EdTech

Tencent Could Invest In Doubtnut, Pratilipi To Bolster Regional Language Portfolio

Tencent is no stranger to the Indian startup ecosystems having already invested in MX Player, MyGate, besides Flipkart, Ola, Swiggy and Byju’s. And now the Chinese internet giant is reportedly close to adding edtech startup Doubtnut and regional language publishing platform Pratilipi to its basket.

https://inc42.com/buzz/tencent-could-invest-in-doubtnut-pratilipi-to-bolster-regional-language-portfolio/

 

E-Commerce

Grofers Bets Big On Beauty With Orange Something Ecommerce Platform

SoftBank-backed online grocery delivery company Grofers looks to have expanded into the beauty and wellness vertical with Orange Something.

https://inc42.com/buzz/exclusive-grofers-bets-big-on-beauty-with-orange-something-ecommerce-platform/

 

E-Commerce

Urban Ladder Gets More Money From Existing Investors

Bengaluru-based omnichannel furniture retailer Urban Ladder Home Décor Solutions Pvt. Ltd has secured INR 15 crore (USD 2.1 million) as fresh capital from a few existing investors.

https://www.vccircle.com/urban-ladder-gets-more-money-from-existing-investors

 

Co-Living Space

Proptech Startup YourOwnROOM Raises USD 1.3M To Scale Its Co-Living Business

Residential prop-tech startup YourOwnROOM has raised USD 1.3 million in seed funding from a group of investors that includes US-based investment firm Lotus Capital; Ravi Chaturvedi, former President of P&G; Narasimha Murthy, Co-founder of a US-based health-tech company; and a group of angel investors based out of the US and Bengaluru.

https://yourstory.com/2019/11/funding-startup-proptech-yourownroom-coliving-seed

 

AgriTech

Israel-Based Agritech Firm Agritask Bags USD 8.5m In Series A Round

Israeli agritech startup Agritask has raised USD 8.5 million in a Series A round led by the InsuResilience Investment Fund, set up on behalf of the German government by KfW and managed by Switzerland-based BlueOrchard Finance.

https://www.techinasia.com/agritask-bags-8m

 

SpaceTech

Singapore Spacetech Firm Aliena Raises USD 1.1m From Cap Vista, 500 Startups, Others

Singapore-based Aliena, which specializes in developing and manufacturing plasma-thruster systems for the small satellite market, has raised USD 1.1 million in an investment round led by Cap Vista, the strategic venture investment arm of Singapore’s Defence Science and Technology Agency.

https://www.techinasia.com/aliena-raises-1m-cap-vista-500-startups