GoMechanic to reduce workforce by 70%, says co-founder Amit Bhasin

Car workshop and auto spare parts platform, GoMechanic is going to let go of approximately 70% of its workforce. This was announced by co-founder Amit Bhasin in a long LinkedIn post. GoMechanic, which offers everything from mechanics to carwashing services on an app, bills itself as having India’s largest auto service center network. With its … Read more

We are not trying to be profitable in a hurry: Policybazaar Chairman

In an interview, Yashish Dahiya, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of PB Fintech highlighted the following – “We started our new initiatives after the market started focusing on profitability. We are not reducing our new initiatives or killing them. We are only getting a little more efficient, which is exactly what we would do anyway. … Read more

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