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#Fundingwire – Pikkol Raises Investment from IAN; Meesho Secures Angel Funding & More

Pikkol #Fundingwire is your dose of notable investment announcements in the technology ecosystem. Firms which have recently secured investment include Pikkol, Meesho, AppKnox, Maalgaadi and Gradopedia.

Relocation Service Provider Pikkol Raises Investment from IAN

Relocation service provider Pikkol has raised an undisclosed amount of investment from Indian Angel Network, led by Revathy Ashok and Raj Rathi. The company offers a platform where customers can find custom solutions based on their relocation requirements.

Bangalore-based Pikkol was founded in April 2015 by Deepu Chandran, Jayaram Kasivisweswaran, Siby Mathew and Suraj Valimbe. It claims to have serviced over 10,000 requests to over 40 destinations in India till date. Read More

Social Media Commerce Platform Meesho Raises Angel Investment

Meesho, a Bangalore-based startup that provides solutions to merchants for selling on social networking platforms, has raised an undisclosed amount of investment. The round was led by Kashyap Deorah, Co-Founder, HyperTrack; Rajul Garg, Founder, Global Logic and Maninder Gulati, Chief Strategy Officer, Oyo Rooms, and saw participation from a few other investors.

Founded in August 2015 by Vidit Aatrey and Sanjeev Barnwal, the company enables merchants to create web pages for their products which can be sent over social networks like Facebook and Whatsapp. It claims to be presently working with over 1000 merchants. Read More

Mobile Security Firm Appknox Raises $650K

Bangalore and Singapore-based Appnox has secured $650,000 in investment from SeedPlus. SeedPlus is a new early stage venture capital firm which is backed by Jungle Ventures, Infocomm Investments, Accel Partners, and RNT Associates.

Appknox was founded in 2015 by Harshit Agarwal, Prateek Panda and Subho Halder. It offers cloud based mobile security solutions to corporates. Read More

Logistics Marketplace Maalgaadi Raises $375K

Indore-based online marketplace for cargo transportation, Maalgaadi has raised $375,000 from Swan Angel Network. It allows on-demand booking of loading vehicles.

Maalgaadi was founded in March 2015 by Anirudh Garg and Saurabh Raj. The company claims to have completed over 30,000 trips and counts Tata Ace, Ashok Leyland and likes as clients. Read More

EdTech Startup Gradopedia Raises Seed Investment

Mumbai-based career discovery platform Gradopedia has raised an undisclosed amount of investment from Dubai based HNIs. It was a part of the first batch of edtech, a startup accelerator Edugild.

The firm was founded in 2015 by Hitesh Awtaney. It gives a platform to graduates for interacting with professionals to seek guidance for their careers. Read More

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