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 …

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Embodied Intelligence, which is developing tech for letting humans teach robots new skills using AI and VR, comes out of stealth with $7M in seed funding

Startups

Vehicle wrap ads startup StickEarn raises $1m seed funding

A wrap ad for Tokopedia provided by StickEarn. Photo credit: StickEarn.Indonesia’s StickEarn has secured US$1 million in seed funding from East …

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November 7, 2017<p>THE LITTLE PINK PILL<p>Good morning, Term Sheet readers.<p>Yesterday, we noted that Valeant Pharmaceuticals is giving Addyi, the female …

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Term Sheet -- Tuesday, November 7

THE LITTLE PINK PILL<p>Good morning, Term Sheet readers.<p>Yesterday, we noted that Valeant Pharmaceuticals is giving Addyi, the female libido drug dubbed …

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Hevo Data gets $1M in seed funding to streamline data integration

Going from food delivery to data integration might seem like an unlikely progression for a startup team, but it was a natural fit for Hevo Data’s founders. Manish Jethani and Sourabh Agarwal previously launched SpoonJoy, an on-demand restaurant delivery app in India. The challenges they encountered …

Startups

What is seed funding?: Understanding what seed funding means for a business

Grappling with the different kinds of funding your business can get? Here’s what you need to know about seed funding<p>Seed funding, seed money or seed …

Venture Capital

Singapore-based Zuzu gets $2M seed to help small hotels compete with big chains

Independently-owned hotels sometimes fall through the cracks of the hospitality industry because they struggle to compete with major chains, but don’t belong on Airbnb or HomeAway. Zuzu Hospitality Solutions bridges the gap in Asia by providing essential revenue management and marketing services to …

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Term Sheet -- Tuesday, October 24

VENTURE DEALS<p>• <b>NeuroPace</b>, a Mountain View-based developer of implantable devices for the treatment of neurological disorders, raised $74 million in …

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Hotel services provider ZUZU bags US$2m in seed funding

INDEPENDENT-HOTEL services provider ZUZU Hospitality Solutions has raised US$2 million in seed funding from investors led by Singapore-US fund …

Singapore

Honcker scores $3.6 million in seed funding

CARY, N.C. -<p>Online car leasing marketplace Honcker closed a seed financing round of $3.6 million on Thursday, and said it will now provide delivery …

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It’s Not a Feature Problem—Avoiding Startup Tarpits

Startup growth can be painfully slow. So slow that many entrepreneurs just give up and quit when their launch doesn’t go as expected. When you think …

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Blockchain Startup Sun Exchange Raises $1.6 Million in New Seed Funding

Blockchain company Sun Exchange has raised $1.6 million in new seed funding from a group of early-stage investors and startup accelerators

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Medical transportation startup StanPlus raises seed funding from KStart, others

Hyderabad-based medical transportation startup StanPlus has raised $1.1 million (Rs 7 crore) in seed funding led by KStart Capital, the seed …

Startups

With $5m seed funding, this fintech firm may be Mongolia’s biggest tech startup

Ulaanbaatar. Photo credit: qumrran / 123RF.Ulaanbaatar-based fintech startup AND Global today revealed that it has raised US$5 million in seed …

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SidelineSwap scores $2 mln in seed funding

To:<p>From:<p>Subject: Look at this story on PE HUB<p>Boston-based <b>SidelineSwap</b>, provider of an online marketplace for sports gear and equipment, said it has …

Venture Capital

Falling Q3 Seed Funding Could Stunt AI’s Hyped Innovation Cycle

As the global and U.S. venture capital markets reach new heights in Q3 2017, one of the most popular sectors helping to drive that growth is …

Venture Capital

How many Indian startups got funded last quarter?

The number of startups that received angel or seed funding in the three months through September plunged to the lowest level in at least two years as …

Venture Capital

Fresno, Data-Driven Digital Studio Startup, Raises $8 Million in Seed Funding (EXCLUSIVE)

Fresno founder and CEO Rob Goldberg wants to take some heavy data science and put it to work in producing entertainment — and he’s banked $8 million …

Startups

12 tech start-ups making it in Manchester

Considered the home of the industrial revolution of the 19th century, Manchester is carving a new future for itself as a major tech hub for the 21st …

Startups

Term Sheet -- Thursday, September 14

VENTURE DEALS<p>• <b>TNG Fintech</b><b>,</b> a Hong Kong-based creator of a digital wallet platform, raised $115 million in Series A funding. <b>New Margin Capital</b> led the …

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GetAccept raises $1.6M to help companies close sales leads faster

GetAccept co-founder Mathias Thulin is very familiar with a common problem sales representatives have: they have a great meeting with a potential customer, fire off an email to follow up on that deal and send a thank you note, and then hear nothing back.<p>With all these leads going dark, Thulin and …

Startups

With bold claims about its batteries, Romeo Power closes on $30 million in seed funding

There’s no shortage of battery companies battling with Tesla for market share. Outfits around the world are building out battery capacity to fill the needs of automakers and energy storage developers alike — so much so that overcapacity has led to lower battery prices.<p>Still, a year-old, L.A.-based …

Batteries

Brief: Indonesian skill-sharing network gets $200,000 funding

Photo credit: rawpixel / 123RF Stock Photo.Peer-to-peer learning and social networking platform Circledoo aims to help users exchange skills, …

Startups

Ed-tech startup Cerebroz raises seed funding

Vadodara-based ed-tech stratup Cerebroz Edutree LLP, which manufactures a device with customised educational content, has raised Rs 4.7 crore (about …

Startups

Why Are Fewer Startups Getting Seed Funding Deals From VCs?

Seed funding is the lifeblood of the startup ecosystem. It plants the seeds for companies that might turn into tomorrow’s Airbnb or Uber or WeWork. …

Venture Capital

Finnish learning-game studio Lightneer just scored $5 million in seed funding

Lightneer, the Finnish learning game studio founded by Rovio alums, has just announced $5 million in seed funding. The company which is leading the charge in fun learning (not an oxymoron!), pairs the fun and engagement level of video games with the work of some of the world’s top scientists from …

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Term Sheet -- Tuesday, August 15

OPEN MIC<p>It’s the middle of August, the latest issue of <i>Fortune</i> is finally closed, and I am all out of things to say about the latest wrinkle in Uber’s …

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Goldman says it’s getting harder for institutional investors to ignore cryptocurrencies

Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) said it is becoming more difficult for institutional investors to ignore the rise of cryptocurrencies.<br>“Whether or not you …

Forex

With $2.5M in seed funding, IOpipe brings monitoring to serverless applications

Serverless applications are all the rage right now — and some companies are even leapfrogging containers to go all-in on services like AWS Lambda and Azure Functions. Unsurprisingly, these services are now spawning their own startup ecosystems. IOpipe, which is coming out of beta today, is an …

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