India: NDTV’s smartcooky.com, home services startup HELPI raise funding

India-based NDTV’s e-commerce venture Smartcooky Internet Ltd which serves under the platform smartcooky and home services startup HELP have raised funding in two separate deals.

Smartycooky raises funding from Rajan Anandan & others

smartcooky, an NDTV venture, has raised an undisclosed amount of funding from Google‘s Rajan Anandan and ex-Genpact chief Pramod Bhasin, according to a PTI report.

The other two investors include Siddharth Pai, son of TV Mohandas Pai and Manvinder Singh Banga, former Unilever executive board member.

Through this platform, NDTV will sell healthy foods and personal care products.

HELPI receives angel funding

HELPI, a home services startup which is run by Handy Online Solutions Pvt Ltd, has raised an undisclosed amount in angel funding from a group of investors.

These include IIT alumni and investment bankers from US.

The startup will use the money fro its expansion to more cities from its current services in Delhi and Gurgaon.

Founded in July last year by Vineet Bansal, Sariputra Waghdhare and Piyush Peshwani, HELPI provides standardised home cleaning services.

Japan’s adtech firm Geniee raise Series D round of funding

Japan-based adtech company Geniee has raised an undisclosed amount in Series D round from Fenox Venture Capital.

The company plans to use the money for expanding its footprint to Asian markets, including India, the fastest-growing economy in the region.

Based on real-time bidding (RTB), Tokyo-based Geniee was founded in 2010. It is involved in the buying and selling of online advertising impressions via auctions that occur in fractions of a second.

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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.