Category: Funding

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November 5, 2019

Gradeup raises $7M to expand its online exam preparation platform to smaller Indian cities and towns

Gradeup, an edtech startup in India that operates an exam preparation platform for undergraduate and postgraduate level courses, has raised $7 million from Times Internet as it looks to expand its business in the country. Times Internet, a conglomerate in India, invested $7 million in...


by Manish Singh in Apps
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October 24, 2019

Mobile banking app Current raises $20M Series B, tops half a million users

Mobile banking app Current, which began as a teen debit card controlled by parents, expanded to offer personal checking accounts earlier this year. Now the company says it has grown to host over 500,000 accounts on its service and has closed on $20 million in...


by Sarah Perez in banking
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October 1, 2019

Knowable launches its ‘not a podcast’ $100 audio classes

Books on tape were the lifeblood of self-help. But e-learning startups like Khan Academy and Coursera demanded our eyes, not just our ears. Then came podcasts that make knowledge accessible, yet rarely focus on you retaining and applying what they teach. Today, a new startup...


by Josh Constine in Andreessen Horowitz
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September 24, 2019

Meme editor Kapwing grows 10X, raises $11M

Kapwing is a laymen’s Adobe Creative Suite built for what people actually do on the internet: make memes and remix media. Need to resize a video? Add text or subtitles to a video? Trim or crop or loop or frame or rotate or soundtrack or…...


by Josh Constine in Adobe
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September 10, 2019

InMobi’s Glance raises $45M to expand outside of India

Glance, a subsidiary of Indian mobile ad business firm InMobi, said today it has raised $45 million as it prepares to scale its business outside of India and expand its product offerings. The unnamed, maiden financing round for Glance was funded by Mithril Capital, a...


by Manish Singh in Apps
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September 5, 2019

8-month-old startup FPL Technologies raises $4.5M to improve credit card experience in India

An eight-month-old startup in India that wants to improve the user experience of credit card holders in the nation has received the backing of at least two major investors. Pune-based FPL Technologies said Thursday it has raised $4.5 million in its maiden financing round from...


by Manish Singh in Apps
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September 4, 2019

‘Mental fitness’ startup Elevate Labs launches a personalized meditation app called Balance

While investors are already writing big checks for meditation startups, Elevate Labs founder and CEO Jesse Pickard said that none of the existing meditation apps can replace the experience of working with a human coach. “This experience where you have somebody that meets with you...


by Anthony Ha in Apps
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August 27, 2019

Experian makes strategic investment in location data company PlaceIQ

PlaceIQ is announcing a strategic investment from credit reporting company Experian. CEO Duncan McCall said the investment is part of a growth round that PlaceIQ raised after divesting itself of its advertising business (which is being taken over by Zeta Global). He declined to disclose...


by Anthony Ha in Advertising Tech
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August 21, 2019

PayPal-backed money lender Tala raises $110M to enter India

Tala, a Santa Monica, California-headquartered startup that creates a credit profile to provide uncollateralized loans to millions of people in emerging markets, has raised $110 million in a new financing round to enter India’s burgeoning fintech space. The Series D financing for the five year-old...


by Manish Singh in Apps