[Weekly Funding Roundup] Startups raised $53.3M, a drop of 75.8 pc from last week

This week, start-ups raised $53.3 million in equity financing, down 75.8 percent as compared to recently'’s $220.7 million. 3 endeavor financial obligation offers were likewise signed that saw start-ups raising an overall of $6.1 million.

While 2 late-stage offers raised $2.1 million, 17 early-stage offers generated an overall of $45.1 million. &#xA 0; The balance was cornered by one growth-stage offer.

 Weekly Funding Roundup

Weekly Funding Roundup

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PayU co-founder Jitendra Gupta &#x 2019; s newest endeavor, Digifin raised $24 million in an early-stage round from Matrix Partners, Sequoia Capital, Greyhound Capital, 3One4 Capital, Rocket Internet, BeeNext, and Tanglin Venture Partners. The business runs under Amica Financial Technologies.

Early- phase offers

Exam preparation start-up Gradeup today stated it had actually gotten $7 million in Series A financing from Times Internet. This is the 2nd fundraise for Gradeup, taking the overall funds raised by the start-up to $10 million. Gradeup will utilize the funds to improve its innovation and item abilities, diversify offerings, and scale its scholastic group.

Online finding out platform Adda247 raised Series B financing of $6 million led by Infoedge (India) Ltd and Asha Impact. STL, a present financier of Adda247, likewise took part in the current round. With this round, Adda247 has actually raised an overall of $10 countless funds to date.

Delhi-based health care platform BeYouPlus raised &#xA 0;$ 3.2 million &#xA 0; in its Series A financing round, led by &#xA 0; IvyCap Ventures. &#xA 0; The round likewise saw involvement from &#xA 0; Madison Capital &#xA 0; and &#xA 0; Singapore Angel Network, to name a few.

SafeHouse Technologies, that focusses on mobile-first cybersecurity, raised $2.2 million in a seed financing round led by Barclays UK Ventures, the equity capital company system of British international monetary services group Barclays.

Residential proptech start-up YourOwnROOM raised $1.3 million in seed financing &#xA 0; from a group of financiers that consists of US-based financial investment company Lotus Capital; Ravi Chaturvedi, previous President of P&G; Narasimha Murthy, Co-founder of a US-based healthtech business; and a group of angel financiers based out of the United States &#xA 0; and Bengaluru.

Bengaluru-based transportation service for kids, PiggyRide raised$ 1.05 million( Rs 7.5 crore) led by JAFCO Investment Asia Pacific, together with a clutch of angel financiers, consisting of InMobi &#x 2019; s Naveen Tewari; Livspace Co-founders Ramakant Sharma and Anuj Srivastava; Goldman Sachs’ MD, Niladri Mukhopadhyay; Zipdial &#x 2019; s Amiya Pathak; and EzCred &#x 2019; s Sachin Maheshwari. &#xA 0;

Pet-care platform Wiggles raised angel financing of$ 1 million from financiers such as &#xA 0; Nachikhet Deshpande, COO of L&T Infotech; Aparna Badkundri, Director, Dell Computers; Sachin Phadke, MD of Vetbiochem India; Abhay Amrute, Senior Partner, IIFL Wealth Management Ltd; Satish Billakota, VP, Europe Cognizant; Risshee Tandulwadkar, Founder, Solo Stem Cell Clinic, apart from a couple of other HNIs.

Mumbai-based edtech start-up ENpower , which offers entrepreneurship knowing programs for teens, raised seed financing of$ 0.37 million (Rs 2.65 crore) from a financier consortium led by Nikhil Vora, Founder &CEO of Sixth Sense Ventures, a consumer-centric endeavor fund.


The Knotty Tales, a tech start-up that functions as a digital wedding event preparation platform, raised$ 0.06 million from a group of angel financiers as a part of its seed round. This fundraising will be utilized to concentrate on brand-new item development and even more reinforcing relationships with suppliers and customers.

Seed financier Venture Catalysts invested a concealed quantity in deep-tech computer system vision and enhanced truth( AR) particular start-up peAR Technologies .

Mitrata Financial Services, a women-focussed microlender, raised Series A financing from a group of specific financiers. Sadaf Sayeed, CEO of Muthoot Microfin, was among the financiers in Mitrata.

Mumbai-based podcast start-up Kuku FM raised a concealed quantity from the all-star team of VCs &#x 2013; 3one4 Capital, Shunwei Capital (a Chinese financial investment company spun off from handset-maker Xiaomi ), and India Quotient. This financial investment has actually raised the bar for the Kuku FM group. The funds raised will be utilized to broaden its material library and increase its user base.

Vehicle upkeep start-up Hoopy raised a concealed quantity of financing from Lead Angels and Venture Farmer. Bengaluru-based household workplace Venture Farmer generally makes Pre-Series A to Series B financial investments varying in between$ 100k-$ 700k. &#xA 0;

Delhi-based start-up goStops , a premium chain of youth tourist hostels, raised a concealed quantity of funds in its preliminary financing round from angel financiers.

Corefactors, an incorporated sales and marketing business, raised a concealed quantity in its seed round from Mumbai based angel financial investment company, Ah! Ventures.

Late- phase offer

There was one late-stage offer today. Omnichannel furnishings brand name Urban Ladder has actually raised near to$ 2.1 million( Rs 14.91 crore) from SAIF Partners, Steadview Capital and Sequoia Capital India, as a follow-on of its Series E round, according to regulative filings accessed by YourStory.

Other offers

News and classifieds platform Lokal raised$ 3 million from 3one4 Capital, Y Combinator, RB Investments, SOMA Capital, and its current financier &#x 2013; India Quotient. Concentrated on local languages, Lokal will be utilizing the newly raised funds to enhance its item and broaden to more recent locations.

Data, analytics, and decisioning business Experian has actually gotten a tactical stake in wise information mobile marketing platform Vserv Digital Services . While the offer size and quantity were concealed, the business mentioned the financial investment remained in line with its vision to enhance monetary addition, by guaranteeing a friction-free digital onboarding experience for its customers.

Hyderabad-based Thinkwide PGO raised$ 1 million in equity financing from Sreeni Musani of Ektha Pvt. Ltd. and Narsi Reddy Posham of IRA Reality Pvt. Ltd. The start-up has actually likewise gotten an extra dedication of$ 1 million in equity financial investment from the exact same set of financiers.

Debt financing

Online furnishings rental company Furlenco raised Rs 2.5 crore( $1.6 million) financial obligation financing from Sandeep Baid, Shakuntalam Holdings, and Ritona Vincom. &#xA 0; The business has actually released 250 non-convertible debentures (NCD &#x 2019; s) of stated value Rs 1 lakh each for the exact same.

Consumer and medium and little business (SMEs )focussed digital loaning app InCred raised Rs 31.4 crore($ 4.4 million) in its 2nd round of financial obligation funding.

Furniture and electronic devices renting platform, Rentomojo raised Rs 1 crore ($ 0.14 million) as non-convertible debentures( NCD &#x 2019; s) from Kamal Bhandari on personal positioning basis. Acquisitions and #peeeeexits

Used car market Droom got NBFC Xeraphin Finvest Pvt. Ltd.

SoftBank-backed robotic procedure automation( RPA) gamer Automation Anywhere which acqui-hired engineering start-up Cathyos Labs.

And lastly, Netcore Solutions got &#xA 0; AI start-up Boxx.ai. &#xA 0;

( Edited by Suman Singh and Saheli Sen Gupta )

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