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A daily newsletter summarizing interesting Indian startups and recent activity both in India & globally.
AffectLab (2016, Bangalore), provider of technology solutions for in-video cognitive research. Founder is ex-Citrus, RedCastle, Aloha, ITC, ONGC and is an alumnus of IIT Kharagpur. Part of Entropik Technologies.Global comparable is Neuro Applied (2016, Hadera).
INDIA INTERESTING NEWS
The Moms Co. (2016, Gurgaon), private label brand providing personal care products for pregnant women, raises an undisclosed amount in seed round of funding from Shripad Nadkarni – Co-founder of Fingerlix & PaperBoat, Nandu Nanda Kishore and senior partners from McKinsey. Link
Mukesh Bansal – Founder & CEO of Cure Fit & Cult Fitness steps down from Swiggy board of directors as Cure Fit enters food delivery market. Link
Pi Ventures, Bangalore-based early stage fund focused on investing on disruptive ideas leveraging machine learning, AI and IoT, gets investment from Accel Partners, a leading venture capital fund. Link
HotelTonight (2010, SF), online platform for last-minute hotel booking, raises $37M in series E round of funding led by Accel Partners with participation from RSC Capital, Aspect Ventures and others. Link
Boom Supersonic (2014, Denver), developer of passenger supersonic jets for commercial use, raises $33M in series A round of funding from e8VC, Caffeinated Capital, Palm Drive Ventures, RRE Ventures and YC’s Continuity Fund. Link
BioClin Therapeutics (2010, San Ramon), developer of monoclonal antibody therapies for bladder cancer & achondroplasia, raises $30M in series B round of funding led by Sofinnova Ventures and Ysios Capital with participation from HealthCap, Life Sciences Partners and Tekla Capital Management. Link
Casetext (2013, Palo Alto), online knowledge sharing community for attorneys & lawyers, raises $12M in series B round of funding led by Canvas Ventures with participation from Union Square Ventures, 8VC and Red Sea Ventures. Link
Mythic (2012, SF), developer of microchip technology for localized artificial intelligence, raises $9M in series A round of funding led by DFJ with participation from Lux Capital, Data Collective and AME Cloud Ventures. Link
NYSHEX (2014, NYC), provider of digital forward freight contracts for global container shipping, raises $8.5M in series A round of funding led by Goldman Sachs Principal Strategic Investments and GE Ventures with participation from Blumberg Capital, Tectonic Capital and others. Link