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