We have seen a major decline in startup funding in the past few weeks. However, this week saw a significant rise in the total funding and startup raised.
The current week comes with many unexpected things such as Indian Startups that have raised over $130 Mn this week compared to $ 228 Mn in the last week i.e (Before 16 August – 21 August).
With over 27 funding rounds, the biggest round raised was by Skit, earlier known as Vernacular.ai which secured $23 Mn in series B round.
D2C health brand Soothe Healthcare just finished its Series C round and raised $ 13.6 Million to improve its growth plans and domestic manufacturing.
Also, Mumbai based fraud detection startup company IDfy has managed to raise a capital of $ 12 Mn through TransUnion International and Blume Ventures.
Mobile e-commerce company Bikayi raised $ 10.8 Million in series A funding by Sequoia capital India in order to increase product development, talent hiring and acquisition.
Out of all the 27 IPO deals, most investments have come into the following categories: enterprise tech, fintech and eCommerce sectors.
Here, we have mentioned all the funding rounds disclosed this week:
|Skit (Vernacular.ai)||Enterprise Tech||SaaS||$ 23 Mn||WestBridge Capital, Kalakari Capital & more|
|Soothe Healthcare||Health Tech||Personal Hygiene||$ 13.6 Mn||Gulf islamic investment, Northern Arc, Incred|
|IDfy||Enterprise Tech||HR Tech||$ 12 Mn||Transunion international, Blume Ventures|
|Bikayi||Ecommerce||Ecommerce Enablers||$ 10.8 Mn||Sequoia|
|Sugar.fit||Health Tech||Fitness & Wellness||$ 10 Mn||Cult.fit, Endiya Partners, Tangline Venture Partners|
|Apps For Bharat||Media & Entertainment||Spiritual||$ 10 Mn||Elevation capital, Saurabh Gupta, Ankur Sachdeva, Farid Ahsan, Kunal Shah and more.|
|Skeps||Fintech||Enterprise Tech||$ 9.5 Million||Bertelsmann India Investments, Accel|
|Dezerv||Fintech||Investment Tech||$ 7 Million||Elevation Capital, Matrix Partners India, Kunal Shah, Ramakant Sharma, Ashish Mohapatra, Vidit Atreya, Anurag Sinha and more.|
|OTO||Fintech||Leading Tech||$ 6 Mn||Matrix Partners India, Prime Venture Partners, Better Capital, Ramakant Sharma and more|
|App Jar||Fintech||Investment Tech||$ 4.5 Mn||Tribe Capital, Akram ventures, WEH Ventures and more|
|REVOS||Transport tech||EV Charging||$ 4 Million||Union Square Ventures, Prime Venture Partners|
|Bumberry||E-commerce||D2C||$ 3.04 Mn||The Chennai Angels, Konglo, Kerala Angels|
|Magicpin||Enterprise Tech||SaaS||$ 3 Million||Ritesh Agarwal, Lightspeed, The Bunting Family|
|Rattle||Enterprise Tech||Saas||$ 2.8 Million||Lightspeed, Sequoia Capital India, Ellen Lavy, Krish and Raman|
|Elevar||Ecommerce||D2C||$ 2.6 Million||Kalaari Capital, Dream Capital|
|1Bridge||Ecommerce||Rural Ecommerce||$ 2.5 Million||C4D Partners, KAAJ Ventures and more|
|My Classroom Foundation||Edtech||Foundation Courses||$ 1.5 Million||Prem Prakash|
|moneyHOP||Fintech||Neobank||$ 1.25 Million||Undisclosed|
|Condigal||Edtech||Skill Development||$ 1.2 Million||Y Combinator, Summer Capital, Nate Lipscomb, Peter Weck and more|
|Altius||Fintech||Investment Tech||$ 821 K||Undisclosed|
|Peppermint||Enterprise Tech||SaaS||$ 684 K||Venture Catalysts, Indian Angel Network, Vinners Group and more|
|Habbit||Edtech||Skill Development||$ 320 K||Ashok Goyal, Sanjeev Goenka, Kunal Ojha and more.|
|Powerhouse 91||Ecommerce||Ecommerce Enablers||Undisclosed||FJ Labs, Ryan Gnesin, Sujay Tyle, Haresh Chawla and more.|
|KraftInn||Ecommerce||D2C||Undisclosed||NEDFi Venture Capital|
|SecLogic||Enterprise tech||Cyber Security||Undisclosed||India Accelerator|
|SynergyX||Health Tech||Enterprise Services||Undisclosed||Asha Tripathi|
|Tealfeed||Media & Entertainment||Knowledge Sharing||Undisclosed||Ah! Ventures|
Other Startup Deals
|Startup Files for DRHP||Startups Going for IPO||Startups M&A this Week|
|Nykaa||Ola||Justdial – Acquired by Reliance|
|Mobiwik||OYO Rooms||The Better Home – Acquired by GLobal Bees|
|Paytm||Flipkart||Coding Elements- Acquired by Scalar Academy|
Startups Already file DRHP with SEBI
MapmyIndia has recently filed its DRHP i.e draft red herring prospectus with SEBI. As per news sources, the startup wants to go public by selling 7,547,959 equity shares to raise funds.
In the IPO, MapmyIndia’s executive director Rashmi Verma will be uploading (approve) 3,070,033 shares. MapmyIndia’s early backer Qualcomm is seeking to sell 2,026,055 equity shares.
Start-Up Going for IPO
Snapdeal is All Set to Raise $ 400 Mn IPO
Soon, Snapdeal files for an SME-IPO which could raise a capital of $ 400 Mn. The Softbank backed eCommerce site is seeking its first listing on the Bombay Stock Exchange with a valuation of $ 2.5 Billion.
Apart from Snapdeal, there are other startups too who are planning to go public next year.
These startups are: Olacabs, OYO rooms, and Walmart owned company Flipkart.
Ola offers Citigroup and Kotak Mahindra to Manage its IPO
Ridesharing company Ola has selected Citigroup and Kotak Mahindra to manage its IPO, which is going to happen next year. Also, Ola has hired an investment bank, Morgan Stanley, for its speculated $1 Billion IPO.
Soon Ola will file DRHP with SEBI before the end of the year. In August, Ola’s founder Bhavish Agarwal had mentioned ola’s plan to go public for the next year, followed by a public listing.
US- Based T Rowe Marks up Paytm’s Share by 16% and Above
T Rowe; an investment giant which invested in Paytm in 2019, has decided to raise the share price of the company by 16% or more from the original price it paid during its investment.
In June 2021, at least two mutual funds priced at $ 295 compared to the original $ 254 (complete the sentence) This is an increase of approximately 57% in the company valuation services as compared to the previous year where the shares were marked to $ 188.
Startups M&A This Week
PayU Acquires BillDesk For $4.7 Billion
This is going to be the biggest fintech deal where Prosus, the parent company of Fintech startup PayU has acquired Indian payment gateway company BillDesk for $4.7 Billion.
This deal allows both payU and Billdesk to own a wide market share in the online payments and billing providers and become one of the biggest online payment industries.
It may be noted that Billdesk will be the fourth major acquisition by PayU post-Wimbay, Paysense and CitrusPay.
Global Bees Acquire D2C Home Care Brand: The Better Home
Firstcry’s Global Bees has acquired sustainable home care product company The Better Home, which began as a content platform The Better India. Soon, the core team of Better India will join Globalbees and start working as per the prevailing product roadmap.
Reliance Acquires India’s Biggest Local Search Engine Company Justdial
Reliance Retail has now become the largest shareholder and takes sole control of Just Dial by purchasing a 40.98% stake in the company.
Justdial allotted 2.12 Crore equity shares of INR 10 each at INR 1022.25 per share on September 1.
This represents 25.35% of the post preferential issue paid-up share capital of Justdial to Reliance Retail.
Scaler Academy Acquires Coding Elements for $1 Mn
Interviewbit, now known as Scaler academy is an upskilling platform that has acquired edtech platform coding elements in a full cash deal which is worth $1Mn. Both the companies have been in talk post Scaler ventured into data science and machine learning process.
Startups play an important role in making the country self-dependent. They are the primary element of a country’s growth story. Startups not only upgrade a country’s economy but also uplift and benefit society at large.
As the economy, India now becomes the most favorite investment destination for FIIs. The primary thing that has initiated India’s growth in terms of a startup is its digital adoption, improved stock market listings and growing infrastructure. In this blog, we have mentioned all the major startups that have raised over $ 130 Million this week.