The Pitch Deck Switchboard Used to Raise a $25 Million Series a

Switchboard is a video meeting startup that lets teams collaborate on other software in real time. It went viral on Product Hunt and signed up over 1,200 teams in one week with no marketing budget. They’ve just raised a $25 million Series A led by Icon Ventures to take on Zoom and Microsoft Teams. Switchboard … Read more

upGrad raises $210 mn funding, eyes acquisitions in US, Southeast Asia

Ronnie Screwvala-led edtech unicorn upGrad said it has raised a funding of $210 million from marquee investors and Family Offices who join the company cap-table. This round has witnessed participation from ETS Global (world’s largest TOEFL & GRE Test Leader), Bodhi Tree (a JV of James Murdoch & Uday Shankar), Singapore’s Kaizen Management Advisors Pvt. … Read more

Cipla to invest Rs 26 cr in digital tech co GoApptiv to raise stake to 22%

Pharma company Cipla has agreed to acquire an additional stake for nearly Rs 26 crore in digital tech company GoApptiv Private to raise its shareholding to 22.02 per cent, the company said on Monday. The investment will be made in equity shares and Compulsorily Convertible Preference Shares and is likely to be completed within 30 … Read more

Gullak raises ₹10 cr funding from Better Capital & Stellaris Venture Partners

Automated savings and investment platform Gullak has announced raising ₹10 crore in a pre-seed round led by Better Capital and Stellaris Ventures Partners. The round also saw participation from several angel investors such as Vimal Kumar and Sheetal Lalwani (co-founders at JusPay), Shan MS (chief growth officer, JusPay), Ramanathan RV (co-founder at Hyperface), Maya Kunnath … Read more

Digital Health Startup Mfine Lays Off Staff

Digital health platform MFine has become the lastest venture capital backed startup to lay off its staff due to a lack of funds to pay salaries, two former employees at the firm said. Bengaluru-based MFine, operated by Novocura Tech Health Services Pvt Ltd, has laid off over 50% of its staff, one of the employees … Read more

Microsoft to empower Indian startups from idea to unicorn with new platform

Tech giant Microsoft has launched its ‘Microsoft for Startups Founders Hub’ in India. The aim is to empower startups’ vision and fuel innovation to drive economic and societal progress for India and beyond. Microsoft for Startups Founders Hub is a new digital inclusive platform for startup founders in India. The platform offers over $300,000 worth … Read more

Industrial B2B startup Moglix’s valuation tops $2.6 bn with $250 mn funding

Moglix, the industrial business-to-business startup for manufacturing, has raised $250 million in its latest Series F funding round, at a valuation of $2.6 billion. This investment was led by Tiger Global and Alpha Wave Global with Hong Kong based-investment firm Ward Ferry coming on board as a new investor.   In 2019, Moglix was the … Read more

Hero invests further Rs 420 crore into Ather Energy

Hero already owns 34.8% of Ather Energy. The current investment of Rs 420 crore i.e, approx $56 mn by Hero is part of the ongoing bigger funding round. Actual stake to Hero in lieu of this amount would become clear once the round closes (expected by 30th April 2022). Key points to note – Ather … Read more