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Category: Start-up (page 1 of 27)

Used Vehicle sales platform Cars24 raises $450M at $1.84B valuation

Cars24, a platform that sells used vehicles has raised $450M, with a Series F of $340M and $110M in debt. The company now has a $1.84B valuation, post-money, making it one of the more valuable private car-related startups. The round was led by DST Global, Falcon Edge, and SoftBank Vision Fund 2. Already operating in India, Australia, and UAE, the new funds will be used for further global expansion, said co-founder and CEO Vikram Chopra.

Source: Yahoo

Investing platform Groww in talks to raise funds at $3B valuation

Indian startup Groww is in talks for a new financing round to raise funds at a $3B valuation. According to reports, the investing Platform is looking to raise up to $250M from the round, which could close within weeks. While the terms of the deal are subject to change, the startup is also looking to internally expand into cryptocurrency but hasn’t made any firm decisions as to when it will offer such trading options.

Source: Techcrunch

Bangladeshi grocery platform Chaldal raises $10M

Bangladesh’s second-largest grocery delivery service, as well as the largest e-grocery platform Chaldal has raised $10M through Series C funding round. With over 27 warehouses in 4 cities, Chaldal, by the end of the year, is planning to expand into 15 new cities and open 50 new warehouses from which it plans to deliver groceries. The company also has plans to launch a direct-to-consumer pharmacy.

Source: DealStreetAsia

Indian Fintech startup Slice launches credit cards with ₹2000 limit

Bangalore-based startup Slice, which has years of experience in issuing credit cards, is launching a new credit card with only ₹2000 ($27) as its credit limit, compared to the industry lowest of $270. The company recently disbursed around 100,000 new super cards and looks to reach one million users by the end of March 2022.  Rajan Bajaj, Founder and CEO, said that. the users, even in the present time, can do a meaningful transaction for $27 in India.

Source:  Techcrunch

Bangladesh’s ShopUp commerce platform raises $75M in country’s largest funding

ShopUp, a startup digitising local stores in Bangladesh, has raised $75M in a new financing round. The round was led by Peter Thiel’s Valar Ventures, with participation from Prosus Ventures, Flourish Ventures, Sequoia Capital India, and VEON Ventures. ShopUp also has a Bangalore, India office, where most of its tech and engineering talent is located. The funds will be used to hire more manpower and expand the business.

Source: Techcrunch


CoinSwitch Kuber in talks for funding to become unicorn

Crypto exchange startup CoinSwitch Kuber is in talks to raise fresh funds in a new financing round at upto $2B in valuation. The 4-year old startup was valued at $500M in its last financing round, but if the deal, said to be over $100M materialises, it will become the second Indian crypto startup to attain Unicorn status. The talks come at a time when CoinSwitch Kuber has doubled its user-base, up to 7M now from just 4M in April.

Source: Techcrunch 

Dukaan raises $11M to help Indian shopkeepers set up online shop

Dukaan, the one-year-old start-up which helps Indian shopkeepers set up an online shop, has announced that it has raised $11M in a new financing round led by 640 Oxford Ventures. Having raised $17M so far, it is valued at $71M currently. The new funds will be utilized to build its own payments gateway and to develop plugins to integrate with delivery firms and their aggregators, said Sumit Shah, co-founder of Dukaan.

Source: Techcrunch


Tiger Global in talks to lead funding round that will make Apna India’s fastest unicorn

Tech firm Apna, a 21-month old start-up, that provides help to blue and grey collar workers to land jobs, and assist in upskilling them, is in talks with Tiger Global, who will lead a $100M funding round. If successful, the funding will put Apna at a valuation of over $1B, making it the youngest Indian start-up to become a unicorn. Launched in December 2019, this will be its third funding round, in seven months, if it’s successful.

Source: Techcrunch

Khatabook announces $10M ESOP buyback plan, $100M funding 

Series C funding has helped digital bookkeeping app Khatabook to raise $100M funds. The company is now valued at $600M and has announced plans to buy back $10M worth ESOPs, as an acknowledgment and reward to former, current investors and employees for their faith in the company. The new funds will go into accelerating hiring, in engineering, product, design, etc., the two-and-a-half-year-old company said in a statement.

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