A daily newsletter summarizing interesting Indian startups and recent activity both in India & globally.

INTERESTING STARTUPS

Blubyn (2017, Mumbai), AI-based travel planning platform. Founders are ex-eGain and alumni of IIT Kanpur. Local comparable is Woocation (2016, Bangalore). Global comparables are Mioji (2014, Beijing, $26.3M) and Utrip (2012, Seattle, $9M).

INDIA INTERESTING NEWS

Ecom Express (2012, Delhi), logistics services and solutions provider for e-commerce, raises $30M in PE round of funding from Warburg Pincus. Link

Tonbo Imaging (2007, Bangalore), developer of advanced imaging and sensor systems for defence and homeland security markets, raises $17M in Series B round of funding led by WRV Capital. Link

CallHealth (2013, Hyderabad), at-home healthcare services provider, raises $6.2M in a funding led by former Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar, female badminton player PV Sindhu, and former badminton player Pullela Gopichand. Link

EarlySalary (2015, Pune), NBFC linked lending platform for consumer loans, raises $782k in Debt round of funding from IFMR Capital. Link

3H Healthcare (2015, Delhi), platform to discover doctors, healthcare products & services, raises $100k in funding from an undisclosed angel investor. Link

Sattviko (2014, Delhi), chain of casual dining restaurants and private label brand for traditional Indian snacks, raises an undisclosed amount in pre-Series A round of funding from a clutch of angel investors. Link

Accelerator Group (2002, Miami), boutique investment banking and services firm, announces $25M fund for India’s women entrepreneurs. Link

Kedaara Capital (2012, Mumbai), venture capital firm, raises $750M fund from Canada’s CDPQ and Allianz. Link

GLOBAL ROUNDUP

ManoMano (2013, Paris), online marketplace for hardware and gardening products, raises $72M in Series C round of funding led by General Atlantic, with participation from existing investors Piton Capital, Partech Ventures and Bpifrance. Link

Typeform (2012, Barcelona), mobile app based customizable form builder, raises $35M in Series B round of funding led by General Atlantic with participation from existing investors Index Ventures, Point Nine and Connect Ventures. Link

Exagen Diagnostics (2002, Vista), diagnosis, prognosis and monitoring solutions provider for autoimmune connective diseases, raises around $25M in Debt round of funding from Innovatus Capital Partners. Link

Linxo (2010, Aix-en-provence), personal finance management app, raises $24M in Series B round of funding from Credit Agricole S A, Credit Mutuel Arkea and MAIF. Link

Ampt (2007, Fort Collins), manufacturer of devices that increase PV efficiency, raises $15M in funding from Doug Schatz – founder of Ampt, and Bohemian Investments. Link

Entrepreneur First (2011, London), pre-seed investment programme, raises $12.4M in funding led by Greylock Partners. Link

Diplomat (1975, Flint), pharmacy & care coordination services provider, acquires Focus Rx (2012, West Babylon), specialty prescription management and home infusion service provider, for an undisclosed amount. Link

Ansira (1919, St. Louis), marketing strategy and campaign management agency, acquires LocalBizNow (2005, Auburn Hills), provider of local digital marketing solutions, for an undisclosed amount. Link

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