FlipClass, an education start-up that operates a marketplace for home tutors, on Monday announced that it has raised $1 Mn in funding from S. Chand, a publisher of textbooks and provider of online educational content and venture firm Blume Ventures. FlipClass has an inbuilt assessment tool to gauge student learning and provide key inputs that help improve performance. The platform recently launched a doubt clearing mobile app FlipTutor, which uses Whatsapp like interface to provide answers in real-time.
Bangalore based startup dunzo, an app to get your everyday things done has raised $650,000 in Pre-Series A round of funding from Aspada and Blume Ventures, along with angel investors including Rajan Anandan MD of Google India and Sandipan Chattopadhyay, CTO at JustDial. Founded in 2015 by Kabeer Biswas, Ankur Aggarwal, Dalvir Suri, and Mukund Jha, the app allows users to create a to-do list, and get them done by the dunzo team.
Kartrocket, an e-commerce platform for SMEs and retailers, said that it completed its round of funding in January and with a new unnamed Japanese investor. The size of the investment now stands at $8 Mn from the earlier $6 Mn. Kartrocket will be using the funds primarily towards enhancing its marketplace Kraftly, a mobile-first offline-to-online marketplace which targets small seller communities and home entrepreneurs in India in categories such as apparel, accessories, home, crafts, and other unique and eclectic products.
Bangalore-based seed venture fund PrimeVenturesPartners has invested in LoveCycles App which helps women to track their menstrual cycles. The app is available in number of languages, including Hindi. Founded by John Paul, the app aims to make the tracking of women health easier. The app tracks the cycles and works on overall health including emotional and physical.
Fashion app Wooplr has secured undisclosed funding from Naveen Tewari, Abhay Singhal and Amit Gupta, all co-founders of InMobi, Piyush Shah, chief product officer at InMobi, Raghunandan G, co-founder of TaxiForSure and Rajiv Mehta, former CEO of Puma India. Wooplr’s business model is quite different from other fashion marketplaces as it does not provide discounts on its products, rather focuses on trending and new fashions for women. The startup claims to be profitable operationally.
Tinystep has raised funding from Silicon valley entrepreneur and investor, Matt Glickman. Matt is the founder of the biggest, most popular portal in the parenting domain, BabyCenter. BabyCenter reaches more than 45 Mn parents a month from every corner of the globe. Matt has invested an undisclosed amount in Tinystep and will also be stepping in as an advisory board member. Tinystep is making a mobile-first social network for moms and has shown accelerated growth since its launch in September 2015.
Mumbai-based SaaS firm WebEngage has raised an undisclosed amount, in funding, from cloud solution provider Capillary for a minority stake. Avlesh Singh, CEO and co-founder of WebEngage told MediaNama that this partnership will enable the companies to offer multi-channel advertising, marketing and consumer engagement solutions to both their clients. Capillary Technologies provides cloud-based software solutions for retail marketers. WebEngage builds online profiles for every user visiting a website, or an app, and helps advertise through multiple channels.
Ambarish Raghuvanshi and Vikas Kuthiala have led this round of investment and will be joining the board of the company. Roadhouse Hostels is a chain of backpackers’ hostel with a cool retro vibe. Presently Roadhouse is operational in Goa and Jaipur and the team is looking forward to adding 5 more cities in near future. The funds will also be used to build the brand, set up a team and infuse technology and also an extended service for travelers.
IIT Kanpur based unmanned aerial vehicles startup, Aarav Unmanned Systems has raised an undisclosed amount in a fresh round of funding. AUS boasts of offering a faster, cost-effective and enriched UAV-based land surveying solutions for the civil engineering, infrastructure and utility industries, Precision agriculture solutions to optimize irrigation, fertilization, pesticide distribution and early failure warnings, Thermographic data to detect hot spots and inefficiencies in power transmission lines, solar power plants and critical industries.
Indian apparel and accessories portal Jaypore has raised funding worth $4.37 million from VC firm Aavishkaar, reports VCCircle. It will use the funds for scaling its tech platform, hiring and brand building, along with product expansion of other and private labels. An Iamwire report states that Jaypore plans to launch its Android and iOS apps and claims to do 200-400 transactions daily at an average ticket size of Rs 4,000. It further adds that around 65% of its total orders come through the mobile website.