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As an entrepreneur, you must be looking for sources to fund your business. With the initial investment as funds from family and friends, you got your idea buzzing but the question is, “What next?” You would surely need further investment into your startup to take it forward. Whether it be to scale business operations, to hire additional human capital, or for any other reason, money is needed. However, the chances of getting a bank loan without adequate collateral as security is minimal.

[Funding alert] Tech30 baby-tech startup Cradlewise raises $7M seed round led by Footwork, others

Silicon Valley-put together child tech startup ?Cradlewise? with respect to Wednesday said it brought $7 million up in a seed round drove by funding firm Footwork, with cooperation from CRV and existing financial backers SOSV and Better Capital. Other remarkable financial backers, including Katrina Lake (Founder of Stitch Fix), Jeremy Cai (CEO of Italic), and Dilip Goswani (CTO of Molekule), likewise took part in the round. The startup will utilize the assets to speed up its advancement and innovation guide and develop its group in India, with enlists in designing, programming, item, and client achievement.

[Funding alert] Student housing startup Homversity raises $155K from investors to expand operations

Understudy lodging commercial center Homversity has raised $1,55,000 to grow its activities. The round was driven by Shuru Up. Different financial backers who took an interest in the round incorporate a consortium of their organizations including Growth-Sense, ValCreators, BeyPar Innovations, and private supporters like Asit Oberoi. Homversity, which was begun in 2017 as a school project in an inn room in Dehradun by Saurav Kumar Sinha, plans to make a checked biological system that would sort out India's multi-billion dollar and quickly developing understudy real estate market, the organization said in an assertion. "Homversity will use the assets for redesigning their innovation on all closures, employing new ability, and extending administrations cross country to more than 100 urban areas."

[Funding alert] Edtech platform Adda247 raises $20M in Series B led by WestBridge Capital

Adda247?, a Gurugram-based multilingual edtech stage giving web-based courses in nine dialects, has raised Series B financing of roughly $20 million drove by WestBridge Capital. The round likewise saw support from existing financial backers, including Info Edge, Asha Impact and JM Financials. Established by Anil Nagar and Saurabh Bansal in 2010, Adda247 offers items like live-video classes, on-request video courses, mock tests, and books focussed on government assessments. With 15 million month to month dynamic clients, the stage will utilize the furthest down the line assets to upgrade the innovation and item and direct senior-level recruiting. The edtech organization is additionally anticipating the securing of a couple of organizations with reciprocal contributions.

[Funding alert] Simpl raises $40 M in Series B; will use funds to scale and hire, says founder

Purchase currently pay-later (BNPL) fintech startup ?Simpl? has brought $40 million up in a Series B financing round drove by Valar Ventures and IA Ventures, just as existing investors. The startup hopes to utilize assets from the most recent round to employ ability including engineers, just as fuel the dispatch of its new items and highlights, originator Nitya Sharma told YourStory. The new items and elements incorporate an extortion location stage for vendors, and a devotion program that dealers can reach out to their normal clients, Nitya said. He added that Simpl is additionally dispatching an item called "Pay-in-3" for recent college grads that will permit them to divide their bills north of three equivalent installments each month. Part of the subsidizing will likewise be utilized to grow its business and locally available new traders to its framework, the startup originator added.

[Funding alert] Curefit raises $145M from Zomato, others

Wellness stage Curefit Healthcare Pvt Ltd which possesses and works wellness stage Cult.fit has raised $145 million driven by food innovation ?Zomato?and a gathering of financial backers and people, as indicated by filings made with the Ministry of Corporate Affairs. With the exchange, Zomato has additionally stripped games offices stage Fitso to ?Cure.fit?, as indicated by filings made by Zomato with the business sectors controller. During its new quarterly income, Zomato said that it will offer Fitso to Curefit for $50 million, aside from putting an extra $50 million in the organization. Zomato had said that it will send $1 billion across different Indian new companies throughout the following two years. Zomato drove the round in Curefit with a speculation of almost $100 million, gaining a 6.38 percent stake in the organization. Different financial backers which partook in the round incorporate San Francisco settled South Park Commons Opportunities Fund II, Temasek, and Accel.

[Funding alert] Ultraviolette raises $15M from TVS Motor, Zoho in Series C round

Bengaluru-based electric bike startup ?Ultraviolette Automotive Pvt Ltd? has allegedly raised $14.85 million or Rs 112.5 crore from TVS Motor and Zoho Corporation in a Series C round, as indicated by a MCA recording dated December 8, 2021. TVS Motor Company drove the round, implanting $9.9 million (Rs 75 crore) in Ultraviolette Automotive. Zoho has contributed $5 million (Rs 37.5 crore) for a 2.46 percent stake in the endeavor. Established in 2015, Ultraviolette plans, creates and makes electric bikes and their frill. The startup raised Rs 50 crore of capital in a Series B round in October last year from TVS Motor and GoFrugal.

[Funding alert] Fullife Healthcare raises $22M from Morgan Stanley Private Equity Asia

Rakesh Jhunjhunwala-supported wellbeing and nourishment organization ?Fullife? Healthcare raised Series C financing of $22 million by Morgan Stanley Private Equity Asia (MSPEA), the organization said on Monday. The organization sells dynamic nourishment and magnificence items through its lead brands Fast&Up and Chicnutrix separately. "An enormous piece of the subsidizing will go into building our brands in India, expanding our essence, our item portfolio, our classes that we play, and obviously, center around the innovation," said Varun Khanna, CEO of Fullife Healthcare, while addressing YourStory. An expanding number of Indians are deciding to purchase action and health supplements, which is helping the organization's development base. "It is just a hint of something larger, there's a gigantic excursion to go," he added. The market will develop as they pick dynamic and better ways of life.

[Funding alert] Neobank Jupiter raises $86M in Series C round

Mumbai-settled fintech organization ?Jupiter? has brought $86.6 million up in a Series C round of subsidizing drove by New York-settled mutual funds Tiger Global, Sequoia Capital and Virgina-settled QED Investors, as per filings made with the Registrar of Companies (RoC). Different financial backers in the round incorporate returning financial backers Matrix Partners, Beenext, GFC Global Founders Capital, Rocket Internet Capital, Nubank, Mirae Asset Fund, 3One4 Capital and Mitsubishi's MUFG Innovation Partners. Jupiter was esteemed at $711 million as a feature of the round as per reports, up from $300 million in August when it brought $44 million up in a Series B round of subsidizing drove by Brazil's Nubank, Global Founders Capital, Sequoia Capital India and Matrix Partners.