India Dealbook: Jivox, Indulge Beverages, OneWay.Cab raise funding

In a couple of venture investments, digital marketing platform Jivox has raised $6 million, Indulge Beverages received Rs 3.3 crore ($493k) while OneWay.Cab secured $450000 from Indian Angel Network (IAN).

Cloud-based digital marketing platform Jivox raises $6m

Cloud-based digital marketing platform Jivox has raised $6 million funding led by Brandtech group You & Mr Jones and its founder David Jones, the former global CEO of advertising conglomerate Havas.

“We think the programmatic creative space has a huge future. Jivox is a very exciting company, both in terms of what its technology offers and its proven ability to deliver for brands. Diaz’s track record speaks for itself and the Jivox platform is a great addition to our Brandtech ecosystem,” said David Jones.

Indulge Beverages receives $493k in bridge round

Indulge Beverages, which sells its products under the Bonhomia brand, has received Rs 3.3 crore ($493k) in a bridge round of funding, The Economic Times reported.

The round was led by existing investors like seed-stage investment firm Fireside Ventures and Apurv Salarpuria of Salarpuria Group. Valpro Capital and an unnamed early-stage investor also took part in the round, the report said.

Indulge Beverages makes coffee and tea capsules, and sells through retail outlets like Nature’s Basket, Le Marche, Good Food, Needs as well as through some e-commerce platforms like Amazon and Snapdeal.

In February this year, ET reported that the company had raised $1 million in angel funding.

OneWay.Cab raises $450k from IAN

Gujarat-based taxi provider OneWay.Cab has raised $450,000 in seed funding from Indian Angel Network (IAN).

As part of the investment, IAN’s Ajay Gupta will join the board of OneWay.Cab, The Tech Portal reported.

The company will use the funding for its expansion plans, technology and hiring. The startup was founded in 2015 by Vivek Kejriwal, Devang Sanghvi and Pankaj Gandhi, and currently covers one-way routes from Ahmedabad, Rajkot, Udaipur, Jaipur, Vadodara, Surat, Mumbai, Nashik and Pune.

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Singapore Reporter/s

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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.