Startup news and updates: Daily roundup (January 19, 2024)
YourStory presents the daily news roundup from the Indian startup ecosystem and beyond. Here's the roundup for Friday, January 19, 2024.
JJ Tax raises Rs 6 Cr in a seed funding round
Tax app JJ Tax has raised Rs 6 crore in a seed funding round which saw Narayanamoorthy and Hrishita Investment Advisory participate. The funds from this round will be used to improve its existing app's capabilities as well as its next phase of growth, the company said in a statement.
OpiGo raises Rs 1.4 Cr
Stock market appsaid it has raised Rs 1.4 crore in a funding round led by angel investor Manish Choksi and Shubham Satyarth, Founder of Sharpely. The funds raised will be used towards improving the user experience, expanding the user base, and introducing a new advisory vertical. At the moment, it has just over 7,500 users on its app.
The Kenko Life raises a round of funds from angel investors
Meal subscription service platform The Kenko Life has raised undisclosed funding from angel investors. R Raghunathan, Co-founder of Prizm Payment Services participated in the round.
The company plans to work on developing an app, besides looking at expanding its services to Gurugram and Haryana, its founder Neeraj Kumar said in a statement.
Primus Partners appoints Sanjay Malhotra as Senior Advisor
Management consulting firm Primus Partners will be appointing Sanjay Malhotra as a Senior Advisor. Malhotra will play a pivotal role in providing strategic insights and guidance to strengthen Primus's expertise in the aviation and transport sectors, the company said. The appointment aims at strengthening Primus Partners' capabilities in aviation and transport.
Nodwin, Riot Games reveal new tournament
Gaming firmhas entered into a partnership with game publisher Riot Games for an esports league. Titled OMEN VALORANT Challengers South Asia, participants competing stand a chance to win big in a prize pool worth $130,000.
Ved Agarwal joins Grip Invest as its CMO
Ved Agarwal will be joining Grip Invest as its new Chief Marketing Officer. "I was curious to know what new age marketing would look like," he said on LinkedIn. Agarwal previously served as Head of Marketing at True Elements and has worked with Amazon in the past.
InShorts launches creator programme
News aggregator platformhas launched a creator programme where individuals can learn how to boost website traffic, improve SEO rankings, and more. It also said users can learn how they can gain visibility among premium audiences within InShorts.
MedLern collaborates with Koyas Hospital to improve healthcare operations
Digital learning solutionhas entered into a strategic partnership with Koyas Hospital to provide healthcare training, find ways to optimise operations, and improve patient care outcomes.
"We're thrilled to partner with Koyas Hospital, supporting their healthcare workforce's training needs. Our commitment is to improve care outcomes by equipping staff with advanced skills. Our full-stack approach, backed by automated tools, anticipates impactful results within 60-90 days, reducing training time and costs," MedLern said in a statement.
(Disclaimer: This copy has been updated to correct the name of a company.)
(This copy will be updated with the latest news throughout the day.)
Edited by Kanishk Singh