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


Algo360 (2016, Mumbai), credit scoring and analytics platform. Founder is ex- Vito, PwC, TCS and alumni of IIM Bangalore. Local comparables are CreditVidya (2012, Mumbai, $7.16M) and Shubhloans (2016, Bangalore, $1.6M). Global comparables are Zestfinance (2009, Los Angeles, $54M) and Demyst (2010, NYC, $16M).


Frontizo Business Service, joint venture between Amazon and the Ashok Patni Group, raises $15M in funding from Zodiac Wealth Advisors, Amazon Asia Pacific Holdings and Zaffre. Link

Satin Creditcare (1990, Delhi), NBFC offering micro loans to businesses, raises $12.3M in funding from Hedge Fund Kora Management. Link

Simulanis (2013, Delhi), AR based simulation and games for engineering education, raises $500k in a pre-Series A round of funding from Education Catalyst Fund. Link

Hippo Video (2016, Chennai), online video platform for customer support, raises an undisclosed amount in pre-Series A round of funding from Kae Capital. Link

Kiran Energy (2010, Mumbai), developer and operator of solar farms, raises an undisclosed amount in funding from existing institutional investors. Link

Daaki (2013, Bangalore), sports nutrition brand, raises an undisclosed amount in angel funding from Rohan Agila and Capvent Advisors. Link

KivaShots (2016, Delhi), ayurvedic healthcare beverages maker, raises an undisclosed amount in funding from Max Life Insurance CEO Rajesh Sud, Max Healthcare MD Rajit Mehta, Ward Ferry Management CIO Vineet Mitera, MindTickle cofounder Mohit Garg, Zomato cofounder Pankaj Chaddha and Startup Buddy cofounder Amit Singal. Link

Nazara (2000, Mumbai), mobile games developer, acquires majority stake in NextWave Multimedia (2005, Chennai), mobile game development company. Link


Smava (2006, Berlin), comparison platform of consumer credit products, raises $65M in funding from Vitruvian. Link

Collibra (2008, Brussels), data governance solutions provider, raises $58M in Series D round of funding led by ICONIQ Capital and Battery Ventures. Link

Canva (2012, Surry Hills), online design platform, raises $40M in funding led by Sequoia China, with participation from Blackbird Ventures and Felicis Ventures. Link

Salesforce (1997, SF), cloud based CRM, social collaboration for the enterprise, acquires Attic Labs (2015, SF), decentralized database for structured data provider, for an undisclosed amount. Link

SolarWinds (1999, Austin), provider of network management software, acquires Loggly (2009, SF), cloud-based log management service provider, for an undisclosed amount. Link

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