Study abroad platform Leap raises $ 55 million in Series C round

Overseas education company, Leap, on Wednesday said it has raised $55 million (or roughly Rs400 crore) as a part of its Series C funding round, led by Owl Ventures. The round also saw participation from Harvard Management Company, Inc, along with existing investors Jungle Ventures and Sequoia Capital India. This round comes just six months … Read more

Rakesh Jhunjunwala to invest in Syska LED Lights

Rakesh Jhunjunwala’s Rare Enterprises and its partners have signed a term sheet to invest in Syska LED Lights Pvt Ltd, promoted by the Uttamchandani family. In accordance with the terms of the signed term sheet, about 15% of the funds have been deployed already. It is expected that the transaction should conclude in the next … Read more

freshworks ipo: SaaS startup Freshworks files for US IPO with losses shrinking

Freshworks Inc., one of the country’s best-known software product startups, has kickstarted the process for an initial public offering (IPO) in the United States, buoyed by a surge in customer signups and revenue in recent months. On Friday, the San Mateo-based startup, which was founded in Chennai, filed its application with the US Securities and … Read more

India startup funds top China in July after 8 years

Global venture capitalists and private equity investors are allocating more funds to India as China steps up regulatory clampdown on its tech companies. India overtook China in July for the first time since 2013 in VC funding, according to a Bloomberg report. Indian startups raised nearly $8 billion in July, while funding to Chinese firms … Read more

Groww looks to expand offerings

The Bengaluru-based company now offers direct investments in mutual funds, stocks, initial public offerings, digital gold, and exchange traded funds. It is backed by fintech investor Ribbit Capital, YC Continuity Fund, and Propel Ventures, apart from Tiger Global and Sequoia. The company has raised more than $142 million from investors, of which $113 million came … Read more

Vaccitech, startup behind Oxford Covid vaccine tech, falls 20% in Nasdaq debut

American depositary shares of Vaccitech fell nearly 20% in their Nasdaq debut on Friday, giving the co-inventor of the Covid-19 vaccine developed by AstraZeneca Plc and Oxford University a market value of about $464 million. The biotech firm’s shares opened at $13.62, below the initial public offering (IPO) price of $17 apiece for 6.5 million … Read more

Zomato files papers for ₹8,250 crore IPO

Zomato said revenue from operations rose from ₹466 crore in FY18 to ₹2,604 crore in FY20. Food delivery app Zomato Ltd., backed by China’s Ant Group, on Wednesday filed a draft red herring prospectus (DRHP) with the Securities & Exchange Board of India (SEBI) to raise ₹8,250 crore. The IPO would comprise fresh issue of … Read more

StashAway to raise $25 million USD in Series D funding round led by Sequoia Capital India

  DUBAI, UAE, April 26, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — StashAway is raising $25 million USD in its Series D funding round led by Sequoia Capital India, one of the region’s leading venture capital firms. StashAway’s existing investors, Eight Roads Ventures, the global investment firm backed by Fidelity International and early investor in Alibaba; and Square Peg, the largest venture capital fund in Australia, also participated in the round. The … Read more