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Why Nestaway said no to Homigo; Patna-based agritech startup raises $4M

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19th Mar 2019
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Patna-based DeHaat wants to serve 1M farmers by 2022


Founded in 2012, Patna-based DeHaat is an agritech startup that connects over 150 microentrepreneurs with more than 55,000 farmers for farm input and equipment. Last week, it raised $4 million in its Series A round. By 2022, the startup aims to serve 1 million farmers. Read their story here.




The EV infra game: who are the players?


Bike-sharing/rental platforms are moving to electric vehicles to help them become profitable. But, there are still many factors these companies need to address. For instance, the supply of electric vehicle infrastructure has not been able to keep pace. What’s more, the jury is still out on which type of infrastructure will work best. Find out more.




Why Nestaway said no to Homigo


A few days ago, a number of rumours surfaced: Homigo was to be acquired by Nestaway. Also, Homigo's tenants were asked to vacate their homes. There was talk that Nestaway would be dealing with deposit refunds of Homigo's tenants. But Nestaway Co-founder Amarendra Sahu told us they were not acquiring Homigo. So, what really happened?




Sports platform HalaPlay raises funds


Online daily fantasy startup HalaPlay has raised Rs 40 crore Series A funding in a round led by Nazara Technologies and Delta Corp India. Founded in 2017, it was started by BITS Pilani alumni Swapnil Saurav with a focus on casual and serious sports fans. The platform currently covers kabaddi leagues, football, and cricket, and is looking to venture into other sports. 




Facebook removes 1.5M videos of NZ terror attack


In the aftermath of the horrific Christchurch shooting in New Zealand, social networking giant Facebook has removed 1.5 million videos of the attack globally, of which over 1.2 million were blocked at upload. Facebook added that it’s been working “around the clock” to remove such violating content using “a combination of technology and people”. 



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