India Dealbook: Content platform YourQuote, healthtech startup EasyBuyHealth raise funds

While Digital content platform YourQuote has raised $1 million in seed funding, healthcare services aggregator EasyBuyHealth has secured $350,000.

YourQuote raises $1m in seed funding

Digital content platform YourQuote has raised $1 million in seed funding in a round led by IDG Ventures India.

The seed round also participation from Atul Goel of the Essel City Group and Axilor, the company said in a statement.

Founded earlier this year,YourQuote was part of Axilor’s 100-day accelerator program, as part of its Summer ‘17 batch.

“The recently-concluded funding round will further help us to build on our early success by expanding into user-generated video content and scaling up our offline networking initiatives,” said Harsh Snehanshu, Co-founder & CEO, YourQuote.

YourQuote claims to have generated 4.5 million original video and written content in 15 languages to cater to its 500,000 users across India. Besides English, the startup offers content in Hindi, Tamil, Bangla, Kannada and Punjabi, among others.

Healthcare services aggregator EasyBuyHealth gets 350k

EasyBuyHealth, a healthcare services aggregator, has secured $350k in seed funding from investors like IIM Kolkata alumnus, owner of MGM Forgings and a serial angel investor in 5 innovative companies Mukesh Agarwal.

The startup will use the money to increase its team size, it said in a statement.

Established in 2016 by Gagan Kapur, EasyBuyHealth is a marketplace for a wide assortment of healthcare services works on the three core principles of simplification, transparency and affordability. It offers annual health-checks and pre-employment medical tests; Hospitalization for elective and recurring surgeries; chronic care for long-term conditions such as diabetes, physiotherapy services.

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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.