worth investors.

The round was led by Indian Angel Network investors, Priyank Shankar Garg and Harsh Chitale, and subsequently Garg will join Wiwigo’s board.

Founded in 2014 by Sunil Chaula and Nilesh Pawaskar, Delhi-based Wiwigo is an online platform for intercity travel by cab. It offers roundtrip and multi-city travel bookings. Wiwigo enables bookings for both sides and hence reduces the one way journey fare to almost half the price.

At present, the company operates in over 40 cities, and aims to expand its operations to over 100 cities by year end through this funding.

Dog food startup Dogsee Chew raises $300k angel investment

Dog food company Dogsee Chew has raised Rs 2 crore ($300,000) in an angel round from Renu Balyan, a Delhi-based angel investor and Jyotsna Bapat, an Associate Professor at IIIT Bangalore, according to a report in YourStory .

The Bengaluru-based startup plans to use the raised funds for expansion of product portfolio and exports. The company also plans to foray into global markets, including the APAC region and Europe.

The startup, founded in October 2015, is currently present in 20 states. The company has a 12 member team, which is present in Delhi, Mumbai and Chandigarh.

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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).

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.