A daily newsletter summarizing interesting Indian startups and recent activity both in India & globally.
Spire TalentSHIP (2016, Bangalore),Candidate shortlisting platform using contextual skill matching. Founder is alumni of IIM Bangalore. Local comparables are Skillate (2016, Bangalore) and Param (2017, Hyderabad, $271K). Global comparable is Atipica (2015, San Mateo, $2.02M).
INDIA INTERESTING NEWS
Strand Life Sciences (2000, Bangalore), provider of omics-based solutions for clinical genomics, next-generation sequencing, systems biology, and drug discovery research, raises around $12.1M in Series C round of funding from Quadria Capital. Link
HDFC Securities (2000, Mumbai), brokerage service provider in capital markets, partners with Niki.ai (2015, Bangalore), AI based automated order taking app for concierge services, for stock trading over Facebook chat. Link
Ionic Materials (2012, Woburn), solid state polymer electrolyte material developer, raises $65M in Series C round of funding from Alliance Ventures,a venture capital fund backed by carmakers Nissan, Mitsubishi, and Renault, and Sun Microsystems co-founder Bill Joy. Link
Notation Capital, NYC-based venture capital firm, raises super early stage venture fund, at $27M. Link