Chintan Khamar

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After working as a Consultant for several swanky hotels across the globe, Chintan has now joined the Venture Dreams team to write about startups. He is hoping that his Master's Degree in International Business comes in handy.
Stripe

Payments Platform Stripe Launches Private Beta In India

Stripe, a Silicon Valley-based startup, has announced that the launch of its payments platform in a private beta stage in the Indian market. The company has said that it would be an invite-only beta and...
Shazam

Apple Is Reportedly In Talks To Acquire Shazam For $400 Million

Apple is reportedly in talks to acquire music recognition application Shazam. According to the reports, the Cupertino-based tech giant is ready to shell out around $400 million for the acquisition of Shazam. The deal...
Ultraviolette Automotive

TVS Picks Up 15% Stake In EV Startup Ultraviolette Automotive

TVS has announced that it has picked up 14.78% stake in Bangalore-based electric vehicle (EV) startup Ultraviolette Automotive. According to the company's filing with the stock exchange, the investment is to the tune of...
Happay Team

Happay Raises $10 Million From Sequoia Capital, Axiom Capital And Others

Happay, a Bangalore-based fin-tech startup, has secured $10 million in its Series B funding round, led by Sequoia Capital India. Along with Sequoia, Axiom Capital, AME Cloud Ventures, Brad Garlinghouse and Ben Nelson have also...
Money

Apparel E-Tailer eShakti Raises $2.3 Million In Debt Funding From BlackSoil Capital

Chennai-based eShakti, which operates women’s apparel platform, has raised $2.3 million in debt funding from non-banking finance BlackSoil Capital Pvt. Ltd.The company will use the funds to expand operations and introduce new fashion products for...
Binny Bansal

Flipkart’s Binny Bansal Steps Down As Director From BlackBuck’s Board

Binny Bansal, who is the chief executive officer of the Flipkart Group, which consists of Flipkart, Myntra, Jabong, eKart and PhonePe, has stepped down from his role as a director from the board of...
McAfee

McAfee Acquires Cloud Security Startup Skyhigh Networks

McAfee, which recently spun-off as a standalone security business from Intel, has today announced acquisition of Skyhigh Networks -- a company focused on cloud security. However, the company has not revealed the financial details...
Swiggy Logo

Swiggy partners Indifi to provide loans to restaurants

Food ordering and delivery platform Swiggy has today said it has joined hands with fintech firm Indifi Technologies to launch 'Swiggy Capital Assist' programme for providing quick access to financing options to its restaurant...
GridRaster

VR And AR Startup GridRaster Raises $2 Million Seed Funding For Product Development

Virtual reality and augmented reality startup GridRaster has a raised $2 million in a seed funding round. The fund comes from a group of venture capital firms, includnig Exfinity Ventures, Lumia Capital, Pipeline Capital,...
Money

B2B Agri-Tech Startup Farm Taaza Secures $8 Million In Series A Round

Farm Taaza, a business to business eCommerce platform that sources fresh fruits and vegetables directly from farmers for retails in India, has raised $8 million in Series A funding.The round was led by Hong Kong-based Epsilon Venture...
Onfido's founding team

Onfido secures $30 million funding to develop machine learning technology

Identity verification provider Onfido has announced that it has secured $30 million in Series C funding round, led by Crane Venture Partners. Along with Crane, Microsoft Ventures, Salesforce Ventures and other existing investors have...
Money

Car service startup Pitstop bags $1 million from Blume Ventures and others

Pitstop, an after-sales car service provider, has secured around $1 million in pre-series A round of funding from Blume Ventures, Singapore-based Goldbell Group and a few angel investors.The angel investors, who participated in this...