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#Fundingwire – Dailyhunt Raises $25M in Series D from ByteDance & More

Shown Above: Virendra Gupta, Founder & CEO, DailyHunt

Shown Above: Virendra Gupta, Founder & CEO, DailyHunt

#Fundingwire is your dose of notable investment announcements in the Indian technology ecosystem. Firms which have recently raised investment include Dailyhunt, Postman, BeatRoute, Tazzo Technologies, Mykindofjob and Kidsstoppress. 

Dailyhunt Raises $25M in Series D Led By ByteDance

Bangalore-based vernacular language content app, Dailyhunt, has raised $25 million in Series D round of investment led by China-based ByteDance. The round saw participation from existing investors – Matrix Partners, Sequoia Capital India, Falcon Edge, Omidyar Partners and former Vodafone chief, Arun Sarin.

Dailyhunt, formerly NewsHunt, was founded in January 2009 by Virendra Gupta. It claims to have 28 million monthly active users at present. Read More

API Management Platform Postman Raises $7M in Series A

Bangalore-based startup Postman, which has made an API testing and management platform, has secured $7 million in Series A round of investment from Nexus Venture Partners. Along with an API management suite, it offers free apps for Chrome, Mac, and Windows to build APIs.

Postman was founded in 2014 by Abhinav Asthana, Ankit Sobti, and Abhijit Kane. It claims to have more than 1.5 million active monthly users from over 30,000 companies. Read More

Last Mile Facilitation Platform BeatRoute Closes Pre-Series A Round

Gurgaon-based last mile retail facilitation platform, BeatRoute Innovations, has raised an undisclosed amount in Pre-Series A round of investment. The investment was made by Quarizon Consultancy Services LLP.

BeatRoute undertakes last mile delivery from packaged goods companies to distributors and neighbourhood stores. It was founded by Vinay Singh in January 2014. Read More

Motorbike Rental Venture Tazzo Technologies Secures $225K

Hyderabad-based motorbike rental platform, Tazzo Technologies, has secured $225,000 in seed investment led by DSG Consumer Partners. The company offers a mobile app which can be used for renting motorbikes available in a user’s vicinity.

Tazzo was founded in November 2015 by Priyam Saraswat, Shivangi Srivastava, Priyank Suthar, and Vikrant Gosain. It claims to have over 250 bikes in 25 locations in India, and claims to have clocked a revenue of Rs 17.9 lakh in September 2016. Read More

Recruitment Portal Mykindofjob Raises $1M in Angel Investment

Mumbai-based online job portal, Mykindofjob, has raised $1 million in angel investment from brothers Mayank Shah and Shreyans Shah. The company offers a platform for flexible job opportunities. It was founded in 2014 by Tanzeer Reen and Ankit Bansal. It claims to have over 100,000 users and 800 companies onboard. Read More

Parenting Portal Kidsstoppress Secures Angel Investment

Mumbai-based parenting and baby care platform has raised an undisclosed amount of funding from a group of angel investors. The platform offers content, event listing, tutorial videos etc for parents. It was founded in 2011 by Mansi Zaveri. Read More

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