Weekly Roundup

Startup-Buzz Weekly Round-Up

It’s a Sunday morning; time to do a quick round-up of posts published on Startup-buzz media last week. If you were offline for any reason, this is a great way to catch up with the entire buzz!

INTERVIEW- Enjoy Our Interaction with Startup Founders

Interaction with Kamal Kishor Kumawat, Co-founder of Dealwithus

Founded by 3 engineers from IIT Bombay, Kamal Kishor Kumawat leads Startup Dealwithus. Being the largest cash-back website from India, the startup offers savings to customers every time they shop.

In Conversation with Nalin Agarwal, Co-founder & CEO, The Laundry Bag

Started by three youngsters in Pune, Nalin Agarwal, Shourya Jain and Honey Jain, The Laundry Bag is a new startup that is redefining the way laundry has been done till now. It’s an on-demand-laundry model that enables customers to go online and order a pickup.

FUNDING – Checkout which startups raised funds

US-based VC Firm finances Mumbai’s startup; SpectraVR  – US-based Rothenberg Ventures invests an undisclosed amount in SpectraVR to help the startup with its expansion plans

China’s Hax Accelerator to Invest in Indian Hardware-based Startups – China’s Hax Accelerator is planning to invest in Indian startups dealing in hardware development. Likewise, they are looking at investing $100,000 approx. in each such startup.

Happily Unmarried Secures Funds from Info Edge – Delhi-based gifting portal, Happily Unmarried has raised $750K in an all stock deal from Internet Company Info Edge. With this funding, it is reported that Info Edge takes 48% of the stake in the startup.

Mastercard Invests In Indian Fintech StartUp Razorpay – MasterCard has invested an unrevealed amount in Indian fintech start-up called Razorpay. MasterCard is backing the start-up in order to promote online and mobile payment services among small businesses.

Facebook’s Kirthiga Reddy Invests in Wedding Gift Registry Startup – Wedding Wishlist received a total sum of $297K (INR 2 crore) from a funding round led by Facebook India MD, Kirthiga Reddy. The funds would be utilized to reach their target of 500 wishlists by year end.

BookMyShow Raises Funds of Rs. 550 crore – Recently, Bigtree Entertainment, the owner of BookMyShow raised Rs. 550 crore in its fourth and largest single funding round, which was led by US-based Venture Capital firm Stripes Group. Existing investors also participated in this round.

ACQUISITIONS – Checkout all startup acquisition and mergers news.

Hyderabad startup Dosa Place acquires ChennaiChef – In recent times, ChennaiChef has been acquired by Dosa Place for an undisclosed amount. Following the acquisition, Aadya Restaurants will have 91 per cent ownership in Chennai Chef.

Google Acquires French Startup Moodstocks that helps Machines to See – US tech giant, Google buys French Startup Moodstocks that uses state-of-the-art technology to enable smartphones recognize whatever they are aimed at. However, the deal amount remains undisclosed.

INNOVATION – Startup news on most innovative product or service.

Phytl Signs Helps Plants to Talk – After Project Florence, Switzerland-based Tech Company Vivent SARL comes up with Phytl Signs, a wearable device for plants. Through this device, Plants Can Communicate Now!

Natural Cycles: App to Track Women’s Fertility – Testing Pregnancy is so easy now! Natural Cycles is a European female health-oriented startup that offers fertility tracking service.

Now Convert Any Object Or Surface Into Game Or Music With Mogees Play – London startup, Mogees launches Mogees Play, a new redefined product which would emphasize on making music as well as playing game.

Bengaluru- based Startup HealthPlix Is Revolutionizing Treatment Process For Diabetic Patients. – All Ease for Diabetic Patients! Bengaluru-based startup, HealthPlix, is helping diabetic patients by offering better treatment process.

Indian Startup to come up with India’s First Smart Glucometer – One More Startup to Bring Solution for Diabetes! As Diabetes is the most common disease in India, Bangalore-based startup Cooey launches India’s first smart Glucometer.

Gurgaon-based Startup Aims at Providing Accurate Shipping & Delivery Updates – Shipway is working on a subscription-based model. It provides a plug-in for various e-commerce websites, thus making the integration part simpler. By using the plug-in, the customers can receive live information about their order’s movement and delivery date.

Bring Home Pillo, Your Personal Health Robot – Pillo dispenses your pills according to the schedule given by your doctor. Pillo can answer your medical queries, connect you to doctors and send notification to your family in case you don’t take your medicine.

Startup Creates a Smart Measuring Tape – California-based startup Bagel Labs comes out with a digital measuring tape that is capable of saving measurements, recording voice memos and sending data to its companion mobile app (available on Android and iOS) via bluetooth.

Startup news – Checkout the latest buzz.

Meru Accuses Uber of Unlawful Practices – Meru has accused the US-startup and global player, Uber, of breaking Indian laws again and again.

Kanpur-based Startup Picked Up By Startup India – Startup India Action Plan has selected Bhurak Technologies Pvt Ltd. in its second round of program. Seven more are yet to be selected.

Alibaba launches System to Discard Fake Products From its Site – Alibaba launches IP Joint-Force System, an online system to track and discard fake products from its website at an intellectual property conference in Hangzhou.

Delhi-based Startup to Get Best Online Deals from Sellers – Redefining the way you shop! The startup brings a unique concept of Expression of Interest (EOI) to give value to both, buyers and sellers.

Germany Flexing Up To Become the Next Business Hub Post Brexit – Germany, among others, is now luring UK firms with attractive offers. Cities like Amsterdam and Paris are also in the race to attract UK’s banks with the promise of letting them reap the benefits of staying inside the EU market.

Alibaba Soon to Launch its Internet Car – Jointly developed with China’s biggest automaker SAIC Motor Corp, the smart car will launch in August this year. Alibaba aims to connect all its cars to the IoT ecosystem that offers internet, giving its users a better experience on the go.

Self-driving Robots to Deliver Food in UK – Self-driving robots are developed by UK-based startup Starship Technologies to deliver food orders, groceries and packages of European food giant Just Eat, London food startup Pronto, German package delivery firm Hermes and German retailer Metro Group.

Zeta Introduces Three New Digital Solutions – A Trio of Digital Solutions! Zeta introduces three new digital solutions in the Employee Tax Benefits and Rewards space. Any corporate can avail Zeta’s solution without any complications regardless of their employee strength or location.

Startup-Buzz Blog – Collective set of articles filled with information.

10 Things Every Startup Enthusiast Goes Through To Achieve The Big Indian Dream – The startup bug has caught the Indian youth in a very big way. And, if you are one of those startup enthusiasts raring to taste a slice of the big India startup story pie, here’s what you might be experiencing.

 

Startup-buzz updates for this week have come to an end. Now it’s Time to say Goodbye. See you with another weekly roundup, the following Sunday. Till then, have a great Weekend!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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