India Dealbook: Fashion app WithMe & sport discovery platform goSporto raise funding

Fashion app WithMe and sports discovery site goSporto have raised funding in their funding in their separate deals.

WithMe raises $250k from angel investors

Gurgaon-based Tripbaaz technologies Pvt Ltd which owns and operates a personalised fashion application WithMe, has raised $250,000 from a group of angel investors.

These include Alex Kuruvilla, MD, CondeNast; Pradeep Guha, former head, Zee Group and TOI and Saket Dhankar, head of Lakme Fashion Week.

WithMe will use the funding for adding more features in its app.

Founded in 2015 by Ashutosh Pandey, Nithin Kaimal, Amit Gupta and Shishir Maheshwari, WithMe allows users to decide what to wear or buy by asking their friends or sending queries to fashion experts.

goSporto raises $30k seed funding

Free Hit Technologies Pvt Ltd which owns and operates sports discovery and booking platform goSporto, has raised $30,000 in seed funding from Singapore-based angel investor Naveen Gupta, VCCircle reported.

The startup plans to use the money for marketing and expansion.

goSporto is also in talks with institutional investors to raise around $1 million in a pre-Series A round of funding.

The startup helps sports enthusiasts to discover sports activities, book grounds and courts online, find sports partners, teams and track their progress through the app and website.

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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.