Fundingwire is your quick dose of notable investments made in the technology space. The firms covered in this segment include Sminq, Blume Venture, Saama Capital, Jivox, CureJoy and Accel Partners India.
CureJoy Raises $4.4M in Series A
CureJoy, an online community that connects users with alternative medicine experts, has raised $4.4 million in Series A, led by its existing investor Accel Partners India. Curejoy Inc, the company behind CureJoy, will use the funds to grow the healthcare verticals it focuses on—fitness, beauty and nutrition; strengthen the team and build a strong tech infrastructure with an emphasis on video content. Read More
Sminq Raises $1M from Blume Ventures, Saama Capital
Queue management app Sminq, operated by Pune-based Sminq India Solutions Pvt Ltd, has secured $1 million from Saama Capital, Blume Ventures and other investors. Sminq was founded in July 2015 by Santhosh Nagarajan, Sheldon D’souza and Shachin Bharadwaj. The startup will use the funding to get more services on the app and improve its technology offering.
The app gives real-time information on queues at places such as doctors’ clinics and does away with the need to be physically present to hold one’s spot. The company plans to build a visibility search engine which will enable users to book appointments across various businesses. Read More
Jivox Raises $6M from Brand-Tech Firm
Bangalore and California-based Jivox Software India Pvt Ltd, a multi-screen interactive advertising technology company, has raised $6 million from investors led by brand-tech group You & Mr Jones and its founder David Jones, former global CEO of advertising conglomerate Havas. The company will use the funds to grow sales and marketing globally and to invest in its market-leading platform. Read More