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Neo bank Juno raises Rs 21 crore in seed round

Neo bank Juno has raised $3 million (about Rs 21 crore) in a seed round led by Polychain Capital and Sequoia Capital’s Surge. The round also saw participation from Dragonfly Capital, Consensys Labs...

October 17,2019

Alternate tech education venture SOAL raises $300K led by Astarc Ventures

SOAL said in a statement that it is disrupting the centuries-old education system that neither develops relevant technical nor soft skills, which are much needed for the fourth industrial revolutio...

October 17,2019

Fintech platform Jai Kisan raises $1.5 million funding led by Astarc Ventures, Blume Ventures & others

Mumbai-based Jai Kisan has raised $1.5 million, and will use the funds to increase its loan book size, expand operations across different states, partner with more lending institutions, and foc...

July 22,2019

HomeCapital raises an undisclosed pre-series A round led by Astarc Ventures

Venture Catalysts-backed HomeCapital, that offers home down payment assistance program, has raised an undisclosed amount in a...

July 22,2019

Astarc Ventures win Family Investor of the year award

APEX'19 Summit & Awards witnessed the participation of the Who's Who of the Indian Private Equity & Venture Capital ecosystem.  The Summit saw leading top professionals from PE-VC fi...

July 22,2019

Astarc Ventures: Founder’s keepers

Mumbai-based venture capital fund goes the extra mile to help startups take off or stay afloat

May 8,2019

Astarc Ventures invests in online Poker Company 9Stacks

Astarc Ventures is pleased to announce its latest investment in online poker company 9Stacks

October 1,2018

Rijul Jain talks about the growth of social commerce startups

Rijul Jain shares his views on how social commerce startups like Wooplr are carving a niche for themselves in the market against incumbents

September 30,2018

PharmEasy raises $50Mn round

Pharmeasy raises capital from Eight Roads Ventures India, F-Prime Capital, Fundamentum Partnership backed by Nandan Nilekani and Sanjeev Aggarwal, and San Francisco-based hedge fund Think Investmen...

September 27,2018

Hari Krishnan talks about the growth of VC investments in the current market

The current market is seeing a growth in investments across all verticals.

September 25,2018

Rijul Jain talks about how and other vernacular startups are growing

Rijul Jain shares his views on how there is a big market opportunity in the verncular space and the thesis on investment.

August 24,2018

Flipkart acquires

Ecommerce giant Flipkart buys vernacular speech startup Astarc Ventures was the sole institutional fund who had invested in the company.

August 21,2018

Wooplr on course to grow market share in Social commerce space

Wooplr continues to grow in the social commerce space, in talks with investors to raise Series C round.

August 10,2018

Astarc Ventures Invests in Purple Style Labs

Astarc Ventures invests in premium fashion apparel player Purple Style Labs. The investment also saw participation from Binny Bansal (Flipkart), Jitendra Gupta (PayU) and a bunch of HNIs.

August 1,2018

Realty startup Foyr raises USD 2 mn from US-based SRI Capital

Foyr brings aboard SRI capital as their latest investor in Series A.

July 21,2018

Astarc ventures leads the way with the referral program

How funds use right incentivization methods to source early stage opportunities

July 12,2018

Rapido (2 Wheeler Bike Taxi platform) acquires Hyderabad based Getbike

Bike taxi firm Rapido acquires hyderabad based peer Getbike. Getbike Founders and team to join Rapido to grow business.

May 23,2018

Astarc Ventures Launches Refer a Startup Program

Refer a startup to via

March 29,2018

Rapido continues to solve commuter woes

With 10K Rides a day, Rapido continues to solve commuter woes in heavy traffic cities

March 29,2018

Wooplr marches on profitability path

How Wooplr changed strategy to break even and look international

March 22,2018

Pharmeasy Raises Series C Round

E-pharmacy platform PharmEasy has raised around $30 million (approx. Rs 196 crore) in a Series-C round

March 1,2018

Foyr powers JLL’s potentially world’s largest 3D property portfolio of 2 Mn Sqft

REAL estate consultancy JLL could now have the world's largest 3D-enabled property portfolio - a result of its partnership with Foyr, an Indian startup that provides visualisation and customisation...

January 22,2018

Foyr Raises $3.8Mn Series A, a tech-based home decor solutions start-up, has raised $3.8 million in Series-A funding. Property consultancy firm Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) and a few ​individual and non-institutional inv...

January 4,2018 – Giving voice to the billions uses deep artificial intelligence and neural networks to communicate with machines in 10 different regional languages.

December 29,2017

The hyperloop has a new world speed record: 240 mph

On December 15th, Virgin Hyperloop One conducted the third demonstration of its not-to-scale system in the desert outside of Las Vegas, sending its magnetically levitating pod through a nearly airl...

December 24,2017

FindMeAShoe joins Techstars Retail Accelerator 2017

Techstars announced the 10 startups that will be joining the 2017 Techstars Retail Accelerator in partnership with Target. They kicked things off this week and are looking forward to three months o...

September 4,2017

2 Indian Retail Startups Have The Right Tech To Go Big

For the first time ever, American retail giant Target has selected two Indian startups -- Find Me A Shoe and Story Xpress -- from its India-based accelerator program to participate in a retail-focu...

September 4,2017

When desi tech ventures speak the local lingo

BENGALURU: Anuradha Agarwal first realised the potential of a smartphone when she visited her hometown Jaipur for a break in 2016, and saw the interest in learning English among many of the women m...

September 4,2017

Multi Lingual speech-to-text app

As a journalist, I mostly do my interviews over phone. This is not because I am too lazy to go out and meet people, but in a city like Bangalore, which is notorious for massive road traffic, this i...

September 4,2017

Liv.Ai: Giving voice to a billion people

Many customers calling phone banking numbers of a bank hate wading through automated messaging before they can find their way. Soon, however, if you have lost a credit or debit card, you can simply...

September 4,2017

Absentia pre series a funding

Bengaluru-based AI and virtual reality startup Absentia VR has secured $1.2 Mn (INR 8 Cr) in its Pre-Series A round of funding from Exfinity Venture Partners, T.V Mohandas Pai, Deepak Ghaisas, Giri...

September 4,2017

PharmEasy raises Rs 111 crore in Series-B round

NEW DELHI: Mumbai-based pharmacy aggregator PharmEasy has closed a $17-million deal (around Rs 111 crore) in a series-B round by three of its existing venture capital investors, said a person aware...

September 4,2017

Hyperloop One Claims First Successful Tes

Hyperloop One says it has successfully sent a vehicle inspired by Elon Musk's near-supersonic transit concept down its 'DevLoop' test track using magnetic levitation for the first time.

September 4,2017