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    1. Tiger Global is reported pulling out partially from Flipkart and Ola

      Tiger Global is reported pulling out partially from Flipkart and Ola

      It looks like that Tiger Global is taking partial exits from Flipkart and Ola by divesting its shares in the company to Japanese conglomerate SoftBank, as per The Economic Times. The publication reports that the New York-based investor is expected to sell shares to the tune of $600-700 million in Flipkart through a buyback, and reduce its stake in Ola to about  7% stakes from 15%.

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    2. Exclusive: Droom & ShopClues founder Sandeep Aggarwal backs content startup WittyFeed

      Exclusive: Droom & ShopClues founder Sandeep Aggarwal backs content startup WittyFeed

      Sandeep Aggarwal, the founder of used car marketplace Droom and e-commerce portal ShopClues, told VCCircle that has invested an undisclosed amount in media content startup WittyFeed. Besides WittyFeed, Aggarwal also invested in Israel and US-based venture capital fund LionBird Ventures earlier this year. His ticket investment size in each startup ranges from anywhere between Rs 25 lakh and Rs 1.5 crore.

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    3. Indian home healthcare platform Portea Medical raises $26M Series C

      Indian home healthcare platform Portea Medical raises $26M Series C

      Portea Medical, one of India’s biggest platforms for home healthcare visits, has raised $26 million in Series C funding to expand its service range. The round was led by Sabre Partners and MEMG CDC, with participation from returning investors Accel (which led Portea’s Series B two years ago), the World Bank Group’s International Finance Corporation and Qualcomm Ventures.

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    4. Internet Digest: Bigbasket, Mswipe, OYO, ShareChat, & more

      Internet Digest: Bigbasket, Mswipe, OYO, ShareChat, & more

      Online grocer Bigbasket has signed a 3-year deal with SourceEzy Technologies Pvt. Ltd, an e-procurement software and consulting firm to save over Rs 100 crore in the next 3 years. The contract will comprise the entire e-procurement requirement of the company including Capital Expenditure, Operational Expenditure, and Services.

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    5. Exclusive: Venture debt firm BlackSoil Capital invests $771K in three startups

      Exclusive: Venture debt firm BlackSoil Capital invests $771K in three startups

      BlackSoil Capital Pvt. Ltd, the non-banking financial arm of asset management company BlackSoil Group, has invested around Rs 5 crore ($771,978) in thee startups in the form of short-term working capital demand loans, a company executive told VCCircle. Logistics start-up GoBOLT, marketing automation startup WebEngage, and employee registry firm PROVE have received interim venture debt funding from BlackSoil Capital. “This is to help them in the short term.

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    6. Portea Medical raises $26M in series C funding

      Portea Medical raises $26M in series C funding

      Portea Medical has raised series C funding of $26 million led by new investors Sabre Partners and MEMG CDC. Portea’s existing investors Accel, International Finance Corporation (IFC), and Qualcomm Ventures also participated in this round. Avendus Capital provided financial advisory services to the latest funding round in Portea.

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    7. Tiger Global’s Lee Fixel steps down from Ola’s board, hints investor’s exit?

      Tiger Global’s Lee Fixel steps down from Ola’s board, hints investor’s exit?

      Lee Fixel, partner at Tiger Global Management, who was on the board of cab aggregator Ola (ANI Technologies) has stepped down from his position for unknown reasons, reports The Economic Times. The publication said that development was found in the ministry of corporate affairs’ filings.

      Based in New York,  Fixel looks at Tiger Global’s assets in India, hence he is also a board member of other companies in the country like Flipkart, in which Tiger Global has invested.

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    8. Menswear brand Mr Button raises Series A funding

      Menswear brand Mr Button raises Series A funding

      Jaipur-based Khetan Apparel Pvt. Ltd, which owns premium menswear brand Mr Button, has raised an undisclosed amount in a Series A round led by Nine Rivers Capital founder Sandeep Daga. UAE-based Jetty Ventures and a few other high net worth individuals also participated in the round. The financial details of the transaction could, however, not be immediately ascertained.

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    9. Exclusive: UK’s Notion Capital, others invest $2.7 mn in big data platform Heckyl

      Exclusive: UK’s Notion Capital, others invest $2.7 mn in big data platform Heckyl

      London- and Mumbai-based Heckyl Technologies Pvt. Ltd, which operates a big data analytics platform for investors, traders and researchers, has raised Rs 17.64 crore ($2.7 million), show the company’s filings with the Ministry of Corporate Affairs. Heckyl raised the capital on 18 October by allocating 14,343 Series-C preferential shares at a subscription price of Rs 12, 302 apiece, including a premium of Rs 12, 292.

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    10. Amazon Prime Video signs deal with AMC Studios

      Amazon Prime Video signs deal with AMC Studios

      Amazon has signed a deal with AMC Studios to broadcast it shows first on Amazon Prime Video in 28 territories including India before they will be available on any other channel. As part of the deal, Amazon Prime will have first window rights to select new AMC series as well as second run rights in many other countries across the globe, Amazon said in a statement.

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    11. Sistema Asia Fund Advisory has some good news for startups in India; see what that is

      Sistema Asia Fund Advisory has some good news for startups in India; see what that is

      Sistema Asia Fund Advisory has some good news for startups in India; see what that is Sistema Asia Fund Advisory has some good news for startups in India; see what that is The fund claims that investments have been made with a 6-7-year exit horizon in mind, by when it expects at least a five-fold return.

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    12. Amazon’s Philip K. Dick anthology series will go live on January 12

      Amazon’s Philip K. Dick anthology series will go live on January 12

      Amazon continues to churn out original series, with Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams premiering on Friday, January 12. The anthology series will be a Prime Video exclusive, with each of the ten episodes set in their own unique worlds based on the literature from author Philip K. Dick. Dick is considered to be one of the greatest, if not the greatest, sci-fi authors of all time. Dick…

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    13. Alia Bhatt backs fashion-tech startup StyleCracker

      Alia Bhatt backs fashion-tech startup StyleCracker

      StyleCracker, a fashion portal where users can order celebrity stylist-curated products, has raised an undisclosed amount of funding from actress Alia Bhatt, it said in a statement. The startup, run by Mumbai-based Kanvas Consultancy Pvt. Ltd, connects women shoppers with designers for advice on fashion and styling trends. It also provides users access to a catalogue of looks. To be updated… Like this report? Sign up for our daily newsletter to get our top reports.

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    14. Bike rentals startup ONN Bikes raises $692K in pre-Series A funding

      Bike rentals startup ONN Bikes raises $692K in pre-Series A funding

      Mumbai-based Motocruizer Technologies India Pvt. Ltd, which operates self-riding bike rental platform ONN Bikes, has raised Rs 4.5 crore ($692,000) in a pre-Series A round led by existing investor Z Nation Lab. The round also saw the participation of JITO Angel Network and Mumbai-based funding and incubation platform Venture Catalysts.

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    15. HomeLane acquires modular furniture marketplace Capricoast for $13.8 mn

      HomeLane acquires modular furniture marketplace Capricoast for $13.8 mn

      Bangalore-based Homevista Decor and Furnishing Pvt Ltd, which runs online furniture and home design services marketplace, HomeLane.com, has acquired online home interiors marketplace Capricoast for Rs 90 crore ($13.8 million), a company statement said. As part of the deal, Capricoast’s 120-strong team will be part of HomeLane, while its founder and chief executive Jawad Ayaz will join the board of directors, the statement added.

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    16. Southeast Asia's aCommerce lands $65M led by KKR-backed Emerald Media

      Southeast Asia's aCommerce lands $65M led by KKR-backed Emerald Media

      Southeast Asia's aCommerce lands $65M led by KKR-backed Emerald Media Jon Russell Tweet Share Southeast Asia-based aCommerce, a startup that helps brands get into e-commerce and digital media in the fast-growing region, has pulled in $65 million in new funding led by Emerald Media, an Asian firm backed by global investor KKR.

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    17. Online storytelling platform Kahaniya raises $200K in seed funding

      Online storytelling platform Kahaniya raises $200K in seed funding

      Hyderabad-based Viven Infomedia, which operates Kahaniya.com, an online storytelling platform in regional languages, has raised $200,000 (Rs 1.29 crore) in a seed funding round from a bunch of undisclosed US-based non-resident Indians (NRIs), Pallav Bajjuri, co-founder of the startup, told VCCircle. The startup will use the funds to add more languages to its platform, Bajjuri said.

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    18. Internet Digest: Ixigo, UberEats, i2ei, and Active.Ai

      Internet Digest: Ixigo, UberEats, i2ei, and Active.Ai

      Travel search marketplace Ixigo has announced launch of its upcoming voice-enabled artificial intelligence travel assistant – TARA. As per its Youtube video, it looks a lot like Apple’s Siri. The assistant helps an user to discover, plan, book and manage their travel via voice-based search and commands. TARA will officially be launched in early 2018, the company said in a statement.

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    19. Coverfox FY17 revenue doubles, loss narrows on cost controls

      Coverfox FY17 revenue doubles, loss narrows on cost controls

      Mumbai-based Coverfox Insurance Broking Pvt. Ltd, operator of an eponymous online insurance brokerage, doubled its revenue in the year through March and shrank its loss after managing to control costs. Gross revenue for 2016-17 jumped to Rs 6.12 crore from Rs 2.64 crore the year before, according to Coverfox’s filings with the Ministry of Corporate Affairs. Operational revenue, or income from commission and sale of services, jumped to Rs 4.20 crore from Rs 1.94 crore.

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    20. From Alibaba to Zynga: 21 Of The Best VC Bets Of All Time And What We Can Learn From Them

      From Alibaba to Zynga: 21 Of The Best VC Bets Of All Time And What We Can Learn From Them

      Join 300,000+ CB Insights newsletter readers Email Research Brief From Alibaba to Zynga: 21 Of The Best VC Bets Of All Time And What We Can Learn From Them November 16, 2017 Venture Capital November 16, 2017 These venture bets on startups that "returned the fund," making firms and careers, were the result of research, strong convictions, and patient follow-through. Here are the stories behind the biggest VC home runs of all time. Where is this data coming from?

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