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How will the investors react to my idea, will they like it? An entrepreneur in his early-twenties asked me this question just before the start of VC Corner organised on the last day of MobileSparks 2015, YourStory’s mobile tech focused startup event. This is just one of the questions that troubles young founders who have […]
10 Aug 2015
Organic and natural product focused e-commerce platform Joybynature has raised $1 million pre-Series A funding led by Mumbai Angels, Contrarian Vriddhi Fund and individual angels, including Abhimanyu Munjal (Hero Group), Vaaman Sehgal (Mothersons Sumi group), Dhairya Choudhrie and Somak Ghosh. The proceedings will be deployed towards developing a private label, acquiring senior level talent, marketing, and […]
21 Jul 2015
Online parenting and child care platform, BabyChakra has raised undisclosed amount of funding led by Mumbai Angels Patni Family Office and Singapore Angel Network. According to YourStory sources, the Mumbai based company raised close to $600K in the round. Satveer Singh Thakral from the Singapore Angel Network, Karan Maheshwari, Jatin Aneja, Kishor Ganji and Roopa Nath […]
16 Jun 2015
Social curation platform Klip.in has raised $500K of funding from Calcutta Angels and existing Angel investor group at Venture Nursery Angels and Mumbai Angels among others. The Mumbai based company will use funds to scale up technology and marketing headcounts. Klip simplifies the product discovery process by aggregating all the products on one platform and curating […]
21 Feb 2015
ShepHertz Technologies has closed their next round of funding totaling to $1.5 million. Existing investors Blume Ventures, Mumbai Angels and Kae Capital are joined by Sashi Reddi Investment Capital Fund, growx ventures, LetsVentures and India Quotient in this round. Sashi Reddi has joined Sasha Mirchandani on the board of ShepHertz after the funding. Delhi-based ShepHertz Technologies was […]
05 Jul 2014
BITS Pilani is definitely emerging as the entrepreneur-churning machine. Since the past couple of years, there has been a rise in the number of serious startups coming out of BITS Pilani. Starting with redBus that was backed by big name VC firms like Seedfund; Helion, which was recently acquired by Naspers; GharPay, which raised seed […]
30 Jun 2014
From agriculture and e-commerce to taxis and sex, witness the memorable journey of Indian entrepreneurship in these quotes and stories! StoryBites is a weekly feature from YourStory, featuring the most notable quotable quotes in our articles of this past week (see last week’s post here)! Share these 20 gems and insights from the week of […]
29 Jun 2014
For developing countries like India where consumer behaviour is primarily ROPO (research online purchase offline), optimizing the website for local search is critical. At present, there is euphoria among small businesses about going online but most sites end up being new web pages providing information and no other value. For small and medium businesses going […]
03 Mar 2014
Penetration of product-based e-commerce in India has been growing rapidly over the past three years with three digit growth in internet users. However, selling services to consumers via e-commerce has not seen significant traction yet. Salon and spa industry is one of the fastest growing services in the lifestyle category and it’s estimated to be […]
11 Feb 2014
At a press briefing held yesterday in Mumbai, deals serving website Squeakee announced inclusion of maps feature on its platform. Founded in 2012, Squeakee is a hyper-local search engine that uses the customers’ location to serve information on deals and discounts on products and services in the location that the customer is accessing the site from. The site […]
18 Dec 2013
Sasha Mirchandani of Kae Capital belongs to the family of entrepreneurs that built the Onida brand, ground up. His family started MIRC Electronics and created the Onida brand — one of the most aspirational TV brands of the 1980s. Sasha also started his training as an entrepreneur at MIRC Electronics and worked there till 2002. […]
29 Aug 2013
New Delhi based WeAreHolidays has raised an angel round of funding led by Mumbai Angels with participation from Blume Venture Capital, Sachin Bhatia (Co-Founder, MakeMyTrip) and an undisclosed angel group. WeAreHolidays is developing an artificial intelligent holiday recommender platform targeted at the burgeoning customized holiday market. The company co-founded by Deepak Wadhwa, former head of Online […]
24 Jun 2013
So what would you do if you became a crorepate overnight? Go car shopping, maybe buy some diamonds(if you are a lady i.e.), buy a yatch or get yourself a private island? These are things a normal crorepati or maybe Vijay Malaya would do, but the three crorepatis we know -- who go by the names Phanindra Sama, Charan Padmaraju and Sudhakar Pasupunuri have no such fancy plans. “I will go back to office on Monday morning,” says Phanindra aka Phani nonchalantly.
22 Jun 2013
Pickme e-Solutions India, a Mumbai-based company co-founded by Praful Wadyalkar (CEO) and Wilbert Raj (COO) received Series A funding from the three angels group. Pickme provides doorstep pick-up, technical assistance and drop of gadgets from consumer to authorized service channel for repair and ensures their safe return to consumers post repair.
17 Apr 2013
Much before angel investing and venture capital became sexy words, Mumbai Angels put together a group of people who wanted to invest their money in promising ventures. It is one of the oldest angel networks in the country and today has over 150 angels as part of the network and 55 active startups in its portfolio.
15 Apr 2013