Funding roundup: Travelkhana; Touristlink; iKure & EdSix Brain Lab

Travelkhana raises funding from Palaash Ventures

New Delhi based online food delivery service for railway passengers, Travelkhana has recently raised funding from Palaash Ventures and a few individual investors including Matteo Chiampo, CEO, Axind Software as per reports.

The company has not confirmed the funding yet, and has said that they are in discussions at the moment.

TravelKhana was founded in 2012, it allows railway passengers to order food as per their liking and at their price point while they are traveling. The customer can choose any restaurant by using their train number or PNR and view the available options in the cities on their route. The meal is delivered at a pre-decided station and payment can be made online as well as on delivery.

Kenya based accelerator 88mph invests in Touristlink

Kenya based accelerator 88mph, along with few other private angel investors, has recently invested in a travel social network Touristlink. The company plans to use the raised funds for establishing its presence in the African markets and also for website development and marketing its services in India.

Touristlink’s platform allows travelers to meet fellow travelers, share information, suggest new attractions and create lists of one’s favorite destinations to share with friends. It gives users full access to its network of local tour guides, travel agencies, city tours, hotel owners and private rentals, so as to ensure all their (users) travel needs are met.

It also provide a list of the top attractions in any city based on member rankings and reviews

As per the company there are over 5000 tour operators and 50,000 travelers and locals who have signed up on its platform.

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CIIE and Village Capital invest in iKure & EdSix Brain Lab

IIM Ahmedabad’s Centre for Innovation Incubation & Entrepreneurship (CIIE), along with US-based investor Village Capital has recently invested in Kolkata based, technology enabled healthcare service provider iKure Techsoft Pvt Ltd and Chennai based education gaming company EdSix Brain Lab Pvt Ltd. Both were the winners of the Tech4Impact accelerator programme conducted by CIIE, in association with Aarohan Ventures and Village Capital.

Founded in 2010, iKure has created an information technology based platform to connect rural areas with urban hospitals. Through its proprietary software called ’WHIMS’ i.e. wireless health incident monitoring system, it connects residents through a network of remote centres connected with big hospitals.

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EdSix provides online and offline educational games which helps to develop cognitive skills, teach real life concepts, and supplement school curriculum for the children. It has around 1000+ exercises and downloadable worksheet for kids to strengthen their cognitive skills.

It was founded by FG Serial Entrepreneur Saravanan Sundaramoorthy and was incubated by IIT Madras Rural Technology Business Incubator (RTBI).

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